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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
  • 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
374 Questions Answered

Q. I got a dog when i was with my ex. I left her & now shes trying to press charges cause i brought my dog with me.
A: If you paid for the dog, it’s yours. I can’t think of any charges your ex can bring against you.
Q. My girl punched me twice in the same day but in two differnt citys so should she also slapped my child so what should.
A: You can go to the magistrate in each of the 2 cities where you say you were assaulted. But wouldn’t it be better to convince her to get into counseling and anger management? And yes, she could lose her job if she is convicted.
Q. I was ill advised by legal council to enter an Alford plea.
A: The problem is: prove what counsel told you. If it was not in writing or recorded, counsel will likely deny advising you that after a year, the conction would automatically be “sealed”, because that is is so blatantly wrong. It is a long shot to convince a circuit court judge to expunge a conviction when the governor has granted a pardon. But you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying for a pardon. Hire an attorney who does pardon applications and know that a response from the governor’s office takes about 2 - 2.5 years.
Q. can a guilty plea(alford) be expunged
A: An Alford plea or a no contest plea both result in a conviction. Under current VA law, no conviction is eligible for expungement, regardless of how much time has passed or the serious financial hardship such a conviction exerts. The law in this area is very cut and dry unfortunately.
Q. Felony DUI/DWI
A: It will depend on whether it is a judge-alone trial or a jury trial along with available dates for the court, defense counsel and all witnesses. Usually with 3-4 months though. Whether the person is taken into custody or bond is granted will depend on a lot of factors, such as the defendant's behavior while on bond. This is an excellent question to ask the defense attorney.
Q. I am a victim in an assault with someone who has a previous recent arrest for assault.Can I approach him for settlement
A: You need to go hire a litigation attorney and have the courts deal with this. I don't practice in that area. I answer criminal defense questions because that is my area of practice.
Q. My son's father was arrested for hitting me while I am pregnant with our second baby.Will I have to testify in front him
A: You can ask the prosecutor if you can testify in camera, but it will have to be proven that you would be traumatized if you testify in front of him. Being really scared is not enough.
Q. My child’s father was arrested for assault and battery for hitting me while I was driving a car. What should I expect?
A: You should probably speak to his attorney about the details of this case.
Q. What to do if falsely informed of non domestic asssault and battery in norfolk va...the false accuser assaulted me
A: You being injured does not ensure the judge will believe your side of the story. Hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you.
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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