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 The Jones Practice, a Professional Limited Liability Company, was founded in 2009 by Tamika D. Jones, Esquire.  Formerly the Law Office of Tamika D. Jones PLLC, the Jones Practice PLLC, is dedicated to providing competent, caring and cost-effective representation where clients’ needs are always first.  As a boutique law firm providing services primarily in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law, I strive to be the best at what I do.

The Jones Practice PLLC prides itself in providing effective and aggressive litigation. However, recognizing that litigation is not always the most efficient way of resolving a matter, the Jones Practice PLLC is well equipped to effectively use alternative and creative means to resolve your legal disputes.

I am committed to ensuring client satisfaction at every step of the professional relationship. My highest priority is providing individually tailored solutions that are strategically sound and reflect a keen understanding of each client's needs. With a varied areas of practice and unique approach to the law – the Jones Practice PLLC serves as a comprehensive resource for all  clients’ individual, familial and business needs.   

This practice area list is not meant to be exhaustive and should your legal need not be covered on this site, please call  (703) 835-9967 to discuss your matter.  

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If you choose to work with the Jones Practice PLLC on an hourly basis, I will review your needs, your billing options, and prepare a reasonable retainer fee for you. 

Retainers are a sum of money that clients pay before the start of work. I hold such retainer fee in trust for the client, and subtract the hourly fees and costs from such retainer fee. Call for a consultation to discuss hourly rates and retainer fees.


Flat fee services are customarily offered to criminal and uncontested divorce clients.  The fee is paid prior to the start of services.  These fees are determined after the initial consultation in order to ensure you are paying the appropriate amount for your legal needs.  The Jones Practice PLLC strives to provide the best service to each client and understand that payment plans may be necessary.  Call to discuss payment options during your free phone consultation or during your in person meeting and case evaluation. 


The Jones Practice does handle certain cases on a Contingency Fee basis.  Unfortunately, due to the Jones Practice PLLC's commitment to other clients, I cannot offer contingency or deferred billing. The only exception that is offered is for Personal Injury clients.

My fees are very reasonable for quality criminal defense legal representation, but I am definitely not the cheapest attorney (nor the most expensive!) you could hire.  The Jones Practice PLLC doesn't sacrifice quality for volume, and it's important to take the necessary time to do everything possible to help each client.  With a little budgeting, many clients are able to retain legal counsel.

If you are unable to retain legal services, please contact a local pro-bono association or the Clerk at the court where your case is pending in order to obtain counsel.   

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The Jones Practice PLLC provides quality legal representation to small to mid-size business clients and entrepreneurs. Whether I am helping you incorporate a new business, handle trademark issues, establish basic business contracts, draft employment contracts or negotiate lease agreements, I provide clients with the necessary tools to begin and remain in business.


I understand that bad things happen to good people and that there may be a time when the need arises for criminal representation. I am prepared to protect your freedom in traffic, DUI/DWI, misdemeanor, and felony state and federal court matters. I also have several years of experience in handling family violence and protective order cases.​


What is a Misdemeanor Charge?

A misdemeanor is an offense that can have a penalty of up to 12 months in jail. Under Virginia law, misdemeanors are divided into four classes (I, II, III, and IV). A Class I Misdemeanor is the most common and most serious of all.   Incarceration is typically in a jail in the locality where the crime was committed.  

Some typical Class I Misdemeanors I defend include:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Petit Larceny
  • Assault (and/or Battery)
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol)
  • Driving while Suspended/Revoked
  • Reckless Driving - This is a surprisingly serious charge with harsh penalties in Virginia. Passing a stopped school bus, speeding and changing lanes without a signal and speeding in excess of 20 mph is a class I Misdemeanor  

Class                                Fine                                    Max Penalty                                    Example

Class 1 Misdemeanor         Up to $2500                        12 Months in Jail                         Assault/ DUI

Class 2 Misdemeanor         Up to $1000                        6 Months in Jail                           Aggressive Driving

Class 3 Misdemeanor         Up to $500       

Class 4 Misdemeanor          Up to $250

Unclassified misdemeanors (such as marijuana possession) are misdemeanors with penalties specific to the statute of the crime involved.

The least serious classes of misdemeanors are considered infractions, and the penalty is generally only a fine,. Such as a Drunk in Public offense. 

Most misdemeanor charges are brought about by issuing a summons from an arresting officer or a warrant issued by a magistrate.

What is a Felony Charge?

A felony is a criminal offense with maximum penalties greater than one year in prison. The most serious charges are felonies, or crimes with multiple prior offenses.  Incarceration typically is in a state prison.

Some Felony charges I defend include:

  • Murder
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Armed Robbery
  • Grand Larceny 
  • Possession of Drugs (either Schedule I or II)
  • Domestic Assault and Battery
  • child endangerment
  • etc.

Class                               Fines                        Max Penalty

Class 1 Felony                  Up to $100,000          Death Penalty / Life in Prison

Class 2 Felony                  Up to $100,000          20 Years to Life in Prison

Class 3 Felony                   Up to $100,000          5 to 20 Years in Prison

Class 4 Felony                   Up to $100,000           2 to 10 Years in Prison

Class 5 Felony                    Up to $2500               1 to 10 Years in Prison

Class 6 Felony                    Up to $2500               1 to 5 Years in Prison

Unclassified felonies (such as grand larceny) have penalties specific to the statute of the crime involved.


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I am a certified Guardian ad litem and understand the importance of family and children remaining intact.  However, when circumstances arise that call for a change in the familial structure, I can help.  

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoptions
  • Annulments
  • Child Custody/ Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
    • Contested
    • Uncontested
  • Domestic Violence
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Property Distribution
  • Protective Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Third Party Custody  and Grandparent's Rights


I understand that some relationships and agreements just do not work.  Your home and residence is the biggest investment or necessity in your life.  When issues arise that affect your life in a such a manner that it destroys your comfort and peace, I can help.  From issues related to breach of lease agreement, to the withholding of security deposits, I have represented both Landlords and Tenants and  I look forward to helping you too.  


Accidents happen. I provide aggressive and compassionate representation to every personal injury client. Having been trained by attorneys with Personal Injury experience, I know the tricks and understand how claims are perceived by insurance companies. I work to present the most assertive offense to combat the insurance companies’ defense with the desire to render the best result possible to my clients.

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