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VirginiaCriminal Defense Lawyers in 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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James D. Garrett

James D. Garrett
Garrett Law Group, PLC
915 First Colonial Road Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Licensed for 14 years, James D. Garrett is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV)... read more >

Rex Flynn

Rex Flynn
The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
2045 15th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
Licensed for 5 years, Rex Flynn is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Mason University's School of Law... read more >

Michelle Derrico

Michelle Derrico
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 29 years, Michelle Derrico is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Cassi Baumgardner

Cassi Baumgardner
Patrick Woolley Attorney at Law
9119 Church St Suite 15
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 6 years, Cassi Baumgardner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson
Robinson Law, PLLC
3950 Chain Bridge Road Suite 6
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 13 years, Michael Robinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense... read more >

Jamilah D. LeCruise

Jamilah D. LeCruise
The Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, PLLC
500 E. Main Street Suite 1410
Norfolk, VA 23510
Licensed for 8 years, Jamilah D. LeCruise is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William & Mary School of Law... read more >

Rocco Columbus

Rocco Columbus
Virginia Beach Defense Group
4445 Corporation Ln #200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 4 years, Rocco Columbus is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond ... read more >

Jon Katz

Jon Katz
Jon Katz, P.C.
10509 Judicial Drive Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 30 years, Jon Katz is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... read more >

Tony A. Quitiquit

Tony A. Quitiquit
Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit
2800 North Parham Road, Suite 201 Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Licensed for 8 years, Tony A. Quitiquit is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter David Greenspun

Peter David Greenspun
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Peter David Greenspun is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Sandra Kay Drewniak

Sandra Kay Drewniak
10621 Jones Street Suite 201B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sandra Kay Drewniak is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Andrew B. C. Wood

Andrew B. C. Wood
Law Office of Wood & Wood, P.C.
1801 Libbie Avenue Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23226
Licensed for 9 years, Andrew B. C. Wood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George Holton Yates

George Holton Yates
1023 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
George Holton Yates is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Flusche

Andrew Flusche
Andrew Flusche, Attorney at Law
10691 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Licensed for 12 years, Andrew Flusche is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Greg D. McCormack

Greg D. McCormack
McCormack & McCormack
611 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Licensed for 39 years, Greg D. McCormack is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Carly Anne Jehlen

Carly Anne Jehlen
McGlone Law Firm, P.C.
10513 Judicial Dr Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22030
Carly Anne Jehlen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Mason School of Law... read more >

Mario Julius Stellute

Mario Julius Stellute
The Stellute Law Firm
34 Wine Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Licensed for 11 years, Mario Julius Stellute is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Preston Fisher

Jonathan Preston Fisher
The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
210 Professional Park Dr #10
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Licensed for 18 years, Jonathan Preston Fisher is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State ... read more >

Darwyn Easley

Darwyn Easley
Easley Law Firm
10521 Judicial Drive Ste. 205
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 17 years, Darwyn Easley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Catholic University ... read more >

Meredith Jimmerson

Meredith Jimmerson
Meredith Jimmerson Defense Attorney
214 Court St Suite A
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Licensed for 9 years, Meredith Jimmerson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Brenton Vincenzes

Brenton Vincenzes
Vincenzes Law, PLLC
11325 Random Hills Road Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Brenton Vincenzes is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Anastasia Kranias

Anastasia Kranias
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 8 years, Anastasia Kranias is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... 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 >

Michael W. Lee 526572

Michael W. Lee 526572
Lee & Piracci, PLC
105 Valley Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Licensed for 23 years, Michael W. Lee 526572 is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Walter Bernardo Ruiz Jr.

Walter Bernardo Ruiz Jr.
1930 N Vance St
Arlington, VA 22201
Walter Bernardo Ruiz Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Cerid E. Lugar

Cerid E. Lugar
Lugar Law
306 Market Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 11 years, Cerid E. Lugar is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended London School of Economics and Political Scie... read more >

Murray J Janus

Murray J Janus
Bremner, Janus & Stone
701 East Franklin Street P.O. Box 826
Richmond, VA 23218
Murray J Janus is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Virginia School of Law... read more >

Cassandra Stroud Conover

Cassandra Stroud Conover
Commonwealth's Attorney
150 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Cassandra Stroud Conover is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jessica Rene'e Clay

Jessica Rene'e Clay
Law Offices of Clay & Lofaso, PLLC
7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 202
Gainesville, VA 20155
Licensed for 12 years, Jessica Rene'e Clay is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 45 years, Jonathan Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

David J. Dischley

David J. Dischley
Dischley Law, PLLC
108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 13 years, David J. Dischley is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >

James Clinton Turk Jr.

James Clinton Turk Jr.
1007 East Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
James Clinton Turk Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

T. Kevin Wilson

T. Kevin Wilson
The Wilson Law Firm
9600 Grant Ave Suite 301
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 22 years, T. Kevin Wilson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Brian M. Latuga

Brian M. Latuga
Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Road Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Licensed for 6 years, Brian M. Latuga is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Richard MacDowell

Richard MacDowell
The MacDowell Law Group
10500 Sager Ave. 10500 Sager Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 38 years, Richard MacDowell is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Thomas Caldwell Soldan

Thomas Caldwell Soldan
Price Benowitz LLP
20 W. Market St. B
Leesburg, VA 20176
Licensed for 12 years, Thomas Caldwell Soldan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of... read more >

Scott Porter

Scott Porter
Defense Attorney Scott Porter
10605 Judicial Drive Suite A1 222
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 9 years, Scott Porter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sheryl Shane

Sheryl Shane
Law Office Of Sheryl Shane
4015 Chain Bridge Rd #J
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sheryl Shane is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Grover H. Baxley

Grover H. Baxley
JAG Defense - The Law Office of Grover H. Baxley, P.C.
4445 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 18 years, Grover H. Baxley is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... read more >

Rebecca Wade

Rebecca Wade
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St., Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 12 years, Rebecca Wade is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... read more >

Sarah Raymond

Sarah Raymond
The Law Office of Sarah Raymond, PLLC
2217 Princess Anne St Suite 217-1
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Licensed for 13 years, Sarah Raymond is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Lu Aloupas

Lu Aloupas
Aloupas Law, P.L.L.C.
220 Mt. Pleasant Road, 102
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Lu Aloupas is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Carmelou G. Aloupas

Carmelou G. Aloupas
Aloupas Law
220 Mt. Pleasant Road Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Licensed for 4 years, Carmelou G. Aloupas is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Christina Pendleton

Christina Pendleton
Christina Pendleton & Associates
1506 Staples Mill Rd #101
Richmond, VA 23230
Licensed for 9 years, Christina Pendleton is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Beau Correll

Beau Correll
Correll Law Firm, PLC
10 W Boscawen Street Suite 26
Winchester, VA 22601
Licensed for 12 years, Beau Correll is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Widener School of Law... read more >

Dennis Eugene Jones

Dennis Eugene Jones
Dennis E. Jones & Associates, PC
1 Flannagan Ave
Lebanon, VA 24266
Dennis Eugene Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lowell Stanley

Lowell Stanley
Lowell A. Stanley, PC
6330 Newtown, PC
Norfolk, VA 23502
Lowell Stanley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Braden Carroll

Braden Carroll
Virginia Beach Criminal Defense
1244 Perimeter Parkway Suite 441
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Braden Carroll is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Dontae LaMont Bugg

Dontae LaMont Bugg
Bugg Law Firm, PLLC
4103 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 12 years, Dontae LaMont Bugg is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of Richmond S... read more >

Benjamin N. Griffitts

Benjamin N. Griffitts
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
9408 Grant Ave #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 15 years, Benjamin N. Griffitts is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended George Mason University Sch... read more >
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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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