Theft & Larceny
Charges involving theft and larceny can come with hefty penalties, including fines, jail time or even prison time. Perhaps just as — maybe even more — importantly, having a theft-related crime on your record can haunt you for the rest of your life as you seek employment opportunities and housing.
At the CraigWilliams, PLC, we're not here to judge. We understand that good people occasionally do bad things or find themselves in a bad situation. One mistake should not define who you are for the rest of your life or limit your opportunity to provide for yourself and your family.
One call is all it takes to begin fighting back against damaging charges. Call 540-603-0405 now for a free consultation with a proven criminal defense lawyer.
Attorneys Who Will Fight For Your Rights
We defend people in Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia against felony and misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from accusations of:
Prosecutors know that we're lawyers unafraid to fight. We believe in building a strong defense and aggressively pursuing an outcome that is in the best interest of our clients. Our record of refusing less than stellar deals allows us to negotiate from a position of strength. When an agreement cannot be reached, our experience handling hundreds of trials allows us to fight on with confidence.
Protect What Matters Most
You don't have to let a theft or larceny charge ruin the rest of your life. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
If you have been in an accident, you probably have many questions about your claim. At CraigWilliams, PLC, our clients come to us from all over Central Virginia for their personal injury cases. Here are some of the questions they often ask:
Do I really need a lawyer?
The insurance company may offer you a settlement right away, but how do you know if it’s a good offer? Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible for your claim and will try to settle with you quickly before you know the extent of your injuries and before you have a chance to seek legal guidance. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the true value of your claim. In addition, the possibility of taking your case to trial will put you in a better bargaining position.
What steps should I take after an accident?
After the initial shock of your accident wears off, you need to know what steps you should take. Your health always come first. If your injuries need immediate medical attention, seek it right away. If you can wait, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police to report the accident
- Exchange insurance information with anyone involved in the accident
- Collect evidence, like taking pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles involved, if possible, and write down the names of any witnesses
- Call your insurance company
- Seek medical attention, if you are injured
Even if you think your injuries are minor, have them checked by a doctor. Many injuries are not obvious right away but worsen over time. Your final step is to consult with in attorney. When our clients come to us, we take over the job of collecting evidence right away so you can concentrate on healing.
How much is my case worth?
Every personal injury case is different. Several factors determine how much any case is worth, including:
- Cost of medical bills now and in the future
- Personal property damage
- Lost wages for time away from work
- Severity of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
Virginia law does not cap most personal injury cases. Virginia does still recognize contributory negligence, however. That means the other side could argue you were also negligent in causing the accident, which would prevent you from making a recovery. Only an experienced attorney can look at all the facts of your case to give you an estimated range for your damages.
How long do I have to file my claim?
Filing your insurance claim and filing a lawsuit are two different things, so you want to be sure you meet both deadlines. In Virginia, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The time runs from the date of the accident. Most insurance companies, however, require you to file your insurance claim “promptly.” Contact us right away to make sure you meet any necessary filing deadlines.