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Virginia criminal lawyer on risks of appealing District Court convictions

As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know the risks of appealing a District Court misdemeanor conviction to the Circuit Court. First, a criminal defendant's District Court sentence does not cap the maximum possible sentence that might be received if convicted on appeal. Second, if a...

Virginia criminal lawyer on benefits of appealing District Court convictions

As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I know the power of the option to appeal a District Court misdemeanor criminal or DUI conviction to the Circuit Court. Numerous of my appeals have turned District Court convictions into Circuit Court acquittals, case dismissals, or more favorable settlement...

In the criminal defense battlefield, expect the unexpected

If a court case were cut and dried, then fewer unexpected turns of events would occur, and the cost of the defense could be better contained. However, if a criminal defendant wishes to maximize his or her chances of obtaining as much success as possible,...