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Bernard Crane

Fairfax County Bar Association
Virginia, Washington DC

About Bernard Crane

Bernard Crane graduated from George Washington University, and earned his law degree from Catholic University. He's been practicing criminal and business law in the Washington area since 1985. For over 30 years, he's zealously fought for clients accused of all types of crimes - from marijuana to murder and carjacking. There's almost nothing he's not already seen and learned to deal with, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. He's helped thousands of people get through some of the worst times in their lives. He can help you, too.INVESTIGATIVE BACKGROUNDBefore becoming an attorney, he was a private investigator, conducting investigations across the county. Prior to that, he served as a police officer, including working undercover in narcotics. He know how investigations are built, so he know where their weak spots are. He's been where the arresting officer has been, so he know what he sees. More importantly, he know what the officer misses. TRAFFIC ALCOHOL CASESMr. Crane has completed an in-depth advanced training course on traffic alcohol cases approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and become one of the few attorneys who have earned certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This means he's been trained in exactly the same procedures the officers must use to make arrests for DWI or DUI. He can spot errors and omissions in their reports that frequently result in cases being dismissed.BUSINESS WORKHe's advised and handled the legal needs of countless businesses, including accountants, doctors, restaurants, nightclubs, I T vendors (hardware and software), labor services providers, and government contractors. He's guided clients' businesses from start-up to becoming major players, and helped them with government contracts, bid protests, liquor licensing, union disputes, corporate agreements, leases, buy-sell agreements, and all other business matters. He treats YOUR business as if it were HIS business.

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Work experience

Fairfax County Bar Association
Member | 2021 - Present
DC Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
Member | 2021 - Present

Education

The George Washington University
B.A. (1976), Criminal Justice, Sociology, Dramatic Art | 1976 - Present
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (1976), Law | 1984 - Present
Honors: American Jurisprudence Academic Achievement Awards: Creditors Rights and Debtors Protection, Insurance Law, Professional Responsibility

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