Hampton, Virginia Criminal Lawyers

Ramsey Alnaif
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Real trial experience. High quality and reliable at an affordable flat fee

Represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges. Knows a lot of criminal law and procedure. Ramsey delivers a high quality and reliable defense at an affordable flat fee. Read more about some of his victories Read More »
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John Naumovski
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Defended 1000s of criminal charges. 12 yrs of courtroom experience. Flat Fees.

Recognized as a "Top 10" Criminal Defense Lawyer by Multiple Legal Organizations, attorney John Naumovski's main focus area is on criminal defense. All cases are handled at a flat, fixed attorney fee. Read More »
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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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Go-To Criminal Defense Attorney.

Stephen P. Pfeiffer is known locally as the “Go-To-DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.” Stephen is a partner at Wolcott Rivers Gates, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia Beach. Stephen has been... Read More »
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Wayne E. Holcomb
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

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,... Read More »
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John Naumovski
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Kristina Marse Beavers
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
4410 E Claiborne Sq
Suite 334
Hampton, VA 23666
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...
Shawn M Cline
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(757) 224-1777 38 Wine Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Mario J Stellute
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 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...
John W. Lee
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 896-0868 2019 Cunningham Drive
Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23666
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...
Jim Gochenour
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(757) 525-5509 7 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663
Criminal, DUI and Family
Jim Gochenour grew up in the Fredericksburg area and Westmoreland County, Virginia. He graduated from the preparatory school Woodberry Forrest, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William and Mary in 1984 and his law degree from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law in 1987. He began practicing law in a small general practice as an associate, then as partner in a firm and then as a solo practitioner. In 1992, Jim was introduced to criminal law from the perspective of the prosecutor when the judges of the 15th Judical Court appointed him...
Mr. Sheldon C. Worrell III
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(757) 251-7265 101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Paul Robert Asercion
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 723-7742 5 West Queens Way
Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 726-0009 241 S Armistead Ave
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 727-6972 1 E Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 224-3672 47 E Queen St
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Hampton, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 915-6986 10 W. Queens Way, Suite D
Hampton, VA 23669
Criminal
Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 825-0400 910 West Mercury Boulevard, Suite 2A
Hampton, VA 23666
Criminal
Wayne E. Holcomb
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Hampton, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(757) 525-2424 4410 E. Claiborne Square
Suite 334
Hampton, VA 23666
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...
Ramsey Alnaif
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 991-0999 123 A View Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23503
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 881-9881 12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of Virginia School of Law
George Gorman
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(757) 223-4130 744 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
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Newport News, VA 23606
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
George Gorman is a seasoned corporate attorney with substantial experience in a wide variety of legal matters. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has also successfully handled numerous arbitrations and mediations. George has had the privilege of representing large corporations and international businesses in multi-million dollar cases as well as small companies, entrepreneurs, and other individuals facing a variety of complex legal issues. George's experience includes complex civil litigation, corporate law, wills, trusts, and estates. He has successfully represented large and...
Mr. Bryan Leslie Saunders
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(757) 880-8117 P.O. Box 1633
Newport News, VA 23601-0633
Criminal and DUI
University of Tennessee College of Law
Michael Ryan Sheehan
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 447-4078 7508 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Rhiannon Jordan
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 447-4078 7508 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Michael Christian Huff
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Newport News, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 394-3434 11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Criminal
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(757) 554-0258 200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Stephen P. Pfeiffer is known locally as the “Go-To-DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.” Stephen is a partner at Wolcott Rivers Gates, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia Beach. Stephen has been published as a coauthor in the in the nationally recognized “Inside the Minds” series by Aspatore Books on ­The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases “A Practitioner’s Everyday Insight Into DWI/DUI Defense in Virginia”. Stephen has an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the...
Kristin Paulding
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(757) 716-7494 291 Independence Blvd
Bldg. 4, Suite 223
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
At 7 Cities Law I specialize in Criminal Defense and Juvenile Law. I started my legal career eight years ago as a prosecutor in Virginia Beach where I tried hundreds of criminal cases. My experience extends from the most serious of violent felonies like Murder or Sexual Assault to misdemeanors such as Traffic Offenses, Domestic Violence and School Disciplinary Hearings. I was recently selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their Top 40 Under 40. I pride myself on being prepared and working with my clients as a team to get the best result in our...
Jamilah D. LeCruise
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Taite Westendorf
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 961-3311 1 Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Richmond School of Law
Taite has devoted his entire legal career to the practice of criminal defense. Prior to co-founding Westendorf & Khalaf, Taite worked as a supervising attorney in the largest Public Defender's office in the state (Virginia Beach). His career has been defined by taking on a variety of tough high stakes cases. In a state where a fraction of felony cases go to trial (and less than 1% go to jury trial), Taite has taken over one hundred felony cases to trial and has won not guilty verdicts following jury trials for murder, rape, robbery, abduction, use of a...
Mr Dan Miller
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(757) 517-2942 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Dan Miller was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated from Norfolk Collegiate School in 1985, and graduated from Oxford College in 1987 with an Associate of Arts degree. Dan went on to graduate from Emory University in Atlanta in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. From 1989 to 1995 Dan played drums in a band based in Atlanta Georgia where he toured the College Circuit throughout the Southeastern United States. In 1997 Dan attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan. Dan graduated a semester early and was admitted to practice law in Virginia...
Jason Eugene Swango
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
485 S. Independence Blvd.
Ste 104-A
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Attorney Jason Swango is a leader in the law arena, representing MEN ONLY in divorce in family law matters through The Firm For Men. As a former military servicemember, Attorney Swango understands the intricacies of military family law, earning a reputation in Hampton Roads as one of the best attorneys for active duty and former military. In addition, Swango Law P.C. offers many practice areas, from DUI, traffic violations, and criminal cases to personal injury and workers' compensation.
Brian M. Latuga
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(757) 687-3657 200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Brian M. Latuga dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation in state and federal courts. He is a skilled trial attorney who is well-versed in a variety of fields to meet your legal needs. Brian zealously fights to maintain your liberty and protect your rights when you are facing serious felony, DUI, or white collar criminal charges and will provide experienced and knowledgeable representation in civil litigation matters.

Brian became a Police Officer in 2005 and served with both the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Third Police Precinct and its Traffic Safety Unit. During his policing career Brian made hundreds...
Brian Damas Thoman
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 962-2334 4176 South Plaza Trail
Suite 234
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Regent University School of Law, University of Strasbourg, France and Gettysburg College
Thoman Law, P.L.L.C is a boutique law firm, headed by an experienced former prosecutor, that focuses on Criminal Defense, Traffic Defense, DUI Defense, Divorce, Child Custody, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Adoption, Personal Injury, and General Civil Litigation cases. The mission of the firm is to provide the best possible representation and service for our CLIENTS. Great customer service, flexible office hours, and payments plans are always available. Call for a free consultation! 757-447-4090 Managing Partner, Brian Thoman began practicing law in the Hampton Roads area after earning his law degree from the Regent University School of Law in 2006....
Peter John Louie
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
5265 Providence Road, Suite 302
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Liberty University
Mr. Louie focuses his practice on traffic defense in Virginia Beach and the greater Hampton Roads area. Mr. Louie also conducts mediations to help people in conflict.
David Littel
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Criminal and Personal Injury
Washington & Lee University
Dave landed in Hampton Roads as his last stop in the Air Force. Having begun his stint in the military with the ultimate goal of attending college and law school, his arrival in Virginia could not have been more fortunate because of its many fine colleges and universities. Upon leaving the Air Force, Dave bartended at various establishments on the Peninsula while attending Christopher Newport University and then the College of William and Mary, from which he graduated with a BA in philosophy and economics in 1990. He went on to law school at Washington and Lee University, where he...
Tory Delpierre
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(757) 828-4141 500 East Plume Street, Suite 220
Norfolk, VA 23510
Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
Steve Miyares
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Norfolk, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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...
Jerrell R Johnson
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(757) 447-0080 1 Columbus Center
Suite 677
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal
Regent University School of Law
Jerrell R. Johnson is a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney who formerly served as a police officer for more than 15 years. He brings invaluable insight into how law enforcement and prosecutors build a case against his clients, and he can proactively prepare the strongest possible defense. Included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he is well-respected in the community for his skilled service and proven results in criminal and juvenile defense. Known for compassionate guidance, he was also voted the winner of the 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in Criminal Defense. Call today to learn more!
W. Andrew Patzig
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 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.
Tatiana Mendez Ilchyshyn
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(757) 289-2499 505 S. Independence Blvd
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Criminal, Family and Immigration
Regent University School of Law
Tatiana Mendez is an attorney in Virginia whose practice focuses primarily on immigration, family, criminal, and traffic cases. Mendez began her legal career as an intern for the Federal Public Defender's Office in Norfolk where she assisted in the defense of a variety of clients and conducted interviews in Spanish. Since then she has practiced law all over Hampton Roads and gained experience in a wide variety of cases. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Mendez is fluent in Spanish and earned a top score on the International Fluency Exam for Spanish Translators.
Monte E. Kuligowski
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Chesapeake, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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...
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...
Sidney Harrison Kelsey
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(757) 497-2107 468 S. Indepdence Blvd.
Suite A-112
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
At the law office of Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr., P.C., I bring nearly 40 years of experience to people across Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and throughout Southeastern Virginia, who have concerns about a criminal matter or a personal injury case, including workers' compensation. My father and grandfather were both attorneys before me. I honed my craft in my father's law practice, gaining substantial trial experience in the state and federal courts throughout Virginia. I have built my practice on a commitment to personal service and attention, working directly with my clients at all stages of the legal process. ...
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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.

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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.