If you have been charged with a crime in Spotsylvania, Virginia, you probably feel frightened, confused, and alone. You know that the journey ahead of you may be difficult as you try to defend yourself against your accusers, and that the outcome of your battle may seriously affect your family's future. With your finances and freedom at stake, you need an ally to help you in your fight. A Spotsylvania County criminal lawyer with our firm can bring legal expertise to your case that is necessary to protect you from unjust treatment in the courts.
Why Retain a Spotsylvania Criminal Attorney?
We have the experience with the local courts to understand how the prosecution will attack, and to know how to defend against the charges. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, your attorney will thoroughly evaluate your case from the investigation through the end of your ordeal. Such dedicated analysis will help your lawyer create a winning strategy for your case. Some of the more common defenses strategies our attorneys will employ are:
- Question the validity of the prosecution's evidence
- Accumulate evidence to support your innocence
- Present expert testimony in your defense
- Highlight improper procedures that may have made evidence inadmissible or the investigation and arrest illegal
Whom Does a Spotsylvania Criminal Lawyer Represent?
Our attorneys defend individuals charged with criminal acts in Spotsylvania Virginia and surrounding cities in Spotsylvania County. Criminal cases are generally heard at the Spotsylvania General District Court, located at 9111 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania Virginia. Our lawyers represent their clients in a variety of different criminal cases, including:
- Rape and other sexual offenses
- Drug crimes
- Robbery, burglary, and theft
- Firearm Violations
- Reckless Driving
Caroline County Criminal Lawyer
With the help of a reputable Caroline County criminal defense attorney, you can work towards a positive result against the charges you face. Our attorneys will listen to and consider every detail of your case in order to build a solid defense, giving you the best possible chance of receiving a positive outcome to your case.
Caroline County Misdemeanor Defense
In Caroline County, as with in the rest of the nation, misdemeanor crimes are considered less severe than felony crimes, and come with lesser penalties as a result. Regardless, an experienced Caroline County criminal lawyer will handle a case involving misdemeanor charges with the same level of care and attention as he or she would handle a felony case. This makes sense given that penalties for a misdemeanor conviction can still be quite damaging to your normal quality of life, with repercussions including:
- Up to twelve months in jail
- Large fines, up to $2,500
- Community service
- Driving restrictions
By hiring a reputable Caroline defense attorney with a solid track record of, you may be able to minimize the penalties associated with your misdemeanor charges, receive a suspended sentence, or even have the charges dropped entirely.
The following is a list of crimes typically filed as misdemeanors in Caroline County. Note that these crimes can be charged as felonies instead depending on the circumstances of the specific case, including its overall severity. A licensed Caroline County criminal lawyer will work to ensure that your charges are given the lowest possible classification.
- Simple assault
- Simple drug possession
- Driving under the influence, or under a suspended license
- Prostitution or solicitation of prostitution
- Shoplifting or petit larceny
- Domestic violence
Caroline County Felony Defense
Felonies are considered more serious than misdemeanors, and come with more severe penalties as a result. If you're convicted of a felony, you could face life-changing repercussions such as enormous fines, extended probation, driving restrictions, permanent registry as a sex offender in the case of sex crimes, and prison terms that could include life in prison. However, an experienced Caroline County criminal defense attorney will examine your felony case to construct a high quality defense in pursuit of the best imaginable court outcome. A reputable Caroline County criminal lawyer will work hard to explore the possibility of having your charges reduced or even dropped before the trial occurs.
The following crimes are usually charged as felonies in Caroline County, VA:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault and other sex crimes
- Fraud and other examples of white collar crimes
- Gun charges
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking and/or distribution
- Grand Larceny