Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting For Your Freedom And Your Future
If you’re convicted of a criminal offense in Virginia, that conviction stays with you for life. Even if you avoid jail time, the collateral consequences of a conviction can often be devastating. Criminal convictions, including some misdemeanors, can affect areas of your life you may not have considered, such as your immigration status, gun rights, voting rights, driving privileges and employment opportunities. Convictions can have a negative effect on other legal matters as well, such as divorce or custody proceedings.
If you have been charged with a crime or have reason to think you may be charged with a crime, contact us at The Law Office of Maury & Krol, PLLC. We are experienced, trial-tested lawyers who provide aggressive defense against nearly any criminal charge. When you reach out for a free consultation, we will help you understand your rights and a complete list of your legal options.
Building A Defense Starts By Assessing The Charges
We provide comprehensive criminal defense representation to clients accused of crimes related to:
- Theft, shoplifting and other property offenses
- Driving under the influence (DUI) charges
- Other traffic infractions and crimes, including reckless driving charges
- Assault, homicide, weapons offenses and other crimes of violence
- Drug crimes (possession, trafficking, manufacturing, etc.)
- Sex offenses
In addition to helping you fight charges, we can also assist you in repairing some of the collateral consequences associated with criminal charges and convictions.
You Need To Take Drug Charges Seriously
Although marijuana laws have loosened in recent years, Virginia still has some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Simple possession of a Schedule I/II substance is considered a Class 6 felony. Distribution charges in some cases include excessive mandatory minimum jail time, even when only small quantities are involved. If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, you need to talk to a lawyer right away.
Protect Your Freedom And Reputation When Charged With A Sex Offense
Most crimes of a sexual nature in Virginia present the risk of the defendant being placed on the sex offender registry if convicted. The legislature has steadily increased the penalties for various sex crimes over recent decades, resulting in significant mandatory minimum sentences, many of which can be stacked on top of each other. One act could potentially be addressed by multiple statutes, subjecting the defendant to multiple mandatory minimum sentences that will run consecutively.
Don’t Wait To Take Legal Action – Contact Us Today
Before you walk into the courtroom to take on the full force of the commonwealth on your own, take the time to know your rights. Talk to a lawyer before it’s too late. At The Law Office of Maury & Krol, PLLC, we will consult with you and give you an honest assessment of your charges and how we can help you fight them. To schedule your first meeting with an experienced attorney, call our Roanoke office at 804-529-3647 or fill out our online contact form.