The Jones Practice, a Professional Limited Liability Company, was founded in 2009 by Tamika D. Jones, Esquire.  Formerly the Law Office of Tamika D. Jones, PLLC, the Jones Practice is dedicated to providing competent, caring and cost-effective representation where our clients’ needs are always first.  As a boutique law firm providing services primarily in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law, we strive to be the best at what we do.

The Jones Practice PLLC prides itself in providing effective and aggressive litigation. However, recognizing that litigation is not always the most efficient way of resolving a matter, the Jones Practice PLLC is well equipped to effectively use alternative and creative means to resolve your legal disputes.

The Jones Practice PLLC is committed to ensuring client satisfaction at every step of the professional relationship. Our firm’s highest priority is providing individually tailored solutions that are strategically sound and reflect a keen understanding of our clients’ needs. With our varied areas of practice and unique approach to the law – the Jones Practice PLLC serves as a comprehensive resource for all of our clients’ individual, familial and business needs.   

This practice area list is not meant to be exhaustive and should your legal need not be covered on this site, please call us at (703) 835-9967 to discuss your matter with us. 




RETAINERS-

If you choose to work with us on an hourly basis, our Practice will review your needs, your billing options, and prepare a reasonable retainer fee for you. 

Retainers are a sum of money that clients pay before the start of work. We hold such retainer fee in trust for the client, and subtract our hourly fees and costs from such retainer fee. Call us for a consultation to discuss our hourly rates and retainer fees.

FLAT FEES-

Flat fee services are customarily offered to criminal and uncontested divorce clients.  The fee is paid prior to the start of services.  These fees are determined after the initial consultation in order to ensure you are paying the appropriate amount for your legal needs.  We strive to provide the best service to each client and understand that payment plans may be necessary.  We can discuss payment options during your free phone consultation or during our in person meeting and case evaluation. 

CONTINGENCY FEES-

The Jones Practice does handle certain cases on a Contingency Fee basis.  Unfortunately, due to our commitment to other clients, The Jones Practice cannot offer contingency or deferred billing. The only exception we offer is to our Personal Injury clients.

Our fees are very reasonable for quality criminal defense legal representation, but we are definitely not the cheapest attorneys (nor the most expensive!) you could hire.  We don't sacrifice quality for volume, and it's important to our firm that we take the necessary time to do everything possible to help our clients.  With a little budgeting, our clients are able to retain legal counsel.

If you are unable to retain legal services, please contact a local pro-bono association or the Clerk at the court where your case is pending in order to obtain counsel.  If you are unsure who to call, please contact us for more information.

BUSINESS LAW-

We provides quality legal representation to small to mid-size business clients and entrepreneurs. Whether we are helping you incorporate a new business, handle trademark issues, establish basic business contracts, draft employment contracts or negotiate lease agreements, we provide clients with the necessary tools to begin and remain in business.

CRIMINAL LAW-

We understand that bad things happen to good people and that there may be a time when the need arises for criminal representation. We are prepared to protect your freedom in traffic, DUI/DWI, misdemeanor, and felony state and federal court matters. We also have years of experience in handling family violence and protective order cases.​

CRIMES AND PENALTIES


What is a Misdemeanor Charge?

A misdemeanor is an offense that can have a penalty of up to 12months in jail. Under Virginia law, misdemeanors are divided into four classes (I, II, III, and IV). A Class I Misdemeanor is the most common and most serious of all.   Incarceration is typically in a jail in the locatility where the crime was committed.  

Some typical Class I Misdemeanors we defend include:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Petit Larceny
  • Assault (and/or Battery)
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol)
  • Driving while Suspended/Revoked
  • Reckless Driving - This is a surprisingly serious charge with harsh penalties in Virginia. Passing a stopped school bus, speeding and changing lanes without a signal and speeding in excess of 20 mph is a class I Misdemeanor  





Class                                Fine                                    Max Penalty                                    Example

Class 1 Misdemeanor         Up to $2500                        12 Months in Jail                         Assault/ DUI

Class 2 Misdemeanor         Up to $1000                        6 Months in Jail                           Aggressive Driving

Class 3 Misdemeanor         Up to $500       

Class 4 Misdemeanor          Up to $250

Unclassified misdemeanors (such as marijuana possession) are misdemeanors with penalties specific to the statute of the crime involved.

The least serious classes of misdemeanors are considered infractions, and the penalty is generally only a fine,. Such as a Drunk in Public offense. 

Most misdemeanor charges are brought about by issuing a summons from an arresting officer or a warrant issued by a magistrate.

What is a Felony Charge?

A felony is a criminal offense with maximum penalties greater than one year in prison. The most serious charges are felonies, or crimes with multiple prior offenses.  Incarceration typically is in a state prison.

Some Felony charges we defend include:

  • Murder
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Armed Robbery
  • Grand Larceny 
  • Possession of Drugs (either Schedule I or II)
  • Domestic Assault and Battery
  • child endangerment
  • etc.


Class                               Fines                        Max Penalty

Class 1 Felony                  Up to $100,000          Death Penalty / Life in Prison

Class 2 Felony                  Up to $100,000          20 Years to Life in Prison

Class 3 Felony                   Up to $100,000          5 to 20 Years in Prison

Class 4 Felony                   Up to $100,000           2 to 10 Years in Prison

Class 5 Felony                    Up to $2500               1 to 10 Years in Prison

Class 6 Felony                    Up to $2500               1 to 5 Years in Prison

Unclassified felonies (such as grand larceny) have penalties specific to the statute of the crime involved.



ENTERTAINMENT LAW-  

For our full list of services please visit our entertainment law site
www.modelpractice.com to better serve your needs.


FAMILY LAW-

We have certified Guardians ad litems on staff and understand the importance of family and children.  However, when circumstances arise that call for a change in the familial structure, we can help.  


  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoptions
  • Annulments
  • Child Custody/ Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
    • Contested
    • Uncontested
  • Domestic Violence
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Property Distribution
  • Protective Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Third Party Custody  and Grandparent's Rights


LANDLORD/TENANT-


We understand that some relationships and agreements just do not work.  Your home and residence is the biggest investment or necessity in your life.  When issues arise that affects where you suppose to have comfort and peace, We can help.  From issues related to breach of lease agreement, to withholding of security deposits, we have represented both Landlords and Tenants.  


 PERSONAL INJURY-

Accidents happen. We provide aggressive and compassionate representation to our personal injury clients. Having been trained by attorneys with 20+ years of insurance defense experience, we know the tricks and understand how claims are perceived by insurance companies. We work to present the most assertive offense to combat the insurance companies’ defense with the desire to render the best result possible to our clients.


Please contact us soon to discuss your legal needs or for a referral to our network of excellent attorneys.

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DISCLAIMER

Please be advised that the information you obtain while visiting this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual matter. The Jones Practice invites you to contact us and welcomes your calls and electronic mail. Contacting us and any response to your communication, however, does not create an attorney-client relationship absent a written statement confirming our engagement by you as your legal counsel. Furthermore, please do not send any confidential information to this firm until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. 

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