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VirginiaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Charlottesville, Virginia

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Virginia, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Virginia should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Dana Mary Slater

Dana Mary Slater
1700 Bent Tree Court
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Dana Mary Slater is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bruce R Williamson Jr

Bruce R Williamson Jr
1100 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Bruce R Williamson Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert E. Byrne, Jr.

Robert E. Byrne, Jr.
MartinWren, P.C.
400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Licensed for 19 years, Robert E. Byrne, Jr. is a Business Law and Copyrights / Trademarks lawyer who attended Regent University School of L... read more >

David Leonard Heilberg

David Leonard Heilberg
Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC
675 Peter Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22911
David Leonard Heilberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

J. Lloyd Snook III

J. Lloyd Snook III
Snook & Haughey, PC
408 East Market St Suite 107
Charlottesville, VA 22902
J. Lloyd Snook III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven David Rosenfield

Steven David Rosenfield
913 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Steven David Rosenfield is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

B Stephanie Commander

B Stephanie Commander
202 Third Street, NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
B Stephanie Commander is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson
Thomas M. Wilson, Attorney at Law
435 Park St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Licensed for 7 years, Thomas Wilson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Caroline Ayres

Caroline Ayres
The Law Offices Of Caroline Ayres
2029 Woodbrook Ct
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Licensed for 28 years, Caroline Ayres is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Robert Franklin Keefer

Robert Franklin Keefer
52 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Robert Franklin Keefer is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Frankie C Coyner

Frankie C Coyner
Attorney at Law
279 Draft Ave
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Frankie C Coyner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Warner Eldridge

William Warner Eldridge
Eldridge, Elledge, Evans & Harding
2 South Main Street Suite B
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
William Warner Eldridge is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Bert Weidner IV

Thomas Bert Weidner IV
1756 Jefferson Highway
Fishersville, VA 22939
Thomas Bert Weidner IV is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sebastian K Graber

Sebastian K Graber
115 Lost Lake View Rd
Wolftown, VA 22748
Sebastian K Graber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Stannley Hart Jr

John Stannley Hart Jr
84 West Water Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
John Stannley Hart Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gene A Hart Jr

Gene A Hart Jr
71 Court Sq
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Gene A Hart Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Carey Harris

Stephen Carey Harris
104 E Main St
Louisa, VA 23093
Stephen Carey Harris is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The VACDL in Richmond, VA, originated in 1992. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), this non-profit organization supports local criminal defense attorneys throughout networking opportunities, quality CLE seminars, and mentorship programs.


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