In Virginia, DUI/DWI charges are very serious crimes. They can have catastrophic effects on your driving record, employment, security clearance, daily obligations, and your freedom. We understand that good people make mistakes. Taking the first steps to hire an experienced and skilled DUI/DWI attorney is one of the best ways to build a sound defense and to protect yourself in court from this serious charge. Learn more about DUI/DWI in Northern Virginia.
Drug offenses are one of the many criminal charges that Virginia courts take very seriously. Possession, Possession with the intent to distribute, manufacture, sale or distribution of illegal narcotics or marijuana carry harsh penalties and compromise your future. Whether your drug offense amounts to a misdemeanor or felony charge, it is in your best interests that you build the strongest possible defense and present a compelling case to obtain the best possible outcome in court. Learn more about Drug Offenses and related charges in Northern Virginia.
Possession of Marijuana
Though recreational and medicinal marijuana is starting to become legal in many states across the country, Virginia still considers possession of marijuana a crime. Since marijuana is becoming increasingly more legal, many people may think a marijuana possession charge will just be a slap on the wrist and have no adverse legal or collateral consequences. However, this is not true in Virginia. A marijuana possession charge may result in jail time, fines and loss of driving privileges. Learn more about what we can do for you pertaining to possession of marijuana in Northern Virginia.
Drunk in Public
Being intoxicated in public, otherwise known as being drunk in public, is governed by Virginia Code Section 18.2-388. That same code section also maintains it is unlawful to profanely curse or swear in public. One bad night out can quickly lead to a Class 4 misdemeanor criminal charge of being intoxicated in public which is punishable by a fine of up to $250.00 and a criminal record. Drunk in public is not just limited to intoxication from alcohol. Public intoxication can result from alcohol, drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Learn more about drunk in public charges in Northern Virginia.
Larceny & Fraud Crimes
In the state of Virginia, larceny and fraud crimes are very serious offenses. Although non-violent in nature, larceny and fraud crimes carry harsh penalties that can compromise your future. Because the stakes are high, it is crucial to employ the services of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney to avoid or minimize this occurrence. At Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., we work tirelessly and act in your best interests to preserve your rights and freedom. Learn more about Larceny & Fraud crimes in Northern Virginia.
If you are charged with petit larceny, you are charged with a crime of theft that is considered a crime of moral turpitude involving lying, stealing or cheating. A petit larceny charge can include acts such as shoplifting, concealment of goods, altered price tags of a store item, stealing from someone's place of residence or, someone's place of business where the value of the property is less than $500.00. Petit larceny can also occur where there is a wrongful taking of an item valued at less than $5.00 from a from person without consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property (such as “pick pocketing”). Petit larceny is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in the state of Virginia, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.00. A petit larceny conviction can have a significant detrimental impact on your future and life. Learn more about what constitutes as petit larceny in Northern Virginia.
Violent crimes under the Virginia code have severe consequences. Due to the seriousness of these crimes, they are often some of the more difficult cases to defend against in a court of law. They necessitate a wealth of expertise and strategy to fight. If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is crucial that you employ the services of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney to build a compelling defense for the best outcome possible. The attorneys at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., have a great deal of experience in defending clients against violent crimes charges and will work tirelessly to defend your rights and protect your future. Become informed on violent crimes in Northern Virginia.
Domestic Assault and Battery
Domestic assault and battery charges are considered significant violent crimes and come with severe penalties. Because it is alleged that one family or household member harms another and there is a family dynamic involved with this type of charge, domestic assault and battery charges are challenging and unique in nature. Domestic assault and battery charges are not something to been taken lightly or to shrug off. They can have harsh repercussions and serious consequences for your future and your family, making it crucial that you protect your rights and freedom and consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience in representing individuals who have been charged with domestic relation crimes. Learn more about domestic assault and battery in Northern Virginia and what our legal team can do for you.
Violation of Probation
When you are convicted of a crime, the judge may put you on probation with certain terms and conditions to complete in lieu of serving all or some of an active jail sentence. Individuals who are convicted of a crime may receive a suspended jail sentence and be placed on probation with some or all the jail sentenced suspended until they complete terms and conditions of probation as ordered by the court. Probation may be terminated early because of good behavior and petitioning the court to modify or terminate probation. Individuals placed on probation may be required to follow strict and comprehensive rules as ordered by the court. Breaking rules of probation means a violation of probation, which can lead to a Rule to Show Cause or a Bench Warrant being issued against you. Coming back to court on a probation violation before the very judge that previously sentenced you can have serious and long-lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a probation violation in Circuit Court, General District Court or Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, it is crucial that you choose a highly-skilled attorney to handle your case. Learn more about the violation of probation in Northern Virginia.
Expungement of Police Records
Having a criminal charge that was otherwise dismissed appear on your criminal record can have adverse consequences to your reputation, obtaining employment, maintaining employment, security clearance, immigration consequences, ability to obtain credit, certain licensees, and more. Even if you were not convicted of the charge, having the arrest on your record can negatively impact your future. Learn more about the expungement of police records in Northern Virginia.
Felonies are incredibly serious crimes that carry harsh consequences. Being convicted of a felony can result in significant jail or prison time, high fines, and a permanent criminal record, all of which may negatively impact your employment, immigration status, college acceptance, personal relationships, your freedom and future. Learn more about felony cases in Northern Virginia.
Sex crimes are very serious and highly sensitive criminal charges that must be handled with the utmost care and legal expertise. At Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., we understand how easily a sex crime accusation in and of itself can tear apart families, halt your career, destroy your reputation and life. Being accused of a sex crime will impact you and your family's life forever. The attorneys at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., truly believe you are innocent until proven guilty and we fight for your rights to help you overcome the charge so that you can put the accusation behind you and move forward with your life. Learn about our legal services related to sex crimes in Northern Virginia.
When a juvenile is charged with a crime, their entire future is on the line. Although courts are often more lenient for juvenile offenses and are more focused on rehabilitation as opposed to punishment, if a juvenile is found guilty of a crime, the consequences of that finding can have a life changing and an adverse impact on your child's future. A conviction for a felony or even a misdemeanor may make it difficult for your child to gain admittance to college, the military or securing employment. Learn more about the impact of Juvenile crimes in Northern Virginia and what Kassabian & Kassabian can do for you.