Criminal Lawyer in Woodbridge
Defense Against Criminal Charges
Have you been arrested for criminal charges such as drug possession, shoplifting, burglary, or assault? If so, you may be overwhelmed with the complexities of the justice process as well as the possible consequences of your case. With a lawyer on your side who specializes in criminal defense, you can rest assured that your rights will be upheld throughout court proceedings and work toward the most favorable outcome possible for the circumstances. At Johnson Law Firm, PC, you will find skilled representation in Woodbridge for any type of criminal charges you might face. While my firm will not guarantee any outcome, I will work tirelessly to build a defense for your case and ensure that your reputation is not tarnished by false accusations or wrongful charges. Within the justice system, defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty, and this is a standard that we will work hard to uphold with any criminal case.
Potential Penalties in Criminal Cases
Both misdemeanors and felonies can have serious penalties associated with a conviction, so it is important to have representation to reduce sentences or work to have charges dropped entirely. In addition to the following legal consequences, you might also face long-term repercussions following a criminal charge, including loss of employment, difficulty attaining future employment, or permanent listing on state or federal sex offender registries.
Incarceration – Misdemeanors are often associated with jail time with sentences of several months up to one year. Felonies and more serious misdemeanors can result in prison sentences, which will exceed the span of one year.
Fines – Fines can add up quickly for even the most minor offenses due to court fees, legal fees, city and state fines, and reparations paid to victims.
Court-Ordered Rehabilitation – Drug crimes may be accompanied by court-ordered rehabilitation or participation in mandatory drug and alcohol counseling courses. In other cases, crime diversion courses may be part of a sentence, typically for first-time offenders with non-violent charges. These rehabilitation programs are not only time consuming, but they can further stack up the fees associated with your sentence.
What a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do for Your Case
A criminal defense attorney will examine all aspects of your case to build a defense with the ultimate goal of reducing your sentence as much as possible. No lawyer should promise any specific results, but the right lawyer will be dedicated to upholding your rights and providing an aggressive defense in the courtroom. To schedule a consultation with Johnson Law Firm, PC where you can confidentially discuss the details of your case, call (703) 670-0761.