Criminal Defense Attorneys Protecting Your Rights
With police investigators intent on closing their case and prosecutors focused on painting you as a criminal, it can seem like everyone has already sealed your fate.
Many law firms offer representation by a single attorney. The criminal lawyers at Weisberg & Weisberg in Newport News, are proud to have a team available to work on any given case. They practice extensively in the area of criminal law, often representing clients together as a team, appearing together in the defense of a client, as well as working together outside of the courtroom, formulating strategies and legal arguments. Whether you have made a mistake or were wrongly accused of committing a crime in Virginia, we will zealously protect your rights.
Over 50 Years Of Experience On Your Side
Having over 50 years of experience with criminal law matters, we consider ourselves particularly well-equipped in understanding your situation and how to deal with it effectively. If you have been arrested in Newport News, Virginia Beach, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Smithfield, Suffolk, Hampton, Franklin, North Hampton County, Accomack County, South Hampton County, or elsewhere throughout the Eastern Shore, the sooner you consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the better your chances of putting this legal problem behind you.
We have extensive experience protecting our clients against criminal charges such as:
- Drug crimes including possession, distribution & manufacturing
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter
- Domestic violence & domestic assault and battery
- Malicious wounding and maiming
- Rape and other sex crimes
- Weapons charges
- Property crimes including robbery, larceny, burglary, breaking and entering, shoplifting
- Traffic offenses such as DUI and reckless driving
- White collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, insider stock and securities trading, identify theft, credit card theft and fraud, insurance fraud and writing worthless checks
- Juvenile offenses including underage possession of alcohol
- Miscellaneous crimes such as being drunk in public, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, violation of a protective order or contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile
View our past criminal defense case results.
Common Criminal Defense Questions
Being charged with a crime is a highly stressful thing. Fear and confusion are among the most common feelings people experience when they are looking for a criminal defense attorney to represent them or their family members.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you probably have important questions that need to be answered. We have listed basic questions that we are asked regularly. This site is not meant to provide legal advice or form an attorney-client relationship. The answers to many of your questions will depend on your circumstances. At Weisberg & Weisberg, P.L.L.C., in Newport News, Virginia, our criminal defense attorneys are here to answer your questions. Some people ask us:
- What is your percentage of wins?
- Do you make any guarantees about results?
- If I hire your firm, what do I get for my money?
- How much will defense representation cost me?
- What motions will need to be filed on my behalf?
- Do you charge flat fees or hourly rates?
- How long will it take to resolve my case?
- Will I have to go to court?
- What is the difference between district court and circuit court?
- What do I do if I have been arrested?
Our goal is to provide outstanding defense representation to you. Our objective is to help you reach your goals, which generally relate to reaching a favorable case outcome. Our method is, to be honest, thorough, hardworking and cost-effective in working toward favorable outcomes for our clients.
What are the consequences of being convicted of a criminal offense without a proper defense?
Without an adequate defense, being convicted of a crime can completely change a person’s life. Besides the immediate penalties like prison time in fines, other effects can last long after you pay your dues, including:
- Revocation of gun and voting rights
- Fewer employment opportunities
- Denial of student or personal loans
- Loss of child custody
- Reduced housing options
- Travel bans
- A permanent criminal record
- Registry as a sex offender
Gaining representation from a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial if you’re facing charges. Without it, things may never be the same again.
What are some common criminal defense strategies used in court?
Being charged with a crime doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll suffer the punishment. There are ways to reduce penalties or avoid them altogether, including:
- Seeking conviction of a lesser charge
- Taking a plea deal
- Arguing that you were acting in self-defense
- Proving crucial evidence to be inadmissible to court
- Arguing police misconduct or entrapment
- If you confessed, claiming it was a false confession
- Pleading insanity
There could be more options available depending on your case’s circumstances.
How does plea bargaining work in criminal cases?
A plea bargain is something that the prosecution and the defendant’s attorney work together on. In these arrangements, the defendant agrees to enter a guilty plea. Then, one of the following things happens:
- The court drops the charges against the defendant.
- The defendant requests a particular sentence, which the court may or may not agree to.
- Both sides come to another agreement on an appropriate sentence.
While accepting a plea bargain can be advantageous in some instances, it’s crucial to carefully consider your case’s pros and cons before moving forward.
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