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Criminal Defense

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  • Personal attention for every case
  • Serving Virginia since 1982
  • Located across the street from the courthouse
  • Thousands of clients represented
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Meet Carleton Penn III, Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Virginia Since 1982

Attorney Carleton Penn III graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 1981. A published author and lecturer on topics ranging from criminal to traffic law, Mr. Penn was admitted to practice in the state of Virginia in 1982. He is dedicated to helping present clients in the best possible light while aggressively defending their rights and future. As a skilled Fairfax criminal defense attorney, he has a comprehensive understanding of criminal law and may be able to help fight your case.

Education

  • Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia – B.A. History, 1977
  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia – J.D., 1981
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Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984

Publications

  • Nuts and Bolts of Defending DWI, 1988
  • Defending the Serious Traffic Offender, 1989

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Nuts and Bolts of Defending DWI, VTLA, 1988
  • Lecturer, Defending the Serious Traffic Offender, VTLA, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award, Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 1982 - Present
  • Loudoun Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Virginia State Bar, 1982 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chairman, 1990
  • Virginia College of Criminal Defense
  • College of DUI Defense, 2008 - Present
  • George Mason University
  • School of Law Alumni Association
  • City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fairfax City Volunteer Fire Department, 1984 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
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Our experienced legal team values our clients above all else. We know that facing criminal charges can be frightening, and have devoted our lives to helping defend the rights of clients like you.

If you need representation from a knowledgeable and thorough Fairfax criminal defense attorney, call us today at (703) 293-5910. We have the skill you need to address your legal challenges.