Being charged with a crime can be frightening and intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the legal process or have never been charged with a crime before. Whether you are facing a criminal charge for the first time, or if you have prior convictions, our Springfield criminal lawyers can be by your side as your legal advocate, fighting to clear your name of unfair accusations.
Our firm’s Virginia criminal lawyers in Springfield understand that, unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to be unfairly accused of criminal conduct. Consulting with an experienced Springfield, VA criminal attorney is the first step you can take towards working to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Driving under the influence and reckless driving are common charges in Virginia, due to the busy highways, commuter traffic, popular tourist routes, and heavily policed roadways, where frequent sobriety checks occur. Under Virginia Code 18.2-266, a driver may be charged with a DUI with a blood alcohol content of as little as 0.05 percent, though a BAC of 0.08 will typically trigger an automatic DUI charge.
Reckless driving can encompass numerous different “reckless” driving behaviors, including passing improperly, not sharing the roadway, speeding excessively, or speeding more than twenty miles per hour over the speed limit. This means that even a driver going as slow as 45 miles per hour could potentially face a reckless driving charge.
In Virginia, there are many different forms of theft, including larceny, burglary, carjacking, and robbery. Larceny is by far the most common offense and involves theft without threat or violence. Shoplifting is a common form of larceny, but motor vehicle theft, embezzlement, identity theft, fraud, passing bad checks, and receiving or possessing stolen property are all common theft charges as well.
There are several types of assault a person may be charged within Virginia, ranging from misdemeanor simple assault to felony assault on a law enforcement officer. Selecting an assault victim based on race, religion, nationality or other such criteria is also considered felony assault and can land a person in jail for up to five years.
An assault involving a dangerous weapon or conducted during the course of a violent battery may also receive heightened penalties. Regardless of what type of assault you have been charged with, you will need to consult a Springfield criminal lawyer right away.
Additional felony and misdemeanor charges your Springfield, VA criminal attorney can help you fight include but are not limited to:
Your Springfield criminal attorney can determine whether your alleged conduct actually constituted a crime under Virginia law and whether any defenses apply. Your lawyer can also monitor your interactions with the police, so that you can avoid inadvertently saying or doing something to harm your case. No matter what type of crime you have been charged with, our Springfield criminal lawyers will work passionately to have unfair charges against you reduced or dismissed.
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