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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
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Virginia
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United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia (4th Circuit Court)
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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)
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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, 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
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The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2003) | Litigation
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University of Calgary Law School
LL.B. (1989)
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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
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Arlington Bar Association
Member
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Virginia State Bar # 66589
Member
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Virginia Bar Association
Member
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Law Society of Upper Canada
Member
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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
478 Questions Answered

Q. How much is it to get a misdemeanor petty theft off your record and can I do it myself or do I need a lawyer
A: If it is a conviction or dismissal pursuant to a first offender program, you cannot get it off your record (expunged)
Q. Does a conviction of "obtained drug by fraud" fall under the category of a Drug Crime or is it a White Collar Crime?
A: Yes, you are correct: only charges which have been nolle prosequi'd (withdrawn) or dismissed (and not via offender offender program) is a charge eligible for expungement. Even those charges which are eligible are not automatically expunged.
Q. If a person is out on bond for a domestic felony charge with stipulations not to leave Newport News VA and not to be iN
A: You can call victim services at the Commonwealth's office which brought the domestic charge against the defendant and seek their advice.
Q. I failed a drug test during ASAP- was not told or called back to court. found out months later during call to asap .
A: Go online to the court where you were convicted to see if a capias was issued for your arrest: www.courts.state.va.us . See if it says "fugitive" by your name. If it does, nothing will go away until you deal with it. Contact your prior attorney to help you or hire a new one.
Q. Can my boyfriend be evicted from a property for being convicted of a felony? There was nothing in the lease about it.
A: You should also consider asking a landlord & tenant lawyer this question, since it is not a criminal defense one.
Q. Hello! I have 3 FUIs and it's been 6 years. The judge in my county is harsh. Can I move and petition another one?
A: I am not certain what you are trying to say. Is the issue getting your driving privileges reinstated? If so, you should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. The first step is to comply with ASAP's requirements regarding getting your privileges reinstated. Usually, they will write a letter for you to take to court, once you have completed everything they require.
Q. At my arraignment I opted to hire own lawyer
A: You most certainly can ask for a court appointed lawyer. Don’t wait for the advisement date; speak to the court clerk about getting into court sooner to do this.
Q. If I didnt agree to be a witness for the prosecution, do I have to speak with them before the trial?
A: You don't have to answer any questions but you also don't want to be charged with hiding your friend. However, it is not likely you will be asked any questions by the prosecution until the day of court for which you were subpoenaed.
Q. Hello so me and my boyfriend got in argument and no physical contact or any hitting was involved but how ever he left
A: There does not have to be an actual touching for an assault charge to be filed by the police. If you told the police that you were afraid of him striking you because of his anger and that's why you ran (scratching up your legs in the process), that may be the basis for the assault charge. You will likely have to wait until the day of trial to tell the prosecutor that he never touched you and you don't feel he would have assaulted you if you had not run, if that is indeed how you feel.
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Contact & Map
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