The criminal system in Virginia can be very confusing, particularly if this is the first time that you have been charged with a crime. In Virginia, criminal offenses are generally classified as felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are the most serious of offenses, carrying penalties in excess of one year in prison, such as murder, arson, rape, robbery, grand larceny, breaking and entering, malicious wounding, forgery, uttering and the like.
Misdemeanors include less serious offenses carrying penalties of up to 12 months in jail, such as DUI, reckless driving, trespassing, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, petit larceny, and possession of marijuana. It is important to understand that even if you are charged with a misdemeanor, you still face potentially stiff penalties if you are convicted.
Stevens Caruso offers strong, experienced criminal defense counsel to individuals who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in the northern Virginia region. Casey R. Stevens and Lisa K. Caruso are former prosecutors who have successfully handled thousands of criminal matters. They are not afraid to take on the toughest cases and they know what it takes to achieve success in jury trials, bench trials, and criminal appeals. They leverage their extensive experience and legal knowledge to tackle a full range of criminal matters, including:
If you are facing criminal charges in Prince William County, Fairfax County or anywhere else in Northern Virginia, you should speak with a criminal defense lawyer at Stevens Caruso. Casey R. Stevens and Lisa K. Caruso are seasoned criminal defense attorneys who defend clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases. You can schedule a free initial in office consultation with Casey or Lisa by calling 703-897-1777 or completing the online contact form.