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Susan Fremit

Susan Fremit

Experienced and aggressive representation yields positive results
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • Ontario, Canada, Virginia
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Summary

Born in Britain, Susan F. Fremit emigrated to Canada when she was a young child. As a teenager, she completed her secondary school education while traveling between England, Portugal and Spain. Through being very involved with every community she lived, Susan encountered diverse European and Canadian cultures, which lead to her passion for justice and an interest in law. In 1991, the Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit was established to represent clients charged with criminal defense, DUI and serious traffic offenses in Windsor and Essex County, in Ontario, Canada. Over the course of a decade, Susan represented over 1,000 clients in a variety of criminal, DUI, and traffic charges. With a large majority of cases going to trial, Susan obtained significant experience in winning cases through trial preparation and research, developing arguments, acquiring expert witnesses, and discrediting Crown arguments as well as police and witness testimony. In 2008, the Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit, P.C. was established in Arlington, Virginia to provide a decade of Canadian legal expertise and trial experience to clients charged with criminal, DUI and traffic offenses in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Falls Church, Virginia. The following year, Susan received her admittance to the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia (4th Circuit Court). In 2012, the Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit, P.C. opened another office to offer the combination of experience, aggressive representation and a proven track record across a broad range of criminal, DUI and traffic offenses to clients charged in Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Louisa, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, Virginia. In 2016, the Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit opened a third location in Bowling Green to represent those charged with crimes in and around Caroline County.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ontario, Canada
Virginia
United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia (4th Circuit Court)
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lawyer
Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit, P.C. (Caroline County)
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Lawyer
Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit, P.C. (Spotsylvania)
- Current
Sole practitioner of criminal law (along with DUI, DWI and Reckless) in Virginia, USA
Lawyer
Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit, P.C. (Arlington)
- Current
Sole practitioner of criminal law (along with DUI, DWI and Reckless) in Virginia, USA
Lawyer
Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit
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Sole practitioner of criminal law in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Legal Articling Student
Donaldson, Donaldson & Greenaway
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Education
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. / Litigation (2003)
University of Calgary Law School
LL.B. (1989)
University of Calgary
B.A. / Major in French and Minor in Spanish
Awards
Top Attorney - Excellent
Avvo
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
25 Year Anniversary of Proudly Serving the Community
Martindale-Hubbell
Providing legal services since 1991
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorney - Superb - 9.8/10
Avvo
Client Distinction Award (2016)
Martindale.com and Lawyer.com
Recognized for excellence: quality of service, overall responsiveness and communication ability
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorney - Superb - 9.6/10
Avvo
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Lady Fairfax
Fairfax County
Serving on Supervisor Hyland’s 2005 Annual Plan Review Task Force and chairing the special 18-member 2008 Base Realignment and Closure Annual Plan Review Task Force resulted in the community nominating me for the Lady Fairfax 2008 award
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
General Member
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Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
Member
- Current
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Arlington Bar Association
Member
- Current
Virginia State Bar # 66589
Member
- Current
Virginia Bar Association
Member
- Current
Law Society of Upper Canada
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Fairfax County Bar Association
Member
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Essex County Bar Association
Treasurer
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Essex County Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Being a Criminal Defense Attorney, Career Day, Belle River, Ontario, Canada
Belle River District High School
Being a Criminal Defense Attorney, Career Day, Belle River, Ontario, Canada
Belle River District High School
Being a Criminal Defense Attorney, Career Day, Belle River, Ontario, Canada
Belle River District High School
Judge, Mock Trial, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Windsor Law School
Judge, Mock Trial, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Windsor Law School
Certifications
Certificate of Completion for Gun Law in Virginia
National Business Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
318 Questions Answered

Q. I have a few questions about getting my record expunge .. Im 21 with misdemeanor DV charge i never did jail time for.
A: In VA, unfortunately, if you are found guilty by a judge (or facts sufficient for guilt as in a first offender program) or you enter a guilty plea, you cannot expunge that charge under current law. It does not matter whether or not you did jail time. It also does not matter how much time has gone by.
Q. I took pictures of my boyfriend's daughter. He gave me permission and it was on his time. Can his ex press charges.
A: You said you took photos of everyone at a creek. Based on what you have said, I can't think of any criminal charges anyone can press. However, this is a public website which can be read by everyone, so don't post any more details regarding this situation. If this is causing you this much trouble, you might want to consider taking the photos down. If the ex does bring criminal charges, say nothing and immediately hire a local experienced defense attorney.
Q. Can my case get thrown out if the police officer didn't read me my Miranda rights?
A: Your miranda rights only need to be read to you after you were taken into custody and before questions were asked about the alleged offense. Initial questions (before you were arrested) such as how much you had to drink, when you had your last drink, where you were coming from and similar questions, can be considered part of the officer's investigation to determine whether he or she has probable cause to arrest you for DUI. Those initial questions do not require you to be read your miranda rights. All this said, DUI convictions have far reaching consequences, so you should retain a local dui attorney as soon as possible.
Q. Can a victim of domestic violence be granted an imidiate divorce in VA?
A: This is a family law question not a criminal defense one. I will try to redirect your question.
Q. I was served an emergency protection order with a criminal complaint. Complaint contains false allegies. What do i do?
A: You should hired a local experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Protective orders based on false allegations need to be dealt with as soon as possible! Most criminal defense attorneys will give you a free consultation. I wish you the best!
Q. First and Only Incident, no battery involved
A: If this is a first time in which the police have been involved, your spouse is not likely looking at jail time. However, if he goes through the 1st time offender, he will have a permanent record of being charged with the offense. First time offenders can never expunge this charge under current law .Your spouse can never own a gun, which may impact a future job. Other than via the 1st offender route, it is not likely that the charge will be dismissed, despite you not wanting to proceed. (In these types of situations, as you have described, there are better ways to deal with this than getting the police involved.) Your spouse should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney right away, to try to get this charge dismissed/nolle prosequi'd or amended to an offense like "no trespass".
Q. I want to dismiss a domestic violence charge because the person has ADHD it that possible
A: If you are the complainant, it is really out of your hands and in the Commonwealth's (prosecutor's) hands. The person with the ADHD should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney and should share both the fact that he/she has ADHS AND that you don't want to proceed with the charge.
Q. What takes so long on a motion to amend a sentence, after it's been filed the clerk said the judge hasn't decided
A: It sounds like you are asking about a motion for reconsideration, which is filed after the defendant is sentenced. Many lawyers will not speak to family members because they don't have their client's permission AND because anything the lawyer says to non-defendants is not attorney-client privileged. I suggest you have your husband write a letter to his lawyer asking if the motion was filed, the date it was filed and when a hearing can be expected. (In the jurisdictions I appear in, more than 60 days from filing a motion for reconsideration without receiving something from the Judge's law clerk is unheard of. )
Q. Is there any way to seal 18.2-57.3 so this college educated fellow who made a mistake over 7 years ago can get a job?
A: Under current Virginia law, if there was an admission of guilt or a find of facts sufficient (usually in a first offender program), such a charge can NEVER be expunged (what folks mean when they say "seal").
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Spotsylvania Location
9130 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania , VA 22553
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Telephone: (540) 322-2594
Fax: (866) 766-2688
Caroline County Location
115 Courthouse Lane
Bowling Green, VA 22427
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Telephone: (540) 322-2594
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Arlington Location
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
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Telephone: (703) 666-9263
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