Based out of Louisa Virginia, Torrey Williams provides consultation and representation in a variety of cases, including, but not limited to, DUI, Drunk Driving, Wrongful Death, Tractor Trailer accidents, Personal Injury, and General Practice cases.
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Being charged with committing a criminal offense is a terrifying experience. The implications of being convicted could result in the state taking impeding on your life, liberty, future, and finances. A criminal conviction can result in jail time, steep fines, loss of driving privileges, being fired from your job, expulsion from school, as well as a black mark on your record that can keep you achieving your dreams and goals.
The state has an abundance of resources in prosecutors, law enforcement, and investigators. You need someone who will fight for you. Call our firm and get us working on your case today.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, Don't wait, it is important to get legal help right away.
If you are charged with a crime, it is our suggestion to not talk to the police without an attorney present; even if there is a 100% chance you have done nothing wrong, instead call our office immediately and get an attorney who will fight for your rights and best interest from day one.
Our firm will assist, litigate, and aggressively protect our clients' rights in the cases.
- Drug and Possession Charges
- White-Collar Crimes
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Charges
- Probation Violations
- Firearm Charges
Charged with a Felony, what does that mean?
A Felony is the classification in Virginia for the most serious criminal charges in Virginia. A Felony charge is punishable by a maximum penalty of more than one year in prison. Felony charges often begin with a Felony Preliminary Hearing in the General District Court level. A preliminary hearing is a pretrial hearing where the General District Court Judge determines if there is probable cause to indicate that you have committed a crime. Probable Cause is defined as sufficient reason based upon known facts to believe that a crime has been committed. If the judge decides that there is probable cause then the judge will certify the case to the circuit court grand jury for further proceeding and eventually trial.
Charged with a Misdemeanor, what does that mean?
Misdemeanor is the classification for crimes that are not as serious as Felony charges yet carry up to 12 months in jail. Misdemeanor charges will brought in the General District Court and will the judge will make a ruling of innocence or guilt. In a misdemeanor charge the case will be finalized in General District Court. Even though your case is finalized, you have the right to appeal any conviction to the Circuit Court for an entirely new trial.