Post-Conviction Relief and Criminal Appeals: Knowledgeable Alexandria and Fairfax Attorneys

We are committed to fighting to protect your rights. This commitment means pursuing all available post-conviction relief, including appealing on your behalf when your case was incorrectly decided by the courts.

Our criminal defense legal team includes a former public defender experienced at both the trial level and the appellate level, including the Virginia Supreme Court. Our Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyers draw on this experience when framing your issues in the legally technical manner appropriate for appellate court.

Appellate courts, for instance, involve a complicated set of legal rules and technicalities that is drastically different from that of the trial courts. This minefield of technicalities alone can cause your appeal to fail, regardless of your actual guilt or innocence.

Our professional advice includes direction regarding strategies for the unique style of legal advocacy that is required at the appellate level and with respect to post-conviction relief options. We offer advice regarding a wide variety of these matters, including:

  • Habeas corpus issues
  • Technical procedural defects
  • Oral arguments
  • Legal briefs

We particularly emphasize the unusual Virginia statutory mandamus rules when protecting your rights during post-conviction relief proceedings. These technical rules provide a writ of actual innocence, a rare legal mechanism that can allow some clients to present information that was not able to be presented previously at the time of trial.


When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Call us at 703-836-9030, or contact us hereAll communications between our firm and potential clients remain entirely confidential.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Rebecca Janet Wade

Ms. Wade has represented clients charged with a wide range of offenses from traffic offenses to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding, drug distribution, and sex crimes. Ms. Wade has tried over two dozen jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Additionally, Ms. Wade has experience handling appeals and has appeared numerous times at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, earning victories in both Courts.


*The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.