Dale City Criminal Lawyer
If you’re facing serious criminal charges, an experienced Dale City criminal lawyer can help you understand the elements of the offense that must be proven, the defenses available to you, and the mitigating behaviors you may perform to assist you in defense of your case. An experienced defense attorney with our firm can also help you understand the pretrial process, the options you may have in negotiating a better outcome for your case, and what happens if your case goes to trial.
Many people who are charged with a crime are unaware of their constitutional rights. The fact is, you have many constitutional rights as an accused person, and they should be protected. The first right you should be concerned with is the one that lets you avoid self-incrimination. The second is your right to legal counsel. Make sure that you take advantage of these rights and do not allow them to be violated. If at all possible, you may want to politely decline to speak with police until you can consult with a Prince William County defense attorney.
Criminal Charges we Handle
If you decide that you want to hire an aggressive attorney to handle your case, know that our Dale City criminal attorneys have a great deal of experience practicing in the Prince William County court system. Regardless of whether the charges against you are misdemeanor or felony charges, we can meet with you to discuss the details of your case and start making a defense plan that fits your needs. Our attorneys frequently handle a wide spectrum of criminal charges, including:
- DUI charges
- Drug Possession or Distribution
- Assault, including Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Firearm offenses
- Reckless Driving
Building a Strong Defense
It is important to try to avoid a criminal conviction in the Commonwealth of Virginia because it will remain on your record forever. This means that everything from a class 4 misdemeanor to a class 1 felony remains on your record after you’re convicted, and, unlike other states, the Commonwealth of Virginia does not offer criminal expungements for convictions.
This is why it is essential to have an aggressive attorney who is willing to work with you to avoid a conviction if at all possible. One of the things that makes our approach to our clients’ cases unique is the fact that we handle every case with a fresh approach. Although every criminal charge bears certain similarities to past cases, we make it our priority to focus on the details that separate your case from all others that have come before. This attention to detail allows the defense attorneys at our firm to litigate effectively in court and to negotiate with the prosecution with our clients’ best interests at heart.
If you want to read more about what clients say about our firm’s client-centered approach to criminal defense, feel free to visit attorney review sites like Avvo and Google+.
Call our Law Offices Today
When you’re facing serious charges and potential consequences, a criminal defense attorney plays many different roles. Our Dale City criminal lawyers will work with you as a counselor to advise you of your potential options and as an advocate when dealing with law enforcement officers, the judge or the prosecutor. Don’t wait to get to work protecting your future—contact our law offices today to set up your free initial consultation.
Patrick Woolley Attorney At Law
Leesburg, VA 20175
Warrenton, VA 20186