Fairfax Attorneys Defend Clients With Criminal, DUI, and Traffic Cases

The DUI/criminal attorneys at the Taylor Law Company are zealous advocates of the law, and we make sure our clients receive the best defense possible for their DUI, traffic, and criminal cases in Northern Virginia, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the testimonials from some of our clients.

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  • Successful dangerous dog trial

    Gretchen- We can not tell you how appreciative we are of your efforts in successfully defending us.  Your attention to detail, copious note taking, and excellent cross examination skills brought the truth of the matter to light.  It was quite clear that the plaintiff had many holes in their story and you made sure they were all duly noted.  Your professional approach and court room demeanor were flawless in defending our case.  The stress that we felt in the months leading up to this case were completely relieved when we walked out of the courthouse last Tuesday.  If any of our friends or colleagues finds themselves in need of an attorney in your specialty, we will highly recommend you and Taylor Law Company!

    an Animal Law client
  • Gretchen believed. Gretchen's resourceful. Gretchen communicated. Gretchen is good with detail. Gretchen's cool under pressure. Gretchen's adaptive. I was found NOT guilty of DWI.

    I hired Gretchen on appeal after being convicted on a DUI charge in District Court.  Why:  Gretchen Believed: After explaining the case details. She was excited about all the opportunities my case provided to obtain a dismissal or not guilty verdict. We encountered several obstacles with logistics and evidence, but she never seem discouraged; or waned in our ability to win.  Gretchen's Resourceful: As an asthmatic, I needed a medical expert to provide credible testimony of the challenges asthmatics can sometimes face providing breath samples. She was able to identify and retain an expert in less than 10 days; whereas my withdrawing attorney initially opted not to and later could not find one with 90 days time.  Gretchen Communicated: Clearly, concretely, and regularly about what needed to be done, by who and when. Between Gretchen, the medical expert and I, it felt like I was a member of my own "high-power legal team." We all had our part to play, not only in trial, but research and preparation. The more and better tools we placed in her arsenal, the more dynamic her defense.  Gretchen is good with detail: She understands and/can quickly learn great detail. She demonstrated command of breath testing machinery, variances between devices and limitations. Gretchen was able to draw out uncertainty and contradiction in the officer's testimony; while also spotlighting the officer attestations to behaviors the officer testified I demonstrated properly.  Gretchen's Cool Under Pressure: We drew a prosecution friendly judge who was very "generous" to the prosecution on objections, frequently rushed ; who, at the end, effectively pleaded for the prosecution to give him case law that would allow him to convict beyond the statute both the prosecution and defense agreed was applicable. Gretchen was able to use the judge's zeal for throwing out testimony or sustaining objections against defense witnesses against the prosecution’s witnesses; in one case totally eliminating one witness’s ability to testify all together (the officer was dismissed prior to answering a single question about the case).  Gretchen's Adaptive: Gretchen was able to take the feedback I provided during the trial of the officer's testimony and integrate it into her cross to further tease out questionable testimony.  Bottom Line: Gretchen Argued The Case That I Was Totally Satisfied, Regardless of the Verdict.  nevertheless . . . the verdict was: NOT GUILTY

    -- a DWI client
  • Most grateful. Credit to the bar.

    Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your deft handling of my case.  I am most grateful to you.  People curse the profession of the law until they need a lawyer.  Then they stop cursing. I know better.  You are truly a credit to the bar and have a bright future ahead of you.  All the best. ---A Former Client--

  • Passionate and Agressive.

    Ann Thayer is persistent yet passionate.  She has strong communications and interperosnal skills.  Ann has a deep understanding of her area of legal specialty.  She is passionate about protecting the rights of her clients.  A keen and tactical thinker, she is strategic and thoughtful with her process.

    PWC Domestic Assault
  • Honesty and Good Communication

    Attorney Thayer is honest and open about your prognosis and advises you about how the case is going.  She takes her cases seriously and makes sure her clients are protected.  If you want someone who cares about you, someone with steely resolve, contact Ann.

    Domestic Assault
  • Lawyer for Life

    I recently was ticketed for speeding 20 over in a work zone and Ann Thayer as my lawyer got it reduced and I paid court cost and took an online driving class she saved me from possible jail time and cut what I had to pay in half I have used a lawyer a couple other times but no more I have found mine for life I would recommend her to anyone for just about any case

    Reckless Driving Client in Northern VA
  • Gretchen and Ann made me feel as if I was their only client.

      This was the first time I found myself in this situation (criminal family assault and civil protective order).  The big problem for me was that my wife put me in this bad situation.  I had few friends and family to support me because I was new to the country.  I did not understand the situation I was facing.  From the first time I sat down with Ann, I felt that she could help.  I also felt she was very confident and professional.  I met with Ann for a consult and then went to court for my hearing where they gave me the right to have an attorney appointed for low cost because my income was low.  After my first appointment with the court appointed attorney, I made a decision to hire Ann.  Since I had a civil protective order hearing and a criminal charge the cases were on different days.  Ann was in court in another county for the civil protective order hearing.  However, I was lucky enough to meet her partner Gretchen.  Gretchen is so smart and also made me feel comfortable when I met with her.  I believed they made an excellent team working together on my case.  Ann and Gretchen responded to all my emails and questions in a way I could understand.  They were prompt in responding as well.  When I needed to schedule an appointment to meet with one of them about my case, it happened quickly.  Gretchen and Ann made feel as if I was their only client.  Thank goodness they did because now there is no protective order thanks to Gretchen.   Ann got me a Not Guilty verdict on the assault charge.   I can start my life in the country I have always dreamed about living in.  I give a big thanks to Ann Thayer and Gretchen Taylor.  I will never forget them.

    Fairfax Assault and Battery Defendant 2012
  • Excellent Lawyer!!! Very professional, tough, kind and understanding

     Well I was recently arrested for a pretty hefty misdemeanor and was very uncertain and pessimistic about what the outcome of the case would be (also was my first time dealing with the legal system), but Counselor Taylor kept myself and my family well informed and reassured through the whole ordeal and I was more than happy with the outcome. She is very understanding and really fights for your best interest as well as the best possible outcome. Represents her clients with honesty, perseverance, and great optimism when you truly need it most. You are in good hands by hiring Gretchen Taylor as your attorney. My family and I truly thank Counselor Taylor for all her work and expertise in all this. Awesome, Highly recommended!!

    a criminal defense client
  • The best lawyer

    Gretchen Taylor is very focused, experienced and very understanding. Ms. Taylor defended a juvenile criminal charge. We are very satisfied with the excellent results. She is very optimistic, knowledgeable, and supportive. I highly recommend Attorney Gretchen Taylor.

    A criminal defense client
  • Simply the Best

    Being indicted by the U.S. Government is a nightmare I would not wish on anyone. When our son was faced with the possibility of 20 years in prison for a first-time drug offense, we were frantic. Thankfully, a local attorney recommended Gretchen Taylor. After meeting with her for a consultation, our son knew he had found someone who would not only represent him well, but who cared about him as a person. Ms. Taylor's years of experience in federal court were invaluable in this case. She is professional, knowledgeable, and very respected by her colleagues on both sides. She is honest and open. She thinks outside the box--to her, every case is unique and should be considered from all angles. No stone is left unturned. She is very easy to reach and very responsive. She is also very patient and understood the anguish our family was going through. She made our son feel comfortable and confident going into federal court. She exudes confidence and calm. And she also has a warm sense of humor. We can't say enough about Gretchen Taylor. The outcome of our son's case was so much better than we had hoped for, and that's thanks to Ms. Taylor.

    A Federal Crime client