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And Justice for All.

Vote for Jeff Fogel- June 13th


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End Mass Incarceration

Neither smart nor fair.

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Experience

Over 40 years defending the rights and liberties of Americans.

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Protecting our Civil Rights

Working within the community to bring together citizens and the law enforcement subject to them.

My Platform


Smart Prosecution and Justice

Fairness, Equality, Opportunity

Reform the Bail System

Keep as many non-violent people out of the criminal justice system as possible by referral to social service, treatment services and other agencies; Not prosecuting mere possession of marijuana.

To reduce as many first time felony cases to misdemeanors as possible so that people have a chance to become productive members of our community; Not to overcharge crimes in order to secure pleas bargains and to constrain the power of judges and juries to impose lengthy sentences.

To argue for low or no bail for those unable to afford pre-trial bail for non-dangerous individuals.

Community Solutions

Accountability and Your Rights

Less Restrictive Discovery

As part of this campaign and thereafter, to have a community wide discussion about criminal justice, including what role Charlottesville should play in the war on drugs and the war on immigrants, as well as sentencing reform and to identify what other services need to be tapped to make our community as safe and just as possible.

To carefully scrutinize all cases secured by searches to determine whether the search was legal and whether any racial element infects the process; To carefully scrutinize all cases brought by our local drug task force, especially with informants.

To have an open file policy (discovery is very restrictive in Virginia) for defense counsel. In addition, I will convene a citizen advisory council to advise the office on policy and to give feedback on our practices.

Smart Prosecution and Justice

Keep as many non-violent people out of the criminal justice system as possible by referral to social service, treatment services and other agencies; Not prosecuting mere possession of marijuana.

Fairness, Equality, Opportunity

To reduce as many first time felony cases to misdemeanors as possible so that people have a chance to become productive members of our community; Not to overcharge crimes in order to secure pleas bargains and to constrain the power of judges and juries to impose lengthy sentences.

Reform the Bail System

To argue for low or no bail for those unable to afford pre-trial bail for non-dangerous individuals.

Community Solutions

As part of this campaign and thereafter, to have a community wide discussion about criminal justice, including what role Charlottesville should play in the war on drugs and the war on immigrants, as well as sentencing reform and to identify what other services need to be tapped to make our community as safe and just as possible.

Accountability and Your Rights

To carefully scrutinize all cases secured by searches to determine whether the search was legal and whether any racial element infects the process; To carefully scrutinize all cases brought by our local drug task force, especially with informants.

Less Restrictive Discovery

To have an open file policy (discovery is very restrictive in Virginia) for defense counsel. In addition, I will convene a citizen advisory council to advise the office on policy and to give feedback on our practices.

A Vision for Better Justice


If elected I hope to make significant changes in the way the criminal justice system works in Charlottesville and to be an advocate for criminal justice reform. The video below should be seen by everyone:

Ask your Candidates:


1. What are you doing to make me and my neighbors safer?

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2. What data are you collecting; what are you training your prosecutors to make sure its working?

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3. If it's not working for everybody, what are you doing to fix it?

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