Virginia Criminal Defense
If you are facing criminal charges in Virginia, you are probably going through one of the most challenging times of your life. Criminal charges — felonies or misdemeanors — carry the potential for monetary fines, jail time, probation, and collateral consequences. As if those consequences were not bad enough, the entire process itself can be demoralizing and frustrating.
If you are like most people, you probably feel as though you have been thrust into a process which is out of your control and almost completely overwhelming. It probably seems as if the entire system is against you and no one is on your side.
In many ways this feeling is justified. The police are not on your side. The Commonwealth’s Attorney (i.e., the prosecutor) is not on your side. The judge is not on your side. No one is on your side, yet.
Only Your Criminal Defense Attorney is On Your Side
That is where I come in. When you retain me as your criminal defense attorney, I am on your side. It is my job to walk beside you as you navigate this process. It is my job to ensure that you understand what is going on and your available options. It is my job to assess the details of your case and evaluate all available defenses. Most importantly, it is my job to defend you and protect your rights. I am on your side. When everyone else in the room is against you, I stand beside you.
Charged with a Crime: Where do you go from here?
You work the problem in front of you. Your first problem is finding an attorney.
Right now, the fear of the unknown is worse than anything else. You are probably trying to wrap your head around a seemingly endless series of questions:
- How long will this take?
- What are my options for scheduling?
- Can I get a bond?
- How serious is this?
- Will this affect my job?
- Will I go to jail?
- What is the maximum punishment?
- Who are the witnesses against me?
- What are they accusing me of doing?
- Can I just tell someone my side of the story?
- What should I say in court?
- Will the judge ask me questions?
- Will the Commonwealth’s Attorney be involved?
- Will they make an offer for a plea agreement?
- How much are the fines?
- And the most serious: What is going to happen to me?
All of those questions are fine and good, but those questions are not your problem right now. Your first problem is finding an attorney. All of your efforts should be devoted to finding an attorney to represent you. Do not waste any time or effort worrying about other questions until you have found an attorney.
Your Free Consultation = Your Questions Answered
When you call my office for an initial consultation, we will discuss all of the details of your situation. I want to hear your concerns and questions, and I want you to tell me your goals for how you want the case to be resolved. From there, I will do my best to assess your case and discuss the available options for moving forward.
And let’s be clear about what I can and can’t do. I can’t promise you a rose garden. I can’t give you a guaranteed outcome. I can’t change what happened. And I can’t change the law.
I can, however, make certain that your rights are protected. I can make sure that you have all of the important information to make crucial decisions about your case. I can make sure your case will be handled carefully and diligently. I will use my years of experience in the courtroom to work for the best possible outcome for your situation. The skills and dedication that I bring to your case is from first-hand, real-world experience in courtrooms across Virginia defending criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors and simple traffic infractions to DUI/DWI, firearms offenses, and serious felonies.
If you are facing criminal charges in Virginia, call the office today for a free consultation. The initial consultation is free for criminal defense. We will discuss all of the details of your case, and we can review the available options for moving forward.
You do not have to go through this alone.