Criminal Charges in Virginia

Criminal Defense Attorney Hampton Roads

While all criminal charges are serious and should be treated as such, there are certain charges that appear much more often and are charged much more frequently. A criminal defense attorney  in Hampton Roads Virginia is able to help you through the process of fighting such charges.

Common Criminal Offenses

Some of the most common criminal charges in Virginia are traffic offenses, such as reckless driving and speeding, also drug offenses, specifically possession of marijuana and other drugs. Reckless driving is common because Virginia criminalizes speeds that would simply be considered infractions in other states. Driving over 80 miles per hour, regardless of the speed limit, and driving 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit will result in a reckless driving charge.

Drug offenses, specifically possession of marijuana, are also very common in Virginia. Although it may be legal in Washington, DC, people still don’t realize that this means that marijuana is still illegal on the state level in Virginia. Being pulled over for another type of offense like speeding or reckless driving, the person may be found to be illegally in possession of marijuana.

Value of A Criminal Defense Attorney

Do not underestimate the value of the due diligence a Criminal Defense Attorney can bring to your case. In reckless driving cases a lawyer would first be able to check the calibration of the police officer’s speed detection device. Then they would be able to ask the police officer questions about how he or she was standing, how the device was used, whether the device was properly set up in the first place, whether or not the police officer’s vehicle itself was calibrated and other questions that would be designed to highlight the fact that the police officer simply could have been wrong. The attorney’s knowledge of what questions to ask and the standard of evidence required can be the difference in the outcome of your case.

Montgomery Kelley & Dennett are here to help!

Are you in need of legal assistance with your criminal charge and live in Hampton Roads, Virginia? At Montgomery, Kelley & Dennett we have decades of combined legal experience to pursue your case.