Richmond Criminal Defense Attorneys
Need Aggressive Legal Representation? Call Us Today – (855) 954-4141
Facing a criminal accusation can be a frightening and stressful experience. The criminal justice system is a complex landscape filled with various laws and regulations. The initial arrest process might be unknown and confusing, and you might not be sure of what the next steps are. If your case is taken to trial, the court has rules you must follow when presenting your argument. Without skilled legal counsel on your side, you could make a mistake that has dramatic consequences on your life. A conviction could result in prison time and fines, and often, the punishments don’t disappear after you have completed your sentence. The verdict gets placed on your criminal record, which could make it challenging to get a job or find housing.
At Portner & Shure, we understand that trying to navigate the legal system on your own could be difficult. That is why we provide dedicated and focused representation every step of the way. Our lawyers have decades of combined legal system and know the laws concerning your rights and freedoms. When you hire us to defend your case, we will leverage our knowledge and skills to develop an innovative defense strategy and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Ready to get started on your case? Call us at (855) 954-4141.
Skilled Legal Defense for Criminal Charges
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it’s imperative to have an attorney on your side who can fight the accusations. Being convicted of either level of offense can result in incarceration and/or fines, which can affect your reputation, relationships, finances, and future. Regardless of how simple or complex you believe your case is, our Richmond lawyers will take the matter seriously and will work relentlessly to challenge the allegations.
Our attorneys defend against various charges, including:
- Assault and battery
- Drug crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
Potential Conviction Penalties
The punishments for a criminal conviction depend on the type of offense committed. For instance, simple assault is a Class 1 misdemeanor that could result in up to 6 months in jail. Robbery that involves violence or the threat of violence is a felony. A conviction for this offense carries with it a prison term between 5 years and life.
The Prosecutor’s Burden of Proof
Each law that criminalizes specific behaviors contains a set of components that define the offense. When a prosecutor is seeking to land a conviction, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated every element of the crime. To do this, they must present various pieces of evidence during trial to try to convince the judge or jury that you are guilty. If they fail to meet their burden, the fact-finder must deliver a “not guilty” verdict.
At Portner & Shure, we know there are two sides to every story and that criminal allegations made against you might not accurately reflect the facts. Our lawyers provide personalized legal services, and we will take the time to learn about the circumstances from your perspective. From there, we will examine every detail of your case and relevant laws to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s arguments. By thoroughly preparing, we can build a strong case on your behalf and work toward getting charges reduced or dismissed.
Contact Portner & Shure Today!
If you’ve been arrested for a crime, invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and seek legal help immediately. The sooner you contact our Richmond attorneys for legal representation, the quicker we can start building a defense on your behalf.
Speak with our team by calling us at (855) 954-4141, or request a free consultation by filling out an online contact form.