When you have been arrested for a crime, you need representation. You may not have committed the alleged crime. You may have been provoked or otherwise drawn into the situation. You may think the circumstances of the criminal act speak for themselves. In the criminal court, no circumstance speaks for itself. That is the job of the defense attorney – to protect the rights of their client and state the case of the accused, ensuring that she or he gets fair treatment and justice under the law.
Bryan Law, PLC, is a full-service criminal defense law firm that serves clients throughout Virginia. The firm has experience representing clients, in both state and federal courts, who are facing a variety of criminal charges.
An arrest for a crime may be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor crimes fall under four classes. Class 3 and Class 4 crimes are less serious and include things such as public intoxication and destruction of property, whereas Class 1 crimes are the most serious and includes some assault and battery charges. Felony crimes fall under six classes. Class 1 is the most serious, and includes murder.
Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony crime, you should take the charge very seriously. Conviction of even a misdemeanor can have an impact on your life for many years, appearing on your record and making it more difficult to accomplish those things that are part of everyday life, such as finding employment. While many crimes fit only one category or the other, misdemeanor or felony, some crimes span both categories. These charges should be taken even more seriously, as charges can quickly escalate depending on the nature and circumstances of the crime.
Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony, you need adequate representation to help you through the court process. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, the wisest choice may be to make a deal with the prosecution or to go to trial, but you will not know until you speak to a lawyer with substantial experience in criminal defense. Criminal defense attorney Robert V. Bryan, Jr., has experience defending clients on charges, including assault and battery, kidnapping, and grand larceny, as well as white collar charges such as embezzlement and credit card fraud.
When you have been arrested on a criminal charge, no matter how big or little, a proper defense should be your top priority. Mr. Bryan will make sure the courts understand all aspects of your case, including the circumstances surrounding your arrest, to make sure you get the best possible outcome.
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