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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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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
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment plans available
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)
- Current
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)
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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
University of Calgary
B.A. | Major in French and Minor in Spanish
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2003) | Litigation
University of Calgary Law School
LL.B. (1989)
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
- Current
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
444 Questions Answered

Q. What is the punishment for a first time offender in an aggravated assualt towards a familiy member
A: If the defendant was charged with committing a class 6 felony, such a charge carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, but with no prior record, any jail time may be suspended. However, if the victim is willing to speak to the prosecutor (and the defendant's attorney), it may be possible get the charge amended to a misdemeanor with mandatory counseling etc. The defendant's attorney may suggest that he enrolls in an anger management program as soon as possible. But the defendant should have a long discussion with his/her attorney about what steps to take.
Q. I was accused of harassment by computer by an individual.
A: Tpu need to hire a local experienced criminal defence attorney to represent you on the harassment charge. That attorney will get discovery and find out what the allegations are. (You can also go to the General District court vletk’s office and adk for a copy of the criminal complaint.) Defamation cases are hard to win in VA. Speak to a civil litigator about this course of action because it is not a criminal law matter.
Q. 61 year old female with clean driving record. First DUI (in VA). Are exceptions ever made for age/good driver?
A: Unfortunately, a good driving record will have very little influence on the outcome of your current charge. A local experienced dui attorney will have a greater influence.
Q. Someone recorded mu phone conversation with them and didn't tell me i was being recorded
A: In Virginia, only one person to the conversation needs to know that a recording is being made. In this case the petson recording the conversation is all that is required by law. Your knowledge or permission is not required for the recording to be lawful.
Q. can a lawyer agree to a set fee and then once fired charge you hourly fees and not refund a signicaint amout of money
A: The problem you are going to encounter is that there was no written contract. Thus it will be your word against that of the lawyer. However, you can contact the VA State Bar to obtain more information on how to best deal with this situation.
Q. I was charged with domestic assault but it was dropped down to a simple assault can I get that expunged it was in 1993
A: Under current Virginia law, a conviction cannot be expunged no matter how much time has passed. We need the legislators to change that!
Q. I was wondering if i needed a lawyer for my court date
A: Get a mechanic to examine your vehicle and advise you as to whether it is too low. A written evaluation would be good if the mechanic is not willing to come to court. Fix the tint and bring proof of such to court, advising the Judge that this was not your vehicle. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor which carries up to 12 months in jail and 6 points if convicted. You should consider hiring an experienced local traffic attorney to defend you on these charges.
Q. What's the best way for me to find an attorney to represent me in a fraud/wrongdoing case against me & a deceased party
A: You can click on "find a lawyer" on this website and look at the drop down menu for litigation. You can then google to find information about that attorney. Then make an appointment and discuss your case with that attorney. This is no different from finding a great surgeon.
Q. is it illegal for a citizen to install bugs or videos in my house without my permission or to hack into my phone?
A: Determine whether indeed there is police report. Nobody can enter your house and install bugs or videos without your permission or a legitimate search warrant. This sounds like a potential financial shakedown. I suggest you meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney and have him or her review all documentation/evidence you have regarding this potential invasion of your home. It may cost you for such consultation but it would be well worth you having peace of mind.
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Spotsylvania Location
9130 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania , VA 22553
USA
Telephone: (540) 322-2594
Fax: (866) 766-2688
Caroline County Location
115 Courthouse Lane
Bowling Green, VA 22427
USA
Telephone: (540) 322-2594
Fax: (866) 766-2688