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Mount Vernon is located in Fairfax County and is home to the Mount Vernon plantation which was President George Washington’s home. Mount Vernon is the most popular tourist location, but locals also enjoy the Potomac River, Fort Belvior, Huntly Meadow Park, and Little Hunting Creek in the hot summers. Mount Vernon is known among Virginia locals as an upper-middle class community.
If you want to file a case in Mount Vernon then you will likely be consulting one of the local lawyers. Lawyers in Mount Vernon are familiar with nearly every kind of case but regularly take immigration visa, divorce, bankruptcy, slip and fall lawsuit, and DUI/DWI cases.
Recently in Mount Vernon, Fairfax County settled a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the family of Ashley McIntosh who was killed by a Fairfax County Police Officer in a crash on Route 1. McIntosh was on her way home from her job as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant when Officer Amanda R. Perry sped through a red light with her lights, but no siren, on when she struck McIntosh’s car. McIntosh was ejected and killed. Her family will collect the $1.5 million settlement.
If you have a lawsuit to file in Mount Vernon, you will be visiting the Fairfax County General District Court that has jurisdiction over tort, real property cases not exceeding $15,000, small claims up to $4,500, mental health, and select family cases like custody and support cases. General District Courts retain exclusive jurisdiction over DUI/DWI, juvenile, and traffic cases. If you are facing pending criminal charges in Mount Vernon then you’ll probably be heading to the Fairfax County Circuit Court which has jurisdiction over most criminal matters. The U.S. District Court In Arlington, Virginia will handle any Mount Vernon immigration issues.
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