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Man Who Robbed Fairfax Denny’s Sentenced

Anyone facing allegations of having committed a violent crime should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The commonwealth takes violent crimes very seriously, and aggressively prosecutes and sentences offenders. Common types of violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, or sexual assault. The consequences of these crimes can include years in jail and may prevent you from obtaining a job, and may even restrict your constitutional rights to vote or own a weapon. Serious allegations require serious defense, and you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

A Chevy Chase resident learned how serious Virginia is about violent crime last week when he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbing a Denny's restaurant is Fairfax last year. According to a report published on, Colin Thomas Bowie, 46, received a 30 year sentence, half of which was suspended for a robbery that took place on New Year's Day of 2012. The report indicates that Bowie entered the restaurant around 6:10 a.m. and told employees that he was a detective. He then asked the manager to step into a restroom with him, where he threatened the manager and forced him to open the restaurant's safe, containing almost $4,000. Bowie was on parole for an armed robbery violation that took place in 2000.

A person facing criminal allegations can raise several defenses, depending on the circumstances. A Fairfax criminal defense lawyer can help analyze your case and advise you as to the strength of the Commonwealth's case against you and how best to proceed.

Contact a Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you are facing allegations of criminal activity, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of Wilfred Yeargen handles all aspects of criminal defense, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • DUI
  • Assault and battery
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny

Attorney Wilfred W. Yeargen has represented hundreds of clients facing criminal allegations in Virginia, and provides individualized representation in each case he takes. His practice encompasses all aspects of criminal defense, from minor traffic matters to embezzlement or violent crimes. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Yeargan, contact our office today at (703) 352-9044. To reach us via email, please fill out the contact form on the right side of this page, and a member of our staff will be in contact with you soon.

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