At the law firm of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C. in Virginia Beach, VA, our approach to representing a criminal defendant begins with an investigation of the facts and a careful examination of the relevant criminal statutes.
Negotiating With Prosecutors
If the state has a strong case against you, our defense lawyers may recommend that we negotiate with prosecutors and police to reduce the charge to a lesser-included offense. Our goal in these negotiations is to minimize the damages and spare you the consequence of a more serious criminal conviction.
If negotiations fail, our presentation of your case before a judge or jury may still result in conviction of a lesser offense where the evidence at trial supports the lesser offense. For this reason, when charged with a crime, it is important to have the benefit of a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with Virginia law, the rules of evidence and with the particular facts of your case.
If you face sentencing for a criminal offense, our attorneys are experienced in presenting mitigating factors that can result in lesser fines, lesser periods of incarceration, and, in many cases, no jail time. Where appropriate, your attorney will also call witnesses at the sentencing phase, such as family members, clergy, employers, and others in a position to present favorable testimony.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing criminal defendants at trial and also on appeal in every types of criminal matter including:
Credit Card Fraud
Election Law Violations
E mail Interception
Health Care Fraud
Racketeering / RICO
Tax Evasion / Tax Fraud
Drug Crimes (Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana)
Possession for Sale
Assault and Battery
Failure to Register
Lewd and Lascivious
Pimping / Pandering
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To discuss your criminal defense case with a lawyer at Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C., call 757-671-6000 or fill out the contact form at www.srgslaw.com.