Andrew O. Clarke, Esquire rigorously defends and investigates his client’s legal issues. His focus and attention to minute details is what breeds favorable results in court houses in the District of Columbia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Don’t hire an attorney based on price alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your legal issue. Click Here to read what our past clients have to say.
Please be advised that a lawyer cannot predict the outcome of your case, all cases are not the same, and results may vary from case to case, even with the same facts. The following are recent cases in which Andrew Clarke Law, PLLC was counsel of record:
Client, an active military member, was charged with Assault and DWI. Client risked loss of employment and military benefits if convicted. Counsel noticed a defect in the charging documents and the DWI was dismissed. The Assault matter was also dismissed for lack of evidence to proceed.
Client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon during a protest near Black Lives Matter Plaza. Upon reviewing the evidence, it was clear that client was not involved in any violent behavior and only asserting their 1st Amendment right. After alerting the government to the mistake in identity, the charges were dropped.
Client was charged with DWI 1st. Client was a high level government employee with a security clearance. On the day of the trial, Counsel discovered the Commonwealth did not preserve evidence essential to their case. After a hearing before the judge, the Commonwealth dropped the charges. Client’s employment and security clearance was also preserved.
A Virginia veteran was charged with Larceny of United States military property in Arlington, VA. Counsel vigorously litigated the case in the General District Court through the Circuit Court. After a suppression hearing, the Court issued an Opinion Suppressing the Evidence Found. Case Dismissed!
During the protests across the United States following the death of George Floyd, Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia instituted a District wide curfew. Within 24 hours, A. Clarke Law led a team of Attorneys to file a lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter, DC against the Mayor, challenging her authority to institute a curfew and the constitutionality of preventing protestors from marching. The curfew led to President Donald J. Trump using violent military tactics against peaceful protestors to clear the area in and around Lafeyette Square to “enforce” the curfew and simultaneously have a photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church. MPD also used the curfew to teargas, assault and use pepper spray against teenagers. These teenagers had to retreat into strangers homes until the curfew was over. Two days later, the Mayor announced she would no longer institute a curfew, becoming the first jurisdiction to do so! It would be several days before other states followed. Here is a link to the press release.
Client was charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon and spent 3 weeks in jail before A. Clarke Law was retained. Within a week, Counsel was able to obtain video surveillance which exonerated client. Client was released the next day! Here is the story by WUSA9.
Client was charged in Fairfax County, Virginia with Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I or II. The Judge dismissed the charges after the Preliminary Hearing finding there was not probable cause for the arrest.
Client was charged in Washington, DC with Felony Threats which was reduced to Attempted Threats before trial. After a trial before a Judge, client was found not guilty.
Client was charged in Prince George’s County, Maryland with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault on a police officer; Resisting Arrest; and Disorderly Conduct charges. Counsel was retained a month and a half before trial. After litigation a plethora of pre-trial issues the initial trial ended in a mistrial. The second trial ended with a verdict of Not Guilty. Here is the link to the NBC story: Maryland Man Found Not Guilty
Client was charged in Washington, DC with Felony charge of Assault with significant bodily injury and two misdemeanor assault charges. Counsel was able to relieve previous counsel and prepare for a 4-day Jury Trial trial in 2 months. Motion to Suppress statements was argued and granted. After the Government’s case-in-chief, Counsel argued the Government had not met its burden on 1 count of simple assault, the court agreed and dismissed the count before consideration by the jury. Defense put on its case and the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges! After the trial, it was discovered through a member of the jury that the Jury was 11-1 in favor of acquittal immediately following closing arguments.
Client was charged with Felony Abduction and Misdemeanor Assault in Fairfax County, Virginia. Client would be deported if convicted. Counsel argued that the Commonwealth did not have probable cause to believe client committed the Felony offense. The Judge agreed and after the Preliminary Hearing, the Abduction charged was dismissed! Update: Before trial, the Commonwealth declined to prosecute on the assault charged so client avoided deportation!
Client faced with indictment in Fairfax County, Virginia for Felony Embezzlement charge based on alleged involvement in a scheme involving a Fortune 500 company. After negotiations with the government, client avoided any jail time and charge was amended to a misdemeanor before an indictment was returned.
Client was charged in Washington, DC with Felony Fraud and faced deportation based on alleged involvement in a lottery scam. After negotiations with the government, client’s case was dismissed before the preliminary hearing.
Client was indicted in Washington, DC on seven felony charges in connection with a protest. Case was litigated for over a year. Counsel found key information that led to the dismissal of charges against all remaining defendants. Inauguration Protest Cases Dismissed for more information on this case.
Client Charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute in Fairfax County, Virginia. After reviewing discovery and other evidence, it was apparent that the government had over charged the client. Before the preliminary hearing, the government lost their motion and was forced to dismiss the case. In a separate forfeiture action, the asset seized for forfeiture was released back to the client.
Client was Charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute in Fairfax County, Virginia. At trial, the government put on its witnesses against the client. Before putting on any evidence, Counsel moved to strike the government’s evidence as insufficient evidence of Intent. The Judge agreed. Case Dismissed!
Client charged with Obstruction of Justice in Fairfax County, Virginia. After the Gov’t put on its case against the client, Counsel moved to strike the evidence arguing there was no evidence the client intended to Obstruct Justice. the Judge agreed. Case Dismissed.
Client Charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Fairfax County, Virginia. Counsel filed a Motion to Suppress the stop. At the hearing, Counsel argued case law in which the defendant was unlawfully stopped by police. Judge agreed case was binding and granted suppression of evidence. Case dismissed.
Client facing jail time for Driving on a Suspended License (DOS) in Fairfax County, Virginia. During closing, Counsel argued that the Client had no notice of suspension. Judge found the Defendant Not Guilty.
Client facing a year in jail for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Refusal in Fairfax County, Virginia after leaving the scene of an accident. Counsel was able to prove that the government’s witnesses had credibility issues, obtained a result that avoided the DWI and Refusal charge, jail time, significant suspension of license, and a hefty fine. Not all wins include a not guilty verdict.
Client charged with Theft in Washington, DC. After a rigorous investigation of the issues, it was apparent that the complaining witness had credibility issues. Government declined to proceed to trial with the case.