Defense Attorneys Providing Confident Guidance In Quasi-Criminal Legal Matters
Getting charged with or convicted of a crime has criminal consequences (like jail time), non-criminal consequences (like the damage of having a criminal record) and consequences somewhere in between. In addition to our skilled and experienced defense work, we at The Law Office of Maury & Krol, PLLC, can also help you address these quasi-criminal consequences.
Responding To A Protective Order
A protective order is a limitation on one’s freedom, and it can have significant collateral consequences, such as temporary suspension of one’s Second Amendment rights. The petitioner (the alleged victim) must satisfy specific requirements to qualify for a protective order. However, if the respondent (accused person) does not appear at the hearing, the protective order is typically granted and cannot be reviewed unless there is a material change in circumstances. The initial finding is considered presumptively correct and will not be revisited.
If you were named in a protective order, we will advise you on what to do next and can represent you at the hearing.
We May Be Able To Help Restore Your Firearm Rights
Any nonviolent felon who has completed their sentence and had their civil rights restored may petition the circuit court for the restoration of their firearm rights. This applies only to felons and does not apply to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault. Even if you know that you qualify, this can be a time-consuming and difficult process. It is a good idea to seek the help of knowledgeable attorneys like us.
Restoration Of Driving Privileges After A DUI License Revocation
Those convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) a third time must petition the circuit court in order to have their driving privileges restored. A minimum of three years from the date of conviction must have passed before the petition may be filed. Upon the filing of the petition, the court will order the Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) to perform an evaluation of the petitioner and provide a recommendation as to the propriety of restoration. If the court declines to reinstate the petitioner’s driving privileges, the court may provide the petitioner with a restricted driver’s license.
This can be a bureaucratic headache if you try to navigate it yourself. We can inform you of your legal options and make sure you meet all filing requirements, deadlines and other administrative necessities.
Don’t Let These Issues Hold You Back – Take Action With Our Help
Based in Roanoke, The Law Office of Maury & Krol, PLLC, serves clients throughout the surrounding metro area. Quasi-criminal matters can disrupt your life even after your criminal case is resolved. We can help you address them efficiently and decisively. To learn more, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 804-529-3647 or send us an email.