If you are not usually involved in the criminal legal system, you may have a general idea but not know exactly what a criminal defense lawyer does and, most importantly, how a Virginia criminal defense lawyer can help you.
If you are facing any type of criminal charges with prison time or serious fines and penalties, you want to choose your lawyer carefully. You don’t have a lot of time though because you need an experienced lawyer fighting for you from day one. Criminal defense lawyers are trained to pick out details that may mitigate or negate the possible charges you may be facing. The sooner they can get started on your case, the more time they have to find every possible detail that may help you.
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side means having someone working for the best outcome for you throughout the entire process. Your criminal defense lawyer investigates your case, calls forth witnesses for your defense and cross-examines the prosecutor’s witnesses.
An experienced lawyer will be able to work with you and the prosecutor in an effort to work out a deal, also known as a plea bargain. While not always possible, your lawyer can fight for a reduction in charges or punishment.
If you are convicted, your criminal defense lawyer will fight for the sentencing that is most beneficial for you. Our team knows how the system work sand can offer many insights on the process, helping you decide what to do when it comes down to big decisions.