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Faraji A. Rosenthall

Faraji A. Rosenthall

Former Fairfax County Prosecutor with over 15 years of experience
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Virginia
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A former Virginia prosecutor who knows the state’s strategies—and how to fight them. Moreover, he’s a second-generation criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the rights of people in Virginia.

Born and raised in Fairfax County, Faraji stayed close to home to study at the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center. Then he spent four years prosecuting cases as part of the Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, where he gained deep experience in every area of criminal law and, most importantly, learned how prosecutors think.

Faraji began his criminal defense work in 2009, using his prosecuting experience to build strong cases for those facing the power of the state. Today he handles a wide range of cases; contact him if you’ve been charged with:


* Murder, assault, or other violent crimes

* Robbery, theft, larceny

* Drug distribution, possession or other drug crimes

* Juvenile crimes

In a world where it can be difficult to find a lawyer who really listens to you, criminal defense attorney Faraji A. Rosenthall is different. You can feel it when you talk to him—he cares, and he will give you the sincere, honest communication you need when you are facing criminal charges.

Defending people accused of crimes is in attorney Rosenthall’s blood. Let him put his years of experience on both sides of the courtroom to work in your defense. Call or email him today for a free consultation..

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Area
  • Reckless Driving
  • Free Consultation
    We always offer free consultations to discuss your pending criminal, traffic, or DWI cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer flat fee pricing. Specific price varies depending on the case. Fees will be discussed during the consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
McClain Rosenthall Law
- Current
Law Firm of Faraji A. Rosenthall
- Current
Office of the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2004) | Criminal Law
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Hampton University
B.S. (1995) | Marketing
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Peer Review Rated
10.0 Superb Rating
Best DUI Lawyers in Arlington
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Centreville
Best DUI Lawyers in Alexandria
Lawyer Nominee
Who's Who Amongst Executives and Professionals
Rising Young Lawyer
MBR Foundation
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
The Role of The Prosecutor and Defense Attorney in Criminal Cases
Law Day
Effective Cross Examination
Moot Court
Websites & Blogs
McclainRosenthall Law Website
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. How long does the district attorney have to direct indict after Nolle prosequi in Virginia
A: They have 12 months from the alleged date of offense to indict a misdemeanor.
Q. I have a protective order against me. I need to know my legal rights as we live in the same house
A: You should review the terms of the order and possibly contact a lawyer immediately if they are uncertain. Often, a protective order will require a person to leave a house even if they live there.
Q. I am given a highway sign violation ticket instead of speeding ticket in a neighborhood. Court or pay online? I am clean
A: Paying online is easier and more convenient, but is an admission of guilt to the ticket. Failure to obey a highway sign will result in 3 demerit points being added to your record.

If you want to try to get a reduction, you must go to court and ask the judge to reduce the ticket.

The officer seems to have already cut you a break. Highway sign typically looks better than speeding so the judge may be reluctant to cut you anymore of a break. Be prepared to explain why you are deserving of an additional reduction. The officer likely already knew you had a good record and factored that in. Additional reasons would be helpful.
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Contact & Map
McClain Rosenthall Law
Fairfax Office
10304 Eaton Place, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 934-0101
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
McClain Rosenthall Law
Prince William Office
10432 Balls Ford Rd., Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109
Telephone: (703) 934-0101
Notice: By Appointment Only
McClain Rosenthall Law
Frederick County/Winchester Office
100 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Telephone: (703) 934-0101
Notice: By Appointment Only