Virginia Beach Criminal Lawyers

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Wayne E. Holcomb
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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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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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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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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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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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(757) 554-0258 200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatVirginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, 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...
Monte E. Kuligowski
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(757) 424-5434 3640 S. Plaza Trl., Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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...
Brian M. Latuga
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(757) 687-3657 200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Brian M. Latuga dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense 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 and forfeiture 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 of...
Shemeka C Hankins
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(757) 337-2500 1240 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Attorney Shemeka Hankins is an experienced prior prosectuor with years of criminal litigation experience. A seasoned trial attorney, she is well-versed in a number of criminal areas such as drugs/narcotics/marijuana, driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), theft crimes, and juvenile justice. She also has experience with mental health programs, license restoration, restoration of gun rights, and expungements.

Shemeka Hankins is a committed servant of the community and puts the rights of clients at the forefront of the defense. She is dedicated to helping her clients protect their freedoms and defend their rights in legal situations. Attorney Shemeka Hankins is a...
Taite Westendorf
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
James D. Garrett
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 422-4646 P.O. Box 56079
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
James Garret is the founding member of Garrett Law Group, PLC in Virginia Beach. The firm focuses on criminal defense, including all traffic matters, and divorce and child custody cases.

Mr. Garrett has been in private practice since graduating from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 2005.
Eric Leckie
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(757) 337-2727 1240 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Free ConsultationVirginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Employment
Seton Hall University School of Law
If you have been arrested for a serious offense, and the fate of your liberties and livelihood depends on the outcome of negotiations with prosecutors, or a trial in criminal courts — when experience matters in the defense attorney you select — Invictus Law, aggressively defends your rights. Attorney Eric Leckie is an experienced trial lawyer in both state and federal criminal law. As an active duty Marine Officer, he spent nearly 12 years as a Judge Advocate. During that time, Eric Leckie served as a prosecutor, operational law advisor, and staff judge advocate for numerous commands in...
Jason Eugene Swango
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
485 S. Independence Blvd.
Ste 104-A
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence 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.
Kristin Paulding
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
David C. Johnson Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(757) 486-4529 780 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 220
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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...
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....
Shawn M Cline
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(757) 209-2328 4445 Corporation Ln
Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Florida
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 402-7117 760 Lynnhaven Pky Suite 140
Suite 140
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Business and DUI
Regent University School of Law
Brook M. Thibault is a Virginia Beach trial lawyer, former Associate Counsel for CMA CGM (America) LLC the world's third largest container ship company, and Public Defender. As Associate Counsel for CMA CGM, Brook shared in the corporate legal responsibilities associated with the company as subsidiary and agent for CMA CGM S.A. a French Domestic Society Anonym; including complex commercial real estate transactions, transportation and maritime law, and international asset search and collection. As Assistant Public Defender, Brook has represented hundreds of accused individuals in matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious violent crimes. Brook is a...
Jerrell R Johnson
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(757) 447-0080 1 Columbus Center
Suite 635
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!
Mr Dan Miller
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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...
Michelle Mordue Helms
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 516-0684 2697 International Parkway
Parkway II, Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
High-quality representation and client satisfaction with over 31 years of experience.

Better Business Bureau member with an A+ rating.

Michelle Mordue Helms is a distinguished DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Family Law attorney who routinely handles cases throughout Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas.

Her dedication to her clients, extensive knowledge of the law and her understanding of the applications of the law are what sets her apart from other lawyers.

Michelle Mordue Helms began as a Paralegal 31 years ago and is a graduate of Syracuse Law School. She was admitted to practice law in New York...
Braden C. Carroll
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(757) 610-9555 1244 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 441
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
I believe in providing personal and customized representation for each client. If you want a lawyer you can actually get in touch with, and who will keep you updated on your case, contact our firm.
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.
Amber Quick
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(804) 554-4444 1708 Pleasure House Rd. #201-C
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
My practice area is focused primarily on criminal defense and traffic defense for the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area. I handle primarily DUI, speeding and reckless driving cases.

I live in Yorktown with my husband, a retired Navy veteran, with our two young children. We keep busy with church activities and family!

If you need assistance or have a question, please give me a call at 804-554-4444.
Peter John Louie
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
5265 Providence Road, Suite 300
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. His firm regularly defends those charged with reckless driving, DUI, hit and run, racing, and other traffic offenses. Mr. Louie also conducts mediations to help people in conflict. Visit www.PeterLouieLaw.com to see some of our case results.
Sidney Harrison Kelsey
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 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. ...
Graham M. Stolle
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(757) 486-3333 4575 Bonney Road
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal
Regent University
Graham was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He is the middle of five children in a Navy family. He graduated from Frank W. Cox High School in 2004. In High School, he played soccer and graduated with Honors. He then attended Radford University for a year before transferring to the Virginia Military Institute. He graduated with Honors from VMI in 2009, where he received a degree in International Studies and Political Science. After graduating from VMI he worked for a year in politics and government before attending Regent University School of Law. While in law school he was a...
Anton Karpov
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(757) 721-2390 2404 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and Moscow State University
John W. Lee
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Virginia Beach , VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 961-8553 291 Independence Blvd.
Suite 530
Virginia Beach , VA 23462
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...
Diane P. Toscano
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(757) 821-7972 2406 Princess Anne Road
Suite A
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Robert C. Neeley Jr.
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(757) 626-0074 184 BUSINESS PARK DR
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Josh Coe
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 352-2237 381 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Josh is a tenacious attorney with extensive courtroom and business experience that brings value to his clients. He has a broad area of practice with clients throughout the country. Josh’s focus of practice in the following areas of law: civil litigation, personal injury, criminal and traffic defense, divorce and family law, wills, trusts and estate planning, landlord and tenant law, business and corporate law, intellectual property, and general practice.
Peter Kageleiry
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
4445 Corporation Lane, Suite 173
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal, Appeals and Military
I practice in military jurisdictions only, not civilians courts. I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel and I served as both a line officer and a JAG. I began my military career as a platoon leader in the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) and 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1998, I became a Judge Advocate and since then I have focused on court-martial law. As a result of this experience, I know the military and I know the court-martial process. I have spent well over a decade perfecting the courtroom skills and legal knowledge required to win tough...
Benjamin Pearce Titter
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(757) 422-4646 915 First Colonial Road
Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Regent University School of Law
Kerriel Bailey
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 961-3304 One Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DUI
Regent University
Shelly F Wood
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(757) 453-7744 4768 EUCLID RD
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Rebecca Lynne Melone
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(757) 296-0580 575 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 278
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Elder and Family
University of Toledo
George Holton Yates
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(757) 491-8800 1023 Laskin Rd
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Criminal and DUI
John Gardner
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 464-9224 2106 Thoroughgood Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Seton Hall University School of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I practice Criminal and Traffic Defense in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Isle Of Wight and other surrounding areas. Representative cases include reckless driving, drug possession, DUIs, No Operator's License, Assault and Battery, to name a few. My practice also includes Federal Court representation, where the rules are very different than In State Courts. Additionally, my firm and I can advise you if you are not a U.S. Citizen and face Criminal charges that can get you deported. This is a specialty of my firm, and we advise non-U.S. Citizens and defense...
Jenna M. Williams
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
4646 Princess Anne Rd.
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Criminal, Family, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
Makiba Gaines
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 322-7826 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Criminal and Civil Rights
David Michael Good
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 306-1331 780 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Experienced in State and Federal Courts in Virginia: I've spent my legal career fighting to protect others’ rights in state and federal courts in Virginia, and I've represented clients from many areas of Virginia as well as clients from throughout the United States and numerous foreign nationals in the state and federal courts in Virginia. I have practiced criminal and traffic law since 1999. I also represent clients in Virginia expungement matters (petitioning a circuit court to expunge criminal charges that were nolle prosequi (or formally dropped), the client was acquitted, or the charge was otherwise dismissed)....
Justin Jacks
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Virginia Beach, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(757) 427-5094 Courthouse Marketplace
2476 Nimmo Parkway, #121
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Traffic Tickets
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...
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.
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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.

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