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Faraji A. Rosenthall

Faraji A. Rosenthall

Former Fairfax County Prosecutor with over 15 years of experience
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Virginia
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A former Virginia prosecutor who knows the state’s strategies—and how to fight them. Moreover, he’s a second-generation criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the rights of people in Virginia.

Born and raised in Fairfax County, Faraji stayed close to home to study at the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center. Then he spent four years prosecuting cases as part of the Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, where he gained deep experience in every area of criminal law and, most importantly, learned how prosecutors think.

Faraji began his criminal defense work in 2009, using his prosecuting experience to build strong cases for those facing the power of the state. Today he handles a wide range of cases; contact him if you’ve been charged with:


* Murder, assault, or other violent crimes

* Robbery, theft, larceny

* Drug distribution, possession or other drug crimes

* Juvenile crimes

In a world where it can be difficult to find a lawyer who really listens to you, criminal defense attorney Faraji A. Rosenthall is different. You can feel it when you talk to him—he cares, and he will give you the sincere, honest communication you need when you are facing criminal charges.

Defending people accused of crimes is in attorney Rosenthall’s blood. Let him put his years of experience on both sides of the courtroom to work in your defense. Call or email him today for a free consultation..

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
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Reckless Driving
  • Free Consultation
    We always offer free consultations to discuss your pending criminal, traffic, or DWI cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer flat fee pricing. Specific price varies depending on the case. Fees will be discussed during the consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Law Firm of Faraji A. Rosenthall
- Current
Office of the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2004) | Criminal Law
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Hampton University
B.S. (1995) | Business
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Peer Review Rated
Rising Young Lawyer
MBR Foundation
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Articles & Publications
Do I Need A Reckless Driving Lawyer?
Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Website
DWI Defenses (How To Beat A Fairfax DUI)
Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Website
Reckless Driving Pre-Court Preparations
Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Website
What to Expect On Your DWI Court Date
Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Website
Speaking Engagements
Effective Cross Examination
Moot Court
The Role of The Prosecutor and Defense Attorney in Criminal Cases
Law Day
Websites & Blogs
Faraji A. Rosenthall's Website Profile
Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall Website
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. I received ticket for speeding and it is over 20 MPH. Officer told me that he marked it as a speeding not reckless
A: The ticket will not impact your record until after court. When you initially get a license you have a 0 point balance. You get positive points for every year you have a license. Your +3 could be because you haven't had a license long enough to get 5 positive points.
Q. I got a DUI in 2014. I completed my ASAP classes, and my license was reinstated. How long will it stay on my record?
A: A DWI in Virginia stays on your driving record for 11 years. Unfortunately as the law is currently it stays on your criminal record forever. There are efforts in the legislature to reform the current system but as it is now it cannot be removed from a criminal record.
Q. I had received reckless by speeding ticket. 98/70 This happened in VA. Is there a way I can push my court date up?
A: Yes, court dates can be adjusted to allow time for you to save up to afford a lawyer. Depending on the county, jail time or suspended jail time may be a possibility. If that's the case then the court would have to appoint a lawyer to handle your case for little or no cost to you. Regardless, the best strategy is to contact a lawyer in that area to discuss their fees and options well before your court date. Many attorneys offer free consultations.
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Contact & Map
Law Firm of Faraji A. Rosenthall
10304 Eaton Place
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 934-0101
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Law Firm of Faraji A. Rosenthall
Prince William location (by appt only)
10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109