Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

We represent clients charged with any crime in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the United States District Court, including but not limited to:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Malicious, unlawful wounding and assault & battery
  • Robbery and breaking & entering
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug and cigarette offenses
  • Firearm offenses
  • Larceny, embezzlement and fraud
  • Alcohol-related offenses

 

The right to representation by counsel is not a formality. It is not a grudging gesture to a ritualistic requirement. It is of the essence of justice.” – Kent v. United States, 383 U.S. 541 (1966)

 

Expungements

If you were charged with a criminal offense in the State of Virginia and were acquitted or the charge was nolle prossed (dropped) or dismissed, you can petition the Circuit Court of that jurisdiction to have the charge expunged from your record. If the petition is granted, the charge will be completely removed from court and law enforcement records.

 

Unfortunately, if you were convicted of a criminal offense or the case was taken under advisement and later dismissed, you can not have this conviction expunged.

 

Janus & Stone, P.C. has helped numerous individuals expunge criminal charges from their records. If you would like to discuss having a Virginia criminal charge removed from your record, please contact us today.

 

The Sixth Amendment

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”