Help Facing The Challenge Of Criminal Charges
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. I am Justin Corder, an experienced criminal defense lawyer who understands the charges you face. I can explain the possible outcomes and work vigorously to reduce those charges and obtain the most favorable result for your specific circumstance.
Prosecutors Want To Convict You
It may seem obvious, but it bears repeating; they are not your friends and police and prosecutors want to secure the most severe conviction possible. If you speak with them, they will use what you say against you. By mistake or manipulation, you may make statements or try to explain what happened and only provide them with more evidence to use in your prosecution.
Let Corder Law, PLLC, represent your interests and protect your rights. Once you are represented by a lawyer, you no longer have to speak with police or prosecutors. Our attorney will speak for you and ensure police are not able to obtain statements that only make your position worse.
We Can Help With Your Criminal Charges
Corder Law, PLLC, represents area residents and college students in a variety of defense matters, including:
- DWI/DUI (drunk driving)
- Drug offenses, including possession, intent to sell, and distribution
- Possession of prescription-only drugs
- Underage alcohol possession
- Shoplifting and theft offenses
- Grand larceny
- Assault or battery charges
- Domestic violence and protective orders
- Other misdemeanors and felonies
- Traffic violations
Do You Qualify For An Expungement?
An expungement is an action to seal a criminal record from public access. In Virginia, it is usually limited to specific situations such as after an acquittal or dismissal. Under new laws, some lower-level convictions can also be expunged. If you are eligible, I can help you obtain an expungement, which prevents typical background checks from accessing this information.
I have also helped clients with felony convictions in their past petition for civil rights and gun rights restoration.
Do You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer In The Shenandoah Valley?
Criminal charges are always serious. Ask for Justin Corder immediately after an arrest and let me do the talking for you. Call my Harrisonburg office today at 540-418-3388 or use our online form.