Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions answered by a criminal attorney in Virginia.
- How do I find a criminal lawyer in Virginia?
- How do I find the right criminal lawyer in Virginia for me?
- Why shouldn’t I hire the cheapest criminal lawyer in Virginia?
- When should I hire a lawyer during the course of a criminal investigation?
- What is the next step after hiring an attorney?
- If I am accused of a crime but I have not been charged or arrested, what should I do?
- Why should I hire a private criminal defense attorney?
- Can I get a lawyer for a bond hearing?
- How should I prepare for my first court date?
- What should I expect when I get to court?
- What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
- What does it mean to be on probation?
- What are the conditions of probation?
- How is the potential punishment for a given offense determined?
- What is the difference between active and suspended jail time?
- How does the court treat felonies compared to misdemeanors?
- How do I know if my case will go to trial or not?
- What does it mean to have a suspended license?
- What does it mean to have a warrant out for my arrest?
- If a police officer wants to search my car, my home, or my person, do I have a choice?
- Can i have a misdemeanor arrest or conviction sealed in Virginia?
- Can I have a felony arrest or conviction sealed in Virginia?
- If a law enforcement officer calls me about a criminal investigation, should I talk to them?
- What makes Virginia criminal laws unique?
- Can I appeal a misdemeanor conviction in Virginia?
- Will my job know I’ve been charged with or convicted of a crime?
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