Henrico County VA Criminal Lawyer

if you are arrested for a criminal offense in henrico county then you need quality representaiton. riley & wells attorneys at law can successfully represent youRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established, prestigious local Henrico County law firm that limits its law practice to defending those accused of criminal offenses. We understand that being arrested and facing the possibility of serving a term of incarceration can be an embarrassing, stressful & frightening experience.  Now, more than ever, you need an accomplished advocate to professionally represent you and protect both your freedom and future. This is not a time to be lectured about poor decision making, but rather it is a time to focus on presenting your best defense before the Henrico Courts. The best decision you can make at this point is to engage the best Henrico County VA Criminal Defense Lawyer to protect you in your time of need.

We Defend Your Constitutional Guaranteed Rights

an excellent henrico criminal lawyer will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected It is very important that you understand the various rights that the U.S. Constitution provides you if you have been accused of a criminal offense. Our responsibility as your lawyer will be to assert and protect those rights at every stage of your case. This area of constitutional law is virtually impossible to learn without the assistance of a professional. There are too many rights to list all of them here, but it is important to highlight the 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  This Amendment guarantees:

  1. Right to counsel – In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to engage the attorney of his choice to defend the allegations.
  2. Right to a public trial
  3. Right to an impartial jury trial – verdict must be unanimous
  4. Right to confront and cross-examine one’s accusers
  5. Right to be informed of the nature of the charges – an indictment must allege all the ingredients of the crime to such a degree of precision that it would allow the accused to assert double jeopardy if the same charges are brought up in subsequent prosecution
  6. Right to a speedy trial – the U.S. Supreme Court has established a four-part case-by-case balancing test for determining whether the defendant’s constitutional speedy trial rights has been violated. The four factors are:
    • Length of delay. A delay of a year or more from the date on which the speedy trial right “attaches” (the date of arrest or indictment, whichever first occurs) was termed “presumptively prejudicial,” but the Court has never explicitly ruled that any absolute time limit applies.
    • Reason for the delay. The prosecution may not excessively delay the trial for its own advantage, but a trial may be delayed to secure the presence of an absent witness or other practical considerations (e.g., change of venue).
    • Time and manner in which the defendant has asserted his right. If a defendant agrees to the delay when it works to his own benefit, he cannot later claim that he has been unduly delayed.
    • Degree of prejudice to the defendant which the delay has caused.
    • Virginia Speedy Trial Statute Va. Code 19.2-243

Dedicated to Defend Your Best Interests

experienced henrico county criminal defense attorneys can help you if you have been arrested in henrico and will defend you in courtOur Henrico County Criminal Defense Attorneys successfully represent clients who have been accused of criminal offenses before the Henrico County Courts every week. We believe this continued, specific representation enables us to engage daily with the various Henrico County Judges and prosecuting attorneys assists us with securing our client’s the best possible outcome under the law.

Henrico County VA Criminal Defense Attorney Client Reviews

First Class Representation 5.0 stars Posted by a client on Apr 15 It is without reservation that I recommend Attorney Ed Riley and the legal team of Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law. I was arrested for attempting to bribe a police officer and DUI second offense within 5 years. I was terrified and a nervous wreck. In all aspects of their representation, Mr. Riley and the firm conducted themselves in a most competent and professional manner. Also, at a time that was most difficult for me and my family, they were very understanding and sincere in their approach with us. Mr. Riley was able to successfully resolve my case by convincing the prosecution or the Court to have the felony completely dropped and the DUI reduced to a first offense. I could not be more pleased with the representation. This is a first class group who know how to get things done. We wouldn’t hesitate to seek out their counsel in the future should the need arise.

FREAKIN BEST LAWYER EVER!!!!!!! 5.0 stars Posted by Stephen on Nov 16, 2010 I was charged with 2 charges Assault and battery and abstruction of justice but because i had an attorney who wasn't affraid to make calls, set meetings, and just really do the work both charges were 100% dismissed and i could not be happier. You want someone who can and will get you the best possible outcome?...Well then Mr. Mitchell Wells is were you need to go. Thanks again for everything bro take care and Godbless

Henrico County Solicitation of Prostitution DISMISSED

if you are arrested in a henrico county sting operation for soliciting a prostitute then you need an attorney that can defend you

Henrico County Solicitation of Prostitution DISMISSED

Our Henrico VA Criminal Defense Attorneys represented a client who was arrested for solicitation of prostitution in violation of Va. Code 18.2-346 after responding to an ad for escort services on the Internet. Our client arrived at a hotel in Short Pump as the ad instructed – only to find out later that the Henrico Police were conducting a sting operation and that the “escort” was in fact an undercover police officer with the entire encounter being recorded on video. Our client subsequently made an offer to exchange money for a sex act and was arrested. As is the case many times, our client was devastated with his poor decision making and was terrified that this mistake would ruin his career and marriage.  Fortunately, our lawyers were able to carefully handle the needs and expectations of the client and were able to convince the court to dismiss the case based on various mitigating factors.

Henrico County Criminal Defense Lawyers That Can Defend Any Allegation

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law can defend any criminal law allegation including the following:

  • Murder
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Assault & Battery
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Concealed Weapon
  • False Pretenses
  • Drugs
  • Firearm Offenses
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • Failure To Appear
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Extortion
  • Manslaughter
  • DUI
  • Petty Larceny
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Abduction
  • Expungements

  • Grand Larceny
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Prostitution
  • Reside in a Bawdy House
  • Conspiracy
  • Sex Offenses
  • Worthless/Bad Checks
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Burlgary
  • Shoplifting

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/30/2019