Burke Criminal Defense Attorneys
Aggressive & Protective of Clients' Rights Across All of Northern Virginia & Central Virginia
At Hazelwood Law Firm, our team of Fairfax County criminal defense lawyers have many years of combined legal experience. Throughout the years, we have gained invaluable skill sets and legal knowledge allowing us to successfully fight for our clients. We are well-known for providing aggressive representation and you can be sure we will fight tooth and nail to help you with your legal problems. Our attorneys work on evenings and weekends because we are relentless and dedicated in our pursuit to help our clients.
Call us today at (703) 940-9779 for a free case evaluation.
We know that being accused of a crime can be extremely stressful and difficult to handle. That’s why our team of Burke criminal defense attorneys will be with you every step of the way throughout the legal process. We provide personalized care for each and every one of our clients so you can focus on yourself and your family while we handle your legal issues. Your success is our number one priority.
Crimes & Their Punishments
The two primary categories of crimes are misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is considered a less serious crimes and most states establish misdemeanor punishments as less than one year in prison. Other than light jail time, misdemeanors can also be punished by monetary fines.
A felony is considered to be a more serious offense. Typically, states and federal government define a felony as any crime that results in the offender receiving one or more years in prison as punishment. However, there are several states that consider any crime resulting in a prison sentence as a felony.
Here are several examples of misdemeanors:
- Reckless driving
- Indecent exposure
- Petty theft
Felonies can include:
- Possession of a controlled substance
Contact us for criminal defense representation and receive a free case evaluation.