Violent Crimes Lawyer in Fairfax
What is Considered a Violent Crime in Virginia?
In Virginia, as in most states, the most serious criminal offenses are classified as violent crimes. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors diligently pursue convictions in these cases. If you are accused of an offense, hiring a seasoned criminal defense attorney can improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Our lawyer provides defense for a variety of violent crimes, including:
- Weapons offenses
- Malicious wounding
- Armed robbery
- Rape and sexual assault
- Gang crimes
While these charges are extremely serious, there are always two sides to any situation. Your side of the story deserves to be heard. When you need a strong legal advocate, our Fairfax violent crimes lawyer is here to help by preparing a solid defense for your case, working hard to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected, and helping you navigate the process.
Were you charged with a violent crime in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun or Alexandria?Call (703) 940-0001 to speak with our lawyer about your situation.
Virginia Violent Crime Penalties
Violent crimes carry the most severe punishments. Depending on the charges, you could be facing fines of up to $100,000, many years of incarceration, or even the death penalty. Some charges carry additional legal requirements, such as registering as a sex offender for rape or other sex crimes convictions.
A conviction for a violent crime, even an offense that does not carry a life sentence, will affect you for the rest of your life. You may be unable to get a job, go to college, obtain or renew a professional license, and/or find a place to live. Additionally, your personal and professional reputations will be damaged, and relationships may be ruined.
Speak to an Attorney Before the Police
Violent crimes are the most serious felonies that carry severe conviction penalties. If you are accused of committing such an offense, the first thing to do is to get in touch with a skilled criminal defense attorney with experience providing effective representation in these types of cases. Our Fairfax violent crimes attorney at The Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC is knowledgeable of current laws and fights to protect the rights of defendants at every phase of the legal process.
Do not make the mistake of giving a statement or answering questions without first consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The police are interested in building a case against you. It is almost never in your best interest to make their job easier. Exercise your Constitutional rights to remain silent and to legal representation from the start.
Our violent crimes attorney has extensive knowledge of Virginia criminal law and works to develop the most effective strategy. We will take the time to get to know your case, conduct our own investigation, and consult with experts to build a solid defense.