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Criminal Defense - Virginia & Maryland Lawyers
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Virginia or Maryland, your future is at stake. You face a complex criminal justice system that will ensure at best that your constitutional due process rights are met.
You are told that you have a right to a criminal defense lawyer and that if you cannot afford a criminal lawyer, one will be appointed to you. You have to decide whether you are going to hire a private criminal defense attorney of your choice in Virginia or Maryland or whether you are going to get a lawyer who is simply appointed to you by the criminal courts in Virginia or Maryland.
The good news is, you do not have to worry about who is going to fight for you. The Maryland & Virginia attorneys who provide criminal defense to their clients will help you assess your case, explain to you all your options and rights and help you determine what is best for you.
Very often, criminal cases in Virginia & Maryland, may have flaws or weaknesses that the prosecution does not want you to know. These flaws in a criminal case will allow an experienced SRIS, P.C. Virginia lawyer or Maryland attorney who regularly provides criminal defense will exploit those weaknesses and either have the criminal offense lowered to a lesser criminal charge or have the case dismissed or win an acquittal for you at trial.
The SRIS, P.C. criminal defense attorneys in Virginia & criminal defense attorneys in Maryland are skilled at negotiating pleas as well. They will plea bargain on your behalf to obtain the best result possible even if the prosecution’s case is pretty solid. This plea bargaining will result in you receiving either a lesser punishment for the criminal offense that is charged, a lesser criminal charge or in some instances a dismissal of the criminal charge in lieu of community service.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. is a criminal defense firm in Virginia & Maryland
Frequently, our clients in Virginia & Maryland, are not sure whether the proper criminal process was followed. A SRIS, P.C. Maryland or Virginia lawyer who provides criminal defense in the jurisdiction you have been charged in will know how police officers usually handle arrests in that locality and will be able to determine if they followed the proper criminal procedure or not. If the proper criminal process was not followed, our defense lawyers in Virginia & Maryland may be able to get the charge dismissed at a suppression hearing or use that weakness to obtain a lower criminal charge on your behalf.
It is for this reason, you must hire a defense attorney who practices before the local criminal courts of Virginia & Maryland
The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys & Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers of SRIS, P.C. Can Help Defend You Against the Criminal Justice System
The SRIS, P.C. criminal defense lawyers in Virginia & Maryland will take the time to explain to you some of most common mistakes that can occur in a case like yours and how to use those mistakes to your advantage.
Remember there is no substitute for the benefit you will get from receiving the advice of a criminal lawyer who is familiar with the criminal statutes, criminal procedure and criminal court system in the jurisdiction you have been charged in.
You can also call us toll free at 888-437-SRIS (7747) to discuss your case with a SRIS, P.C. lawyer in Virginia or attorney in Maryland.
Juvenile Criminal Defense
What are the main types of juvenile cases defended by SRIS, P.C.in Virginia & Maryland?
Delinquent – A child who is alleged to be a juvenile delinquent is a child who is accused of an act which would be a crime if committed by an adult.
Traffic violations – Cases involving juveniles accused of traffic violations such as reckless driving ticket, racing, driving without a license, speeding tickets, etc.
These types of cases originate in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court of Virginia, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court of Maryland.
Clients frequently ask us, what happens in the Maryland Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts or Virginia Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts, if my son or daughter is charged with a criminal or traffic offense?
Any person who is under the age of eighteen (18) and is alleged to have committed an act that would be a crime if done by an adult will have his/her case originate in the juvenile and domestic relations district court as a delinquent act by a juvenile.
Notification process of wrong doing – The juvenile will be notified to appear before a judge for an advisement where the charges will be explained. The law requires that one or both of the juvenile’s parents or legal guardian be present during all proceedings, or an attorney must be appointed for the minor to ensure that the child’s right are being protected.
If the juvenile is over the age of 14 and the delinquent act by the juvenile is serious enough, the prosecuting attorney may ask the juvenile court judge to transfer the case to circuit court where the juvenile will be prosecuted as an adult. This is called certifying the juvenile as an adult.
All people who are accused of a crime or delinquent act are entitled to an attorney. Even a juvenile has the right to a lawyer. The court may appoint a lawyer to represent the juvenile if the juvenile’s family cannot afford a lawyer.
Please remember that due to the heavy criminal case load in the criminal justice system today, important deadlines may be missed that can dramatically affect your criminal defense options. Do not take a chance with your criminal defense. If you call us today, you be assured that your call will be returned within eight (8) hours Monday – Friday.
We have client meeting locations in Virginia & Maryland:
- In Virginia, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.
In Maryland, Rockville & Baltimore
Click on the state that applies to you to read more about our criminal practice in that particular state.
You are welcome to come meet with us in Virginia or Maryland.
Our defense attorneys are licensed to handle criminal cases in Virginia, Maryland & D.C. However, our defense attorneys only provide criminal defense in Virginia & Maryland.
Our attorneys who provide criminal defense and staff in Virginia & Maryland, speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
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