Sean R Hanover

Sean R Hanover

Criminal Practice (trial and procedures)
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law...
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Summary

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.

See: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hanover.

To contact our firm, please visit http://www.hanoverlawpc.com/contact_us.php.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master, Visa, and AmEx
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Virginia
Languages
  • French: Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Practice (trial and procedures)
Current
Human Resources/Union Law (employment)
Current
Immigration (procedural and litigation)
Current
Business Law (formation and contracts)
Current
Education
St. Francis College (BA)
St. Francis College (MA's)
University of the District of Columbia (JD)
Awards
Meritorious Service during Desert Storm
Department of the Army
Professional Associations
NACDL
Member
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law
AILA
Member
- Current
Activities: Immigration Law
Fairfax Volunteer Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Voluntary bar
Speaking Engagements
AILA Immigration Conference, Paralegal Practice, Las Vegas, NV
AILA
Presenting on asylum defense and strategies.
Certifications
Certified Bankruptcy Procedures
DC Bar
Advanced Trial Tactics
DC Bar
Immigration Law
AILA
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

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.
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Hanover Law - VA Offices
2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 579-9864
Telephone: (703) 745-2607
Fax: (360) 294-2165
Hanover Law
888 16th St., NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
USA
Cell: (703) 402-2723