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Andrew Criado

Andrew Criado

Robinson Law, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Virginia
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Summary

Andrew Criado is a former Virginia prosecutor, who is now a Senior Criminal Defense Attorney and Partner of Robinson Law, PLLC's Estate Planning Division.

He represents clients throughout Northern Virginia on a variety of criminal and traffic charges. Andrew joined Robinson Law after serving for ten years as a prosecutor in the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he was a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and headed the office’s White Collar/Fraud Unit.

Mr. Criado began his career as Alexandria’s traffic prosecutor, gaining expertise in DUI law. He completed the Advanced DUI Training program in Williamsburg, VA and the Prosecutor Bootcamp at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.

From Virginia trial court to the U.S. Supreme Court, Andrew has fought tirelessly for his clients. He secured a denial of certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court in Tyree v. Virginia, where he wrote the Commonwealth’s brief in opposition. And he persuaded the Virginia Court of Appeals to grant a pretrial appeal in Commonwealth v. Lemus, a felony DUI case where the circuit court had suppressed evidence. Agreeing with Andrew’s arguments, the Court of Appeals later reversed the circuit court.

Andrew’s criminal law experience runs the gamut of adult and juvenile crimes from DUI, reckless driving, and larceny to financial exploitation, child abuse, malicious wounding, robbery, and murder. From his decade-long experience as a prosecutor, Andrew knows how to respond to investigations, answer criminal charges, and stand strong in the courtroom. He has tried over 30 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Andrew has gained a reputation as a trusted adviser, a keen legal mind, and a skilled courtroom litigator.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 76634
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Robinson Law, PLLC
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Criminal defense attorney practicing in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
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Criminal prosecutor who most recently headed the office's White Collar/Fraud Unit.
Summer Associate
FEMA Law Associates, PLLC
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Appellate Division Law Clerk
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (2004) | Advertising and Public Relations; Spanish
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Honors: Bunton-Waller Scholarship
Activities: Penn State Crew; The Daily Collegian
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Awards
Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Awarded to only 2.5% of Virginia attorneys, who have exhibited excellence in practice.
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Ten Year Public Service Award
City of Alexandria
Legal Writing Mentor
Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
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Alexandria Bar Association
Member
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Federalist Society
Member
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Virginia State Bar  # 76634
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Memorandum for DUI cases pending before Birchfield v. North Dakota
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Justice Alito's Purposive Textualism
Statutory Interpretation Seminar (George Washington University Law School)
Speaking Engagements
Virginia DUI Law, Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, Alexandria, VA
What is the Rule of Law?, Virginia Bar Association Rule of Law Project, Hammond Middle School
Juvenile Driver's License Ceremony, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Alexandria Courthouse
Legislative Update for Law Enforcement, Alexandria Police roll call training, Alexandria Police Headquarters
Criminal Justice and Local Government, Alexandria Student Academy, Alexandria City Hall
City of Alexandria
https://www.alexandriava.gov/communications/default.aspx?id=104058#article12
Certifications
Red Flag Insurance Fraud Training
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Advanced DUI Program
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Prosecutor Bootcamp
National Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Justice
Websites & Blogs
Website
Andrew Criado's Website Profile
Website
Robinson Law, PLLC Website
Website
Andrew Criado's Personal Injury Website Profile
Website
Robinson Law, PLLC Personal Injury Website
Website
Robinson Law, PLLC Criminal Website
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Andrew Criado's Criminal Website Profile
Website
Andrew Criado's Family Law Website Profile
Website
Robinson Law, PLLC Family Law Website
Blog
Virginia Criminal Defense News
Blog
Virginia Injury News
Contact & Map
Robinson Law, PLLC
Fairfax Office
10486 Armstrong St
Fairfax, VA 22030
Toll-Free: (888) 259-9787
Telephone: (703) 621-9525
Fax: (800) 783-4389
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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Fax: (800) 783-4389
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours