Alexandra Becnel


When it comes to criminal defense investigations, client relationships are by far my favorite part of the work. Everyone has a story. It's my job to learn that story and help it positively change the case's outcome.

Before joining Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group in 2020, Alexandra was a mitigation investigator for the Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, based in Fairfax, Virginia. There, she did investigations on behalf of people facing the death penalty in Virginia. She also interned with the Federal Public Defender Office in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her master’s in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a licensed private detective in Maryland and D.C., as well as a licensed social worker and certified forensic social worker. She is also a part-time law student at The University of Baltimore School of Law.

Alexandra conducts interviews for criminal investigations in and around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. She specializes in mitigation investigations, serious felonies, and cases involving aspects of mental health.