NEWS

Charlottesville is Ahead of the Curve on Bail Reform

"Legislation to reform the bail system failed in this year’s General Assembly. But commonwealth’s attorneys in a handful of localities are plowing ahead on their own, recommending that nonviolent defendants...

Stamos Picks Up Endorsements From 50 Local Attorneys As She Fends Off Primary Challenge

"Arlington’s top prosecutor has won the endorsement of 50 local attorneys, a key feather in her cap as a former public defender mounts a primary challengeattacking her credentials as criminal...

D.C. Man Sentenced to 28 Years Behind Bars After Sexually Assaulting Woman in Rosslyn

“The sentence handed down by Judge Louise DiMatteo takes a dangerous predator off the streets and puts public safety front and center,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos wrote in a statement....

Theo Inducted as Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation

Theo Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, received statewide recognition for excellence when she was inducted as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation...

Gov. Northam decides to stop suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines and costs

I applaud Gov. Northam's decision to stop suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines and costs. This is a policy that I have advocated for years and is real criminal justice...

Arlington’s Top Prosecutor Won’t Seek Cash Bail for Most Misdemeanors, But Concerns Remain

Arlington’s top prosecutor now says she’ll no longer seek cash bail for people accused of most low-level misdemeanors, in a bid to avoid jailing people simply because they can’t afford...