In The Face Of A Violent Crime Charge, Your Story Matters Too
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need to seek the assistance of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. From the investigation stage with law enforcement to preparing for trial, I can advocate for your rights and freedom every step of the way.
The criminal justice system is often unfairly balanced and does not take both sides into account. At The Law Office of David M. Smith, PLLC, in Richmond, my goal is to present an aggressive criminal defense strategy that allows my clients to use their voice and tell their side of the story.
Aggressively Fighting To Protect Your Freedom
Violent crimes are some of the most serious charges you can face. The stakes in these cases are incredibly high, and the outcome of your case may mean the difference between freedom and a life behind bars.
I can defend you against a variety of violent crime charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Drug-related violent crimes
Most violent crimes in Virginia are charged as felonies. The penalties for a felony in Virginia depend on the class of felony, your criminal history and the facts and circumstances of your case. For example, Class 1 felonies are the most serious and typically include murder charges. A Class 1 felony conviction can lead to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Second-degree murder, armed burglary and manslaughter are both considered Class 2 felonies and may lead to a minimum of 20 years in prison and a life sentence in severe cases.
Your Freedom Is On The Line, Don’t Wait To Get Started On Your Case
No one wants to spend the rest of their life behind bars or have a violent crime on their permanent criminal record. You need the right representation to help protect you. Contact me today by calling 804-621-0744 or completing my online contact form to schedule your free consultation. I will help you tell your side of the story.