Practice Areas

Traffic Defense

The Northern Virginia–Washington, D.C. metropolitan area can be a fast paced, high volume, traffic nightmare.  Keeping your driving privileges intact is a matter of survival.  We understand that.  Quite naturally, people find themselves charged with traffic offenses on a routine basis.  In Virginia, merely traveling twenty miles per hour above the speed limit or, in excess of 80 miles per hour, regardless of the speed limit, can expose one to criminal prosecution for Reckless Driving.  This Class One criminal misdemeanor offense carries maximum punishments, upon conviction, up to twelve months in jail, a $2,500.00 fine, and loss of driving privileges.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, we understand the potentially serious consequences of such driving behavior.  We regularly appear in traffic courts throughout all of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, keenly prepared to protect your interests.  One should never go to court when charged with such a traffic offense without proper legal representation.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, you will receive qualified, skilled representation.

Criminal Law<

Mr. Moliken previously interned with the local Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Arlington, Virginia, and was involved in the prosecution of individuals charged with criminal and traffic offenses.  For the last 25 years, he has  represented individuals charged with such criminal and traffic offenses, and is uniquely equipped, qualified, and experienced to represent your interests for any criminal and or traffic offense.  It is a mistake to appear in court when charged with a criminal offense without proper legal representation.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, you will receive not only proper legal representation, but will have the benefit of an experienced, seasoned advocate.  We have represented individuals charged with all types of criminal offenses, from the least serious to the most significant.  When you are charged with a criminal offense, yours is the most serious of charges.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, we understand how important proper, effective, and aggressive representation is.  You should expect no less, and you will receive no less.

The mere flicking of a cigarette butt out of one’s window is a criminal offense.  People can be, and often are, charged with all sorts of such criminal violations on a routine basis.  The conviction for such offenses can expose one to having a criminal record for the rest of his/her life.  Imagine the consequences on employment applications, school applications, and security clearances.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, we ensure that our clients are properly represented when faced with the daunting consequences of criminal proceedings.  No case is too small, no case is too large.

Domestic Relations

We represent individuals in all aspects and phases of domestic relations practice, including, but not limited to, divorce (both contested and uncontested), separation, child custody and support, spousal support, and protective order hearings.   As with all aspects of the law, emotions run high in the domestic relations area.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, we have over 25 years of experience in dealing with, and litigating, all aspects of domestic relations cases.  Often, a resolution can be reached by simple and proper communication between the parties and/or their legal representatives.  Not all cases need to be litigated in court, and, at times, reasonable resolutions can be accomplished—saving clients thousands of dollars in unnecessary attorney fees and the stress of trial.  However, there are instances in which litigation and the filing of suit is necessary.  When this occurs, we are prepared to be as aggressive as necessary to ensure that our clients’ needs and rights are preserved and protected.  With over 25 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of domestic relations litigation, our firm is equipped, experienced, and ready to handle any, and all, of your domestic relations needs.

Civil Litigation

Any civil lawsuit involves consideration of numerous factors, including the potential pursuit of alternatives, such as mediation, arbitration, and plain common sense approaches to resolution of disputes. A civil lawsuit is often time-consuming, and may ultimately be expensive.  Issues involved are the initiation of the discovery process, which involves taking and defending depositions.  At the Law Offices of Gary Moliken, P.C., we are experienced in handling civil disputes, and have achieved numerous high dollar awards for our clients involved in personal injury litigation (motor vehicle collisions, injury caused by homeowner’s negligence, etc..).  In addition, we have reached successful conclusions for litigants involved in malpractice litigation.  Should the initiation of formal suit be necessary, we are prepared to aggressively represent your interests, be they in initiating the case, or defending such a suit.