Richmond, Virginia Criminal Lawyers

Matt C. Pinsker
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Virginia criminal defense lawyer and represent those who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Matthew S. Throop
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer

Matthew is an attorney, and president and founder of Throop Law. Historically, his practice areas were focused in criminal and traffic defense, and family law. These days, however, Matthew focuses most of his attention... Read More »
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Marc Boyko
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Richmond. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Wilfred Yeargan
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Aggressive Defense of Your Legal Rights.

Experienced criminal defense for 18 Years; 5 star reviews. Read More »
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Steven Anthony Birocco
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 212-2319 1108 East Main Street
Suite 701
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Jessica Wildeus
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Originally from Norfolk, I moved to Richmond in 2014 to attend the University of Richmond School of Law. During law school, I spent my summers working in legal aid and public defender offices around the region and graduated with a Pro Bono Certification.

I currently work at Tingen & Williams as a criminal and family law attorney, where I help people with cases ranging from traffic offenses to divorce and child custody.
Marc Boyko
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 658-3418 5807 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I provide diligent, passionate and personalized representation to clients throughout Central Virginia, including Henrico, Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover and the surrounding localities.
Thomas H. Roberts Esq
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(804) 783-2000 105 S 1st St
Richmond, VA 23219
Criminal, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Richmond School of Law
Mr. Roberts was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 1986 and before the United States Supreme Court in 1991. Mr. Roberts has a broad background of experience in litigation and business. His practice includes the successful representation of clientele in obtaining recoveries in cases of personal injury, in commercial disputes, and in civil rights. Additionally, Mr. Roberts has served as corporate counsel and director for several electronic technology corporations. Mr. Roberts is a founder and the principal member of the firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in business...
Allison Luck Bridges
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 358-8000 6802 Paragon Pl
Suite 602
Richmond, VA 23230
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Representing individuals and families throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, including Caroline, Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties and the City of Richmond. My practice areas focus on adoption, family law, divorce, support, child custody and visitation, criminal and traffic law.
Ericka M Battle
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(804) 285-7000 5206 Markel Road
200
Richmond, VA 23230
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a licensed attorney practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have experience in the fields of Litigation, Contract Disputes, Corporate Governance, and Government Relations. I am also experienced in Criminal and Civil Litigation and am a goal oriented, hard-working individual. I became an attorney to assist people during the most challenging times of their lives, whether that be criminal charges, eviction from their home, or outstanding debts. Too often, I came across individuals who were unaware of their legal rights and remedies. I believe the best feeling in the world is when I can...
Cody Alan Remington
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
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...
Matthew S. Throop
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(804) 299-5222 530 East Main Street
Suite 1020
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Matthew is an attorney, and president and founder of Throop Law. Historically, his practice areas were focused in criminal and traffic defense, and family law. These days, however, Matthew focuses most of his attention on bankruptcy cases and growing the firm.

He grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, and after graduating from law school in Washington, D.C., relocated to Richmond, VA. to serve the legal community. Though his first careers were in business, Matthew loves the practice of law, and obtaining his law license in 2014 was the fulfillment of one of his lifelong dreams.

In 2014, he opened a solo...
Todd Stone
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(804) 554-0000 101 Shockoe Slip; Suite K
Richmond, VA 23219
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Richmond School of Law
Paula Hough
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(804) 864-9424 4110 East Parham Rd
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Richmond, VA 23228
Free ConsultationRichmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and University of Florida
Mrs. Hough graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law. Upon her graduation, Mrs. Hough worked for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association prior to her entering the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Mrs. Hough was awarded the “Eleanor & James Clanton Haynes Memorial Law and Public Policy” fellowship, was a Senior Editor for a Law Journal, and volunteered for the Innocence Project investigating a case of wrongful conviction. During law school, Mrs. Hough also worked full-time as...
Richard A Quitiquit Esquire
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(804) 728-2274 2800 N. Parham Road, Ste. 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Charleston School of Law
Tony concentrates his legal practice to criminal law, including traffic violations and reckless driving. Tony lives just outside of Richmond in Hanover, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden Sydney and the Charleston School of Law. He has been admitted to practice before all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tony started his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax, Virginia. After a year prosecuting in Halifax, he moved to the Richmond area and worked again as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Hanover. While serving as an Assistant Commonwealth’s attorney, Tony worked on all types of criminal traffic matters ,...
Mark Steven Paullin
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North Chesterfield, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
Brad Goodwin
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(804) 415-7800 4116 Fitzhugh Ave
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationCriminal and Workers' Comp
University of Richmond School of Law
Mitchell Wells
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
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...
Richard Davis Mattox III
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(804) 451-6033 8545 Patterson Avenue
Suite 206
Richmond, VA 23229
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Appalachian School of Law
Richard “Trey” Mattox III was born and raised in Richmond Virginia, attending high school at Benedictine before graduating from Monacan. After high school he graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2008 where he double majored in History and Political Science and minored in Real Estate. In 2011, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Appalachian School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Trey is a third generation attorney proudly following in the footsteps of his Richard Mattox predecessors. Trey is a dedicated trial attorney who defends clients charged with major traffic crimes and infractions. Mr. Mattox...
Justin L Criner
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 320-6600 2800 Buford Road
Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23235
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Justin Criner received his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University where he met his wife and fell in love with Richmond and the surrounding areas. Mr. Criner received his juris doctor from the Appalachian School of Law in 2013 where he was a senior editor of the law journal and the president of the local Lions’ Club. He remains active in the community and can regularly be found at Lions’ Club or VCU athletic events. Before joining our firm, Mr. Criner worked as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Charleston, WV and opened his own practice...
Amy Leigh Austin Esq
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(804) 343-1900 101 Shockoe Slip
Suite O
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Committed to aggressive and professional representation of those charged with crimes. Extensive experience in criminal defense, with more than ten years concentrating on federal criminal defense.
W. Edward Riley IV
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(804) 673-7111 1518 WILLOW LAWN DR.,
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
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...
Andrew Catherman
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 299-5222 530 East Main Street
Suite 1020
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Andrew B.C. Wood
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 285-7447 1801 Libbie Avenue
Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Andrew Beynton Carlson Wood was born and raised in Richmond, while also spending considerable time in Northumberland County in Virginia’s Northern Neck, where his mother was born and raised. Andrew grew up in a household of practicing lawyers. His father, Andrew W. Wood, began practicing law in 1967, and formed The Law Office of Wood & Wood, P.C. with his mother, Cheryl Carlson Wood, in 1981. Andrew received his B.A. from the University of the South - Sewanee and his J.D. from the University of Richmond. Prior to attending law school, he was an...
Douglas E White
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Vaughan Jones
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(804) 207-5735 1622 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Richmond and American University Washington College of Law
Paul C. Galanides
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(804) 918-8643 1561 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Kentucky College of Law
When the stakes are high, clients turn to Criminal Defense Attorney Paul C. Galanides. As a former Prosecutor for twenty-three years, Paul C. Galanides, holds an impressive history defending the accused in Virginia. Choose the right lawyer. Right now.
Robert Eric Reibach
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
1 1/2 Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Southern Methodist University and St. Mary's University School of Law
Bob Reibach is a quick thinking trial attorney who focuses on defending persons charged with traffic crimes and offenses. He is persistent, relentless, and incessant in achieving the best possible result for his clients. Mr. Reibach teaches traffic and drunk driving law to Virginia lawyers in the fulfillment of their mandatory continuing legal education requirements. He is a long time faculty member of the Virginia Law Foundation's Drunk Driving and Serious Traffic Offenses continuing legal education program. Mr. Reibach has decades of trial experience. He has provided extremely effective representation to thousands of clients. He is well respected by the...
J. Brian Bailey
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(804) 251-8002 1011 E. Main St.
Ste. 204
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Mr. Bailey received a B.A. in Government from The College of William and Mary before enrolling at Regent University School of Law. While studying law, he served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and interned at the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. After receiving his J.D. from Regent, Mr. Bailey served three years as Law Clerk for the Chief Staff Attorney at the Supreme Court of Virginia, and was granted a Legal Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University before joining a local Richmond law firm focusing on...
Gregory R. Hough
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Henrico, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 864-9424 4110 East Parham Road
Suite 201
Henrico, VA 23228
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
I have over 10 years experience as a criminal defense attorney handling misdemeanors and felonies in Central Virginia. Our office is based in Henrico but we regularly handle cases all over the Richmond Metro Area.
Michael La Fratta
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 355-1800 1701 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Richmond School of Law
Joseph Dean II
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(804) 673-7111 2201 Libbie Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Joseph Dean is a Virginia lawyer who concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of criminal law, DUI, and traffic defense.  Mr. Dean joined Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law in 2013 primarily focusing on drafting legal memorandums, motions & pleadings, and researching and analyzing legal issues for the law firm’s felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Dean participated extensively in trial advocacy and was recognized for his proficient skill as an advocate. He also learned early on as an Eagle Scout the importance of always being prepared. Mr. Dean brings...
Nicholas Braswell
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(804) 495-2295 1011 E. Main Street
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23219
Criminal
University of Richmond School of Law
Esther Jeanette Windmueller
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(804) 358-2321 3000 Idlewood Ave
P.O. Box 7416
Richmond, VA 23221
Criminal
University of Richmond School of Law
I am Esther J. Windmueller, a criminal defense lawyer in the Richmond area. If you are accused of drug possession - heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or prescription drugs, you want someone who has successfully defended thousands of clients. If you are accused of traffic violations - reckless driving, speeding, suspended license; or alcohol related offenses, you deserve personal, focused representation. If you are facing charges for DUI, underage drinking or other crime in the Richmond area, you need an aggressive defense.
Duncan Reid
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(804) 415-7800 4116 Fitzhugh Ave
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Richmond School of Law
Charles W. Hazelwood III
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(804) 601-8259 3781 Westerre Parkway
Suite F, #102
Richmond, VA 23233
Criminal, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
I am licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Virginia. I am a native Virginian and I attended high school at Lake Braddock. I graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina where I earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in criminal justice. I then graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. During law school, I interned with the IRS and prosecuted cases at the New Kent County Commonwealth’s Attorney office. Since graduating and becoming licensed, I have focused on estate planning and criminal/traffic defense. My passion for defending and helping his clients has allowed him to...
Mark Matthews
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(804) 441-6211 6802 Paragon Place
Suite 410
Richmond, VA 23230
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Civil Rights
College of William and Mary
Mark Matthews takes great pride in creating solutions for his clients and works closely with his clients to integrate solutions that address more than the bare legal issues. This involves advising his clients of legal and practical issues that are not immediately obvious and exploring how todayâs decisions create tomorrowâs consequences. He has over 10 years of experience practicing law and over 16 years of professional leadership and management experience. Markâs clients have included automobile manufacturers, business owners, and soldiers facing court-martial. Mark is a veteran of 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Army,...
Nick T. Wright
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 355-8037 1360 E. Parham Rd #100
Richmond, VA 23228
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Nick is a trial attorney representing those charged with traffic offenses and crimes such as assault and battery, underage possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana, and petty larceny. Before becoming an attorney, Nick attended Virginia Tech where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Business. He then accepted a full merit scholarship to University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law where he focused his studies on criminal law and litigation. In law school, Nick interned with both the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Virginia General Assembly for Delegate Jason Miyares of the...
Giles Russell Stone Jr.
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(804) 774-7117 530 East Main Street
Suite 608
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond
Former prosecutor. Veteran of more than 150 jury trials in state and federal courts. Concentration on criminal defense and traffic matters from reckless driving to Capital Murder.
John Weiland
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
1360 E. Parham Rd.
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23228
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
John Weiland is a fast-thinking trial attorney who focuses his practice on criminal and traffic defense. John has successfully represented thousands of reckless driving, DUI / DWI, underage possession of alcohol, and possession of marijuana clients. Before defending those accused of crimes and traffic violations, John litigated complex civil cases in Virginia and Federal courts. This research and writing-intensive background has provided John a unique analytical skill set for applying new, creative and successful legal arguments to otherwise extremely difficult criminal and traffic cases. While in law school, John was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph J. Ellis...
Tammy Sossei
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 593-4141 4114 E. Parham Road
Suite C
Richmond, VA 23228
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Standish Alexander
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 355-0016 2222 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
For 21 years Standish Alexander has been a trial attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia as well as a TC Williams school of Law. Mr. Alexander has handled literally thousands of DUI's, speeding tickets and criminal cases. Mr. Alexander has a rating of superb 10/10 on AVVO.com and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and is listed by listed by The National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 trial lawyer.
Scott David Cardani
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Henrico, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerrre Pkwy
suite 105
Henrico, VA 23233
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. My goal as your attorney is to help you through the difficulty that has come your way. My passion is helping people—to help you get to the other side, so to speak, so that you can move forward with your life. I became a lawyer to help others with the difficulties that life promises. We all need help at some point in our life, whether it is for ourselves or for someone we care for. I like to say we provide shelter or...
William Aaron Cluett
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Richmond, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 554-4444 4613 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Louisville
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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.