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Violent Crimes

Virginia Criminal Defense for VIOLENT CRIMES 

Are you charged with a violent crime in Alexandria or another jurisdiction in Northern Virginia? In Virginia, violent crimes are the most serious criminal offenses and carry the most severe punishments, including the death penalty. While some violent crimes carry a short jail sentence if convicted, others mandate decades or even life in prison.

If you are charged with a violent crime, you need to be aware of the complicated nature of these prosecutions and the things you need to start doing now to help place yourself in the best position possible when you go to court. At C&M Law, our Virginia criminal defense attorneys have the experience and proven ability to successfully challenge the strength of the prosecution's case against you. This includes attacking the credibility of witnesses, the reliability of forensic evidence, and the testimony of expert witnesses, as well as the prosecution's theory of the case.

Defenses to Violent Crimes

The defenses to violent crimes depend on the particular circumstances surrounding each and every offense. Is it possible your actions could have been done in self-defense?  Were you perhaps defending a third party? Were you there when the offense occurred but were not the one who did it? Or, perhaps most terrifying of all, have you been wrongly accused by someone you know or as a result of a mistaken eyewitness identification?

Even in cases where the evidence against you is strong and there is no legal defense for what happened you still need a good criminal defense attorney to explain what happened and present a well structured argument for leniency highlighting the mitigating factors specific to you and the circumstances of your case. No situation is black and white, and everyone deserves to have their side of the story presented in the most effective way possible.

Types of Violent Crimes in Virginia

  • Assault and Battery

  • Domestic Assault and Battery

  • Arson

  • Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Commit Assault and Battery

  • Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Commit Rape or Murder

  • Breaking and Entering with a Deadly Weapon

  • Carjacking

  • Unlawful Wounding

  • Malicious Wounding

  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding

  • Rape and Other Types of Sexual Assault

  • Robbery

  • Strangulation

The Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys You Need

At Chludzinski & Mitchell, our Virginia criminal defense attorneys have over 15 years of experience successfully defending against all types of violent criminal charges. With a record of both bench and jury trial success, we have the knowledge and ability to carry you through this difficult time and achieve the best results possible.  Whether you are charged with misdemeanor Assault and Battery, Strangulation, Malicious Wounding, Robbery, Breaking and Entering, or Murder, we know what it takes to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.

To learn more about these and other violent crimes, contact us for a free consultation. We have extensive experience in serious violent offense charges and have a record of success achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Let us use that experience to help you.


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