• You Need An Aggressive Defense On Your Side

    No matter what you’ve been accused of, you deserve the help of a skilled legal team.

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Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney

A Seasoned Team Works to Protect Your Rights

Regardless of what you have been accused of, our qualified legal team in Fairfax, VA, can inform you of your options through every step of your case. At the office of Carleton Penn III, we provide convenient local representation backed by years of professional experience taking on all kinds of criminal law cases.

You deserve the help of a skilled Fairfax criminal defense lawyer. We understand the justice system, carefully explain your rights, and make sure your side of the story is told. We give your matter our personal attention and we make it easy to schedule appointments when you need to discuss the details of your case. After all, we want you to stay informed during the entire process. You need the peace of mind you get when you know professionals are on your side, and Carleton Penn III is here for you.

Don’t Gamble
with Your Freedom.

With over 30 years of honest representation and favorable results, trust our Fairfax attorneys to fight for you.

Awards & Association

Highly Recommended, Highly Esteemed

  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense

After an Arrest, You Have Rights

  • The Right to Remain Silent Politely refusing to answer police questions can help keep you from incriminating yourself. Remember that anything you say can be used against you, so always assert your right to remain silent.

  • The Right to a Defense Lawyer An attorney should be present during questioning if you have been charged or are under investigation. Do not speak to anyone but your Fairfax criminal defense lawyer about the facts of your case.

  • The Right to Refuse Searches Anything an officer finds in your home, car, or property can also be used against you later. You have the right to say “no” to police searches without a warrant to help protect yourself and your case.

  • The Right to a Fair Trial The U.S. Constitution ensures that anyone accused of a crime has a fair trial by a jury of their peers. You are innocent until proven guilty and it is the prosecutor’s job to find that proof.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I Go to Jail if I Was Arrested?

    Will I Go to Jail if I Was Arrested?

    The outcome of your case depends greatly on the circumstances involved. Many misdemeanors and some first time offenses will not lead to jail time. Serious felonies or multiple convictions on your record can lead to more severe penalties, including jail or prison time.

  • How Much Will My Case Cost?

    How Much Will My Case Cost?

    The total cost of your case varies greatly based on a number of factors, such as the number of court appearances and the severity of the charge. We always want you to have the representation you need, which is why we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex.

  • Why Do I Need a Defense Attorney?

    Why Do I Need a Defense Attorney?

    The law office of Carleton Penn III provides a dedicated legal response to your criminal matter. We know the law and have the experience to create a solid defense solution based on your unique case to give you the peace of mind in knowing that your matter is handled by a professional.

  • Will My Case Go to Trial?

    Will My Case Go to Trial?

    Depending on the facts of your case, you may be required to appear at trial. While our Fairfax criminal defense attorneys work hard to get your charges dismissed, if you do go to trial we will guide you through it to ensure that you have the best chances possible.

Aggressive Advocacy

That Always Protects Your Rights

  • You can count on getting our personal attention.
  • We make it easy to schedule appointments.
  • You are informed of the process every step of the way.
  • Providing fast answers to your questions, along with peace of mind.
  • Knowledge that we are on your side and here for you.

Trust Carleton Penn III

  • Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our talented team members!

    (703) 293-5910

  • Thousands of Clients Served Thousands of Clients Served

    "I found my experience with Carleton Penn to be easy going and free from worry. He exemplifies the poise and intellect you expect from a top level attorney. Working with him I felt like I had a big brother looking out for me providing sound legal advice every step of the legal process. If you are looking for an attorney who will treat you like family and a legal firm with impeccable service, seek out Carleton Penn III."

Arrested in Fairfax, VA?

If you are worried about what’s to come after you are arrested, you can depend on Carleton Penn III for support.

Hiring an attorney is the first step to take when you find yourself in trouble with the law. You can depend on our firm and our talented legal team to provide you with the individual support you need that always looks to protect your future and your freedom. You can depend on Carleton Penn III for the experienced guidance you need.

Call us today at (703) 293-5910 to set up an appointment with our team.

Meet Our Team

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  • Personal attention for every case
  • Serving Virginia since 1982
  • Located across the street from the courthouse
  • Thousands of clients represented

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Let our Fairfax criminal defense lawyers help you after an arrest. Fill out our secure online form or call Carleton Penn III at (703) 293-5910 today.

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