Criminal Defense We Will Fight For You

Manassas Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Legal Advocacy for Your Peace of Mind

When your freedom is on the line, you should not attempt a do-it-yourself defense. As a former prosecutor and a behind-the-scenes judicial law clerk, we know how to effectively navigate the criminal justice system.

As your representative, we will vigorously work to exploit any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and to uncover any wrongdoing by the police in order to protect your constitutional rights.

Face any criminal charges in Manassas, VA.

These crimes can be an incredibly challenging situation for you, whether you know you have done something terrible and violated the law or are facing a wrongful accusation.

In any case, in which criminal prosecution and a potential loss of your rights are on the line, it is essential to have a reliable legal attorney on your side to defend your legal rights and ensure due process follows.

The lawyers at Sandground, West, Silek, Raminpour & Wright, PLC, can provide the legal representation you need to face the Virginia criminal court.

When Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

You should hire a criminal defense attorney immediately! Preferably, having an attorney when you are arrested would be beneficial. Although this is impractical, you should attempt to talk to an attorney immediately after being released from your arrest.

Sandground, West, Silek, Raminpour & Wright, PLC is dedicated to providing clients with the utmost excellence of representation, no matter the crime. Our Manassas lawyers' engagement with each criminal case helps clients have a criminal defense resolution tailored to their conditions to protect their legal rights and represent their best interests.

Our Manassas criminal lawyer firmly believes that our clients come first, and our focus is always to work to accomplish the best potential result in their criminal case. Our law firm tenaciously fights for these outcomes and leaves no stone unturned when helping our clients through trial.

Contact Us for a Strong Defense Against Criminal Charges

Call Sandground, West, Silek, Raminpour & Wright, PLC today at (703) 420-7011 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense lawyers in Manassas.

Manassas DUI Defense: Protecting Your Rights

A DUI conviction could result in a heavy fine, a requirement to complete an Alcohol Safety Program (ASAP), and an installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, not to mention the mandatory loss of license for a minimum of 12 months and the insurance consequences. Aggravating factors such as a high blood-alcohol content, prior convictions, or an accident will likely result in a jail sentence.

Numerous issues can arise in the prosecution of a DUI offense, such as the validity of the stop, proper administration of field sobriety tests, probable cause supporting the arrest, proper calibration of the alco-sensor equipment, etc. A competent attorney will know the weaknesses to exploit, which can lead to a dismissal or an acquittal. If you are charged with a DUI in Northern Virginia or surrounding counties, call Sandground, West, Silek, Raminpour & Wright, PLC today.

Drug Offenses

Drug offenses can carry severe penalties. Equally importantly, a drug conviction can result in job loss, denial of future employment, and even housing restrictions. Most drug charges are brought following a police search. This could be a vehicle search during a traffic stop, frisking a person stopped on the street, or searching a house following a complaint about drug activity. While a search warrant is not always required, the police must always follow strict constitutional rules. A failure to comply with these rules can lead to the exclusion of evidence and, possibly, a not guilty verdict.

Other Adult Felonies & Misdemeanors

All crimes are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are the least serious crimes, such as minor assaults, small thefts, and possession of small quantities of certain drugs. The maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is one year in jail; but probation, fines, or shorter jail sentences are more common. Felonies include the most serious crimes with sentences ranging from one year to life in prison. Any term of incarceration exceeding one year will be served in prison as opposed to the county jail.

Juvenile Felonies & Misdemeanors

In Virginia, juveniles who commit a crime are charged a bit differently because the police will obtain what is called a petition instead of seeking an arrest warrant. Proceedings in juvenile criminal cases are handled in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, where the primary goal is rehabilitation rather than punishment. However, juveniles can still face detention at a local juvenile detention center for up to 30 days or longer times at a state facility. For very serious offenses, juveniles 14 years old or older may be tried and sentenced as adults. Due to the difference in treatment between adults and juveniles, securing juvenile status can be almost equally as important as fighting for acquittal.

Preliminary Police Investigations

You do not need to wait until you have been arrested to contact a Manassas criminal defense attorney. If you become aware that the police suspect you in a crime that has already occurred or that they are investigating your activities, you can begin your defense immediately. While the police are trying to collect evidence to charge you, a criminal defense attorney can help you find favorable evidence and potentially work to convince the police not to bring charges at all.

Do you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Manassas to fight for you? Contact Sandground, West, Silek, Raminpour & Wright, PLC today at (703) 420-7011 to schedule a free consultation.

Our Values and Ethics

Dedicated to You and Your Success
  • You Work with an Attorney and No One Else

    We understand the delicacy of your situation. When you work with us, you'll work directly with an attorney every step of the way.

  • Results-Driven Representation Focused on You

    When your life is on the line, nothing else matters. Your success is our success; we will fight to get you where you need to be.

  • Compassionate, Passionate, and Aggressive

    As your legal advocates, we make your goals our top priority, every time. Our lawyers will go above and beyond to ensure your success.

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