CRIMINAL OFFENSES IN VIRGINIA
When charged with one or more criminal offenses, defendants can benefit from the effective criminal defense representation that is his or her right under the law. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor reckless driving charge or a violent felony charge, a Virginia criminal lawyer can provide wise legal counsel to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions during the criminal justice process.
UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL CHARGES
The broadest division between criminal offenses is the classification of a crime as a misdemeanor or felony. Typically, misdemeanors are crimes punishable by a maximum of one year in jail, whereas felonies are punishable by a year or more in prison. However, even within these two distinctions, Virginia further categorizes the crimes by the severity of each offense.
Virginia misdemeanors are divided into four classes, with Class 4 misdemeanors being the least serious offenses and Class 1 misdemeanors carrying the harshest penalties.
Common misdemeanor offenses include DWI, reckless driving, assault, shoplifting or other minor theft crimes, marijuana possession, public intoxication, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. Depending on the classification of the misdemeanor, penalties range from a fine of $250 to a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine making it important to contact a Virginia criminal lawyer.
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The Virginia criminal lawyers at our firm are committed to providing aggressive, skillful defense representation to help protect your rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome under your personal circumstances.
The Virginia criminal defense attorneys with our firm are experienced in a wide range of practice areas, including but not limited to those below:
Mr. Woolley has been a dedicated criminal defense attorney for over seven years. He believes in fighting for the rights of his clients and focusing on the individual concerns of each person. He understands that each client has different concerns and a different background. Mr. Woolley excels by helping his clients find the best possible outcome for their individual situation. He understands that it is necessary to not only use the tried and true methods but to constantly explore new ways to defend his clients. He has gained a reputation as a tough criminal defense attorney who is prepared to fight for the rights of each client. Continue Reading