Thaddeus Furlong, Esq.

State of Practice : Virginia
Member Since: 7/7/2011
Last Answer: 01/24/2014
Total Answered Questions 404 Free Answers on the LawQA Network

About Me

Attorney Furlong is a former member of the LAPD and Fairfax County (Va.) police departments who was trained and certified in DUI field sobriety testing, DUI breath testing equipment, NHTSA field sobriety tests, narcotic identification and analysis, police search and seizure, traffic stops, handcuffing procedures, use of force, police procedure and criminal investigation. He has made hundreds of arrests in traffic, DUI and criminal cases while trained in DUI field sobriety tests, traffic stops, search and seizure, narcotics investigation, sex crimes, homicide and police handcuffing and use of force. With his background as a police officer and courtroom attorney, Attorney Furlong provides assistance to other lawyers, police officers, students and federal law enforcement seeking to improve their understanding of criminal law, police procedures, search and seizure and courtroom testimony as witnesses. His client list includes White House personnel, politicians, Congressional staff, professional athletes, celebrities, doctors, lawyers, federal agents, police officers, executives, CEOs, defense contractors, teachers, government employees, students, and small business owners who seek his unique perspective and aggressive representation. DISCLAIMER: EACH CASE IS UNIQUE. PREVIOUS SUCCESSES ARE NOT A PREDCITOR OF FUTURE OUTCOMES.

As a knowledgeable and experienced trial lawyer, he lectures to other lawyers on handling serious traffic and DUI cases, car accidents, cross-examination in court, criminal trials from start-to-finish, and consumer law. Attorney Furlong also teaches federal agents at the FBI Academy In trial practice, testifying, search and seizure, and improving their case presentation skills in court. As an adjunct professor of law at the NVCC college level, he teaches legal and administration of justice classes. He also speaks to business groups on civil law issues, such as contract formation, collection of bills, and General District Court civil practice for small companies.

As a former big rig truck driver, Attorney Furlong represents and consults parties in truck driving litigation, and holds a Class 1 Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in air brakes, double and triple trailers, and other areas of 18-wheeler operation. He successfully defended a truck driver in a large traffic accident on Interstate 81 where an 18-wheeler rolled over during a snowstorm blocking traffic for miles. DISCLAIMER: EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND PREVIOUS SUCCESSES ARE NOT A PREDICTOR OF FUTURE OUTCOMES.

He served his country as a U.S. Naval officer in land and sea assignments, including duty as a nuclear submarine officer, certified government contracting officer, and at sea in the Persian Gulf on the staff of Commander Middle East Force. In Virginia his VDF assignments include most recently as Commander of the 2nd Military Police Company, 1st MP Battalion, Bowling Green Army National Guard Armory, and previously as the JAG Officer, 23rd Battalion, Black Horse Brigade, Warrenton Army National Guard Armory.

Attorney Furlong attended California State University Los Angeles, University of Houston, Georgetown University Law School and numerous police academies and military schools.

He volunteers in the Fairfax County Bar Association’s pro bono Consumer Law Seminar to train and assist other lawyers in representing the financially less fortunate in a variety of civil legal issues. For his continuing work in assisting under privileged clients, he was awarded the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award (1999) by Legal Services of Northern VA. With his background in police patrol, DUI field sobriety tests, breath machine, and police procedures, Attorney Furlong handles traffic, DUI and major criminal cases, including homicide, in various Virginia state and federal courts, as well as consulting with other attorneys or providing second opinions. Like all the former law enforcement attorneys at Furlong & Drewniak, he offers free telephone consultations, after-hours consultations, and out of office appointments on weekends and holidays. Providing premium service to clients in need, the experienced attorneys at Furlong & Drewniak strive to maximize the legal protections for their clients.

Firm Information

  • Firm Address
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    4015 Chain Bridge Road Ste 9
    Fairfax, VA 22030
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Areas of Practice

  • DUI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal
  • Defense

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  • Down-to-earth straight shooter - charge reduced
    We are from out of state and hired Mr. Furlong after an exhaustive Internet search of the top criminal defense lawyers in Virginia. My daughter had a Reckless Driving charge (misdemeanor with jail time in Virginia) and Mr. Furlong analyzed the police radar equipment and found out something wrong with the tuning forks which got the judge to throw out the high speed. He got the charge reduced to just defective equipment which carries no points. He's a former police officer and knew how the radar gun needed to work. Regular guy to talk to who gives it to you straight with no B.S. I interviewed other lawyers but they either said they would just "try hard" or that there plan was to show up and just "argue". Mr. Furlong had a strategy, gave us homework to prepare for court and answered our questions, even on the weekends. I would definitely hire this attorney again if I had a Virginia criminal case. Other lawyers quoted lower fees but he answered all my questions over the phone without the hassle of an office visit (hard since I'm out of state).I liked that he knew the prosecutors and judges and gave us a realistic view of what to expect in court. He also arrived early, unlike other attorneys who were late and whose clients ran around looking for them. If you get in trouble in Virginia I strongly suggest you hire this lawyer. He saved my daughter's career.
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