Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Chesapeake, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

When you think of a criminal charge, your mind typically goes to the worst of the worst, like attempted murder or grand theft. However, there are other crimes that can land you with a criminal record, like disorderly conduct or being drunk in public. Being convicted of a crime in Virginia leads to some very harsh penalties that can change your entire life.

You may never be prepared for a criminal charge, and you never expect that a routine traffic stop can escalate so quickly. The good news is, you have options. Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. has years of experience protecting the rights of Virginia residents just like you. Our Chesapeake, Virginia criminal defense attorney has the skills to get you the best results. We will use creative arguments and do a thorough investigation to build a rock-solid defense.

What Criminal Law Cases do We Defend?

As you may have guessed, criminal defense covers a lot of ground, and it is essential to know what is covered under this umbrella. Our criminal law experience includes:

  • Abduction
  • Aggravated Malicious wounding
  • Appeals
  • Arson
  • Assault & Battery 18.2-57
  • Attempted Murder
  • Bad Checks
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Computer Fraud
  • Computer Offenses
  • Computer Trespass
  • Concealed Weapon 18.2-308
  • Conspiracy
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Credit Card Offenses
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Destruction of Property 18.2-137
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drunk in Public
  • Eluding
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungement
  • Extortion
  • Failure To Appear
  • Firearm Violations
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Grand Larceny
  • Hit and Run
  • Hunting Violations
  • Identity Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Maiming
  • Malicious Wounding 18.2-51
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Petit Larceny
  • Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Probation Violations
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Receiving Stolen Goods
  • Reckless Handling of a Firearm
  • Refusal
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Shooting Charges
  • Shoplifting
  • Solicitation
  • Stalking
  • Trespassing
  • Unlawful Wounding
  • Uttering
  • Weapon Offenses

Each of these can be classified differently as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Among those major classifications, there are also sub-classifications such as class 1 or class 6.

Penalties for Criminal Charges

Depending on the classification of the criminal allegation will determine your possible penalties. As a general rule, an offense that is punishable by death or penitentiary is considered a felony.  All other offenses can be considered misdemeanors.

Felonies are classified on a scale of class 1 to class 6. The lower the number, the higher the penalty. A class 6 felony conviction carries imprisonment of one to five years, fines of up to $2,5000, and both jail time and fines in some cases. A Class 1 felony carries a penalty of life in prison or death. Misdemeanors can be classified from class 1 to class 4. A class 4 misdemeanor has fines of up to $250, while a class 1 misdemeanor can carry 12 months in jail, a fine of $2,500, or both penalties.

Why Do You Need a Chesapeake, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney?

A criminal charge can be challenging to face, but you do not have to face it alone. It is important to have a Chesapeake, Virginia, criminal defense attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. on your side. Call us at 757-517-8956 or fill out our online contact form.

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