Criminal Defense Lawyers Virginia Beach | W. Ware Morrison Law Group


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2628 Barrett Street | Virginia Beach | Virginia 23452

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Defending those accused of crimes and traffic violations in Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Hampton Roads area

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"Mr. Morrison has personally handled three legal matters for me in Virginia in the past 15 years."

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If you are convicted of a criminal offense, you may face substantial fines and years or even a lifetime in prison. Without quick and decisive action, even a relatively minor charge such as a misdemeanor can completely change your life. If you are investigated or arrested for a criminal offense, you do not have to face the criminal justice system alone. The Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys of the W. Ware Morrison Law Group can protect your rights and either have the case against you dismissed or obtain the best disposition regarding fines, incarceration and probation terms.

Over 40 years of experience on your side

A strong criminal defense is essential to your future

The highly qualified criminal defense lawyers at the W. Ware Morrison Law Group know how to present a strong defense on your behalf. We fight hard to protect your rights and your freedom in a wide range of criminal cases, including:

  • Traffic offenses — Virginia takes DUI and traffic violations, such as reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, very seriously and may impose harsh penalties.

Our skilled lawyers are also able to represent you at every step of the criminal process from initial bond hearings to probation violations.

Possible criminal penalties you may face if convicted

Depending on the seriousness of the crime, and whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, you may face serious consequences if convicted — especially without the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Potential penalties include:

  • Mandatory community service Rehabilitation or treatment programs

  • License suspension

For example, under Virginia law, the punishment for a Class 1 misdemeanor, the most serious misdemeanor, includes up to 12 months of jail time, a fine of up to $2,500 or both. The penalties for a Class 1 felony include imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $100,000 or even the death penalty.

  • Misdemeanors and felonies — Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony can significantly influence the penalties you receive, including jail time.

  • Drug crimes — There are a variety of drug crimes under Virginia law, including possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute or sell and deliver, prescription medication offenses, and manufacture of a controlled substance.

  • Violent offenses — Violent crimes such as assault and battery, sexual assault, domestic violence and murder are often zealously prosecuted and can result in significant penalties, including lengthy prison sentences.

  • Theft offenses — Theft can take a variety of forms, including larceny, robbery, embezzlement, shoplifting, bad checks and forgery. No matter the charges, a conviction can severely affect your future.

  • Sex crimes — Sexual offenses under Virginia law include rape, statutory rape, indecent exposure, molestation and child pornography. If convicted, you will likely be required to register as a sex offender.

  • Significant fines

  • Lengthy jail or prison time

Experienced criminal defense attorneys in Virginia Beach

If you are facing criminal charges, no matter how simple or complex, you need a strong advocate who works hard to minimize the charges against you. Each Virginia Beach criminal attorney at our firm understands the seriousness of your situation and strives to present the best defense possible — which may include innocence, self-defense, or illegal search and seizure — given the specific facts of your case.