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Full Service Law Firm Providing Legal Representation in Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C.

Choosing a law firm to represent you and your case is one of the most important decisions you can make. We understand that your case is important to you and choosing the right firm and attorneys to represent you could make the difference for your case.

James A. DeVita and Associates is a full service law firm providing legal representation in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. in seven areas of the law: Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Criminal Law, Traffic, Employment and Personal Injury.

James A. DeVita has been a practicing attorney in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area for over 37 years. Mr. DeVita is a very experienced attorney with a great depth of knowledge in a wide variety of legal specialties.

James A. DeVita and Associates practice in every state and federal court in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun and Stafford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, and the District of Columbia.

Bankruptcy Questions

Bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 13 Debt Collection Defense

While filing bankruptcy will have an effect on your credit, most people’s credit scores actually go up after filing. Getting your credit under control is what bankruptcy is all about.

Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy will stop a foreclosure and give you time to catch up on your debts.

File a Chapter 7 to wipe out your debts. File a Chapter 13 to reorganize and to save your house or your car.

Divorce Questions

Divorce: Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Division of Property, Domestic Violence

The Court balances a number of factors in order to decide what is in the child’s best interests including each parent’s history of casting for the child; each parent’s work schedule; and the preference of the child.

The Court uses a formula based on each parent’s income and the cost of health insurance and day care.

The Court will look at a number of factors including when the property was acquired and what type of contributions each spouse made to the acquisition of the property.

Criminal Questions

Criminal Law: Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drug Possession, Assault & Battery, Shoplifting

No. Never talk to the police. Talk to me instead.

It depends. Jail time becomes more likely if the crime is serious and\or you have a long criminal history.

In many instances, the Court has diversion programs which will keep you out of jail.

Traffic Questions

Traffic Cases: DUI, Reckless Driving, Suspended License, No Driver’s License, Speeding

We will need to explore whether there are options for excluding incriminating evidence and coming up with an alternative explanation for your conduct on the day in question.

Yes. It depends on how fast you were going and your prior driving history.

In many cases, the charges can be reduced thus resulting in fewer points on your license.

Immigration Questions

Immigration: Permanent Residency (Green Card), Citizenship, Deportation Defense

Hiring a lawyer will increase your chances for success by insuring that the application is properly prepared and that the right documents are submitted along with it.

A criminal record could bar an individual from becoming a citizen and may result in the loss of permanent residency.

There are a variety of defenses including asylum and cancellation of removal.

Employment Questions

Employment: Racial, Sexual, Age, Disability, Harassment, & Sexual Harassment

The important thing to remember is that you have options: Filing for unemployment is the first thing that you should do, but you may also want to explore the possibility of filing suit against your employer if you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment.

Remarks your supervisor made about your race, sex, age, disability, and national origin and\\or actions that disproportionately affect a particular group may constitute discrimination.

Setting up a comprehensive strategy for dealing with these claims in advance is your best bet.

Personal Injury Questions

Personal Injury: Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice

It will depend on what happened. Please call to discuss the facts of your case.

It will depend on how seriously you were injured and the amount of your medical bills.

There are no hourly fees. Generally, I handle these cases on a contingency basis and charge a fee equal too thirty three percent of what you recover.

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