Criminal Law


Criminal and Traffic Law Issues in Yorktown, VA? Turn to Attorney Mark A. Smith for Answers

 

If you were charged with a crime in or near York County, Virginia, chances are you have questions about what to do next. You could be feeling afraid, alone and uninformed all at the same time. Whether you have been cited for a minor traffic violation, charged with a serious criminal offense or anything in between, consulting with a York County criminal attorney will get you the answers you need to move forward with your defense in a responsible and timely manner. Your case is a sensitive issue and the outcome could affect your future and your reputation. Obtaining expert legal counsel at the onset of your trial is the best way to do all of the following:

 

  • Defend yourself against the accusation(s)
  • Clear your name and preserve your reputation
  • Avoid excessive fines, incarceration, house arrest, license suspension and other life altering penalties

The above listed scenarios happen when you build the best possible criminal defense.

 

You’re Not Alone: The Mark A. Smith, P.C. Firm Will Stand Beside You Every Step of the Way

 

From the instant you pick up the phone until the moment you’ve left court for the final time, York County criminal lawyer Mark A. Smith will be right by your side, making all of the tough decisions and putting his 18 years of legal experience to work for you. Mark A. Smith knows what to expect from the local, state and federal court systems in Yorktown, Hampton, Gloucester, Newport News and surrounding regions. His expertise can help you to reevaluate the details surrounding your charge(s) in order to bring a winning defense to the courtroom. Yorktown criminal defense lawyer Mark A. Smith can provide assistance by:

 

  • Examining the details of your initial arrest/citation
  • Evaluating the conditions surrounding the alleged event
  • Bringing forth evidence that works for you (not against you) in a court of law
  • Reviewing video footage, eye witness testimonials and other important evidence that could serve to prove your innocence
  • Bringing a wealth of possible criminal defenses to the table
  • Bringing a winning criminal defense to the courtroom
  • Helping you to avoid legal repercussions such as imprisonment and license suspension by having all or some charges dropped, reduced or even having the case thrown out before it makes it to the courtroom stage

Your Rights as a Citizen and as a Driver

 

While driving and various other freedoms are recognized by Virginia state law as privileges, your right to an attorney isn’t a privilege; it’s a right that cannot be taken from you. In 2013, there were 1,366 total arrests recorded in York County, VA. This number reflects adult arrests only. If your child was charged with a crime (such as underage possession of alcohol or a different offense) statistics and legal proceedings may vary slightly. Regardless to the age and circumstances of the accused, Virginia criminal defense attorney Mark A. Smith is willing to do what it takes to keep innocent parties from facing harsh punishments and/or dealing with the repercussions of having a criminal record. Contact a VA traffic/criminal lawyer immediately if you have been charged with any of the following:

 

  • DUI/DWI
  • Domestic Assault
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Underage DUI/DWI
  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving on a Suspended License

If you’re not sure where to begin in the battle to defend your innocence, it is advisable that you start with a free phone consultation from a legal professional. Criminal defense lawyer Mark A. Smith can be reached immediately at 757-833-6909. The answers you need are just a phone call away.