Caroline County Criminal Lawyer
Facing criminal charges and a criminal investigation is never easy. With the help of a reputable Caroline County criminal 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. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
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, Virginia:
- 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
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 criminal 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 attorney will work to ensure that your charges are given the lowest possible classification.
- Simple assault
- Simple drug possession
- Driving under the influence in Caroline
- Prostitution or solicitation of prostitution
- Shoplifting or petit larceny
- Domestic violence
Contact a Caroline Criminal Attorney Today
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Caroline County, VA, contact a Caroline criminal attorney today. Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law has a legal team that has successfully handled many cases across the whole range of criminal charges. Call us today at (703) 278-2800 to schedule a free initial case analysis.