Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys

Aggressive Defense Against Criminal Charges

The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall is uniquely suited to help clients in Northern Virginia address a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges. As a former Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Fairfax County, Attorney Rosenthall has an innate knowledge of the state’s criminal laws, the courts, and area prosecutors and judges. This insight allows us to help you understand what’s at stake, the process you face and the options you have for fighting the charges against you.

We help clients combat a wide range of criminal charges, including:

Putting YOU First

We provide the aggressive defense representation you need to avoid a conviction or limit the penalties stemming from a conviction. But aggressiveness in the face of opposition isn’t the only thing we focus on.

We emphasize ensuring you do not get caught up in the criminal system. We ensure you are not just another file number. No. Your story is important. Your history matters. And we will do everything we can to make sure the prosecution, judge and jury all understand who you are and where you come from.

Explore Every Defense Option

If you have been charged with a crime in Northern Virginia, it is important to remember that all is not lost—you have many defense options available to you. Our lawyers will help you explore all viable defense strategies, including:

Court Trial

In some cases, a court trial is the best option for combating the charges against you. Our extensive experience managing jury and bench trials gives us the skills and knowledge needed to clearly state your case and pursue a favorable judgment. From the moment we take your case, we begin preparing for trial.

Plea Negotiation

Depending upon the type and severity of your charges, and your personal goals, it may be in your best interests to attempt to negotiate a plea. Our attorneys are highly skilled in the art of plea negotiations and work diligently to secure the best possible deal on your behalf. If a favorable plea deal cannot be reached, we will pursue more favorable outcomes at trial.

Diversion Programs

First-time offenders charged with misdemeanors and certain criminal violations may qualify for a pre-trial diversion program. Upon successful completion of the pre-trial program, which may include anger management counseling, drug and alcohol abuse counseling or other requirements, the court may elect to dismiss your charges or conviction. To participate in a diversion program, both the prosecutor and judge must approve. Our lawyers understand the potential benefits of diversion programs, most notably helping you avoid a conviction and lasting criminal record, and make every effort to convince the court to offer you the chance to participate.


If you have been convicted of a crime, you may have the option to file an appeal. Our attorneys are well versed in the Virginia criminal appeals process. This allows us to offer the advice you need to understand your eligibility to appeal a conviction, and what you may be able to expect from the process. Should you choose to appeal your conviction, we handle all the paperwork and preparation on your behalf and represent you during court hearings.

Our lawyers review and consider every detail of your situation, including the charges you face, your criminal history and your goals before offering advice on the defense strategy that offers the best chance of success.

Schedule a Free Consultation to Begin Planning Your Defense

The criminal defense team at the Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall is here to help you understand the charges against you, the penalties you face, and the options you have for defending yourself. During your initial consultation, you’ll meet with a lawyer to review your charges and learn how we can be of service.

Schedule your initial consultation today by contacting us online or by calling us at 703-934-0101. We sincerely look forward to being of service to you during this challenging time.