Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fairfax, Virginia
Facing a criminal charge can be an overwhelming experience. You are facing the possibility of not only a criminal record, but also a jail sentence, fines and the loss of your driver’s license. As you embark on a legal defense process that can be complicated and confusing, it is in your best interest to be represented by a Manassas defense attorney you can trust to explain your rights to you, analyze your legal options and determine the best course of action.
Experienced Defense Against All Types of Criminal Charges
The majority of cases our Fairfax defense attorney, Anthony H. Nourse, handles involve traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses and felony criminal offenses. He is in court on a regular basis, defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including:
DUI/DWI: Dealing with the ramifications of a drunk driving arrest can be overwhelming. You face serious consequences, especially if you are facing felony DUI charges. We will work hard to protect your rights and help you get the best outcome possible.
Driving on suspended license: Your license may be suspended for any number of reasons, from drunk driving convictions to failing to pay court costs or child support. Often, people are unaware that their license has suspended. However, even if you did not realize that you were driving on a suspended license, you still face significant penalties. That is why experienced legal help is essential.
Reckless driving: Charges of reckless driving are taken seriously in Virginia, and a conviction may result in jail time and end up on your driving record for up to 11 years. With so much at stake, getting strong legal representation is crucial. We do not simply “plead out” traffic cases. We examine all facts to help you avoid the most serious consequences.
Drug possession: Possession of even small amounts of drugs can result in large penalties. We will work hard to protect your rights and fight drug charges every step of the way.
Drug distribution: Distribution cases are taken even more seriously than possession cases and the prosecution will go on the attack. It is important to have an equally tenacious defense attorney in your corner.
Marijuana possession: A conviction for a marijuana offense can do great harm to your reputation and result in a criminal record that will follow you for life. We can defend you against all manner of marijuana charges.
Prescription drugs: Cases involving prescription drugs are on the rise and prosecutors are taking notice. It is important to have someone who understands these complex cases represent you in court.
Assault and battery: An assault charge brings the potential for heavy fines and jail time. We know how to build an effective defense against assault charges.
Sex crimes: Criminal sexual charges such as rape and sexual abuse can destroy your livelihood and your reputation. We will examine all of the evidence and advise you on how to best defend against these charges.
Solicitation/prostitution: We defend women who have been arrested while working at massage parlors and bordellos. We understand what it takes to build a defense against these charges, and we provide Vietnamese or Chinese translation services if necessary.
College student crimes: Charges involving underage alcohol possession or marijuana possession may not seem like a big deal, but a conviction will result in a criminal record that can affect your employment prospects, student loan eligibility and other opportunities. We will work hard to ensure that one mistake does not ruin your life.
Theft: The difference between a misdemeanor theft charge and a felony theft charge in Virginia is only $200. With such a small threshold, even simple shoplifting cases can escalate quickly. We will work hard to provide you with a strong defense against any type of theft charge.
Embezzlement and fraud: From charges of writing bad checks to charges of grand larceny, the penalties for fraud-related crimes are severe. We will fight to protect your rights.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Fairfax Traffic and DUI Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, drunk driving or any other type of criminal offense, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. Contact our Manassas defense lawyer online or call 703-659-2450 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.