Criminal matters can be frightening. Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Virginia have the authority to take your very liberty from you. If your only experience with the police has been a minor traffic ticket, you are unlikely to be prepared for the potential consequences of a serious criminal charge.
Experienced Criminal Defense Representation
Our attorneys at Rowe & Sitzler, LLP, understand the threat these charges can pose to your future. We have experience with criminal defense involving:
- Domestic violence
- Drug charges
- Juvenile crimes
We can help you protect your future with an aggressive defense.
Criminal charges should always be taken very seriously because you never know what lies in the future. A single charge in isolation may not seem that significant, but if you plea to a drug, assault or theft charge, you now have a prior. This can affect everything from how a current incident is charged or prosecuted to the severity of a potential sentence or fine.
Prosecutors may also “overcharge” an incident, stacking every possible charge that could fit the offense, making challenges at trial more risky. Our attorney understands these issues and is familiar with the courts and prosecutors in the Bedford area.
If you have been arrested, use your right to remain silent. Do not engage in conversation with the police when they stop you. Remain polite at all times, but do not volunteer information or try to explain anything. Officers are trained to get you to make incriminating statements. Don’t take the bait!
If you are under arrest, ask for an attorney and then wait for us to speak for you. You cannot argue your way out of an arrest. We can work to minimize the consequence of any criminal charge and help you move beyond your troubles.