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Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

At the Stuart Simon Law Firm our criminal defense lawyers defend the rights of those who have been accused of a criminal in the Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and surrounding areas. Whether you have been arrested for:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Drug Possession or Distribution
  • Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Fraud
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Or even just Reckless Driving

Our criminal defense lawyers have the experience to guide you through the criminal justice system and protect your rights. You will have peace of mind knowing that our criminal lawyers have your back.

Already been convicted? We can even help get your rights restored if you have already been convicted of a crime. Whether it’s your civil rights to vote, serve as a juror and act as notary, or even your right to carry and own firearms, we can help.

Contact us today to speak with one of our Criminal Defense Lawyers in the Richmond, Virginia area and get the help you need. We handle Misdemeanor and Felony cases in all local and Federal Courts. Call today to set up your FREE CONSULATION (804) 257-7233

Our Criminal Law Practice

We represent clients in criminal cases, defending them against misdemeanor and felony charges in state and federal courts. Our criminal defense practice includes the following areas:

  • DWI/DUI drunk driving
  • Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence Defense
  • Theft/White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Larceny & Fraud Crimes
  • Sexually Related Offenses
  • Drug Charges
  • Pre-Charge Representation
  • Post Conviction Remedies (Restoration of Rights

Misdemeanor Offenses

A misdemeanor offense can range from a traffic violation such as Reckless Driving to an Assault and Battery. Misdemeanors can also include drug and larceny offenses as well. The punishment for a misdemeanor can also have a wide range.

Under Code of Virginia § 18.2-11.

  • Class 4 Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not more than $250;
  • Class 3 Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not more than $500;
  • Class 2 Misdemeanors are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 6 months, and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both;
  • Class 1 Misdemeanors are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 12 months, and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

Felony Offenses

All felony offenses in Virginia carry the potential for jail time.  While there is a wide range of consequences as well as alternative punishments for a Felony Offense, all of classes of felonies carry the risk of jail. Below is a breakdown of the statutory penalties for all of the various felony classes.

According to the Code of Virginia §18.2-10:

The authorized punishments for a conviction of a felony are as follows:

  • For Class 6 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both;
  • For Class 5 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both;
  • For Class 4 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than two years nor more than 10 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 3 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than 20 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 2 felonies, imprisonment for life or for any term not less than 20 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 1 felonies, death, if the person so convicted was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense and is not determined to be mentally retarded pursuant to § 2-264.3:1.1, or imprisonment for life and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000. If the person was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense or is determined to be mentally retarded pursuant to § 19.2-264.3:1.1, the punishment shall be imprisonment for life and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000.

In addition to the penalties listed above, the Court can, in its discretion, assign additional post release supervision or probation. If you are charged with a Felony you cannot afford to sit by and not defend your rights and freedoms. We have the experience you need on your side to protect yourself from an unfair and harsh punishment.  Call us now to schedule your consultation at 804 257 7233.

Juvenile Offenses

Juveniles get into as much trouble as adults, if not more.  Unfortunately the consequences of those youthful decisions can haunt your child for the rest of his or her life. In some cases Juveniles can be treated as adults and even sent to adult prison. Taking an immediate and proactive role in protecting your child is essential to their future success.  We have the experience and discretion needed to successfully defend all juvenile offenses.

Driving, drugs, drinking and larcenies are just some of this things for which kids can get into trouble. Nowadays though, with the technologies available on cell phones, the potential risk for juveniles is at an all-time high. Just receiving an inappropriate text message can be a criminal offense, even if your child was an unwitting recipient.

You and your child cannot afford to take any run in with the law lightly. There is a common misconception that Juvenile records are sealed, or go away when they turn 18. A Juvenile Felony can and will follow you around for your entire adult life.

Don’t let a past mistake ruin your life. Get help now! Call the Stuart Simon Law Firm at (804) 257-7233 to set up your FREE CONSULTATION.

Virginia area and get the help you need. We handle Misdemeanor and Felony cases in all local and Federal Courts. Call today to set up your FREE CONSULATION (804) 257-7233

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