Help with Felony & Misdemeanor Charges from Experienced Charlottesville Criminal Defense Attorneys
A criminal conviction can do more than land a person in jail or force them to pay a fine. A criminal record can wreck a person’s employment opportunities, causing them to lose or be turned down for a job or professional license; impact their ability to pursue higher education; affect their ability to perform military service or engage in other rights and privileges of citizenship, such as voting or owning a firearm; ruin their reputation in the community; and wreak havoc on personal, social and professional relationships. The attorneys at St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana understand what is at stake. Our firm maintains an active and vigorous criminal law practice in Charlottesville/Albemarle, Harrisonburg and communities throughout the 16th Judicial District, helping people charged with felonies, misdemeanors and infractions deal with the charges and achieve the best result possible given their own unique situation.
The law firm of St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana, LLP helps clients accused of a wide range of offenses, including all of the following:
- Traffic offenses
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Disorderly conduct
- Theft and shoplifting
- Assault and violent crime
- Drug charges
- Prescription drug fraud
- Sex offenses
In our criminal justice system, every person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty, which means every element of the alleged offense must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury before a person can be convicted of a crime. Further, the accused is entitled to defend oneself against the charges and to be represented by an attorney at all critical stages of the prosecution, including arraignment, bail hearings, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations and of course, trial. Our attorneys are with the client every step of the way, making sure they understand the process and know what to expect, so they can make informed decisions about their case. Our lawyers have decades of experience litigating and defending clients in courts throughout the Charlottesville area, presenting strong, aggressive criminal defense designed to get results. Call 434-296-7138 for immediate assistance.