Most Common Criminal Offenses We Represent Clients For

THE MOST COMMON CRIMINAL OFFENSES WE REPRESENT PEOPLE FOR

Most Common Criminal Offenses We Represent Clients ForThe most common criminal offenses that people hire us to defend them for include; DWI, Reckless Driving, and Driving On a Suspended License, on the criminal traffic side; and theft charges [petty and grand larceny], and embezzlement, drug charges ranging from Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine to possessing with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of these and other controlled substances; assault and Battery and Domestic Assault charges; Gun charges; Credit Card Theft and Fraud charges and Bad check charges.

These criminal charges represent a significant percentage of the criminal and criminal traffic charges that myself and my office have successfully handled for over 30 years – but, we have handled virtually every type of criminal charge that there is in Virginia – from Drunk In Public (a class 4 misdemeanor) to murder charges [ a Class 1 Felony].

 Are There Any Common Criminal Offenses People Are Unaware Of?

Most people do not realize that many traffic offenses, such as Driving Without a Valid License, or Driving on a Suspended License, Hit and Run, Passing a Stopped School Bus, Eluding a police officer and, most stunningly, Reckless Driving by Speed of 20 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, are all serious Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 Misdemeanors.

Also, there are many other City and County Ordinances, for such actions as Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol outside at a barbecue, or Urinating in Public, that people don’t realize are serious criminal offenses. People also think that they can be outside and have had a few beers, talk loud, look disheveled, stagger a bit and that is not really a problem – and certainly not a crime But, the police do not need a breath or blood test to charge someone who looks and acts like that. What the police can do is charge them with Drunk In Public, which is a Class 4 criminal Misdemeanor.

You don’t have to have a breath or blood alcohol test showing a 0.08 per Cent BAC, or higher, like a DWI charge – all the police have to prove to have you found guilty of Drunk In Public, is that you appeared to be intoxicated in a place where you could be seen by people in the public. Therefore, most people are very surprised that they can be convicted of a criminal alcohol offense, like Drunk In Public without ever having had to take a breath or blood test showing their level of alcohol in their bloodstream.

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