Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced, trustworthy legal counsel fights for you

Few events are more frightening than being charged with a crime. You may not know where to turn, who to talk to or what to do next. It is critical that your first step after being charged (or suspected) of a crime is to call The NoVa Law Firm.


Attorney Eric Clingan of The NoVa Law Firm in Fairfax uses his nearly 20 years of experience to represent those accused of crimes in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties.

Clingan has earned the respect and reputation of being a defense lawyer who does not back down from tough cases and works on behalf of his clients to win and clear their names. The NoVa Law Firm is prepared to handle all levels of criminal defense in Virginia, from DUI and misdemeanors through the most serious of crimes, murder.

Reckless driving

In Virginia, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor—not a simple moving violation, but an actual crime with real consequences. Police can charge you with reckless driving if they suspect you are driving 20 mph over the speed limit, going faster than 80 mph at any time, and other behaviors. If found guilty, you could lose your license for six months and, depending on your record, the speed involved and/or the driving behavior along with the circumstances of your arrest, the judge may consider jail time. Even if you are in no danger or losing your license or going to jail, a reckless driving conviction is still a criminal conviction that can affect future employment. ALWAYS fight a reckless driving charge.

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Drug charges

Plea bargains are common in drug cases, and many lawyers who are afraid of going to trial or who want the quick and easy way out will offer to plead down your drug charges. Not The NoVa Law Firm—we defend clients against drug charges such as possession of illegal drugs, illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession with intent to distribute, prescription fraud and other drug crimes. Fairfax criminal defense Attorney Eric Clingan investigates every aspect of your case to beat the charges against you, so you do not have the consequences of a plea bargain that can remain on your criminal record forever.

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Domestic violence

Few offenses have such far-reaching consequences as domestic violence. If you are charged with a domestic violence crime, it is vital to your family, your future and your freedom that you seek the strongest legal representation. With nearly 20 years of experience, Eric Clingan fights all domestic violence charges, especially when self-defense, insufficient evidence and false claims are involved.

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Sex Charges

Conviction of a sex crime can tarnish your name for the rest of your life, and you could be found guilty of a sex offense with little to no evidence presented against you. Time is short when mounting a defense against sex offense charges, and you need a skilled, zealous attorney to fight for you.

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Thought of as small crimes, misdemeanors are still criminal offenses that will limit your rights and can ruin your reputation if you are convicted. The NoVa Law firm can represent you against any misdemeanor offense, from driving without a license and public drunkenness to petit larceny and weapons violations.

Trust your future to a strong, experienced criminal defense lawyer in Fairfax

Fight for your rights and your freedom with comprehensive, aggressive legal defense. Attorney Eric Clingan is a five-minute walk from the Fairfax County Courthouse and serves clients in Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William and Loudoun counties. Call The NoVa Law Firm at (703) 352-9347 or contact us online today to begin your criminal defense.

Eric deftly led us through Fairfax County’s legal maze and to a successful conclusion! His questions to the officer involved quickly resulted in dismissal of all charges.


Office: (703) 352-9347
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