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VirginiaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Virginia

In the juvenile justice system in Virginia, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Virginia, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Gray Broughton

Gray Broughton
Gray Broughton
1401 East Cary Street P.O. Box 2470
Richmond, VA 23218
Licensed for 20 years, Gray Broughton is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington and Lee University School of... 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 >

Dontae LaMont Bugg

Dontae LaMont Bugg
Bugg Law Firm, PLLC
4103 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 14 years, Dontae LaMont Bugg is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of Richmond S... 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 >

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 >

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 >

Benjamin N. Griffitts

Benjamin N. Griffitts
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
9408 Grant Ave #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 17 years, Benjamin N. Griffitts is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended George Mason University Sch... 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 >

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 >

John W. Lee

John W. Lee
John W. Lee, PC - Attorneys-at-Law
2019 Cunningham Drive Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23666
Licensed for 23 years, John W. Lee is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Matthew L. Kreitzer

Matthew L. Kreitzer
Matthew L. Kreitzer, Attorney at Law
340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. #2574
Winchester, VA 22604
Licensed for 7 years, Matthew L. Kreitzer is a Divorce and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended William and Mary... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Randall Sousa

Randall Sousa
Law Offices of Randall Sousa
2920 District Ave. Suite 524
Fairfax, VA 22031
Licensed for 4 years, Randall Sousa is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations 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 >

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 >

Reginald Robert Yancey

Reginald Robert Yancey
Reginald R. Yancey Attorney at Law
1933 Fort Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Licensed for 43 years, Reginald Robert Yancey is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended Virginia State University... read more >

Faraji Rosenthall

Faraji Rosenthall
Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall
10560 Main Street Suite 310
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 17 years, Faraji Rosenthall is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Eric Leckie

Eric Leckie
Invictus Law
1240 Perimeter Parkway Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Licensed for 7 years, Eric Leckie is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Naval Postgraduate School... read more >

Raj Dua

Raj Dua
The Dua Law Firm PLLC
3923 Old Lee Hwy Ste 63A
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 14 years, Raj Dua is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... 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 >

Beau Correll

Beau Correll
Correll Law Firm, PLC
10 W Boscawen Street Suite 26
Winchester, VA 22601
Licensed for 14 years, Beau Correll is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Widener 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 >

Muhammad Elsayed

Muhammad Elsayed
Elsayed Law
1934 Old Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Licensed for 8 years, Muhammad Elsayed is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... 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 >

Jennifer Raimo

Jennifer Raimo
Jennifer Raimo, PLLC
3905 Railroad Ave Suite 104
Fairfax, VA 22030
Jennifer Raimo is a DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes lawyer... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Justin Ervin

Justin Ervin
Ervin Kibria PLLC
4023 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 5
Fairfax, VA 22030
Justin Ervin is a DUI / DWI and Marijuana Law lawyer... 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 15 years, Sarah Raymond is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Wayne E. Holcomb

Wayne E. Holcomb
Holcomb Law, P.C.
501 Village Ave, Suite 104
Yorktown, VA 23693
Licensed for 13 years, Wayne E. Holcomb is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Colleen Holmes Holcomb

Colleen Holmes Holcomb
Holcomb Law, P.C.
11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Licensed for 21 years, Colleen Holmes Holcomb is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Ed Atkinson

Ed Atkinson
Atkinson Law
500 East Main Street Suite 1501
Norfolk, VA 23510
Licensed for 13 years, Ed Atkinson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Leonard Heath

Leonard Heath
Heath, Old & Verser, PLLC
11832 Rock Landing Drive Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23606
Licensed for 35 years, Leonard Heath is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Clay Chrisman

Kenneth Clay Chrisman
2201 Libbie Ave Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Kenneth Clay Chrisman is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason 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 >
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National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



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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