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Do I need a Lawyer?

Many people don’t think they need a lawyer to represent them for "just" a speeding ticket. This could be true in certain situations, however a lawyer can make sure that your rights are protected.  Additionally, I lawyer usually knows the “tricks” of the jurisdictions where he or she practices, such as what plea agreements are likely to be accepted by the Judge.  Lawyers also typically know at what point jail time and license suspensions come into play in particular jurisdictions.  While you may be successful in asking the Court for leniency or driving school, calling us for a free consultation will not take up much of your time and we will give you an honest case evaluation.

 

What is the standard of proof in a Virginia criminal trial?

In Virginia, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  The accused has the right to remain silent and require the prosecutor to prove his/her guilt, if possible.  In other words, you do not have to prove you did not do it, the Commonwealth has to prove that you did.