Virginia Criminal Law Attorneys
Criminal law is one of the two broadest categories of law practice, with the other category being civil law. Whereas civil law seeks to redress an injustice done to someone, as in the case of malpractice or personal injury, criminal law has more to do with the punishment aspect of someone found guilty of committing a crime. The types of crimes included under the umbrella of criminal law include:
- Violent crimes
- Drug possession
- Motor vehicle crimes
- Homicide or murder
- Sexual offenses
- Traffic offenses
- Restraining Orders
- Other misdemeanors and felonies
If you are ever accused of committing a crime that falls into the category of criminal law, it is extremely important that you contact a highly reputable criminal defense team such as Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C., so that a successful defense can be mounted immediately on your behalf. With a wealth of experience in criminal trials, and a proven track record of success, our team will do everything possible to defend you against the charges which have been filed.
Prosecuting attorneys will make use of every shred of evidence available to put you in the most damaging light for a judge and jury, so an aggressive defense is critical in avoiding a worst-case scenario for you. Our defense team will challenge all evidence, effectively challenge hostile witnesses, and find every possible weakness in the prosecution’s case. In short, the most effective strategy for your defense will be devised and carried out, to help you rise above the possibility of conviction.
Repercussions of a conviction
There are several possible penalties which may be imposed upon you if you are convicted of a criminal charge. You may be forced to pay a significant fine, and a sentence may also carry some amount of jail time. A lesser crime which might only involve a sentence of probation, with no jail time and no fine levied against you, can still have some far-reaching effects. Any conviction might cause you to lose your present job as well as your good reputation, and you might even lose a number of your friends, because of the stigma attached to criminal conviction.
To avoid all these negative outcomes, or at bare minimum to mitigate their effects, you need to engage the services of a team of Virginia criminal law attorneys who are highly experienced as trial lawyers, and who know just about every nuance of the law that can be known and used advantageously. When your livelihood is at stake, you simply cannot take chances – you need to have a team on your side which has shown a solid history of success in such cases, and which will defend you to the maximum letter of the law.
Your criminal law case
Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C. is fully prepared to aggressively defend you in your criminal case, whatever type of case that may be. With a great deal of experience in many types of criminal law cases, you can be sure of being represented by a skilled and experienced attorney, who will always have your best interests at heart.
In some cases, that will mean taking the case to trial and doing everything possible to convince the fact finder, judge or jury, that you are not guilty. When taking the case to trial is not in your best interest, your Olmstead & Olmstead criminal lawyer will use all means at their disposal to mitigate the circumstances and negotiate from a position of strength and reach a fair result. We understand that the repercussions of a criminal case can follow you the rest of your life, and that’s why we go the extra mile to ensure that no stone is left unturned in defending you.
The bottom line on criminal law
When accused of a crime, everyone in this country is assumed to be innocent until proven guilty. That puts the onus for proving guilt on the prosecution team. The prosecution works closely with police and sheriff’s departments, which gives them tremendous resources to prepare their cases. That makes it essential that you engage the services of a highly skilled criminal lawyer when you’ve been accused of a crime. The earlier you consult with Olmstead & Olmstead, the more effective your defense can be.
Contact Our Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
At the law offices of Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C., our Virginia criminal defense lawyers truly believe that every person who is charged with a crime, no matter what that crime, deserves a chance to defend themselves and to be heard in a court of law. We provide you with the level of legal competence and aggressive representation that you are looking for, and work with your best interests in mind throughout the entire process.
If you have a case which involves Criminal Law, we urge you to call Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C. at any time of day, to discuss your issue. If your call comes at a time other than business hours, we pledge to return your call at the very earliest opportunity. We serve a very broad area in the state of Virginia which includes the counties of Prince William, Fauquier, Fairfax, Loudoun, Stafford, Alexandria, and Arlington – and we would be very happy to have the opportunity to serve you as well.
You can contact us today by phone at (703) 361-1555 or through our online contact form.