A Chesterfield criminal attorney with our firm will examine the specific details and circumstances of your case in order to produce a solid defense with the best possible chance of receiving a favorable outcome in court. A licensed criminal lawyer in Chesterfield will fight the charges and protect your reputation, your rights, and your future.
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Crimes alleged in Chesterfield, Virginia can be classified one of two ways: as either misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are the more serious classification of the two, and come with stiffer penalties as a result.
Generally, in Virginia felonies have maximum penalties of more than one year in prison. If you are convicted of a felony in Chesterfield, you could face penalties including a long prison term, huge fines and restitution, and revocation of driving privileges, in addition to parole, probation, and community service.
Beyond these penalties, your permanent record will reflect the fact that you are a convicted felon, which could make it extremely difficult to find employment, housing, and other necessities of life in the future. Convicted felons also lose some rights in Virginia, like the right to vote and the right to possess firearms.
Our experienced Chesterfield criminal attorneys will protect your constitutional rights and fight your felony charges with a solid defense customized exactly to the specifics of your case. The goal of your defense lawyer will be to have your charges dropped to the lowest possible classification, or even dismissed entirely prior to your court date.
While misdemeanor crimes are considered less serious and therefore carry lesser punishments than felonies, this does not mean that our Chesterfield defense lawyers will treat misdemeanor cases with any less care and attention than they would felony cases.
In fact, despite the relative leniency of misdemeanor punishments, penalties such as large fines, driving restrictions, community service, probation, and confinement of up to twelve months in jail (see § 18.2-11(a)) can be extremely detrimental to your normal life routine – not to mention the fact that a conviction would mean a criminal offense listed on your permanent record.
The following crimes are typically filed as misdemeanors in Chesterfield, Virginia, though they can be upgraded to felonies if the specific circumstances of the case warrant it. An experienced Chesterfield criminal attorney will fight these charges to have them dropped or reduced:
Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law is experienced at successfully handling criminal cases of all kinds of charges. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Chesterfield, you owe it to yourself to contact a Chesterfield criminal attorney (703) 552-1777 for a free consultation.
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