Arlington Criminal Defense Attorney
Do you have Felony or Misdemeanor charges in Arlington, Virginia? Do you know that these charges carry serious consequences? Determining how you will successfully fight the charges and keeping a clean criminal record should be of utmost importance. Additionally, avoiding jail and minimizing your probation obligations are equally important. In the end, you need the best protection. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney with the inside knowledge that only comes from being a former prosecutor.
Felony Charges in Arlington
In Arlington, Virginia, a Felony is the most serious charge one can be accused of committing. A felony is a crime punished by more than one (1) year [or twelve (12) months] in prison. (Felonies are distinguished from misdemeanors and infractions by the punishment). In addition to the negative stigma of being a convicted felon, a felony conviction will result in a loss of the following rights:
- Right to vote
- Hold public office
- Possess a firearm
- Sit on a jury; and
- Serve as a notary public.
Due to the severity of these types of offense, felony convictions are often accompanied with long prison terms coupled with extensive probationary periods after your release from prison. A conviction will change your life forever! An experienced and zealous Arlington criminal defense attorney can help you overcome these accusations. The following offenses are the most common types of felonies:
- Rape | Sex Offenses
- Fraud| White Collar Crimes
- Theft | Shoplifting | Grand Larceny
- Malicious Wounding | Unlawful Wounding
- Gang | Mob Offenses
- Abduction | Kidnapping
- Felony DUI | Felony DWI
- Firearms Offenses
- Property Crimes
- Computer Crimes
- Forgery | Uttering
- Credit Card Fraud | Credit Card Theft
Misdemeanor Criminal Defense in Arlington
Less severe offenses in Arlington, like the rest of the United States, are Misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is punished by lesser fines than a felony and by no more than 12 months in jail. Despite being less serious than a felony offense, a misdemeanor can still be detrimental to your life. The mere presence of a criminal conviction on your record could cost you a job, security clearance, financial aid, and much more. Not only do you need to stay out of jail, you need to protect your record. A former prosecutor turned Arlington criminal defense attorney can help you avoid all the negatives associated with a criminal conviction. Examples of misdemeanors in Arlington are:
- Simple assault [& battery]
- Possession of marijuana or Schedule III/IV substances
- Underage Possession of Alcohol
- Drunk In Public
- Petit Larceny | Shoplifting | Petty theft
- Obstruction of justice without force
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Minor Property Offenses
- Domestic Violence (Assault and Batter on a family member)
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence [DWI | DUI)
- Driving on a suspended license | Drive on revoked license
The assistance of an experienced Arlington criminal defense attorney will help thwart the negative repercussions of a criminal conviction. Attorney Dischley is a proven Arlington criminal defense attorney who will work tirelessly towards getting the charges dropped.
Attorney Dischley has been arguing cases in Northern Virginia his entire legal career. His experience in Arlington has prepared him to handle your case with the finesse and skill you expect of an experienced criminal attorney. Attorney Dischley is a talented attorney who remains up to speed on the newest laws and cases. Most importantly, he has spent time on both sides of the courtroom and has the inside knowledge you count on when your accused of a crime. He will know the impediments you must overcome to obtain a positive result in your case. When you enlist his assistance, you can rest assured he has handled similar cases and produced the result you desperately need.
Criminal convictions carry serious consequences and can affect you for the rest of your life. Do not put your future in the hands of anyone. Choose a lawyer with inside knowledge who can be trusted to be your protector.