Aggressive Virginia defense lawyer challenges misdemeanor and felony charges
Whether you’ve received a speeding ticket, have been charged with DUI or face a serious felony allegation like burglary, it’s important to be represented by an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights. At Robert Bruce Jones Attorney at Law, in Newport News, I have provided aggressive criminal defense for 25 years to Virginians facing a range of charges. You can depend on my extensive experience and deep legal knowledge to work toward the best possible outcome, whether that’s an acquittal, dismissal or favorable plea agreement.
Accomplished advocate assists clients facing traffic offenses
Depending on the nature of the traffic violation alleged, you could face charges under the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code ranging from a point infraction to a felony offense. I have defended Virginians on a wide range of traffic violations, including:
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a valid license
- Driving without car insurance
- Leaving the scene of an accident
If you are convicted of a traffic offense in Virginia, you may face penalties that include fines, suspension of your driving privileges, court fees and, in certain instances, imprisonment. I have defended clients charged with both minor and serious traffic offenses for more 25 years. I will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the charge to construct a powerful defense on your behalf.
Dedicated lawyer defends clients on theft and drug charges
The penalties for theft crimes depend on the circumstances surrounding the allegation. In Virginia, robbery is any type of theft with the use of violence or threat of violence, so charges can range from purse snatchings to home invasions. If the robbery involves the use of a weapon, the crime is categorized as armed robbery, carrying much stricter penalties. Burglary involves forced entry inside a building with the intent to carry out illegal activities. Burglary usually accompanies theft, but could also be committed in the course of arson, rape or murder. If you are charged with a theft crime, I will work to challenge the prosecution to obtain the best possible outcome under the facts.
Virginia has some of the harshest drug laws in the nation. While possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor, those convicted face up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $500. If you’re found with more than a half-ounce of cannabis, you may be charged with possession with intent to distribute, a Class 5 felony that could lead from two to five years’ imprisonment and up to $2,500 in fines. Even tougher penalties apply for possessing, selling or distributing Schedule 1 drugs such as heroin, cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine. If you are charged with any drug crime in Virginia, it’s essential you are represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney who can challenge police procedure and the prosecution’s evidence.
Contact an assertive Virginia criminal defense lawyer today for your free consultation
Robert Bruce Jones Attorney at Law represents Virginians facing a range of criminal charges, from traffic offenses to drug crimes. To learn how I may help, call my Newport News office at 757-873-1717 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation.