Courtland, Virginia Criminal Lawyers

Andrew R. Page
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Courtland, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(757) 742-6115 28319 Southampton Parkway
Courtland, VA 23837
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
Andrew Page is an aggressive, trial lawyer who has been trusted to represent clients in Suffolk, Southampton County, Isle of Wight County, Emporia, and surrounding areas. He resides in Franklin, Virginia and is highly involved in the local community.
Waverly, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(804) 834-2100 527 West Main Street
Waverly, VA 23890
Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wayne E. Holcomb
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(757) 525-2424 11815 Fountain Way
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
Let me be the first to welcome you to Holcomb Law. Our firm is devoted to public outreach and education about the legal system, and I have written several articles and e-books on a variety of topics, including divorce, child custody, mediation, reckless driving, DUI defense, criminal defense and expungement of criminal records. We will provide this information to you, free of charge. Contact us any time to schedule your initial strategy meeting with one of our experienced attorneys. You might not be happy now, probably not, but I can almost guarantee that you will be happy with your Counsel...
John K. Karanian
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Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(804) 796-1000 Centre Court - Suite A
9401 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I have worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and Central State Hospital’s Maximum Security Forensic Unit. I use my psychology training daily for the benefit of my clients. Understanding what influences and motivates people is important in both negotiating and litigating to get the best outcome for my clients. I handle a variety of cases including child custody, child and spousal support, complex equitable...
Daniel P Leavitt
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Emporia, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(804) 317-2385 312 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Liberty University
I have successfully defended thousands of clients charged with offenses ranging from reckless driving by speed, DUI, speeding tickets, fatal accidents, all the way to malicious wounding, assault and battery and attempted murder, and robbery. I have over 8 years of experience, including jury experience.

- Member Virginia State Bar
- 100 percent positive rating from past clients
- Past President, Hopewell Bar Association for 2 years
- Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- BBB accredited, A+ rating

At Leavitt & Martin we emphasize personal attention to each case, and our case results follow.
Ramsey Alnaif
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(757) 991-0999 123 A View Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23503
Free ConsultationNorfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
PLEASE NOTE THAT REPORTED CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSFUL CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT FUTURE RESULTS.

Attorney Ramsey Alnaif has represented hundreds of clients and has amassed extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure. As lead attorney at trial, Ramsey’s “Dismissed” and “Not Guilty” record (excluding deferred dispositions) includes: possession of marijuana, trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and battery, assault and battery against a family member, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, failure to appear, contempt of court, intentional destruction of property, failure to register as a sex offender, illegal gambling, credit...
John Naumovski
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 630-9294 2019 Cunningham Dr, Suite 317
Hampton, VA 23666
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia School of Law
Recipient of Multiple Awards in his profession and recognized as one of the top 40 attorneys in Virginia who are under 40 for Criminal Defense by both the National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates, Attorney Naumovski is in court on a daily basis aggressively defending those facing criminal or traffic accusations. Attorney Naumovski graduated First in his Class in College as well as First in his Class in Graduate School and attended a top 10 National Law School (University of Virginia, School of Law, ranked 7th out of 200...
Jamilah D. LeCruise
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(757) 627-5215 555 East Main Street
Suite 1212
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free ConsultationCriminal and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Before opening the Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, Jamilah LeCruise served as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Norfolk, handling hundreds of criminal cases. She zealously defended clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses including traffic crimes, misdemeanors, felonies, and probation violations. From larceny and drug possession to burglary and firearms offense, Ms. LeCruise has experience in bench and jury trials. Over the years, she has established a strong reputation as a fierce advocate for her clients and has earned the respect of her peers and members of the judiciary. Ms. LeCruise graduated with...
Charles Van Hardenbergh
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Petersburg, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(866) 826-9467 139 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Petersburg, VA 23803
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Virginia School of Law
Van’s practice is dedicated to criminal traffic defense. He has been an outspoken critic of Reckless Driving by Speed laws as applied in Virginia, and he stridently opposes the imposition of any “mandatory minimum” prison time for alcohol-related and other substance offenses. With his experience as a JAG officer, professor of law at VMI, and federal prosecutor who has tried numerous speeding and DUI cases, Van Hardenbergh brings a sharp set of skills and a history of tenacious defense to the table.
Mr. Brad Butterworth
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Hopewell, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(804) 541-4145 209 N. 3 1/2 Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
West Virginia University College of Law
Traffic Attorney. I have practiced law in the area for over 32 years. If you retain me, in many cases you will never have to appear in court for your traffic violations. I am a former special prosecutor. Contact me today at 804-541-4145 or email to bradpbutterworth@gmail.com.
Steve Miyares
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(757) 955-7739 5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
A resident of Virginia Beach for over 30 years, Mr. Miyares has deep roots in our community. A graduate of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Mr. Miyares went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk. After earing a B.S. in Political Science in 2000, Mr Miyares earned his J.D. in 2003 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. After his admission to the Virginia Bar in 2003, Mr. Miyares proudly worked in the office of the Norfolk Public Defender. During 8 years in that office, Mr. Miyares gained...
Mario J Stellute
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(757) 722-2815 34 Wine Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Mario J. Stellute specializes in Personal Injury and Criminal Defense throughout the entire Hampton Roads area, and has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients and exonerated countless criminal defendants. Mr. Stellute was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, and earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Stellute immediately went into private practice. Mr. Stellute practices in both state and federal courts, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern...
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 864-0941 Suite 202
Hampton, VA 23669-4084
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and DUI
Regent University School of Law
Traffic and Criminal Defense. If you have a date to appear before a judge in southeastern Virginia, get help before you go! The Commonwealth is represented by an attorney, you should be, too. David C. Johnson honorably retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps after 25 years of service, and takes special pride in caring for clients presently serving on active duty. He is the current vice-president of the Thoroughgood Civic League and is active in various professional and civic associations throughout Hampton Roads. Virginia Beach Law Group: Practicing law with...
Shawn M Cline
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(757) 224-1777 38 Wine Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Mitchell Wells
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Emporia, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(804) 673-7111 315 South Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary
Mitchell M. Wells is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Virginia, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal law, DUI and reckless driving traffic violations, and has defended thousands of cases. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Wells served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Fraud section of the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Wells was responsible for supervising various fraud investigations and litigating Virginia false claim actions in federal court pursuant to the Federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers...
W. Andrew Patzig
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(757) 942-5717 2006 Old Greenbrier Rd
#7
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Criminal, Family, Juvenile and Trademarks
After finishing law school, I started a company focused on teaching new fathers (by birth or adoption) skills and abilities they may not have had a chance to learn. Eventually I closed that business in order to work in the area of foreclosure prevention law due to the increasingly common foreclosure (which in Virginia can happen very quickly). I have chosen to continue to help people in need at my own law firm so I can give my clients the attention they deserve.
Monte E. Kuligowski
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(757) 424-5434 1403 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
MONTE KULIGOWSKI IS A VIRGINIA ATTORNEY who concentrates in DUI / DWI, reckless driving, felonies, infractions and serious traffic accidents and injuries. He has handled cases from murder to misdemeanors.

Monte has been defending clients throughout Virginia since 1997. He has won cases at every judicial level of the Commonwealth, including the Virginia Supreme Court.

Attorney Kuligowski is admitted to practice in federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has won DUI cases in both state and federal court. Over the years, he has gained experience with virtually every kind of...
Kelly L. Vasta
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(757) 828-4141 500 E. Plume Street Suite 220
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Kelly L. Vasta, a founding member of Nield, Delpierre & Vasta PLC, represents her clients in the seven cities of Southside Hampton Roads and beyond, including Northampton and Williamsburg/James County, Virginia. She focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense, traffic, juvenile criminal defense, family law and personal injury and wrongful death cases. Ms. Vasta is a kind, compassionate and caring individual who stands up for those without a voice. As a trial lawyer, Ms. Vasta employs lifelong advocacy skills to zealously represent her clients in the courtroom and through all stages of litigation. As an...
Erin Ranney
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Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(804) 212-5252 9842 Lori Road
Suite 101
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
As a former public defender and former prosecutor, I have focused on criminal law for the majority of my career. My background also brings a unique perspective to the table. I also have a good rapport with teenagers and young people after working as a juvenile prosecutor for more than two years.
Cody Alan Remington
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Lawrenceville , VA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
216 North Main Street
Lawrenceville , VA 23868
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary and University of Louisville
Cody Remington concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic Violations. Prior to joining Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, Mr. Remington successfully represented & defended the interests of his clients in real estate, land use and small business matters. He is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and diligent attorney. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Remington served as a paralegal and law clerk for two prestigious criminal law firms and the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities included drafting criminal law memorandums, motions & pleadings, and assisting firm attorneys on various types...
R. Clinton Clary Jr.
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Lawrenceville, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(434) 848-3632 411 S. Hicks Street
P.O. Box 580
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
A native of Southside Virginia, Clint Clary has been defending criminal and traffic cases in Southside Virginia for over 30 years.
Rudolph Glen Morgan
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Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(804) 748-3363 9830 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
R. Glen Morgan Attorney, PLC is a Chesterfield law firm specializing in Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Criminal, and Business law.

Glen is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County. He has practiced law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since he graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1983. Glen graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1974 with Honors and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Prior to attending law school, Glen was a high school teacher and coach in Chesterfield County from 1975 to 1980....
Derek A. Davis
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Surry, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(757) 778-7256 308 Bank Street
P.O. Box 456
Surry, VA 23883
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Kristina Marse Beavers
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(757) 234-4650 710 Denbigh Blvd
Suite 2E
Newport News, VA 23608
Criminal, DUI, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am an admitted attorney in both California and Virginia, with my main physical legal services office located in Yorktown, Virginia. I provide services for most of your personal, family and small business legal needs. As a second career attorney, I have had years of experience in business and in life. This helps me better understand my clients and their situations so that we can work together to get the best result for that client. I am also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and I am familiar with the process of buying and selling your home. If you need help...
John W. Lee
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Chesapeake , VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 896-0678 4425 Portsmouth Blvd
Suite 100
Chesapeake , VA 23321
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
John W. Lee has been practicing law in the Hampton Roads area since 1998. John began practicing bankruptcy law in Norfolk, VA after graduating from Regent University School of Law in 1998. Since then, John has expanded his practice areas to include bankruptcy, divorce, criminal, traffic violations, wills and estates, contract negotiations, domestic relations and adoptions. John W. Lee, a life long resident of Hampton Roads, graduated from Kellam High School in 1991. During his years at Kellam High School, John was on the debate team, chess team and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. John attended Liberty University...
W. Edward Riley IV
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Petersburg, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
35 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Richmond School of Law
W. Edward Riley, IV is a trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Virginia, and has argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Riley has dedicated his entire career to successfully practicing criminal and traffic defense.

Mr. Riley has tried over 250 jury trials in federal and state courts across the Commonwealth, holds the highest national legal rating with Martindale Hubbell, and has been recognized by his peers as one of the Legal Elite as published by Virginia Business Magazine, and has...
Tory Delpierre
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(757) 828-4141 500 East Plume Street, Suite 220
Norfolk, VA 23510
Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
Rob Elliott
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Yorktown, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 898-4805 7100 George Washington Memorial Highway
Building B, Suite 9
Yorktown, VA 23692
Free ConsultationCriminal, Elder, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
You're never too young or too old to start thinking about the legacy you will leave behind. Estate planning is necessary for the very young and the very old. It's necessary for those with many assets, and those with few. It's necessary for single people and married couples, with kids and without. Too many people think estate planning is for "someone else." But the reality is that estate planning is for everyone. It's not about your death, it's about the lives of those you love. We use a unique life-stage approach to estate planning; we consider your needs...
Matthew T Taylor Sr.
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Emporia, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(757) 362-8400 202 Hicksford Ave.
Emporia, VA 23847
Criminal
Hello, to all of those in need of criminal defense. I've been around the block a time or two when it comes to a full life of experiences and three careers from which to draw informed decisions and direction for you in your time of need. I, myself, am a son, a father and grand father. I have been an independently thinking person since age 16 when I ran away from home to join a Catholic Missionary Order (1973-84) and travel the world. At one time I was proficient in Spanish, French, German and Italian and can revert back to...
Chad Dorsk
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(757) 423-0271 2600 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Dorsk Law Office, Plc. provides unparalleled legal representation for clients facing felony, misdemeanor criminal charges and traffic offenses in Norfolk, Newport News and its surrounding areas. We have extensive experience in both Virginia State and Federal Court cases. This criminal law firm has a reputation for providing quality representation and legal advice to all of our clients.

During your worst moments we are at our best. We will defend you aggressively against the most heinous of charges such as:
Abduction and kidnapping, including parental kidnapping
Alcohol charges: underage possession of alcohol, drunk in public
Larceny, theft, shoplifting, concealment
Fraud, credit card theft, identity theft
White...
Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
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Williamsburg, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 881-9881 322 East Landing
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of Virginia School of Law
Michael J. Woods
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(757) 424-9500 1736 South Park Ct, Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Criminal and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
Former 14 year Police Officer 19 year member of the Chesapeake School Board
Mr. Rick Allen Friedman
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Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Centre Court - Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Whittier Law School and University of Richmond
Friedman Law Firm, P.C., specializes in divorce and family law issues. We represent clients across Virginia in the following: Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Distribution of Assets and Debts, Spousal Support, Criminal Defense, and Will and Trusts. Call (804) 717-1969 to speak with an attorney today.
Matthew Curcione
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 777-3700 999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2525
Norfolk, VA 23510
Criminal and DUI
Regent University
If you are searching for a Norfolk criminal defense attorney, you should look no further than Curcione Law. Attorney Matt Curcione has a thorough understanding of criminal law, and he is prepared to assist you today. He received his Juris Doctorate from Regent University, after earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Niagara University. While he was in law school, he worked at the Virginia Beach Police Department. He filled the following different positions at the police department: on the oceanfront’s community policing squad, as a precinct patrol officer, and as a warrant and fugitive officer. These various positions gave him invaluable...
John Edwin Griswold
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Colonial Heights, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(804) 324-4467 2487 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2317
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
OVER 41 YEARS IN PRACTICE-I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THOUSANDS OF CASES.
Melinda Faith Seemar
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 622-6011 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 435
Dominion Tower
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I have been practicing in the Tidewater courthouses, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk for over 18 years. I practice criminal law, misdemeanors, serious traffic and felony cases. I provide a 1/2 hour no charge consultation to review your case with you.
Michael W. Lee
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Colonial Heights, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(804) 459-8060 105 Valley Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
University of Richmond
Michael W. Lee is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He obtained his law degree in 1996 from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the College of William & Mary. Prior to attending law school, he served as a police officer in Colonial Heights and worked for the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He has been an attorney for almost 20 years and is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and Colorado. He previously served as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney forthe City of Colonial Heights, is...
James E. Short
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(757) 410-5042 652 Independence Pkwy.
Ste. 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, James Short graduated, cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his law degree in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. After graduating, Mr. Short was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He started his career as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Portsmouth and held that position for four years. He has been in private practice since 1991. Mr. Short is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and...
C. Gerard Thompson
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Portsmouth, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(757) 399-6868 601 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary
After graduating from law school in 1980, I served four years as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Roanoke and Portsmouth, Virginia. Tried approximately 60 criminal jury trials during my first four years of practice.

After my service as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, I entered civil practice. My civil practice includes many personal injury trials. Currently, I accept civil, criminal, personal injury and traffic cases.
Wyatt J Taylor
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Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.