Top Henrico, VA Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You

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    Cordell & Cordell

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

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    Hairfield, Morton, Watson, Adams & Sommers, PLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Catherine L. Scott, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Cozen O'Connor

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • William J. Dinkin, PLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Quest Law PLLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Midlothian Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Midlothian Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Airington Stone & Rockecharlie

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Bowen, Clements & Favret P.L.L.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • The Weiland Firm, PLC - Attorneys at Law

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Jacqueline M. Reiner, PLLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Sossei Law, A Professional Corporation

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Gentry Locke

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Christina Pendleton & Associates

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Law Offices of Jason Anthony

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Bowen Ten PC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Henrico Office

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Henrico Office

  • Cravens and Noll

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Matthew T. Paulk, P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • The Witmeyer Law Firm, PLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Chaffe & Chaffe

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Henrico, VA

  • Farmer Legal PLLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Henrico, VA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Henrico, VA

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Henrico criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

What do criminal defense lawyers do?

A criminal defense lawyer will ensure that law enforcement respects your legal rights if they are investigating you or have arrested you. Your attorney will also conduct their own investigation to look for the best strategy to defend against your charges, including representing you at trial if necessary.

What makes a good criminal defense attorney?

A good criminal defense attorney knows the law and does not back down when police and prosecutors do not respect your rights or try to pressure you into taking a plea deal that is not in your best interest. You should also look for an attorney who has a long track record of success in cases like yours, including trial victories.

Should you accept a plea deal?

Police and prosecutors count on making defendants feel like they have no other option but to accept a plea deal, such as threatening to seek harsher punishment if you take your case to trial. You should only accept a plea deal after your attorney has taken a careful look at your case and the evidence for and against you. In some cases, a plea deal may be beneficial than taking your case to trial, but this is not a decision you should make on your own. It should be with someone who knows the law.

When should you ask for an attorney?

You should ask for an attorney as soon as you learn that you are under suspicion of committing a crime. If police are investigating you and “just want to ask you a couple of questions,” you should politely refuse and ask for a lawyer’s help. Also, if you are arrested, you should ask to contact a lawyer as soon as possible before answering any other questions. An attorney can speak to police and prosecutors on your behalf and make sure they respect your rights.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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