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Virginia Criminal Defense: Protecting Your Future

Criminal charges feel overwhelming, and the rest of your life could depend on what happens next. How do you prepare for something like that?

Here at Big Valley Law in Harrisonburg, Virginia, we have decades of experience defending clients who have been accused of crimes. You can depend on us to protect your future. You do not have to do this alone.

The Stakes Are High When Facing Criminal Charges

Criminal charges put your future in jeopardy. Could you lose a professional license and a career? Do you have a high-profile position? Are you a college student at James Madison University or another local college or university who is worried about losing class time or even losing your place in college entirely?

We can help. As experienced Harrisonburg criminal defense attorneys, we understand the gravity of your situation and are committed to defending your rights.

The Potential Consequences

The potential consequences of a criminal conviction can be life-altering. These may include:

  • Incarceration: Jail of prison time can have lasting effects on your life and family.
  • Fines: Substantial fines can create financial strain.
  • Probation: Probation conditions can significantly restrict your freedom.
  • Permanent record: A criminal record can affect future employment and housing opportunities.
  • Educational impact: Students may face suspension or expulsion, affecting their academic future.

Common Criminal Accusations Handled By Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

Remember, being charged with a crime does not mean you will be convicted. You are not guilty of anything yet, and you have legal rights. You need to know where you stand when accused of common crimes such as:

  • Drug possession and other drug charges: Ranging from simple possession to more serious trafficking charges.
  • Drunk driving/ driving under the influence: DWI charges can lead to severe penalties, including license suspension and jail time.
  • Fraud: Including various forms of fraud, such as identity theft, credit card fraud, and insurance fraud.
  • Internet crimes: Cybercrimes like hacking, online harassment, and distribution of illegal materials.
  • Larceny: Including shoplifting and grand larceny.
  • Protective orders: Violations of protective or restraining orders.
  • Reckless driving: Serious traffic violations that can lead to criminal charges
  • Simple and aggravated assault: Physical altercations that result in charges of assault or battery.
  • Sex crimes: Charges related to sexual misconduct, harassment or assault.
  • Juvenile crimes: Committed by minors, requiring specialized defense strategies.
  • Traffic violations: Serious traffic offenses that may result in criminal charges.

Our criminal defense lawyers can also help with common legal issues stemming from these allegations. In some cases, it is possible to seek the expungement of a criminal charge or the restoration of gun rights.

We Defend Students In Title IX Cases

Title IX is a set of federal laws that apply to colleges and universities. Under Title IX, schools are obligated to investigate allegations of student-related sexual misconduct. Title IX investigations and punishment are separate from the criminal process, but the consequences of being found guilty under Title IX can be severe.

At Big Valley Law, we understand the complexities of Title IX proceedings; we vigorously defend students and protect their rights. If you are a student who’s being investigated for sexual misconduct, contact Big Valley Law immediately.

Personalized Assistance Every Step Of The Way

At Big Valley Law, our attorneys will strive to keep you updated and in the loop. If anything changes with your case, you will be the first to know. If you have questions, we are just a phone call away. To reach our office, please contact us online or call 540-904-0243.