Were you recently arrested for allegedly committing a criminal offense? If so, you are innocent until proven guilty and maintain your rights, including the right not to incriminate yourself. You are also allowed qualified legal representation from an attorney. Whether you are questioned by law enforcement about a crime, arrested, or required to appear in court because you are charged with a crime, contact a Leesburg criminal lawyer who can assist you by ensuring your rights are protected. Call and schedule a consultation today with a Virginia criminal defense lawyer.
For the most part, the Code of Virginia is a unified code which is followed by all of the localities in the state. There are some exceptions for local county codes, such as the Loudoun County Code or the Town Code of Leesburg, Purcellville, or other entities. The most common local ordinances have to with noise violations, outdoor activities, and licensing. However, local ordinances do not apply to misdemeanor and felony charges. A Leesburg Criminal Attorney has a firm understanding of offenses that fall under the criminal code and offenses that fall under local ordinances.
A felony conviction equates to a loss of certain rights, mainly constitutional rights. These rights include the right to vote and the right to possess a firearm. In Virginia, there are six classes of felonies, Class 1 being the most serious and class 6 being the most similar to serious misdemeanors. A misdemeanor offense involves a less serious crime and usually includes a shorter jail sentence and/or smaller fines. Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, if you are convicted, you will be subjected to a criminal record.
If you need legal advice, you may consider retaining one of our criminal defense attorneys. In addition to a quality legal defense, the proximity of our office with the court is convenient for anyone who will eventually go to trial. With a centrally-located Leesburg office in Loudoun County, our criminal lawyers work with clients who are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. Some of the charges that our criminal law firm can help you with include but are not limited to:
Our dedicated criminal lawyers’ careers center around defending the constitutional rights of the accused and forming a strong defense on their behalf in the hopes of obtaining a positive resolution in their case.
A criminal charge conviction can take a heavy toll on you financially. You may need to find money for bail, court costs, impound fees and fines. You may also need to make up for lost wages or even a lost job because you took too much time off from work. You can even lose a great deal of freedom when on probation. This may include losing your driver’s license or facing incarceration.
Having an experienced Leesburg criminal lawyer by your side can help lessen the impact of these consequences. Attorneys often plea bargain with the prosecution, make cases for leniency, or try to get the charges dropped entirely. During a free consultation, our Leesburg criminal attorney will ask you questions to learn all of the facts surrounding your case. With this information, our criminal attorneys can offer you different options on how to proceed with your case.
Patrick Woolley Attorney At Law