Have you been arrested and need legal assistance? Check out these 3 criminal defense tips, then contact our Virginia lawyers to get started.
Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’ve been charged with a criminal matter in Virginia, you want to make sure that you pick the right attorney to help you. Your freedom is at stake. In most criminal cases, not only are you looking at a permanent criminal record but you’re also looking at a substantial jail sentence. There are a number of different types of charges in Virginia, ranging from class four misdemeanors all the way up to class one felonies. Each one has its own different complications through which you will need to navigate. Picking an attorney can be difficult, but in such sensitive situations, you want to make sure that you pick somebody who you feel most comfortable with. You also want to pick somebody who has experience handling cases just like yours. Our office would love to do whatever we possibly can to help you, so feel free to reach out to us so that we can see how we can assist.
Choosing a Domestic Violence Attorney
Virginia treats domestic violence in Virginia very seriously, as it should. First offense for domestic violence is a Class 1 misdemeanor, which means that it carries up to a year in jail, $2,500 fine, as well as having a permanent criminal record and a loss of a number of civil rights. A lot of people don’t realize that if you have a domestic violence conviction on your record, it prohibits your ability to have a firearm or purchase a firearm. As a result, you want to make sure that you contact an attorney right away to make sure that you are doing the right thing in relation to your domestic violence charge and so that you have someone there protecting your rights to make sure that you are represented as fully and as efficiently as possible.
Warrant For Your Arrest
If you’ve been contacted by someone indicating that you have a warrant, there are a number of things that you should do next. The first thing that you should do is reach out to an attorney so that they can help you through this difficult time. The last thing that you want, if there’s an active warrant out for you, is to be driving around or going around town and then a police officer stops you, picks you up, and arrests you. You want to make sure that you handle things on your terms. We would recommend that you reach out to an attorney who can then reach out to the agency that issued the warrant, have discussions with them to try to coordinate your surrender and make things go as smoothly for you as possible. Feel free to reach out to our office so we can see what we can do to help you with your legal matter.
Do you or a loved one have questions about our 3 criminal defense tips? Contact our experienced Virginia criminal defense lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation to get started on your claim.
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