"Do I Really Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?"

It's a good question.

Let's make one thing clear: There is no legal requirement that you hire a criminal defense attorney to handle your case. You have the right to handle your own defense or settle for the assistance of whatever public defender the court appoints for you.

"Okay. But Should I Have A Criminal Defense Attorney?"

Yes. If convicted, you could be facing penalties such as prison time, fines, a lifelong criminal record and its collateral consequences.

Practicing criminal law is difficult. Even attorneys can find themselves frustrated at the complexities of the process and the necessary procedures. If you face criminal charges, you have too much on the line to leave your defense in the hands of someone who is figuring it out as they go. You need a defense lawyer with extensive criminal defense experience.

On the other side of the case, the state will have an abundance of resources in prosecutors, law enforcement and investigators. You need someone with the resources to make sure your side of the story is heard.

Attorneys Unafraid To Fight

In Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia, that means the attorneys of the Commonwealth Criminal & Traffic Law Group. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal trials and are not afraid to fight the prosecution for the rightful outcome our clients deserve.

We defend against felony and misdemeanor charges, including violent crimes, theft, drug possession and internet crimes.

Give Yourself A Fighting Chance

Remember what Abraham Lincoln said: "He who represents himself has a fool for a client," so don't try to do it alone. You cannot afford anything less than the best defense of your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.