Protecting Your Rights In Criminal Court

If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia, you need to respond properly, or your situation could go from bad to worse. Most people have little experience with police, prosecutors or criminal courts. That lack of experience can lead to mistakes and potentially more serious charges, larger fines and longer sentences.

Corder Law, PLLC, in Harrisonburg, can help you. Our attorney understands the charges you face, can explain the possible outcomes and work vigorously to represent your interests and obtain the best result possible for your specific circumstance.

Right To Remain Silent

It may seem obvious, but it is important to remember: when a police officer or other law enforcement want to talk to you, they are most likely conducting a criminal investigation. So, unless you are the victim of a crime, it is usually in your best interest not to talk to the police. In fact, you have a Fifth Amendment Constitutional right to remain silent. Apart from identifying yourself, exercise your right to remain silent at all times.

If you speak with the police, your statements will be used against you. Without realizing it, you may try to explain what happened and make statements that only provide police more evidence to use in your prosecution.

Let Corder Law, PLLC, represent your interests and protect your rights. When you are represented by a lawyer, you do not have to speak with police or prosecutors. Our attorney will speak for you and work to ensure that the police are not able to obtain statements from you that only make your position worse.

We Can Help With Your Criminal Charges

Corder Law, PLLC, represents individuals charged with a variety of crimes, including:

  • Drug offenses, including possession, intent to sell, and distribution
  • Prescription drugs
  • Underage alcohol possession
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Grand larceny
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence

Do You Need An Expungement?

An expungement is a civil action to seal a criminal record from public access. In Virginia, it is limited to specific situations, including acquittals, dismissals, and certain dropped charges. If you are eligible, our attorney can help you obtain an expungement, which prevents typical background checks from accessing this information.

Do You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer In The Shenandoah Valley?

Contact our firm. Criminal charges are always serious. Ask for our attorney immediately after an arrest and let us work for you and represent your interests. Give us a call today at 540-808-4232 or use our online form.