Criminal Law

criminal-attorney-dc-virginia-tesfaye-amareWhen you’re charged with a crime, it can feel like the entire world turns against you. Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC is ready to stand by your side and fight for your freedom. We provide vigorous representation in the following matters.

Traffic Offenses

DMV area police are notoriously strict, and the area’s bad traffic can tempt even usually careful drivers into taking technically illegal steps to speed up their commutes. Violations like speeding and improper use of high occupancy vehicle lanes can lead to heavy fines, and multiple violations at the same time or excessive speeding could lead to criminal reckless driving charges. Protect your driving record, insurance premiums, and ability to get to work by talking to an experienced traffic offense attorney before taking any action on a violation.


The difference between being charged with DUI and going home can often be one glass of wine or not staying for dessert. Blowing a .08 can mean a heavy fine, unaffordable insurance hikes, license, suspension, and losing your job. Our firm is ready to fight for a fair outcome in your case up to and including complete dismissal using all available defenses including lack of probable cause, poorly administered field sobriety or Breathalyzer tests, and changes in BAC levels between the time of the stop and the time of testing.

Other Felonies and Misdemeanors

Our firm also aggressively defends other criminal charges in the D.C. metro area. We will carefully review your case to determine if the evidence supports the crimes charged and if the police violated your constitutional rights. We will then help you pursue a dismissal, acquittal at trial, or plea bargain as appropriate for your specific circumstances.

If you’ve been arrested in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, or believe you are being investigated by the police, start your defense today. Contact Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC┬áto schedule a consultation.