The Law Offices of David Whaley LLC

The Law Offices of David Whaley LLC

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

Firm Overview

Aggressively defending the rights of the accused since 1979

Being charged with a crime punctuates your future with one huge question mark. Your freedom, your career, your good name and even your life are at risk. You need a skilled Virginia criminal law attorney defending you. That attorney is David Whaley of David Whaley LLC in Richmond, Virginia.

As a criminal defense attorney with 32 years of experience, I understand everything you have at stake. So when I take a case, I fight to win. I defend individuals in state and federal court against a range of criminal charges, including white collar crimes and drug offenses. During my career I have tried more than 350 cases before juries. I have been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in Virginia and I have been awarded the AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell an honor reserved for lawyers whose peers believe them to have the highest level of professional knowledge, skill and integrity.

I also represent plaintiffs in personal injury cases, where I bring the same level of skill and tenacity to a civil lawsuit as I do to a criminal case.

The best defense is a strong offense

In a criminal case, the prosecution must prove a defendant's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. I do not sit idly by while the prosecutor makes his or her case. Instead, I am proactive and aggressive in the way I build your defense. I am familiar with the judges, prosecuting attorneys and typical juries throughout the area and know what works for some and not for others. I use that knowledge to create a defense that sheds light on the weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

My clients can expect:

A strategic defense Building a successful defense is not just about innocence or guilt. It is about strategy. I never approach a case without a plan. From the moment you begin telling me about your legal issue, I listen carefully and analyze it and each scrap of evidence from every angle to determine the best way to undermine the prosecution's case against you.

Thorough preparation I am invested in the outcome of every case I take. I put in the hours and the effort to ensure there are no surprises from the prosecution. On the rare occasions when the unexpected occurs or a situation changes rapidly, I am able to adjust just as quickly and continue protecting your rights and best interests.

Personal service I pride myself on being available for my clients whenever they need me. So if you call my office at any time of day, any day of the year including weekends and holidays you reach me. I keep you updated on the status of your case so you and your loved ones are not left wondering and worrying unnecessarily. If you want to meet with me in person to discuss your case, appointments are not required. I take all clients on a first-come, first-served basis.

Serving clients in Richmond and beyond

From my office conveniently located near the intersection of North 1st Street and East Franklin Street in downtown Richmond, I represent clients in federal and state courts throughout Virginia and have represented clients in federal court throughout the United States.

I offer a free initial consultation. Saturday and Sunday appointments are available upon request.

Let David Whaley LLC fight for you

Every individual has the right to a strong defense. At the Richmond, VA criminal defense law firm of David Whaley LLC, every client is treated with the same level of respect and attention, regardless of the size of your case. Contact me online or call my office at 804-643-0147 to discuss your criminal defense or plaintiff's personal injury case today.
Main Office
Main Office
100 W. Franklin St., Ste. 301
Richmond  VA  23220
Phone
  • 804.643.0147
Websites
Criminal Defense
Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer
For most people, being accused of a crime may be the most frightening experience of their lives. Whether you made a poor decision or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, your freedom, your future and even your life may now hang in the balance.

At the Richmond law firm of David Whaley LLC, I represent individuals facing a range of criminal charges in state and federal court such as:

Assault and battery
Burglary
Conspiracy to distribute narcotics
Criminal fraud
Domestic violence
Driver's license suspension
Drug crimes
DUI
Extortion
Felonies
Homicide
Larceny
Manslaughter
Misdemeanors
Parole and probation violations
Theft
Traffic violations
Weapons charges
White collar crimes
Defending the rights of the accused throughout Virginia

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or is under investigation in connection with a crime, there is no time to waste. Contact a skilled Virginia criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The police and prosecution begin building a case against you from the moment you are considered a suspect. That gives them an advantage. Fortunately, my nearly three decades of experience defending people against crimes in local, state and federal courts throughout Virginia help us overcome that advantage and ensure that I am prepared for any potential maneuver by our opposition.

When I take your case, I begin immediately quickly and thoroughly reviewing the details of your case. When possible, I seek to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. If that is not possible, I prepare a vigorous defense and argue tenaciously on your behalf. My goal is to protect your rights and obtain the best possible result in your case.

Let David Whaley LLC fight for you

Every individual has the right to a strong defense. At the Richmond, Virginia criminal defense law firm of David Whaley LLC, every client is treated with the same level of respect and attention, regardless of the size of your case. Contact me online or call my office at 804-643-0147 to discuss your criminal defense or plaintiff's personal injury case today.

David Whaley

Practice areas

Criminal law
DUI and DWI
Felonies
Drug offenses
Traffic offenses
Misdemeanors
Assaults
Weapons charges
Federal criminal law
Drug trafficking
Personal injury
Automobile accidents
Trucking accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Wrongful death
Commercial vehicle liability
Bar admissions

Virginia, 1979
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1982
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1990
Education

J.D., University of Richmond
Memberships

Richmond and Virginia Bar Associations
Virginia State Bar
Richmond Criminal Bar Association
Former Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Inn of Court
NORML (Legal Committee)
Reported cases

United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit:
United States vs. Fulcher, 250 F. 3rd 244
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia:
United States vs. Fulcher, 188 F. Supp. 2nd 627
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia:
Colonial First Properties vs. Henrico County VA, 166 F. Supp. 2nd 1071
Virginia Supreme Court:
Commonwealth v. Taylor, 256 Va.514
Harris v. Commonwealth, 241 Va. 146
Coe v. Commonwealth, 231 Va. 83
Wright v. Commonwealth, 224 Va. 502
Stover v. Commonwealth, 222 Va. 618
Court of Appeals of Virginia:
Kromer v. Commonwealth, 45Va.App.812
Boyd v. County of Henrico, 42 Va. App. 495:
Boyd v. County of Henrico, 41 Va. App. 1
Raja v. Commonwealth, 40 Va. App. 710
Yancey v. Commonwealth, 30 Va. App. 510
Lewis v. Commonwealth, 26 Va. App. 113
Clifton v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App. 178
Richmond v. Commonwealth, 22 Va. App 257
Deer v. Commonwealth, 17 Va. App. 730
Timmons v. Commonwealth, 15 Va. App. 196
Bolda v. Commonwealth 15, Va. App. 315
Darnell v. Commonwealth, 12 V Va. App. a. App. 948
Boblett v. Commonwealth, 10 Va. App. 640
Harris v. Commonwealth 9, Va. App. 355.
Bosworth v. Commonwealth, 7 Va. App. 567
Wynn v. Commonwealth, 5 Va. App. 283
Dickerson v. Commonwealth, 2 Va. App. 473
Let David Whaley LLC fight for you

Every individual has the right to a strong defense. At the Richmond, Virginia criminal defense law firm of David Whaley LLC, every client is treated with the same level of respect and attention, regardless of the size of your case. Contact me online or call my office at 804-643-0147 to discuss your criminal defense or plaintiff's personal injury case today.
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