In Virginia, criminal offenses are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies.
Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are punishable by a maximum of twelve months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.00.
Felonies are criminal offenses that are punishable by a minimum of one year of incarceration up to life imprisonment or death. Some felonies may also include fines of up to $100,000.
Cases We Handle
Our office represents juveniles and adults on criminal matters ranging from the most minor misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies. Charges we can assist you with include but are not limited to:
Assault and Battery
Unlawful and Malicious Wounding
Breaking and Entering
What You Should Do If You Have Been Charged with a Crime
If you have been charged with a crime, the best thing for you to do is to remain silent! Be polite and cooperative with the police, but tell them you wish to exercise your right to an attorney. Do not consent to searches or polygraphs.
One of the most damaging things a person can do to his or her defense is to make statements to the police before consulting with an attorney.
If you are being charged with a crime that carries the possibility of jail time, you have the right to a court-appointed attorney if you cannot afford to retain one.