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Robert Tyler Bezilla

Robert Tyler Bezilla

Bezilla Law, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • Virginia
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R. Tyler Bezilla is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney serving Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William County areas. A George Mason School of Law graduate, Mr. Bezilla began his career as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Fauquier County, where he handled cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District, and Circuit Courts. He gained prominence after securing a 98-year sentence in a burglary case and becoming the main prosecutor for traffic-related fatalities.
Active in the legal community, Mr. Bezilla has held various bar positions and volunteered with local schools and law students. He joined the Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney's Office as a Senior Assistant, managing attorneys in the major crimes division and prosecuting numerous high-profile cases, including complex murder trials. He has also lectured at the Virginia Homicide Investigators Association and trained new Commonwealth Attorneys.
With over 60 jury trials in his career, Mr. Bezilla's extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom makes him a formidable defense advocate. For a free consultation, call (703) 219-8220.

George Mason University School of Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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Mercersburg Academy
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Professional Experience
Bezilla Law, PLLC
- Current
Criminal Defense Lawyer representing clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Senior Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney's Office
Supervisor over violent crimes.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
Fauquier Commonwealth Attorney's Office
Speaking Engagements
Guest Speaker, Virginia Homicide Investigators Conference
Certified for Felony Cases
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 89014
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 89014
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    Flexible pricing. Payment plans available.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
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Q. My wife was charged with Dom Vio on me. Our oldest son was present. It was a small incident that got out of control.
A: In Virginia the Commonwealth Attorney decides whether to drop the charges in court. That said, they will listen to your wishes as the "victim." Under the Va code and the Va constitution they have to seek your input before disposing of a case. You will get a chance to tell them you want the charges dropped at that time. For a first time Dom Vio charge where nobody was hurt, it's common to get the charge dropped.

That said, your wife should hire a lawyer to help. Presenting mitigation evidence (like it was a stressful day or this has never happened before) or showing some affirmative action to correct the behavior (like a treatment program) can persuade the Commonwealth to dismiss the case. You might even see your wife get a disposition called a general continuance where the prosecutor continues the case out a few months to make sure nothing happens again then dismisses the charge when you return to court (assuming nothing else occurred).

Even if you got a tough prosecutor who wouldn't give your wife a break, the Virginia code allows for deferred disposition by statute for a first time offense (it requires treatment and other things over a period of 6 months followed by 2 years probation). There's a lot of other aspects to it such as do you need to testify, what do they have to prove, etc. The long and short is this. You can't decide to drop the charge but you can probably convince the Commonwealth to drop it with a lawyers help.

Sorry you're going through this and best of luck.
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Bezilla Law, PLLC
4118 Leonard Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 219-8220