How Can Criminal Charges Be Reduced or Dismissed in Virginia?
It is essential for anyone charged with a criminal offense to fight those charges fully within our legal system. This is because a felony conviction on someone’s record for any offense – non-violent crimes such as grand theft, or violent crimes such as rape or armed robbery – will likely limit that person’s employability, housing options and borrowing capabilities for the rest of his or her life. If you are charged with a crime in northern Virginia, a Leesburg criminal defense lawyer can explore every option that will reduce the after-effects of a criminal arrest.
Some charges are false and may be difficult to prove or disprove, or there is culpability on the part of others. In the case of rape, for example, the charge may simply be in retaliation for a failed romance or other slight, or the act was actually consensual. This is studied extensively, but the estimated number of false charges made nationwide is not fully known.
If you have been charged with rape, robbery, violent assault, murder or other criminal offenses, a Leesburg, VA criminal defense attorney should be available to you at a moment’s notice. No police interrogation should take place without a lawyer present –you have a right to remain silent until expert legal counsel is present. A lawyer will guide you through the process to your best advantage.
The attorneys at Simms Showers LLP defend the rights of the accused in a broad variety of cases: felonies, misdemeanors, DUI/DWI, driver license suspensions, traffic violations, reckless driving, assault and battery, drug crimes, larceny and domestic violence. Contact the firm before or after charges have been placed.