Dave Albo

Dave Albo Criminal & Traffic Defense Attorney, Government Affairs Representative. Retired Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 42nd District 1994-2017

Most likely the last Easter that Ben will be coloring eggs.  At 12 years old, I think he is figuring out that #1  Bunnie...
04/01/2018

Most likely the last Easter that Ben will be coloring eggs. At 12 years old, I think he is figuring out that #1 Bunnies don't do eggs, and that a Bunny can't possibly get to everyone's house to hide said eggs.

Last week, I went to see the Cub Scouts to help them earn their "Citizenship in the Community" badge. They asked some gr...
12/11/2017

Last week, I went to see the Cub Scouts to help them earn their "Citizenship in the Community" badge. They asked some great questions and already knew a lot about how a bill becomes a law!

Thanks Washingtonian for the wonderful reception last night for your Top Attorneys.  It's a big honor to be selected as ...
12/06/2017

Thanks Washingtonian for the wonderful reception last night for your Top Attorneys. It's a big honor to be selected as one of your Top Criminal/Traffic Law Attorneys for the 5th time! While the real cover should look like this, it actually features Donald Trump instead of me - can you believe that! www.davealbo.com

Got to see the renovations at West Springfield High School today with fellow WSHS alumni Supervisor Pat Herrity and his ...
11/30/2017

Got to see the renovations at West Springfield High School today with fellow WSHS alumni Supervisor Pat Herrity and his Chief of Staff Dave Foreman! Here are some pictures of the new library, band room and science room, and a group photo of Supervisor Herrity ('78), Dave Foreman ('82), and me ('80).

"Touristy"  things we did this Thanksgiving weekend with my boy Ben and my cousin and her family
11/27/2017

"Touristy" things we did this Thanksgiving weekend with my boy Ben and my cousin and her family

Living in DC area we never go see the "touristy" stuff.  But when family or friends come, it gets us out.  And WOW!!  We...
11/27/2017

Living in DC area we never go see the "touristy" stuff. But when family or friends come, it gets us out. And WOW!! We live in a great place. This weekend, my cousin came to visit with her family. We did the Arlington Cemetary Changing of the Guards (had not seen it since I was a kid) and the Udvar Hazy (Dulles) Air & Space Museum. Coincidentally, an F-4 Phantom was on display that was in the squadron of my other cousin. Small world. Just sayin' -- go out and enjoy our town. We are lucky to live here. So don't wait for guests.

11/17/2017

Starting on a long process of updating my Facebook. This has been my House of Delegates Facebook, but I retired last week. The State Legislature is a "Citizen-Legislature." So I am back to being a Citizen. And as you know, my job as a "citizen" is that of an Attorney. I represent nice people who got in trouble with the law in Criminal and Traffic Court. I will also be representing people and businesses who need help with their State and Local Governments. We call it "government affairs," but you know it as "Lobbyist."

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11/17/2017

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11/17/2017

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11/17/2017

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Existing Medicaid covers medical care for poor people who are children, over the age of 65, disabled, or pregnant. The A...
10/05/2017
Massachusetts seeks to move adults off Medicaid, limit drug coverage

Existing Medicaid covers medical care for poor people who are children, over the age of 65, disabled, or pregnant. The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) sought to expand access to Medicaid to all poor people between the ages of 19 and 64. The Federal Government picked up 100 percent of the bill for the first four years, but after that, the states were responsible for paying 10 percent. Virginia’s 10 percent share ALONE would have cost $350,000,000 a year, and with health care inflation, would have cost $700,000,000 in 10 years. Therefore, Virginia decided not to expand Medicaid because we knew it was financially unsustainable. As you can see from this Modern Healthcare article, we were right. Click here to read about the financial mess Massachusetts is in: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170927/NEWS/170929900

Ballooning Medicaid costs have led Massachusetts to draft a proposal to move expansion enrollees out of Medicaid and limit drug coverage for those who remain in the program.

Today interns Hayden and Jill dropped off backpacks and school supplies purchased by Dave Albo for Delegate for the Lort...
08/10/2017

Today interns Hayden and Jill dropped off backpacks and school supplies purchased by Dave Albo for Delegate for the Lorton Community Action Center Back 2 School Drive! You can sign up to "adopt" a student here: https://lortonaction.org/seasonal-assistance/

Today I drove by West Springfield High School and was able to see the progress of the renovations! Here's a view of the ...
07/25/2017

Today I drove by West Springfield High School and was able to see the progress of the renovations! Here's a view of the construction from Rolling Road.

Last Saturday I was honored to receive the Optimist Club of Springfield's Citizen of the Year Award. Thank you to the cl...
06/19/2017

Last Saturday I was honored to receive the Optimist Club of Springfield's Citizen of the Year Award. Thank you to the club's president, Rick Leonard, and to JB Young, my Legislative Assistant from 1994-2004, for you kind words. I am most proud of having been able to serve the community that raised me. Thank you to the Optimist Club for this award.

This past Saturday, Lolita Mancheno-Smoak for Delegate won the Republican nomination for the 42nd District House of Dele...
06/15/2017
Smoak for Delegate

This past Saturday, Lolita Mancheno-Smoak for Delegate won the Republican nomination for the 42nd District House of Delegates election. Mike Drobnis and Steve Adragna were wonderful candidates, and I applaud them both for working to make our community great.

Lolita is smart, professional, and passionate about serving her community. You can learn more about Lolita here: http://manchenosmoak4delegate.com/

05/31/2017

Last night I attended a reception for my colleague, Delegate Jim LeMunyon. I congratulated Delegate LeMunyon on just one of his achievements in the House of Delegates, inventing the road construction system that builds roads based on how many people they will move rather than politics. Delegate LeMunyon is working hard for Fairfax County, and I am happy to support his re-election campaign.

Last Monday I was honored to co-host a campaign fundraiser for my friend and colleague Tim Hugo. Delegate Hugo has worke...
05/19/2017

Last Monday I was honored to co-host a campaign fundraiser for my friend and colleague Tim Hugo. Delegate Hugo has worked tirelessly with me in the House to help protect our neighborhoods, improve transportation, and get our kids into our Virginia schools. I am happy to do what I can to ensure that Delegate Hugo can continue his good work for Virginia. Special thanks to Senator Marco Rubio, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, and all the Delegates and Senators who came out to support Delegate Hugo.

This past weekend Rita and I were honored to attend the wedding of Cori Kline (Inman) and Rylan Kline! Cori's dad, Scott...
05/15/2017

This past weekend Rita and I were honored to attend the wedding of Cori Kline (Inman) and Rylan Kline! Cori's dad, Scott, and I graduated from West Springfield High School together in 1980 and Cori worked for me as my Legislative Assistant for three years. Here are a few photos from the ceremony. Congratulations, Cori and Rylan!

Great Opening Day for South County Little League last weekend! It was an honor to throw out the first pitch one last tim...
05/01/2017

Great Opening Day for South County Little League last weekend! It was an honor to throw out the first pitch one last time.

04/05/2017

Next to marrying Rita and adopting Ben, serving the people of West Springfield, Fairfax Station, South County, Mason Neck, and Mount Vernon has been the greatest honor of my life. I grew up here and did what I could for 24 years to keep our neighborhoods the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

After much thought, I have decided not to seek reelection to the House of Delegates this coming November. While I still enjoy the job and love the public service, I can no longer afford to take 80+ days a year off work to serve in the General Assembly. In addition, I don’t have a monopoly on all the good ideas - there are lots of very capable public servants living in my district who can do a great job. It’s not “my seat,” it is the people of our neighborhoods’ seat, and I am sure there is someone out there who would like to serve.

Many do not realize that I hold George Washington’s and George Mason’s seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Wow - I got to do the same job as these Founding Fathers! I started out as an intern in 1986. I was first elected in 1993, and have had the honor of serving as Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee for the past 12 years. This has enabled me to do lots of great things to help people. Nothing great is achieved alone, so don’t think I take sole credit for these, but I would humbly say that I played a lead role in bills which accomplished the following:

• Authored the Northern Virginia sections of the 2013 Transportation Act that raises money for roads and rail with the iron clad guarantee that it stays in NOVA
• Closed literally hundreds of loopholes in the DUI and criminal laws to keep people safe
• Helped build South County High School
• Wrote most of the laws to fight gangs
• Preserved thousands of acres of open space
• Made certain types of abuse of companion animals a felony
• Closed the loophole that allowed the VA Tech killer to acquire a gun
• Helped people with mental health problems by establishing Mandated Outpatient Treatment
• Allowed oil derived from Marijuana to be used to treat intractable epilepsy
• Rewrote Virginia’s adoption laws to make it easier for children to be adopted
• Following 9/11 when 10 of my constituents were incinerated in the Pentagon, I passed the first law in the U.S. to require legal presence in Virginia to obtain a Driver’s License, and passed Virginia’s Anti-Terrorism law which gave police new legal tools to catch terrorists and apply the death penalty for terrorism
• Massively increased punishments on child molesters
• Modernized Virginia’s Computer Crimes Act
• Co-created Judicial Performance Evaluation system
• Required all people arrested for a crime to be checked for immigration status
• Two little things that we all liked: Banned commercial truck parking on our Fairfax County residential streets, and banned signs on the sides of our streets and in the medians
• While it was not my bill, I wrote the language that bans smoking in restaurants
• Changed the word “which” to “that” in the speeding code --- just checking to see if you are actually reading this. Thought it might be too boring. And yes, I actually did change “which” to “that.” If you really want to be bored, e-mail me and I will explain it!

For a full list of legislation I have sponsored, visit my website: www.davealbo.org

George Washington started our long history of the “citizen-legislator” when he declined to run for another term as President so he could return to being a regular citizen. He went back to Mount Vernon to be a farmer. Likewise, I will continue my career as a criminal and traffic defense attorney. I look forward to transitioning my House of Delegates office to the new public servant who is elected to serve.

Again, it has been one of the greatest privileges to serve our neighborhood, and I am so grateful to have had this opportunity.

Best Regards,

David B. Albo

This weekend I presented the Fairfax County Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award to Mr. Joseph Chudzik. Joe has been work...
04/03/2017

This weekend I presented the Fairfax County Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award to Mr. Joseph Chudzik. Joe has been working tirelessly for years to keep our community clean, and I am glad I got to take part in honoring him with this award. Here we are with his wife, Faith.

Here's a picture of me moving 24 years of pictures and souvenirs from my office in the General Assembly Building before ...
03/27/2017

Here's a picture of me moving 24 years of pictures and souvenirs from my office in the General Assembly Building before it is destroyed and renovated.

03/13/2017

The forecast is calling for 6-10 inches of snow in Fairfax County tonight and continuing through tomorrow. As the storm approaches, now is the best time to prepare.

VDOT has informed me that crews are pre-treating interstates and high-volume roads with brine today, to help prevent snow from sticking when the storm begins. VDOT asks that drivers give these large, slow-moving tankers plenty of room.

By tomorrow afternoon, about 4,500 pieces of equipment will stage through the region to begin pushing snow once two inches have fallen. Here is some information on VDOT’s snow removal:http://www.virginiadot.org/Projects/Northern_Virginia/asset_upload_file399_109139.pdf

Additionally, you can track snow plows moving through our area here: novasnowplowing.virginia.gov

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.

Here is a message from the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones on how the federal government plans to re...
03/13/2017
Explanation of Federal Repeal and Replace of the Affordable Care Act

Here is a message from the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones on how the federal government plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

https://delegatedavealbo.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/explanation-of-federal-repeal-and-replace-of-the-affordable-care-act/

Here is a message from the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones on how the federal government plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: Chairman Jones Memo Regarding Feder…

03/06/2017

In honor of Women's History Month, I wanted to update you on the work the General Assembly did this past Session to commemorate Women's Right to Vote. I co-patroned HB 2348 – Women’s Right to Vote, Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of; established. This bill creates a commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. 2017 marks 100 years since the turning point of the Suffrage Movement. The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial will be built in Occoquan Regional Park, where the Occoquan Workhouse was located. Scores of suffragists were unjustly imprisoned in the Workhouse. The national memorial will educate, inspire, and give people the opportunity to reflect. My grandmother was a suffragette, and I remember her telling me stories about it when I was a kid. This bill will help to commemorate her and all the women who fought for their right to vote. HB 2348 passed the House and the Senate, and is awaiting approval from the Governor.

2017 Session ended this last Saturday, here is a picture from Sine Die on the House floor. Sine Die, Latin for "without ...
02/27/2017

2017 Session ended this last Saturday, here is a picture from Sine Die on the House floor. Sine Die, Latin for "without a day", means that the House has adjourned and has not set specific date set for the start of the 2018 session, in other words session is over.

02/23/2017
Delegate Albo Presents Resolution Honoring Ginny Thrasher

This past week I presented HR 351 commending West Springfield High school alumni and Olympic gold-medalist, Ginny Thrasher. We did a virtual presentation on the House floor to extend our congratulations as well as our pride in her accomplishments as the first gold-medalist winner of the Rio 2016 Olympics. Ginny out-shot the two- time Olympic gold medalist with a perfect score of a 10.9 in the 10-meter air rifle event. We are so proud of our WSHS graduate for representing the U.S.A!

Below is my introduction of HR 351 recognizing Ms. Thrasher on her great accomplishments. Unfortunately, she could not be with us in the capitol at the time due to NCAA rules, but she did watch via the live House feed from West Virginia University where she studies biomedical engineering.

Today we honored Col. Edward Shames on the House floor. Col. Shames was a Lieutenant in World War II, jumped into Norman...
02/21/2017

Today we honored Col. Edward Shames on the House floor. Col. Shames was a Lieutenant in World War II, jumped into Normandy, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, liberated Dachau concentration camp, and took a bottle of cognac from Hitler's "Eagle's Nest." If this story sounds familiar, it’s because he and his "Easy Company" were depicted in Band of Brothers.

We have been visited by Super Bowl Winners, Olympic Gold Medalists, the Queen of England, the Vice President, and actual rock stars – but the enthusiastic standing ovation by all 100 members of the House of Delegates for Col. Shames was bigger than what these famous people received, and deservedly so.

We are in our last week of Session, and were working hard yesterday to hear and debate every bill in the Courts of Justi...
02/21/2017

We are in our last week of Session, and were working hard yesterday to hear and debate every bill in the Courts of Justice Committee.

02/17/2017
HR 386 Commending Eddie Garretson

This week I introduced HR 386, which commended my constituent, Eddie Garretson, for his contributions to the 42nd District and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Eddie started a non-profit called Eddies Club, Inc. that offers a variety of activities to disabled kids, teens and young adults. Eddie’s Club manages Springfield Challenger Baseball, which is a division of West Springfield Little League for children with special needs.

Below is a video of my introduction of Eddie on the House floor. We were glad to have Eddie and his family members, as well as one of the original members of Eddie’s Club, in Richmond for his recognition.

02/07/2017
Delegate Dave Albo Speaks on HB 1410

I have been working with a bipartisan group of Delegates to make colleges more affordable and accessible to our Virginia students for years. Here is my explanation of my HB 1410, which works to make sure public universities prioritize the Virginians who fund them. Fast forward to 1:20, past the procedural motions, to get to the actual substance of the bill.

Today I had a visit from Nick Milroy, WSHS Alum, representing Virginia Tech. Nick and I talked about state funding for H...
02/02/2017

Today I had a visit from Nick Milroy, WSHS Alum, representing Virginia Tech. Nick and I talked about state funding for Higher Education and the fact that he was on the WSHS Swim Team, class of 2015, and I was on it in 1980!

01/26/2017
HB 1456 Albo Presentation

I am working to create practical solutions to help families and kids going through divorce. Check out my presentation of my HB 1456 on the House floor.

01/13/2017
First Week of 2017 Session

We are just finishing up our first week of Session. Check out my blog to read about the Governor's State of the Commonwealth Address, the budget, and some of my legislation that I think you'll be interested in.

https://delegatedavealbo.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/first-week-of-2017-session/

The 2017 General Assembly Session has begun! The 2017 General Assembly session opened on Wednesday, January 12. I’m looking forward to a productive session working for you in Richmond this winter! …

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Dave Albo - Representing good people charged with a crime or traffic offense.

For three decades people who have problems with government and people charged with offenses in Virginia’s Courts, have looked to Dave Albo to solve their problems and get them through difficult times. This is not only because of his vast legal experience in representing people charged with crimes (with 30 years in the field, Mr. Albo is not learning on the job – he has seen it before), but also because Dave Albo has strong community ties and treats the people who come to him as people and not as just “clients.” In addition, because of his 24 years experience as a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (12 years a Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee), Dave also serves as a government affairs representative (aka “lobbyist”) assisting people and businesses who need help with State and Local government.

Dave Albo has practiced law for 30 years. At the start of his legal career, he served as the Fairfax City Prosecutor for three years. (Once elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, he was no longer allowed to be a Prosecutor). During his former career as a Prosecutor, he handled dockets of often 30 or more cases which ran the gamut of law: DUI, Assault & Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Driving on Suspended / Without License, Reckless Driving, Possession of Marijuana… the list goes on and on. Mr. Albo dealt with these types of charges each and every day he was in court – an intense way to learn the law! In addition to that, Mr. Albo represented clients in Northern Virginia Courts and Federal Court for serious felony charges, including Possession of Narcotics, Distribution of Narcotics, Embezzlement, Government Contracts Fraud, Malicious Wounding, Felony DUI, to name a few. We estimate that Dave Albo has handled over 10,000 cases in his career.

In addition to Mr. Albo’s vast legal experience, he is a sought-after lecturer for continuing education classes. He teaches Criminal, DUI, and Reckless Driving Defense Law, Recent Updates on the Law, and Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to other Virginia lawyers at leading Continuing Legal Education programs. Recently he was asked by the Federal Reserve to teach their regulators on possible criminal activities in Fantasy Sports Gaming. In other words, lawyers pay to have Dave Albo teach them how to practice law, and government agencies ask Dave Albo to teach their employees the law.

Even national media has sought out Dave Albo for his opinions on the law. Mr. Albo appears regularly in the national broadcast news for CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC, The Today Show and Dateline.

Finally, it is not just Albo & Oblon telling you that Mr. Albo is highly qualified. A number of third party organizations have recognized Mr. Albo. For example, he has been:


  • Honored five times by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Attorney,

  • Honored five times by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the area’s top lawyers,

  • Awarded the state-wide “Leader In The Law” designation from Virginia Lawyers Weekly for his work as an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where he is Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee that writes the criminal and civil laws for the Commonwealth.

  • Selected by Virginia Business Magazine as “Legal Elite” in the area of Government Relations (e.g. “Lobbying”)
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Mr. Albo grew up in West Springfield. He has served as a guardian for abused children, President of the West Springfield Civic Association, and Springfield representative on the Fairfax County Transportation Commission.

    In 1993, Mr. Albo was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He recently retired as the 7th most senior member of the 100-Member House. He served as Chairman of the House of Delegates Courts of Justice (“Judiciary”) Committee for over a decade. This is the committee that writes all of Virginia’s criminal and civil laws and oversees the selection of Judges. Mr. Albo was also the longest-serving member on the House of Delegates Sub-Committee on Alcohol, Gaming and Tobacco. In addition, Mr. Albo served on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the State Crime Commission, and the Committee Overseeing Judges and Courts in Virginia.

    Education

    University of Richmond, JD (1988); University of Virginia, BA, Economics (1984)

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