J. Burkhardt Beale

J. Burkhardt Beale

4391 Ridgewood Center Dr. Suite G
Wooldridge, VA 22192

Phone: 703-690-1222

Website: http://jbbeale@boonebeale.com

Founding Member

About J. Burkhardt Beale

An attorney dedicated to the defense of drunk driving charges throughout his entire career, DUI Defense attorney Burk Beale has been successfully representing his clients since 1980, when he was admitted to practice law in Virginia. He brings to the table more than just an impressive resume of more than thirty years experience focusing in DUI law – he posseses the unique ability to use the correct approach to best resolve each and every case he works on. A lifetime resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Burk graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1980, he earned his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Today, Burk concentrates his practice in the area of DUI law, along with criminal and traffic defense. As DUI law is a specialized field, Burk found it necessary to become a certified breath test operator and a field sobriety test instructor conducting field sobriety tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). He has served as a co-author of “Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia” concentrating on the scientific issues concerning a DUI or DWI; and “Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia” concentrating on search and seizure issues, self incrimination and appellate relief both of which are published by Virginia CLE. Burk has lectured in Virginia and nationally more than 90 times on DUI defense and is currently completing a book on DUI defense in Virginia. What really matters? RESULTS. In four of his appellate cases, he was cited by either the annual Virginia Criminal Law Seminar or the bi-annual DUI and Other Serious Traffic Offenses seminar conducted by the Virginia CLE program as having the leading case of the year in the fields of traffic, criminal and DUI defense. These cases included Zimmerman v. Commonwealth, Taylor v. Commonwealth, Lash v. The County of Henrico and Basfield v. Commonwealth. Today, Burk is a lifetime member of National Assotiation of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), along with the Prince William County Bar Association. He is also one of only two founding members of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Burk Beale primarily works out of Boone Beale’s Woodbridge, Virginia office located at 4391 Ridgewood Center Drive, and spends the majority of his time in the Northern Virginia area defending clients. Burk frequently handles cases throughout the rest of Virginia, often meeting with clients in Boone Beale’s Richmond office located at 27 North 17th St.. He keeps abreast of the local flavor when handling a case in a jurisdiction where he does not appear regularly.


Contact J. Burkhardt Beale

Provide some details about your situation, but remember not to include sensitive information. An attorney-client relationship is only formed once an attorney formally agrees to represent you.

Your Name *

Phone Number

Email Address

Message *

FIND AN ATTORNEY

Enter your city, state, or Zip code below to locate a qualified attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to defend those accused of DUI and related crimes.

FIND AN ATTORNEY

FROM OUR BLOG

Can you get a DUI on a Bird or Lime Scooter?

07/04/2019

Now that motorized scooters are popping up all over the United States, the question becomes whether you can get a DUI on one? The short answer is depends on where you live. Los Angeles authorities have already obtained a DUI conviction for a person operating a motorized scooter. Looking around the web, it appears that Indiana, Illinois and Colorado residents...

Harsher Penalties for DUIs: How to Travel with a Conviction

06/29/2019

Bill C-46 & Its Significant Impact on Canadian AdmissibilityBill C-46 amends the Canadian Criminal Code to create harsher consequences for impaired driving as well as new offences for driving after consuming drugs, particularly marijuana. Approved on June 21, 2018 and in effect December 2018, the Bill also grants police greater powers to test drivers for impairment and increases the maximum...

Back to Top