Charlottesville Criminal Defense Lawyer
Protect your rights. Do not take chances with your freedom. If you or a loved one is facing misdemeanor charges in Virginia, call (434) 972-9600 to schedule consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC.
Cases we HandleWe provide aggressive defense against misdemeanor charges including:
- underage alcohol possession
- drug charges
- destruction of property
- assault, battery
- white collar crimes such as embezzlement, theft, fraud, and computer crimes
Protect Your RecordAlthough jail time is possible in a misdemeanor case, the greater concern for many first-time offenders is the possibility of a permanent criminal record. A conviction for theft, trespassing, shoplifting or another misdemeanor offense can have serious implications for future employment and education options.
Types of MisdemeanorsUnder Virginia law, misdemeanor criminal offenses are categorized into 4 classes, each with its own range of sentences. Specifically, the four classes of misdemeanors, and the possible sentences are:
- Class 1: up to 12 months in jail and / or a fine of up to $2,500
- Class 2: up to 6 months in jail and / or a fine of up to $1,000
- Class 3: a fine of up to $500
- Class 4: a fine of up to $250
Virginia Court ProcedureMisdemeanor cases typically begin with an arraignment in General District Court. At the arraignment, the accused is notified of the charges he or she faces. If the crime is a misdemeanor, the court will set a date for a trial where the judge will hear evidence presented by the prosecutor as well as evidence on behalf of the accused.
Our ExperienceOur firm has more then 20 years of experience trying criminal cases. Our attorneys handle misdemeanors as well as felonies in state and federal courts, both at trial and at the appellate level.
Contact UsIf you are facing criminal allegations, we are prepared to stand up for your rights. Call us today at (434) 972-9600 or contact us online.
Davidson and Kitzmann, PLC
211 E High Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Tel: (434) 972-9600
Fax: (434) 220-0011
We are located in Charlottesville, but our lawyers handle cases in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Madison County, Orange County, Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and across Virginia.