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Aggressive Richmond Criminal Defense Attorneys Help People Fight Criminal Charges

Prosecutors and other government authorities rely on the fact that many criminal defendants don’t understand their rights or the charges against them. Throughout Virginia, the Pendleton Law Team evens the odds on behalf of people who are accused of felony or misdemeanor misconduct. With offices in Richmond, Virginia Beach, Wytheville, and Petersburg, our experienced Richmond criminal defense attorneys handle federal and state actions in every part of the state. We’ll fight back in pursuit of a fair result and negotiate vigorously for a reduced penalty if that’s in your best interests. No matter what charge you face, you need a strong attorney who will vigorously challenge the prosecution’s case. You can count on us to wage a robust defense that safeguards your rights.

Determined Litigators Assist Defendants in Felony and Misdemeanor Matters

Our firm works quickly and aggressively to ensure your fundamental rights in a complete array of felony and misdemeanor actions, including those involving accusations of:

  • Assault and battery — Simple assault and battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor, but aggravating factors such as the use of a weapon or the targeting of someone due to their race or religion can trigger more serious counts. Many of these cases arise from disputes that arresting officers don’t truly understand. If you’re wrongly accused of an assault crime, we’ll present a full account of what occurred.
  • Weapons charges — Carrying a concealed gun in Virginia requires a permit. Our firm defends the rights of firearms owners against allegations of improper authorization, possession in a prohibited location, illegal sales, and crimes where the use of a weapon is an aggravating factor.
  • Sexual offenses — Whether the particular charge is rape, aggravated sexual battery or another sex crime, we serve as diligent advocates during prosecutions, handling questions of consent and differing accounts with skill and sensitivity.

Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll give you honest advice about what you can expect and aggressive legal representation no matter what your case involves.

Knowledgeable Lawyers Seek Appropriate Results in Drug Crime Prosecutions

Though many people now believe that substance abuse treatment and other forms of support are the best ways to handle many drug-related offenses, severe penalties still exist under state and federal law. In cases involving alleged possession, distribution, and manufacture of illicit controlled substances, we challenge misleading evidence and police tactics that don’t conform to legal standards. Whether your case involves opiates, marijuana, cocaine or some other drug, a slight difference in the amount seized can alter the result significantly, so it’s best to get immediate help from an experienced Richmond criminal defense attorney.

Strong Advocates Counter Allegations of Driving Under the Influence

A charge for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be a shock, particularly to people who lack familiarity with the criminal justice system. You probably know that a .08 percent blood alcohol content reading means that a typical driver over the age of 21 is legally intoxicated, but you might not realize that improper or careless behavior by law enforcement officers could lead to that evidence being excluded. For clients accused of DUI, our seasoned attorneys conduct a detailed review of the stop, arrest and testing procedures. From there, we battle for fair treatment, which might mean a reduced charge or a sentence that allows for limited use of your vehicle.

Skillful Firm Defends Motorists Accused of Traffic Violations

If you’re found guilty of a traffic offense, you’ll be subjected to a fine, possible license suspension and likely higher auto insurance costs. Serious violations such as reckless driving can even result in jail time. Before you decide to give up and pay for a speeding ticket or some other type of citation, you should understand the consequences and any potential defenses that can help you. We know what types of errors are frequently made by inattentive or overzealous police officers and will press for a fair result.

Contact aggressive Virginia criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation

Pendleton Law Team represents Virginians statewide in a complete range of criminal defense matters. Please call 804-554-4444 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our offices are located in Richmond, Virginia Beach, Wytheville, and Petersburg.