Criminal Defense

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Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys You Can Trust

If you have been accused of a crime in Prince William County, call today to speak with a criminal defense attorney in our Manassas office.  We routinely represent defendants charged with various crimes in Manassas, Prince William County, and throughout Northern Virginia.  The criminal defense attorneys at our office bring the benefit of their unique perspective, knowledge, and experience to each and every case that they handle. Our attorneys are known as aggressive, zealous advocates for their clients in all criminal cases, which can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case.

We understand that being arrested is a frightening and helpless experience. This is why we make ourselves accessible and available for a free consultation to answer any and all questions you may have regarding your case. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you understand how to prepare for your defense to arrive at the best possible outcome.

Why Hire A Local Attorney?

Hiring a local criminal defense attorney can offer you a substantial advantage in a criminal proceeding. Our attorneys are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors likely to be assigned to your case. This allows us to provide you accurate and reliable information about how your case can be successfully defended.  Hiring an outsider may save you a few bucks, but could cost you in the long run.

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We Specialize In Defense of the Following Crimes

At The Reed Law Firm, we know that the best defense is a good offense.  We stand ready to aggressively defend you in any criminal matter, should the need arise.  We strive to protect your rights, your liberty, and your reputation.

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DUI

If you have been cited with a traffic violation, it is imperative that you retain an attorney to defend your rights.
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Larceny & Fraud

If you have been accused of committing a larceny or fraud, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
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Defense of Protective Orders

It is important to protect your safety, and your rights, when dealing with matters of domestic violence.

Other Crimes We Specialize In

Drug Possession

Violation of Protective Orders

Assault & Battery

Virginia Criminal Laws & Penalties

Each state has its own criminal laws.  Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the Virginia criminal code that allows us to accurately evaluate every case.  Criminal charges are generally separated into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, you may have one or more charges.  In some cases involving multiple criminal charges, you may find yourself facing both felonies and misdemeanors.  Our attorneys will help you to figure out what you are being accused of, what the Commonwealth must prove, and how to defend yourself.

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Misdemeanor Punishments

In Virginia, penalties for misdemeanors are generally defined in Section 18.2-11 of the Virginia Code.  The range of punishments for misdemeanors are as follows:

Felony Punishments

Felony charges are treated differently than misdemeanors for purposes of punishment.  The punishment for felonies is defined in Section 18.2-10 of the Code of Virginia. The following is the range of penalties possible on a felony in Virginia:

In addition to the above, some crimes carry with them, specifically defined penalties.  Our attorneys can help you understand the range of sentences that you may be facing if convicted and will be prepared to suggest the best course of action to minimize your personal exposure.

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Our Process

Step 1

Initial Review and Development of Litigation Plan

The client will meet with the attorney to review the current status of the case, develop a plan of action, determine a budget, and formulate a timetable for resolution. The attorney will discuss the client’s specific goals, review any relevant caselaw or statutes related to the litigation and answer the clients questions about the process.

Step 2

Pleadings, Discovery, and Motions

Being party to a lawsuit requires ongoing effort to organize your case through written documents that are submitted to the court and opposing parties. It also may require court appearances to argue pretrial motions. During this stage, we will prepare any pleadings to be submitted to the court, draft discovery requests, responses and objections, issue subpoenas, conduction depositions, and prepare and argue any pretrial motions. This stage typically occupies 70-80% of the total timeline for your case.

Step 3

Trial Preparation and Settlement Negotiations

This stage includes review of all relevant evidence, preparation of any potential witnesses and the formulation of trial strategy. Our experienced staff will assist in the assembly of trial notebooks that include all documents you intend to present at trial. During this stage, settlement negotiations may take place in an effort to resolve your case without a trial if it is possible.

Step 4

Trial

If your case cannot be resolved through negotiation, a trial will be required. Based upon the plan we develop with you, we will present the evidence and witnesses that we have prepared to present your case in the light most favorable to you. Trials can sometimes have unpredictable outcomes. However, when you hire the Reed Law Firm, you can be confident that the evidence, arguments, and testimony you want to have heard will be presented in a coherent, organized, and compelling way to provide you with the best possible opportunity to win your case.

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Don’t Delay Hiring an Attorney!

Delaying contact with an attorney can potentially jeopardize the defense of your case.  Once retained, our attorneys can assist you in gathering and preserving evidence to be used in your case.  This can include police reports, witness statements, videos and 911 calls. In some instances, we can even help you to prevent criminal charges from being filed against you!