Jay Mykytiuk is a tough trial lawyer and skilled negotiator with significant experience in Virginia criminal and traffic cases. He is dedicated to his clients, respected by his peers, and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015.
Trained on-the-job at the Public Defender’s Office in Arlington, Virginia, Jay successfully handled hundreds of misdemeanors and serious felonies. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office in 2009, Jay joined a D.C. law firm, where he continued to practice criminal defense in Northern Virginia. He currently operates his own criminal defense law firm, while serving as Of Counsel for Scrofano Law.
While Jay handles all variety of Virginia criminal and traffic matters for Scrofano Law, the most commonly charged cases in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax are Reckless Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Reckless Driving is a class one misdemeanor in Virginia, which carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail, a $2500 fine or both. In addition, your license may be suspended for up to 6 months. It is so commonly charged in Virginia, because it is very easy to violate the Commonwealth’s reckless driving law.
Anyone caught driving 80 miles per hour, or 20 miles-per-hour over the speed limit can be found guilty of reckless driving. While jail time is fairly rare in these cases, the possible repercussions of a misdemeanor conviction make this a serious charge in Virginia. Jay also handles many Virginia DUI cases for Scrofano Law.
Like Reckless Driving, DUI in Virginia is also a class one misdemeanor and carries the same maximum jail sentence of 1 year. Perhaps more importantly, drivers convicted of a DUI in Virginia will have their license suspended for 1 year, and must have an ignition interlock installed on their vehicle. While DUI defense can be complex, Jay’s skill and experience allow him to meet the challenges posed by your case.
If you have been charged with a criminal or serious traffic case in Arlington, Alexandria, or Fairfax, Jay Mykytiuk will fight for your rights.