Meet Our Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Criminal Defense Practice at The Law Office of Samuel C. Moore, PLLC, has a team of dedicated criminal defense attorneys who have expertise handling all types of charges—from reckless driving to murder—and practice throughout Northern Virginia as well as the Federal Courts in Virginia and Washington D.C.
Being accused of, arrested for, or charged with a criminal offense is a uniquely upsetting and challenging experience. We understand how intimidating it can be to navigate the law and court systems, and we are dedicated to making this process more transparent and manageable for you. We help guide our clients through the process with ease, clarity, empathy, and results.
Our firm is dedicated to providing superior criminal defense representation to each client. We deliver high quality legal work and zealous advocacy. Part of what sets us apart is our recognition that criminal charges can impact many aspects of a person’s life, including, current and future employment, immigration status, professional licenses, driver’s licenses, and more. Our goal for every client is to achieve the best possible outcome tailored to each client’s particular circumstances. When the stakes are this high, you need a trusted advocate with years of insight into the law and jurisdictions where your case is.
Even a misdemeanor charge can have significant impacts on your life. Anything from license suspensions, your right to vote, your right to drive, your right to own firearms can all be at risk with a conviction. Convictions also have a huge impact on your ability to be gainfully employed. If you are a licensed professional or hold a security clearance, any conviction can put that at risk. Separately, convictions in Virginia are not expungable and will stay on your criminal record forever.
When facing criminal charges, you want individualized attention. We understand and appreciate how difficult this time can be for you and your family. We are dedicated to your representation. You will have one designated attorney who will follow your case from consult to an outcome with a supporting team. This allows us to be invested in our clients and develop expertise in your case facts. Call our office today or live chat with one of the criminal defense attorneys, Farheena or Brian, for a free consultation.
Sam Moore founded the Northern Virginia law firm. He manages the firm’s business representation and civil litigation practices, but he also represents clients in a range of serious criminal defense cases. Mr. Moore’s practice is enhanced by his extensive courtroom experience and common-sense approach to cases.
He has counseled and represented hundreds of clients through complex and serious criminal charges such murder, sex crimes, and federal white collar defense. He provides his clients with broad and substantial legal experience… read more
Farheena Siddiqui has established herself as a leading criminal defense attorney in the Northern Virginia, based on her commitment to each client, and her common-sense approach to each case. She is a leader in the firm’s criminal defense practice group.
Farheena Siddiqui is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where her internships ranged in different substantive areas of law including healthcare and civil and criminal litigation… read more
Brian S. Szmak joined our Alexandria, Virginia firm in 2020, as part of the criminal defense practice. Prior to joining the Law Office of Samuel C. Moore, Brian practiced litigation in a Northern Virginia law firm, with a focus in courts throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William, and Loudoun counties.
Brian is originally from central New Jersey. He moved to the DMV area in 2014 for law school, intending to move to Virginia to practice. He became a licensed Virginia attorney in 2017 after graduating law school, and moved into the Commonwealth shortly thereafter. Brian’s law school experience includes work in a non-profit advocacy organization, a public interest law firm, the United States Federal Election Commission, and the United States Senate Judiciary Committee… read more
Where Do We Practice
Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation throughout Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and federal courts. Our focus is solely on a wide range of criminal cases, both state and federal, in all Northern Virginia jurisdictions such as Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and EDVA (federal court in Alexandria).
Attorneys in the firm are proud members of the Alexandria business community, including the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Alexandria, and the American Legion. They are also active in state and local bar associations and a number of other civic organizations.