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Andrew S. Criado

Andrew S. Criado

Robinson Law, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • Virginia
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Summary

Andrew Criado is a criminal defense attorney in the Fairfax office of Robinson Law. He represents clients throughout Northern Virginia.
Andrew joined Robinson Law after serving for ten years as a prosecutor in the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he was a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and headed the office’s White Collar/Fraud Unit.
Andrew began his career as Alexandria’s traffic prosecutor, gaining expertise in DUI law. He completed the Advanced DUI Training program in Williamsburg, VA and the Prosecutor Bootcamp at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.
Andrew’s criminal law experience runs the gamut of adult and juvenile crimes from DUI, reckless driving, and larceny to financial exploitation, child abuse, malicious wounding, robbery, and murder. From his decade-long experience as a prosecutor, Andrew knows how to respond to investigations, answer criminal charges, and stand strong in the courtroom. He has tried over 30 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Andrew has gained a reputation as a trusted advisor, a keen legal mind, and a skilled courtroom litigator.
From Virginia trial court to the U.S. Supreme Court, Andrew has fought for his client. He secured a denial of certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court in Tyree v. Virginia, where he wrote the Commonwealth’s brief in opposition. And he persuaded the Virginia Court of Appeals to grant a pretrial appeal in Commonwealth v. Lemus, a felony DUI case where the circuit court had suppressed evidence. Agreeing with Andrew’s arguments, the Court of Appeals later reversed the circuit court.
In 2018, he received the City of Alexandria’s Ten Year Public Service Award.
Andrew lives in Fairfax County with his wife and four children. He coaches youth soccer every spring and fall. He was born on Constitution Day and is the son and grandson of Cuban and Irish immigrants.

Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (2004) | Advertising and Public Relations; Spanish
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Honors: Bunton-Waller Scholarship
Activities: Penn State Crew; The Daily Collegian
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Robinson Law, PLLC
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Criminal defense attorney practicing in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
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Criminal prosecutor who most recently headed the office's White Collar/Fraud Unit.
Summer Associate
FEMA Law Associates, PLLC
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Appellate Division Law Clerk
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Memorandum for DUI cases pending before Birchfield v. North Dakota
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Justice Alito's Purposive Textualism
Statutory Interpretation Seminar (George Washington University Law School)
Speaking Engagements
Virginia DUI Law, Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, Alexandria, VA
What is the Rule of Law?, Virginia Bar Association Rule of Law Project, Hammond Middle School
Juvenile Driver's License Ceremony, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Alexandria Courthouse
Legislative Update for Law Enforcement, Alexandria Police roll call training, Alexandria Police Headquarters
Criminal Justice and Local Government, Alexandria Student Academy, Alexandria City Hall
City of Alexandria
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Certifications
Red Flag Insurance Fraud Training
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Advanced DUI Program
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Prosecutor Bootcamp
National Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Justice
Awards
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Ten Year Public Service Award
City of Alexandria
Legal Writing Mentor
Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
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Alexandria Bar Association
Member
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Federalist Society
Member
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Virginia State Bar # 76634
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 76634
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Robinson Law website
Blog
Andrew Criado
Contact & Map
Robinson Law, PLLC
3950 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 6
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (703) 201-1162