Get A Proven Criminal Defense Lawyer To Level The Playing Field
The criminal justice system is daunting for anyone to navigate, especially those with no legal training or experience. You will be up against a prosecutor, or team of prosecutors, who fight to convict people day in and day out. While you have important rights throughout the process, those rights mean nothing if you aren’t able to exercise them. Far too many people end up behind bars because they didn’t have competent criminal defense representation.
As a criminal defense lawyer with more than four decades of experience, that includes years of broad peer and client positive high ratings, I have the knowledge, experience and dedication to help you through this challenging time. I’m well-known among judges and prosecutors for my experience and reliable advocacy in court. I’ve co-edited a trade publication on criminal defense in Virginia, and I’ve taught trial advocacy to law students. You can trust that I know what to do in almost any situation, and that I will give you my best efforts to pursue the most favorable available outcomes.
I Handle Misdemeanors And Felonies, State And Federal
Based in Charlottesville, I have extensive experience defending people against all kinds of criminal charges in Virginia state and federal courts, including:
- Domestic violence
- DUIs and traffic offenses
- Drug crimes
- Other violent crimes
- Property crimes
- White collar crimes
- Sex offenses, including UVA Title IX cases
I also handle criminal appeals.
I’ll Be Honest With You
When you hire me as your criminal defense attorney, you can count on me to be upfront with you about your case. Because I have devoted so much of my career to criminal defense, I can often predict how a case will go. I can quickly identify weaknesses in the state’s case and challenges that can stand in the way of a strong defense.
I will lay out your options and what you can expect. You will be in the driver’s seat, because it’s your life and your decisions. My role is to do everything in my power to accomplish the best possible results obtainable in difficult cases that could impact the rest of your life.