Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving the Arrested & Accused in Hampton Roads & Beyond

After an arrest, when you’ve been pulled over, or if you’ve been accused of a crime, it can feel like you are on your own in facing one of the worst moments of your life. It’s important to remember that this is not the case and you have the right to stand up for yourself in court. Top Tier Law Group knows that this can be challenging and the system is often stacked against the accused. That is why we zealously stand up for our clients, ensuring that their side of the story is heard and that they are granted a fair shot at protecting their future and their freedom.

For fierce defense from a proven criminal defense lawyer in Virginia Beach, call (757) 600-6321 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

What to Do after an Arrest

Remember that every U.S. citizen has rights under the Constitution. These include:

  • The right to remain silent after an arrest
  • The right to refuse to answer questions so you do not accidentally incriminate yourself
  • The right to a fair trial by a jury of your peers
  • The right to have the help of an attorney throughout the criminal process

This last point is particularly important as the criminal justice system often does not act in your favor. Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney is here to cut through the complicated legal jargon and to advocate for you every step of the way. No matter what happens, you and your well-being are our priority.

Misdemeanor, Felony & Post-Conviction Cases

Crimes can be charged as misdemeanors, which are often thought of as “lesser” crimes, or felonies, and the penalties for a conviction vary based on the nature of the crime, the alleged victim(s), and any previous criminal history. For example, a first-time DWI can be charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor, per Virginia Code § 18.2-266, which can be punished by a fine of up to $2,500, up to 12 months in jail, and/or a license suspension of up to 12 months. Meanwhile, murder in the first degree, under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-32, is a Class 2 felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison and/or fines of up to $100,000.

Every case is serious and it is vital to protect your rights and fight for your future with a dedicated attorney on your side. Top Tier Law Group can even help you if you have already been convicted. Our post-conviction practice focuses on assisting you after you have been sentenced. You have a very limited window to prove your innocence in these cases - 21 days unless you have new evidence to prove innocence – so do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

A Personalized Approach to Your Defense

When our firm takes on your case, you benefit from the direct attention of Attorney Matthew T. Morris. His broad legal background, client-focused approach, and insights gained as a former public defender give him an edge in fighting for his clients and earned him the reputation as a top litigator by his peers in the local legal community.

By looking at your case from multiple angles and developing a strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and the unique evidence in your matter, Top Tier Law Group can better fight for your rights. Since 2016, we have provided affordable and flexible defense services for locals across Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and the surrounding areas in Virginia. We pull from our experience and in-depth knowledge about Virginia state and federal law as we craft an ideal defense for your case.

In times of trouble, trust in Top Tier Law Group. Call (757) 600-6321 to speak with our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney today.

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