Juan Vega

Juan Vega

No-nonsense, former prosecutor, & current military attorney.
  • Criminal Law
  • Virginia
Claimed Lawyer Profile

After over twelve years of criminal prosecution, I have decided to dedicate my career to defending the rights of individual citizens. For years I sat back and wondered why so many defense attorneys failed their clients. Why didn’t they challenge a stop? Why didn’t they challenge a search? Why didn’t they ask for a plea deal? I now know that it’s because they do not know what prosecutors know or how they think. I do.

I have the courage to fight for you and the experience to negotiate for you. Most important, I have the wisdom to know the difference.

I am a no-nonsense former enlisted Marine, a current Army judge advocate, and an adjunct professor of criminal law. Don't be fooled by the lack of awards. The dirty little secret is that those accolades are sold by bogus organizations. Also, I don't beg for reviews or for endorsements, so you won't find any.

Call or email me for a free consultation. I might not immediately get back to you because my primary focus is serving my existing clients, not finding new ones.

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (2006) | Law
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University of Florida
MBA (2002)
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (1994) | Psychology and Sociology
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Professional Experience
Board Member
Virginia State Bar Legal Ethics, Seventh District Committee
- Current
Member, Judicial Outreach Division
Veterans’ Issues Task Force, Virginia Bar Association
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve
- Current
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota Supreme Court
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Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 79165
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Practice Area
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Goodman Allen Donnelly
123 East Main Street
7th Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone: (434) 817-2185