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Should you plead guilty? Not if you're innocent

Trying to defend yourself against allegations of committing a crime can be difficult, but there are actually several different methods that can be used to defend you. Your attorney has trained to be able to support you and to protect your rights, so they will likely suggest whichever defense is the most likely to help you. That being said, every case is different, and your attorney will need to know everything to be able to help you. Be honest and thorough when you describe how you came to be in this position.

Your defense attorney plays an important role in your case

If you're accused of committing a crime, it's important that you defend yourself from the start. From the moment you know that you're being investigated through your time in court, you deserve to have someone on your side who is there to protect your interests. That's the job of your defense attorney.

Virginia courts see changes with change in control of House

Here's an interesting thing to think about: What if there was a middle ground when it came to penalizing those who committed crimes? Perhaps long sentences and punishments don't always fit the crime or do anything to truly help a person or society on the whole.

There are many consequences for a teen drunk driving conviction

Blacksburg area parents know that their teens do not always make the best decisions. Teens can make decisions that may land them in a situation that they cannot get out of. Teens often are victims of peer pressure and sometimes choose to drink alcohol to fit in. If a teen then gets into his car after drinking, they can find themselves in serious trouble, including criminal charges.

A domestic violence charge can affect child custody

When a Blacksburg, Virginia, resident faces a criminal charge related to alleged domestic assault, he may realize that jail time, fines and other consequences are real possibilities. Moreover, a conviction related to domestic violence can make it very hard for a person to find a job or continue his education.

Guiding you through your criminal defense options

Criminal charges can vary greatly. Additionally, the penalties associated with a crime can differ as well. This is because there are both mitigating and aggravating factors to consider. This makes each criminal charge unique to the defendant facing the charge. Because of this, it is important that defendants view their criminal defense like this as well. There is no one size fits all criminal defense, meaning these can be design and catered to the details of the alleged crime.

Virginia men arrested on various charges including drug crimes

When police officers are responding to a call or are issue a search warrant, it is likely that unexpected evidence and information is uncovered. This could result in multiple charges being filed and even additional suspects being charged. While evidence is collected, this does not always mean the evidence will remain. A search is not always conducted properly and evidence could be mishandled, which could allow for the accused to assert a criminal defense.

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