Being charged with a crime in Virginia is an intimidating and overwhelming experience. The power of the government is being leveraged against you. Your liberty, livelihood, and reputation are on the line. To further complicate matters, Virginia’s legal system is complex and difficult to negotiate without the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Dischley Law, PLLC focuses on providing effective representation for those individuals accused of committing crimes in Virginia state and federal courts. We represent clients in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, and other surrounding counties in Virginia. Additionally, we serve clients in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) and Western District of Virginia (VAWD).
Our Manassas criminal defense lawyers know that every locality in Virginia takes a different view on criminal cases. Policies from the head prosecutor’s office often dictate different results to different charges. Additionally, the prosecutors will push for certain outcomes regardless of the strengths of your case. Therefore, you need a lawyer who knows what the prosecutor is thinking and can evaluate the risk associated with a trial versus a plea. Therefore, assisting you in developing a strategy that is proven to be successful, the lawyers at Dischley Law, PLLC can help you win your case.
Because our strategies are battle-tested, they have been proven to produce outstanding results. Call (703) 215-9337 today for a free consultation.
Felony or Misdemeanor?
Felony or misdemeanor charges carry serious consequences. How will you successfully fight the charges? How important is it for you to have a clean criminal record? Will you end up in jail or on probation? You need the best protection. You need an experienced Manassas criminal defense attorney with the inside knowledge that only comes from being a former prosecutor.
A felony is the most serious charge one can be accused of. 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 also result in a loss of your 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 offenses, felony convictions are often accompanied by long prison terms coupled with extensive probationary periods after your release from prison. A conviction will change your life forever! An experienced and zealous criminal defense attorney can help you overcome these accusations.
Less severe offenses are called misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are punished by lesser fines than felonies and by no more than 12 months in jail.
Despite being less serious than a felony offense, misdemeanors are still as disruptive to your life. The mere presence of a criminal conviction on your record could cost you a job, security clearance, loss of 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 criminal defense attorney can help you avoid all the negatives associated with a criminal conviction.
The assistance of a criminal defense attorney will prove invaluable when the repercussions of a criminal conviction are avoided. Attorney Dischley is a proven Manassas 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 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 you are 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.
Arlington, Virginia is one of the toughest places to face criminal charges. Despite having a progressive chief prosecutor, the courts and police have not fallen in line with the newer mentality of the prosecutor’s office. As a result, Attorney Dischley enjoyed trying hundreds of cases in Arlington, Va. Due to Attorney Dischley’s zealous tenacity, he has been able to put up some big wins in this court on serious cases. Using his skills learned as a prosecutor, he is able to help numerous clients navigate this difficult jurisdiction.
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