Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company focuses on Drupal development, a form of open-source PHP/MySQL CMS. His experience as an IT Business owner has provided excellent and useful insight for his small to medium size business legal clients working in commercial, non-profit and government sectors.
Mr. Hanover is a member of the VA Bar, DC Bar, American Bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyers Association. For more information on his business background, visit his LinkedIN profile, and his Zoom Info profile.
To contact our firm, please visit http://www.hanoverlawpc.com/contact_us.php.
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
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- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Base hourly rate is $300. Initial consult is $300 (at the office), but waived if retained. Phone consults are generally free. Typical divorce starts at $2000; immigration defense starts at $2500; criminal representation varies. Payment plans are available. We honor certain pre-paid legal plans, too.
- District of Columbia
- French: Written
- German: Spoken, Written
- Criminal Practice (trial and procedures)
- Human Resources/Union Law (employment)
- Immigration (procedural and litigation)
- Business Law (formation and contracts)
- St. Francis College (BA)
- St. Francis College (MA's)
- University of the District of Columbia (JD)
- Meritorious Service during Desert Storm
- Department of the Army
- - Current
- Activities: Criminal Law
- - Current
- Activities: Immigration Law
- Fairfax Volunteer Bar
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- Activities: Voluntary bar
- AILA Immigration Conference, Paralegal Practice, Las Vegas, NV
- Presenting on asylum defense and strategies.
- Certified Bankruptcy Procedures
- DC Bar
- Advanced Trial Tactics
- DC Bar
- Immigration Law
- Law Blog --Share Your Thoughts!
- Evidence and opening statements in Immigration Court
11 August 2016
- Criminal Past? How to handle it when sponsoring someone for immigration benefits.
4 August 2016
- Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
23 July 2016
- When is a DUI an aggravated felony? When it involves a child.
22 July 2016
- DOD Security Clearance -- or EEO Violation? What happens when you are denied a job because you don't get a clearance?
19 July 2016
- How to address a false US Passport
7 June 2016
- Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
21 May 2016
- Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
18 May 2016
- Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
18 May 2016
- Q. Is there anything I can do to stop my daughter's father from obtaining a birth certificate and SSN?
- A: It is not likely the Court will agree to prevent the lawful father, who has rights to visit and be with his child, from obtaining her birth certificate and/or social security number. For that matter, he can file with the state to get a copy of the birth certificate himself. You need to be careful not to appear to be purposefully hindering the father in obtaining something that he has a legal right to have. If you have concerns about what he is doing, you need to be able to explain what they are. Your doubts about health insurance, or anything else, alone is not enough – you need to show where this information will actually harm your daughter.
- Q. Is it possible to get 18 months for armed robbery
- A: In order to determine a "range" for a specific crime, you need to look at the sentencing guidelines. You can find them online for the District of Columbia at http://scdc.dc.gov/publication/2014-voluntary-sentencing-guidelines-manual. You need to know both the offense being charged, and any enhancements or aggravating elements that could make the crime more serious. The most common form of enhancement is prior offenses. Like many jurisdictions, DC works on a point system. For example, prior convictions for serious crimes carries a "+ point score" of +3. Misdemeanors are +1. Generally, any conviction AND sentence within 10 years will add points to the score table. Armed robbery itself falls on master group 5 with a range from 36 months to 120 months. Although these are suggestive (voluntary) guidelines, the Court will almost always follow them. Of course, enhancements or aggravating factors will make this much higher. To deviate from this, you need an excellent and compelling reason. Speak to your attorney -- or contact us and we can help.
- Q. How do I file Reversionary interest
- A: A reversionary interest is a legal right in some sort of property, real or personal. This sort of interest is created at the inception of the property.
- Q. What is the amount of time till you can file wrongful death in virginia?
- A: You must file a wrongful death suit within two years after the death. However, if the decedent died more than two years after the injury without having brought suit, the action is barred.
- Q. How much time is someone looking at for taking indecent liberties with a child in a custodial or supervisory.
- A: This is a class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of not more than 12 months confinement, but probation can last from 1-10 years. The age of the child will affect your time. If the child was 15 at the time of the incident then the amount of time will likely be from 1-6 months confinement. If the child was 1 at the time of the incident, you will likely get closer to the maximum.