Criminal Defense Attorney in Charlottesville, VA

When you are arrested and charged with a crime in Charlottesville, VA it is important to take action to learn the best way to handle your case. Criminal charges can have a serious long term impact on your future. It is important to speak with a Criminal Lawyer in Charlottesville, Virginia as soon as possible so that we can begin to determine the best way to handle your case.

Criminal law practice areas

I represent clients that have been charged with crimes in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. I provide legal representation for clients charged with the following and related offenses:

DUI § 18.2-266
Petit larceny § 18.2-96
Bad checks § 18.2-181
Concealment (shoplifting) § 18.2-103
Trespassing § 18.2-119
Possession of marijuana § 18.2-250.1
Assault and battery § 18.2-57
Assault or battery by mob § 18.2-42
Destruction of property § 18.2-137
Brandishing a firearm § 18.2-282
Concealed weapons § 18.2-308
Disorderly conduct § 18.2-415
Protective order violations § 18.2-60.4
Resisting arrest § 18.2-479.1
Obstruction of justice § 18.2-460
Public swearing/intoxication § 18.2-388

About criminal cases in Charlottesville, VA

Most criminal cases in Charlottesville are prosecuted by the Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney's Office, including most misdemeanors, infractions and DUI cases.

Criminal cases are generally prosecuted in the following Charlottesville courthouses:

Contact for help with Charlotteville, VA criminal charges

If you have been charged with a crime in Charlottesville, I ask you to contact me today for a free consultation. I will get back to you promptly to speak with you about your case, and to discuss legal defenses that may be available to you.

Getting arrested for a crime can be a difficult experience, but you don't have to deal with your Charlottesville arrest alone. I am committed to defending your case. Contact today to find out how I can help you.

Each case is different, but depending on the specific set of facts of your case, as a Charlottesville criminal defense attorney I may be able to help you: (1) have your charge dismissed, (2) obtain a not guilty verdict, (3) obtain a less serious charge than the original charge, or (4) obtain an agreement with the Commonwealth which will minimize the negative impact a conviction may have. Please call at 434-979-0308 or use the contact form.


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Focused on Criminal and Traffic defense in Charlottesville and the surrounding area, including Albemarle, Orange, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Buckingham, Goochland, Nelson, and Augusta Counties.

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