Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney
Gainesville has historically been a quiet place, but all that is changing both due to the growth of Gainesville, and the changing laws in Virginia. If you have been charged with a crime in Gainesville, Virginia you should talk to the team at Olmstead & Olmstead. Our Gainesville criminal defense attorneys are on your side. Call us at 703-361-1555 to talk to an attorney about your options.
The System is Not Set Up to Protect You
If you’re reading this, you have likely spent some time in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center. Our criminal system is supposed to assume that suspects are innocent until proven guilty, but the entire process is set up to make you feel guilty from the very beginning. On top of that, everything you go through as a suspect gives you plenty of chances to incriminate yourself and hand an easy win to the prosecution.
Even if you have committed a crime or are suspected of having done so, you have rights in the United States. Want to defend those rights and give yourself a fair shot at a second chance and a fresh start? It’s time to talk to a criminal defense attorney in Gainesville.
Our Team of Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Fight for You
Whether you have just found out that there is a warrant out for your arrest, or you don’t know you’re in trouble until you land at the Prince William General District Court, we’re ready to protect you from self-incrimination and find out what you’re up against.
Unfortunately, many criminal suspects find their civil rights violated as the prosecution tries to uncover the truth. Media has led us to believe that asking for an attorney makes you look guilty, and that innocent people should have no problem talking to the police. Legal procedural TV shows show a criminal justice system that is genuinely interested in letting innocent people go free and getting to the root of an issue.
That isn’t always how it works out, though. In some cases, it doesn’t actually matter who the guilty party is, as long as the prosecution can secure a win. In others, the prosecution has no problem using illegally obtained evidence to build a case against a suspect. Above all, know this: asking for an attorney when you’ve been arrested does not make you look guilty, no matter what the police tell you. All it does is protect your rights and ensure that you don’t unintentionally start building a case against yourself.
Learn More About the Criminal Cases We Handle
At Olmstead & Olmstead, we have handled numerous of criminal cases throughout our years in practice. We know that you have a lot to lose if you’re convicted, and we are as committed to your case as you are. We’ve handled a wide range of cases in the Gainesville area, including:
- Driving offenses: While many driving offenses only result in fees and a citation, more serious charges may result in jail time.
- DUI: Prosecutors across Virginia are hard on driving under the influence, so you have an uphill battle if you have been charged with driving while impaired. Let us take a look at the evidence and fight for you.
- Drug possession and other drug charges: Convictions for drug-related crimes can follow you for the rest of your life, limiting your career options, where you can live, and how you are perceived by society.
- Robbery, burglary, and similar charges: Property crimes come with fines, restitution, and the possibility of prison time. Get in touch with our team immediately after your arrest.
- Sex crimes: Rape, sexual assault, and similar charges lead to severe penalties in Virginia. If convicted, you will likely need to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
- Murder and homicide: These are among the most serious criminal charges you can face. Do not hesitate to connect with a Gainesville, VA criminal defense attorney if you’ve been accused of murder.
Why You Should Choose Olmstead & Olmstead
From the moment you reach out to Olmstead & Olmstead, you’ll feel confident that you have made the right choice. The first time we chat, we’ll get information about your case, answer your questions, and help you know what to expect next. We understand that this can be a stressful time with lots of deadlines and court dates, and our goal is to keep you on track and feeling calm.
As we build your case, we will explore different options for your defense. Everything depends on the specific details of your case. For example, perhaps the police violated your rights during your arrest or obtained information or evidence illegally.
We can push to have that evidence excluded at trial. Maybe the prosecutor’s evidence is so flimsy that there’s no way it can stand up in court. We’ll use that to push for your charges to be dismissed. By approaching your case from every angle, we will find the best path forward for you.
Our goal is to help you feel informed and supported every step of the way, providing you with different options available to you and helping you understand the potential outcomes of your case. We’re not here to make wild claims just to get your business. Instead, we focus on working with you, professionals in our network, and resources outside the legal industry to push toward the best possible outcome for you.
We keep your future at the forefront of our mind with every decision we make regarding your case. Together, we’ll stay focused and get you through this challenging time.
Reach Out Now to Find Out How We Can Help
The earlier you contact Olmstead & Olmstead after your arrest, the sooner we can begin working on your case. To set up a consultation and get started, call us at 703-361-1555 or fill out our contact form.