Criminal & Traffic Defense Attorney in Northern Virginia
Jeremy Letnick has been an Attorney for over 15 years and is in the courtroom daily. Raised by both an Attorney and a Fairfax County Police Officer, he has been exposed to the intricate workings of both sides of the legal system his entire life. In fact, growing up, he learned to deny his wrongdoings and point to other possible sources for the misconduct. He teaches his clients similar ideologies because it applies to the legal system as well. His position is to be polite and cooperative with the police while remaining silent as to any questioning.
Mr. Letnick's focus is criminal law and traffic law. As a result, he has the distinction of regularly appearing in the courts of Northern Virginia and consistently appears in front of the same Judges and routinely works with the Prosecutors and Police Officers. He has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets and reckless driving charges to robbery and manslaughter charges. Mr. Letnick's ultimate goal is to make the client's court experience as stress-free as possible while pursuing the client's objectives. Mr. Letnick is a second-degree black belt and takes the respectful position that everyone should stand up for themselves in Court and in life.
When a client first contacts Mr. Letnick, his first goal is to allay his client's fears of the court system. Many people that call are frightened when, many times, there is nothing to fear. Sometimes they speak to other attorneys are advised that something is a Class 1 misdemeanor and, as a result, they are facing up to 12 months in jail. While this is true, it is rarely the actual sentence the client will receive. In fact, many times, the charge can be reduced or dismissed with a little work and attention. In felony cases where the client faces a possible sentence of prison time, Mr. Letnick will help the client understand what the "realistic" outcome will be. We want the client prepared because everyone has a life and his client's lives are important to him.
Mr. Letnick has tried Jury Trials and Bench Trials. If a client has a speeding ticket, he will handle that case as if it has dire implications on the client's life. In addition, if the client has a robbery charge (thereby facing life in prison), Mr. Letnick will advise the client of the best strategy to avoid a lengthy prison sentence either through a plea deal or through trial. Appearing in Court five days a week has its advantages because there is not much he hasn't seen before. In fact, all of the information provided in our website was written by Mr. Letnick and is based on his extensive experience in the court system.
Mr. Letnick is not a former prosecutor. The only side he knows is your side. He is friendly with the prosecutors and police officers, is trusted by the judicial bench, and is aggressive. If there is a good plea deal possible, they know they can offer such a result because of the prior history of trust. If the case must be tried before a Judge or Jury, no problem. Mr. Letnick presents extremely well in Court and is always prepared. He always advises the Judge or Jury what the client wants and what the client needs. Such people in a position of authority want to help and he will tell them why they should find favorably for his clients. Anything is possible and everything is achievable.
When Mr. Letnick has free time, he spends time with his wife, Lily, his daughter, and their ragdoll cat, Bella. His wife has both a pilot's license and a motorcycle license. Mr. Letnick himself enjoys a 1-handicap on the golf course. He played for the Fairfax High School golf team and relishes those memories. Unfortunately, his short game still needs work but he figures if you "go for the pin" enough the birdies will offset the bogeys.
George Mason University, B.A. 2004
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2008
Certificate of Merit “Book Award”:
- Trial Skills
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Forensic Science
Fairfax Bar Association
Prince William Bar Association