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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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Charlene A. Morring

Charlene A. Morring
The Law Firm of Charlene A. Morring
125 St. Paul's Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
Call 757-223-1107
Licensed for 19 years, Charlene A. Morring is a Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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David Benowitz

David Benowitz
David Benowitz
10505 Judicial Drive #1
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 12 years, David Benowitz is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Temple University, James E. Beasley School of... read more >

Jeffrey Daniel Zimmerman

Jeffrey Daniel Zimmerman
Jeffrey Zimmerman, PLLC
108 N Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Jeffrey Daniel Zimmerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Oberlin College... read more >

Scott C. Nolan

Scott C. Nolan
Scott C. Nolan
10304 Eaton Pl #100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 21 years, Scott C. Nolan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >

Michelle Derrico

Michelle Derrico
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 31 years, Michelle Derrico is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Rex Flynn

Rex Flynn
The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
2045 15th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
Licensed for 7 years, Rex Flynn is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Mason University's School of Law... read more >

Scott Christopher Nolan

Scott Christopher Nolan
Scott Nolan | Carluzzo, Rochkind & Smith, P.C.
9300 W Court House Rd #203
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 21 years, Scott Christopher Nolan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >

Cassi Baumgardner

Cassi Baumgardner
Patrick Woolley Attorney at Law
9119 Church St Suite 15
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 8 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 15 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 10 years, Jamilah D. LeCruise is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William & Mary School of Law... read more >

Mark Wayne Claytor

Mark Wayne Claytor
Mark W. Claytor, Attorney-at-Law
1403 S. Colorado Street
Salem, VA 24153
Licensed for 40 years, Mark Wayne Claytor is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington & Lee University School of Law... read more >

Greg D. McCormack

Greg D. McCormack
McCormack & McCormack
484 Viking Drive Suite 190
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Licensed for 41 years, Greg D. McCormack is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Rocco Columbus

Rocco Columbus
Virginia Beach Defense Group
4445 Corporation Ln #200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 6 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 32 years, Jon Katz is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... read more >

James D. Garrett

James D. Garrett
Garrett Law Group, PLC
150 Saint Pauls Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510
Licensed for 16 years, James D. Garrett is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV)... read more >

Tony A. Quitiquit

Tony A. Quitiquit
Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit
2800 North Parham Road, Suite 201 Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Licensed for 10 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 11 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 14 years, Andrew Flusche 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 13 years, Mario Julius Stellute is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Kenneth Zwerling

John Kenneth Zwerling
Zwerling/Citronberg, PLLC
114 North Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 51 years, John Kenneth Zwerling is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended American University School of Law... read more >

Seth C. Weston

Seth C. Weston
Law Office of Seth C. Weston, PLC
313 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Licensed for 20 years, Seth C. Weston is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >

Meredith Jimmerson

Meredith Jimmerson
Meredith Jimmerson Defense Attorney
214 Court St Suite A
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Licensed for 11 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 >

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 25 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 >

Kelly Thompson Weeks

Kelly Thompson Weeks
Kelly T. Weeks, Attorney at Law
4035 Floyd Hwy S
Floyd, VA 24091
Licensed for 34 years, Kelly Thompson Weeks is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Cerid E. Lugar

Cerid E. Lugar
Lugar Law
306 Market Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 13 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 >

Jonathan Preston Fisher

Jonathan Preston Fisher
The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
210 Professional Park Dr #10
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Licensed for 20 years, Jonathan Preston Fisher is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State ... read more >

Taite Westendorf

Taite Westendorf
Westendorf & Khalaf, PLLC
1 Columbus Center Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 15 years, Taite Westendorf is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Darwyn Easley

Darwyn Easley
Easley Law Firm
10521 Judicial Drive Ste. 205
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 19 years, Darwyn Easley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Catholic University ... 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 14 years, Jessica Rene'e Clay is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

David J. Dischley

David J. Dischley
Dischley Law, PLLC
108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 15 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 >

Anastasia Kranias

Anastasia Kranias
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 10 years, Anastasia Kranias is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

T. Kevin Wilson

T. Kevin Wilson
The Wilson Law Firm
9600 Grant Ave Suite 301
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 24 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 8 years, Brian M. Latuga is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

James McMurray Johnson

James McMurray Johnson
Johnson Law Firm, PC
13478 Minnieville Rd #204
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Licensed for 14 years, James McMurray Johnson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended George Mason University School ... read more >

Scott Porter

Scott Porter
Defense Attorney Scott Porter
10605 Judicial Drive Suite A1 222
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 11 years, Scott Porter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kelly Cournoyer

Kelly Cournoyer
Toscano Law Group
2406 Princess Anne Rd Suite A
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Licensed for a year, Kelly Cournoyer is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... 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 20 years, Grover H. Baxley is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... read more >

Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 47 years, Jonathan Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Rebecca Wade

Rebecca Wade
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St., Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 14 years, Rebecca Wade is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... 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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