The short answer is, YES!
Regardless of the offense, being charged with a crime can be a serious, life-changing event. Severe penalties handed down by the court can be just the beginning. Facing criminal charges frequently affects personal relationships, future job opportunities, and presents a significant financial burden.
A qualified criminal defense attorney can help guide you in developing a strong defense by explaining the nature of the charges, formulating a strategy for your case and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Why not just use the public defender?
Public defenders are available for free to defendants who, for one reason or another, are unable to hire a criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately, regardless of their honest passion and dedication, public defenders rarely have the time or resources necessary to provide the quality attention that your case needs.
How do I know which lawyer to hire?
It’s best to hire an attorney with experience in handling a wide variety of criminal cases, such as felony or misdemeanor charges relating to drug crimes, DUI or DWI, assault, firearms, theft, and other crimes. The specifics surrounding different areas of law are often very complex, and an attorney whose practice is experienced in criminal defense will have a complete knowledge of the best way to approach your case. You’ll want to hire an experienced, aggressive attorney who has thousands of successful criminal defense cases under their belt.
For one of Virginia’s leading criminal defense, personal injury, and car accident attorneys, contact the law offices of NovaLegalGroup, P.C. for a free consultation. We have over 30 years of experience and are available 24/7 to take your call!