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Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to act fast and partner with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will advise and help you prepare the strongest defense possible. The attorney you choose to handle your case can make a significant difference in the ultimate outcome of your case including how the appropriate defense of your case is approached, the preparation of your case, pre-trial motions, negotiations, the actual trial and the penalties you may be facing. Your selection in obtaining an experienced, knowledgeable and effective criminal defense is one that should be made carefully.  

The criminal defense attorneys at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., have over 84 years of combined experience.  Our family-owned law firm has represented numerous clients on a wealth of criminal cases and have gained invaluable expertise and knowledge in addition to our established principles based on hard work, integrity, trust and honesty.  Some of our attorneys have served as state and city prosecutors, so they understand how to uniquely evaluate and view criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom. We take on the following criminal cases:


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DUI/DWIs are very serious charges that carry severe penalties, to include jail, loss of driving privileges, supervised probation, ASAP, ignition interlock, in addition to other collateral consequences. Don't let your freedom, reputation, employment, security clearance, professional and personal relations relationships be affected or ruined by a mistake.

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Drug Offenses

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Drug offenses can vary from possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia to much more serious narcotics charges, to include distribution and possession with intent to distribute. In any criminal case, it is you in your interest to prepare and defend yourself against drug charges with a skilled and experienced attorney by your side.

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Possession of Marijuana

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Despite the recent legalization in several states across the U.S., possession of marijuana is still illegal in the state of Virginia and is taken seriously by the courts. Avoid a potential high fine, jail, court ordered community service, loss of driver's license and active probation and court costs by choosing a skilled attorney and experienced attorney to handle your possession of marijuana charge case.

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Drunk in Public

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Public intoxication is treated as a Class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia. If you've been charged with Drunk in Public (DIP), we will protect your interests in court, the stigma of being convicted of an alcohol related criminal offense and attempt to resolve the case without a conviction so that you may seek expungement of the police and court records regarding the DIP charge.

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Larceny & Fraud Crimes

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Some view larceny and fraud crimes as less-serious offenses, since they are non-violent crimes. However, the penalties for these crimes are nothing to take lightly in addition to having a record for a crime of moral turpitude (lying, stealing or cheating) that may adversely impact your employment, security clearance, immigration status, scholarship opportunities and future. We can help you prepare and defend your case.

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Petit Larceny

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Usually involving crimes such as shoplifting, concealment or theft, where a person steals or conceals less than $500 of goods or merchandise. Even if the value of the stolen good is relatively low, the direct and collateral consequences for a conviction of petit larceny or concealment of merchandise can be very harmful.

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Juvenile Crimes

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Although juvenile's offenses are at times given more leniency than adults, that is not always the case depending on the seriousness of the criminal charge. The consequences of criminal conviction for a crime can change a child's future forever. We will do everything in our power to protect your freedom, future life opportunities and to resolve favorably crimes committed by minors.

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Violent Crimes

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Because violent crimes involve allegations of an individual causing physical harm to another and sometimes involve use of a weapon, Virginia courts take violent crimes extremely seriously. If you have been charged with a violent offense, make sure you choose an attorney who is knowledgeable highly experienced and skilled with the court process, and in presenting those defenses that will equate to a favorable outcome.

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Domestic Assault & Battery

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Domestic assault and battery charges are unique due to the family or household relationship dynamic. A domestic assault and battery conviction can result in jail time, fines, probation, court ordered treatment and result in a permanent criminal record, in addition to adversely impacting fire-arm rights, employment and have serious immigration consequences to you and your family members. Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., provides strong, effective and skilled representation in domestic violence cases and will strive to favorably resolve dissolve or mitigate these consequences.

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Violation of Probation

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Since individuals on probation are already under the watchful eye of the court system, violating probation can cause serious consequences. In essence, when a person commits a violation while on probation, that person is coming back before the court, and the very same sentencing judge who just previously entered a sentence against that same person. Probation can be as serious, and at times, even more serious than the charge that placed the person on probation in the first place. Probation violations are not typically received well by the court. Our attorneys will review every detail of your case and work with you to strive to resolve these violations with a favorable disposition.

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Expungement of Police Records

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Certain individuals may be eligible to have their charges and arrest record erased and removed from public view. The expungement laws and process can appear challenging and cumbersome, but it doesn't need to be when you partner with an experienced attorney.

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Felony Cases


If you are convicted of a felony, you face prison or jail time, significant fines, extensive supervised probation, treatment and a permanent felony criminal record. The effective and experienced counsel at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., will take legal steps to protect your rights, freedom and future.

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Sex Crimes


Sex crimes are particularly sensitive and serious crimes, making it crucial that you choose a very experienced and skilled attorney to represent your interests and handle your case. Don't wait, begin preparing your case today. Our lawyers will help you overcome your criminal charges and move forward with your life.

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