Woodbridge Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Woodbridge, VA and the Surrounding Areas – Call now for your FREE Consultation
If you have never faced criminal charged before, the process of being investigated or arrested can be stressful and overwhelming. If you have been charged with a crime before, another conviction for a misdemeanor of felony could have life-changing consequences.
At Manassas Law Group, our Woodbridge criminal lawyers have decades of experience helping the people of Virginia through every stage of the criminal justice system. Whether you’re needing a Virginia criminal defense lawyer to protect your legal rights following your arrest or if you’re looking for a defense attorney to fight on your behalf at a trial, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help. Call 703-361-8246 today for your free consultation.
Types of Criminal Charges We HandleWhether you’re facing felony or misdemeanor charges or if this is your first arrest or a repeat offense, the criminal defense lawyers at Manassas Law Group will fight for you. Our criminal defense attorneys have represented clients facing charges for felonies and misdemeanors all across Virginia. We handle a variety of cases, including:
Driving Under the Influence / Driving While Intoxicated (DUI and DWI)
According to Virginia law, driving under the influence is considered a serious criminal offense. DUI is defined as driving or operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. Virginia Code Section 18.2-266 also includes driving a vehicle with certain levels of other substances in your system, including marijuana, cocaine, and other illegal drugs.
The penalties for a criminal conviction for driving under the influence are severe. Under Virginia Code § 18.2-270, first offense DUI charges in Virginia are a Class 1 misdemeanor. A First Offense DUI conviction can result in jail time, license suspension for one-year, fines, court costs, and probation. A convicted driver can also expect to face increased insurance rates as a result of a conviction for drunk driving. Future employment and education opportunities may also be impacted from having a criminal record.
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney is important when it comes to challenging the evidence that the prosecution claims to have against you and knowing how to navigate the case in court. You have a better chance of having your charges reduced or dropped entirely with the help of a skilled Woodbridge criminal defense lawyer. Call 703-361-8246 today for your FREE DUI CONSULTATION.
In Virginia, certain traffic violations could result in the loss of your license or even jail time. We represent clients in court for all traffic violations, including but not limited to:
- Speeding (Virginia Code Section 46.2-870)
- Reckless Driving by Speed (Virginia Code Section 46.2-826)
- Reckless Driving (Virginia Code Section 46.2-854)
- Hit-and-Run Accidents (Virginia Code Section 46.2-894)
- Driving With a Suspended License (Virginia Code Section 46.2-301 or Virginia Code Section 18.2-272)
- And other traffic violations
If you have received a traffic ticket in Woodbridge, contact an experienced Virginia traffic violation defense attorney at Manassas Law Group today. We will answer any questions you may have and help determine whether your traffic violation warrants the representation of an attorney. Call 703-361-8246 today for your free consultation.
Domestic Violence Assault and Battery of a Family/Household Member
Under Virginia Code § 18.2-57.2, domestic violence covers assault and battery against a member of your family or household. This offense is frequently referred to as “domestic assault” or “domestic assault and battery.” These offenses include the assault and battery of a spouse, ex-spouse, immediate family member, or someone with whom you have a child. In addition to assault and battery, domestic violence charges can also include allegations of violating a protective order, stalking, communication of threats, strangulation, abduction, and even rape. The offense must be committed against one of the following:
- Former spouse
- Roommates or anyone living in your household
- In-laws, if you live in the same residence
- Anyone you lived with within the last year, as well as their child/children
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Manassas Law Group will help you navigate your domestic violences charges by fighting for you at every step. The criminal defense attorneys at the Manassas Law Group will help guide you towards a successful resolution of your case, including a reduced sentence, reduction of the charge, or having the case dismissed. Call today for your free consultation.
There are a wide variety of violent crimes that one can be charged with and could result in very serious penalties. At the Manassas Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys handle violent crime cases such as:
- Assault and Battery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-57)
- Assault and Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer (Virginia Code Section 18.2-57)
- Abduction/Kidnapping (Virginia Code Section 18.2-47)
- Murder/Homicide (Virginia Code Section 18.2-30, 18.2-32, 18.2-35, and 18.2-36)
- Robbery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-38)
- Domestic Assault and Battery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-57.2)
- Unlawful Wounding (Virginia Code Section 18.2-51)
- Malicious Wounding (Virginia Code Section 18.2-51)
Violent crimes are very serious and without representation of an experienced attorney, you could face life-changing consequences including a long prison sentence. If you or a loved one is charged with a violent crime, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Manassas Law Group today for your free consultation.
Virginia law (Title 12.2, Chapter 4, Article 7 of the Code of Virginia) imposes harsh penalties for sex crimes.There are a variety of sex crimes in Virginia Some commonly charged sex crimes include:
- Rape (Virginia Code Section 18.2-61)
- Carnal Knowledge of Minors (Virginia Code Section 18.2-64.1)
- Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child (Virginia Code Section 18.2-370)
- Object Sexual Penetration (Virginia Code Section 18.2-67.2)
- Aggravated Sexual Battery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-67.3)
- Incest (Virginia Code Section 18.2-366)
- Statutory Rape (Virginia Code Section 18.2-61)
- Child Pornography (Virginia Code Section 18.2-374.1:1)
- Infected Sexual Battery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-67.4:1)
- Prostitution or Solicitation (Virginia Code Section 18.2-346.01)
- Attempted Sex Crimes
The penalties for sex crimes can vary significantly from paying fines to life in prison. There are many sex crimes that also require you to register on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. If you or a loved one have been charged with a sex crime, you may not know where to begin. Call Manassas Law Group today for a free consultation with an experienced sex crime attorney.
Drug crimes in Virginia can be found in Title 18.2, Chapter 7, Article 1 of the Virginia Code. The penalties for drug offenses in Virginia are especially harsh, and there is a wide range of offenses that you may be accused of committing, including but not limited to:
- Drug Possession (Virginia Code Section 18.2-250)
- Drug Distribution (Virginia Code Section 18.2-248)
- Drug Manufacturing (Virginia Code Section 18.2-248)
- Drug Trafficking (Virginia Code Section 18.2-248.01)
If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Manassas Law Group, we will do everything to ensure that your arrest has as minimal an effect on your life as possible. Call us today for your free consultation.
Disorderly conduct in public places is outlines in the Code of Virginia § 18.2-415. Drinking too much or being under the influence of drugs can make people behave out of character. In some cases, they may even cause a public disturbance including but not limited to unruly, obnoxious, or profane conduct in a public place. Even when alcohol or drugs aren’t involved, disorderly conduct is a crime in Virginia. You don’t have to make a lot of noise or disrupt others to be charged with disorderly conduct.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney from the Manassas Law Group to fight your disorderly conduct charge is a smart decision.
Theft crimes in Virginia are not all the same. There are different elements and legal consequences for each charge, as highlighted in Title 18.2, Chapter 5, Article 3 of the Virginia Code. At The Manassas Law Group, we represent theft crimes such as:
- Shoplifting (Virginia Code Section 18.2-103)
- Grand Larceny (Virginia Code Section 18.2-95)
- Petty Larceny (Virginia Code Section 18.2-96)
- Robbery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-58)
- Burglary (Virginia Code Section 18.2-89)
- Concealing Stolen Property (Virginia Code Section 18.2-108)
- Obtaining Money by False Pretense (Virginia Code Section 18.2-178)
- Credit Card Theft (Virginia Code Section 18.2-192)
- Credit Card Fraud (Virginia Code Section 18.2-195)
At the Manassas Law Group, our criminal defense lawyers review every detail the prosecutor’s case to identify weaknesses and determine if there is any reasonable doubt about any element of the crime committed. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will fight to protect your rights and your future. Call 703-361-8246 today for your free consultation
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are defined as “crimes involving fraud” under Title 18.2, Chapter 6 of the Virginia Code. This is because white collar offenses involve dishonesty and deceit that makes them unique from other offenses or property crimes. Some crimes that are generally classified with white collar crimes include:
- Bribery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-447)
- Embezzlement (Virginia Code Section 18.2-111)
- Extortion (Virginia Code Section 18.2-59)
- Forgery (Virginia Code Section 18.2-172)
- Money Laundering (Virginia Code Section 18.2-246.3)
- Perjury (Virginia Code Section 18.2-434)
If you have been charged with one of the crimes listed above, it is important to find an attorney experienced in defending these charges. Having an experienced attorney is vital, as not only do these crimes threaten your liberty, but also your livelihood. Simply being accused of these crimes can damage your reputation within the community. You may never be able to work in the field of your choosing again.
Call The Manassas Law Group today for your free consultation if you’ve been charged with a white collar crime. Our team will work to build a strong case and bring the best possible outcome.
Juvenile offenses can be located under § 16.1-278.8 of the Code of Virginia. At Manassas Law Group, we represent minors charged with a wide range of crimes, including:
- Assault and Battery
- Petty and Grand Larceny
- Drug Offenses
- Breaking and Entering
- Disorderly Conduct
Protect your child’s juvenile record and contact the experienced Virginia juvenile defense attorneys at Manassas Law Group. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have that are specific to your child’s case. We can help ensure that everything possible is done to protect your child’s future so they can go on to live and enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to provide for them.
Call a Woodbridge Criminal Lawyer at MLG BEFORE Speaking With Police
Law enforcement and prosecutors will try to get you to speak about anything related to the crime in order to obtain evidence that can be used against you. They have a variety of coercion tactics to get suspects to speak on a potential criminal matter to help them gather evidence or incriminate suspects. When facing criminal charges, it is best to remain silent so that authorities don’t use anything you say against you.
Once you have been detained after the arrest, you should notify the police that you would like to speak with your criminal defense attorney immediately. That’s when you call us!
What Our Woodbridge Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Do For You
The super lawyers at Manassas Law Group will be with you every step of the way during your criminal case. We understand that this is a very serious situation for you, and that is why we work diligently to protect you, your rights, and your future.
From the beginning of your free consultation and beyond, every client of ours will receive the best lawyer for their individual case. Having decades of experience practicing criminal defense law, we are committed to your case and willing to aggressively and tirelessly fight for every client.
Call The Manassas Law Group for Unparalleled Legal Representation for Your Criminal Case
If you or someone you love is facing criminal convictions, it is essential that you seek the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible for the best outcome. Call our office today to speak with a qualified Woodbridge criminal defense attorney to begin developing a strategy. Schedule your free consultation by contacting us at (703) 361-8246 or by filling out our online contact form today.