The penalties for a felony conviction in Virginia can range from a year of incarceration up to life in prison and a substantial fine. Convicted felons lose their voting rights, their right to possess firearms, and may face substantial difficulties in finding employment or additional immigration or naturalization consequences. If you are charged with a felony, it is absolutely imperative that you hire experienced counsel.
Felony charges are extremely serious. The criminal defense attorneys at The Marquis Law Group have decades of experience handling felony charges and can work together as a team if necessary to defend your case vigorously. Our trial attorneys represent the accused in a broad array of serious crimes, including:
- Crimes of violence
- Distribution of controlled substances
- Sexual assault and rape
- Multiple DUI
- Grand larceny
- Credit card theft and fraud
- Firearms offenses
Our first objective in defending your felony charge is always to have charges dismissed. If we see any Constitutional violations that occurred in your case, we will file the appropriate motions and ask the court to suppress the evidence against you, or possibly for dismissal if there has been a due process violation. Our lawyers will look for errors by law enforcement, violations of due process, illegal searches, the possibility of mistaken identity — any approach that casts doubt on the prosecution’s case. In a trial, it is not necessary to prove your innocence — we only must cast a reasonable doubt of your guilt in order to prevail.
Our lawyers know Virginia criminal law and the case law surrounding it, and we have experience with many different strategies to develop the strongest defense possible. However, if the evidence is such that you are convicted of a felony, our lawyers are very familiar with alternative options to incarceration, such as inpatient drug treatment, work release, drug court, mental health docket, veterans docket and other programs specific to counties in the Northern Virginia area. It is important to act quickly to give your legal team time to evaluate your case and formulate the strongest defense possible.
If you, or someone you care about, has been charged with a felony, schedule a consultation now.