Trusted Legal Counsel & Aggressive Representation Since 1990
Under the United States Constitution, every person has the right to be presumed innocent of a crime for which they are accused until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, as local law enforcement and state prosecutors often act swiftly to build a case against you, it can feel as though your future has already been determined. This is not the case.
Our Local Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been arrested for, charged with, or are even simply under investigation for a crime, you have the right to a criminal defense attorney in Staunton.
Tucker Griffin Barnes provides aggressive legal representation for those accused of serious crimes, including sex crimes, violent crimes, and traffic offenses. We are prepared to put over 30 years of legal experience on your side.
Types of Criminal Cases Our Attorneys Handle
At Tucker Griffin Barnes, our attorneys represent individuals who have been accused of a wide variety of criminal offenses, including:
- Sex crimes
- Child pornography
- Title IX sexual misconduct (relating to sex-based discrimination/college campus reporting)
- Domestic assault
- Traffic violations
A large portion of our criminal defense practice focuses on people who are under investigation for or who have been charged with sex crimes. We understand the complex and sensitive nature of these matters, as well as the potentially life-altering societal consequences of an accusation or conviction.
In all cases, our criminal defense lawyers in Staunton conduct thorough investigative and pre-trial work. While many cases are resolved before ever going to trial, we are fully prepared to represent you in the courtroom whenever necessary.
Seeking seasoned criminal defense attorneys in your area? Reach out to Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law in Staunton, VA via online form or call (540) 328-2808 to make an appointment.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor in Virginia?
Yes! Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony offense, the penalties for being convicted for a misdemeanor can still include hefty fines and jail time. Class 1 misdemeanors in Virginia can land you with up to $2,500 in fines and up to 12 months in jail.
Class 1 misdemeanors can include:
- Reckless Driving
- Petty Theft
- Indecent Exposure
- Some forms of drug possession
Additionally, misdemeanors can stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life. This can impact your ability to find employment or, if you are an immigrant, your status in the United States. Professional criminal attorneys in your area at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law can help fight to protect your rights.
What Does a Criminal Lawyer Do?
If you were arrested, a local criminal defense attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law can research and investigate the charges against you as well as negotiate deals with the prosecutor in terms of reducing your bail, reducing your charges, and reducing your sentences.
Criminal lawyers also know how to explain complex information about your case in a way that is easy for a jury to understand. They also know how to question witnesses in a strategic way that may work in your favor. An experienced and skilled defense attorney also knows how to demonstrate your case compellingly, so that the outcome you desire is achieved.
Sometimes, even after consultation, seasoned criminal attorneys will have an idea of how the case will turn out. If you were arrested in Virginia, do not wait to reach out to defense attorneys in your area. It is not necessary to defend yourself in this situation and it takes more than simply “knowing the laws” -- there is too much on the line. Contact a criminal lawyer at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law today.
Trust a Local Criminal Defense Attorney for a Zealous Advocate
Searching for defense attorneys in your area? What you need may be just around the corner. At Tucker Griffin Barnes, we are prepared to fight hard for our clients. We have helped people achieve favorable outcomes—even when things seemed hopeless.
While we (nor any honest attorney) cannot guarantee any specific result for your case, we can assure you that our Staunton criminal defense attorneys will fight tirelessly for you, your rights, and your freedom.
If you have been arrested or believe you are under investigation in Central Virginia, do not wait. Contact an experienced Staunton criminal defense attorney when you call (540) 328-2808 or fill out our online form. Criminal attorneys in your area are ready to help!
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