The day of my court, I actually missed it by 20 minutes because I had no child care when I went into the court room they said my felony hit and run causing death/injury and falsifying insurance had been dropped because my lawyer represented me, his office is next to Fairfax court so I ran over and thanked him. It was my fault for not having responsible childcare and bringing my son to court and running 15 minutes late but he took care of it. He always returns my calls (sometimes within 5 minutes), but always the same day. I was so scared being a 24 year old single mom with 2 felonies against me, but he got them dropped in my preliminary hearing without me even being there. I highly recommend him, but also recommend being at your court date. That was a huge mistake of mine and I'm beyond lucky I had a lawyer that was able to get my felonies dropped even though I got to the courtroom late. I highly recommend him if you need a lawyer. He's caring and does his job no matter how hard the case! Thank you Mr. Penn!
Best lawyer. Felony case dropped.
I first used Carleton in 1998 for a Reckless driving ticket 91 mph in a 45 while racing on RT 7 near Sterling. I was 17 at the time and somewhat unsettled about the whole process I was going through. Carleton was recommended by a friend of his who I worked with and immediately after my parents and I met with him we all felt reassured. He had me bring him pictures of the area, and provide him with grades and teacher references. The day of the trial Carleton again was calm as always, it was clear this wasn't his first time at the plate for a very large ticket. The judge told me to "get my algebra grades up" and that I was sentenced to traffic school, which was going to happen anyway since anyone who turned 16 earlier this year faced mandatory traffic school after their first ticket. And upon completion of the traffic school (8hr class) and provided I went a certain amount of time without another ticket, the offense would be completely wiped off my record. It was an incredible result given the fact it was a 91 in a 45 while drag racing in a Camaro. The second time I used him I was 26 and it was for a 75/55 reckless driving and a lane violation on 66 in Fairfax County, a ticket written by a U.S. Park Policeman. The park policeman relied on his speedometer as his way of measuring how fast I was going. Carleton had me provide my speedometer calibration as well. It was a somewhat complicated case given other circumstances, and the initial offer from the DA was to null process the Lane Violation if I plead guilty to reckless driving, which meant I would have been liable for VA's new civil remedial fines. Carleton said that isn't going to happen and we were going to a trial which is then the DA began to look further into his case. The end result were two non-moving violations that left no points on my license. That is a huge difference then the initial offer the DA sent our way which would have had me plead guilty to a reckless driving case. I had consulted with another attorney before I came to my senses and called Carleton who said I "was lucky the officer did not arrest me". Carleton had a much different reaction when I told him of the circumstances about the case that immediately reminded me why I wanted him up there fighting for me. We have kept in touch ever since and he is someone I consider a great friend and feel lucky to have met him. I have emailed him many times with friends that have asked for advice on attorneys out of the area and no matter where it was, (Richmond, Washington County, and Harrisonburg, Carleton has always given advice and known someone to contact each time. I can't recommend him enough and even though I hope I won’t have to use him again, I would never hesitate to call him no matter the circumstance.
If you are looking for the best use Carleton.
Mr. Penn is credible, trustworthy, and most importantly, provides results. I would highly recommend Mr. Penn.
Mr. Penn is credible, trustworthy, and most importantly, provides results
Mr. Penn did a wonderful job with my case. He had everything under control. He very personable, funny, and created an environment of ease under the pressure I was feeling. When I first brought him my case, he was very knowledgeable of what course of action I needed to complete. He was willing and able to take my case four days before my court date and with four to five other cases that same day. I was blessed by him being my lawyer.
Mr. Penn did a wonderful job with my case. He had everything under control.
Had a DWI with a refusal in Prince William County. We went to court 3 times and the 3rd time was the charm. DWI dropped completely. Pleaded guilty to the refusal with only a suspended driver's license for the commonwealth of Virginia for 12 months, that's it. No fine, no points, no dmv, no interlock, no classes, no jail time, only the no driving only in the commonwealth of Virginia. I hope that I never have to use Carleton again. However if you do, get him. He is well worth it. His working knowledge of all the players involved was vital to me getting the best of a bad situation.