Criminal law exists in order to regulate social conduct and forbid the endangerment of other people. Whereas civil law focuses more on the resolution of disputes and/or compensation for the victim, criminal law is meant to exact punishment for the criminal. Like any place else, some Virginia residents may find themselves in criminal court at a certain point for a variety of reasons. This creates the need to seek out Virginia criminal lawyers. If you find yourself in this situation, you have to make the decision whether it is worth it for you to have competent legal counsel accompany you. For summary or regulatory offences, you may decide to take a chance and go to court without any Virginia criminal attorneys assisting you. However, if you are facing a misdemeanor or felony, we recommend retaining an attorney to represent you in court.
With competent Virginia criminal attorneys such as The Law Office of Scott S. Ives working to win your case, you stand an excellent chance of either avoiding conviction if found innocent, or possibly receiving a lenient sentence if found guilty. Naturally, every case is unique, but Law Office of Scott S. Ives, PLLC has experience in many areas of criminal law. Please call us to discuss your particular concern. We do not charge for initial consultations (the only exception is that Virginia Bar Association requires us to pass on a charge of a $35.00 fee for referrals coming from their office.)
If you have any questions regarding any legal matter, please contact us for a free consultation* We will provide you with helpful legal advice or find other Virginia criminal lawyers able to assist you if your question happens to be outside our area of expertise.