John Boneta and Associates, PLLC

John Boneta and Associates, PLLC

IN YOUR MOST TRYING TIMES JOHN BONETA & ASSOCIATES CAN HELP.

Firm Overview

John A. Boneta & Associates, PLLC is a prestigious law firm located in the heart of Northern Virginia. Our building is a converted farmhouse and is now listed as an historic site with the Historic Register of Falls Church. We specialize in traffic and criminal law, with a particular emphasis on DUI/DWI. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Our primary concern is you, the client. We know that your case is very important to you and that makes it very important to us. We promise to provide you with excellent legal services well-tailored to meet your specific needs. Our attorneys have many years of legal experience, as well as significant prior law enforcement experience.

We prepare our cases from many angles so we are equipped to do everything that needs to be done in order to guarantee the best result for you. Thus, on your court date, we are prepared to negotiate with the Commonwealth's attorney as well as take your case to trial if we are unable to convince the prosecutor to make a reasonable offer. We have many successful years of trial experience and want to help you with your case right away.

Our firm focuses on the following practice areas:
-Criminal Defense
-Immigration Law
-DWI Defense
-Traffic Defense
-Accident Injury
-Trusts & Estates

Call 703-536-6166 now to schedule a Free Consultation. today.
Main Office
Main Office
258 N. Washington Street
Falls Church  VA  22046
Phone
  • (703) 536-6166
Websites

John Boneta, Partner

John A. Boneta graduated from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, magna cum laude (1993). He also has a Masters degree in criminal justice from American University (1984). Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Boneta was a K-9 Police Officer in Arlington County from 1985-1994.

He was a Field Training Officer from 1988-1990, providing individualized training for recruit officers and local training on DWI laws and defensive tactics. During law school, Mr. Boneta completed internships at both the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC and the Office of the U.S. Marshal. Mr. Boneta was an Assistant Commonwealth 's Attorney in Arlington from 1994 to 1996. He prosecuted criminal, traffic, and juvenile cases in General District Court, and conducted jury trials on Felonies in Circuit Court. He responded to motions and prepared grand jury indictments. He was in charge of handling all Habitual Offender cases (civil and criminal) and teaching DWI law and procedure for the Police Department. He was also a member of the critical and fatal accident prosecution team. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Boneta was of Counsel to the national law firm of Speiser Krause, one of the oldest and more prestigious mass disaster and aviation accident firms in the country. He has also been a partner in the Fairfax law firm of Phillips, Beckwith, Hall and Boneta; and the associate attorney responsible for handling criminal cases for Baskin, Jackson, and Hansbarger.

Mr. Boneta has taught a variety of courses at Marymount University since 1997, including Racial and Ethnic Relations, Correctional Institutions, Cultural Anthropology, and Policing in America. Since 1994 he has taught at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Police Academy. Mr. Boneta has also taught numerous continuing legal education courses for the Virginia Bar on topics ranging from ethical issues in the practice of Criminal Law to DUI Defense, and the Use of Expert Witnesses. He was also appointed to the Falls Church City Commission on Public Safety and Human Relations in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1998.

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Criminal Defense
-DWI Defense
-Traffic Defense
-Accident Injury
-Trusts & Estates

Tyler R. Christians, Senior Associate

Tyler Christians is an Immigration Lawyer, who is licensed in Virginia (2009) and Oklahoma (2012). He started practicing law in 2009 working for Mr. Boneta. In 2012, Mr. Christians moved back to Oklahoma and practiced immigration law for more than 6 years before returning to the Northern Virginia / D.C. metro area in 2018. Mr. Christians earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May, 2009. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in May, 2006 (Political Science and Professional Writing).

Mr. Christians has handled a large volume of a wide variety of immigration cases, employment-based and business-immigration matters, investment visas, complex family-based cases, waivers, asylum cases, deportation proceedings, employer compliance, adjustment of status cases, 245(i) cases, student visas, intra-company transfers, among others. In addition, Mr. Christians has represented immigration clients from across the country.

Mr. Christians grew up in a small town in Iowa where he developed the understanding for work ethic. He understands the importance of caring for his clients, and he is passionate about his work.

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Immigration Law

Andrew Rudolphi, Associate

Andrew Rudolphi is an Associate Attorney and a member of the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Rudolphi graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Latin and Classical Humanities, with minors in Politics, Philosophy, and Theology. Prior to returning to Catholic University to obtain his juris doctorate, Mr. Rudolphi was employed as a paralegal at the D.C. office of the law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. There he received his initial training in private practice as part of the firm's litigation department. In that capacity, he assisted attorneys in matters in a variety of areas including export compliance, government contracts, and criminal investigations. In 2009, Mr. Rudolphi was awarded commendation from the firm for billing over 100 hours of pro bono work.

In 2010, Mr. Rudolphi matriculated to the Columbus School of Law and focused his studies in the areas of general litigation and criminal defense. In 2011, Mr. Rudolphi accepted an offer to join the Columbus School of Law's Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture as a staff member. In the following year, he was offered and accepted a position as Symposium Editor for the same publication. In addition to this, Mr. Rudolphi participated in the law school's clinical program through Columbus Community Legal Services. He was awarded student practice certification in the District of Columbia and successfully litigated before D.C. Superior Court under the auspices of this certification.

Since his admission and licensure to the Virginia Bar, Mr. Rudolphi has conducted numerous trials and has litigated countless other matters within the firm. Currently, Mr. Rudolphi concentrates his practice on criminal defense, DUI/DWI, and drug cases.

PRACTICE AREAS:
-Criminal Defense
-DWI Defense
-Traffic Defense
-Accident Injury
-Trusts & Estates
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