Experienced Hanover VA Criminal Lawyer

hanover va criminal lawyers can assist you if you have been arrested for a crime in hanover countyAn arrest for a criminal offense can be a frightening, devastating experience. Our accomplished Hanover County VA Criminal Defense Attorneys know that most of our clients are worried about what will become of their future after some sort of mistake in judgment that could potentially ruin everything. The simple fact is that you are in trouble with the law and you need a non-judgmental advocate to provide quality advice. We can protect you before the Court and present your best defense.

Named a “Best Law Firm” For Criminal Law

best-law-frims-bestlawyers-2018-riley-&-wells-attorneys-at-lawRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are a local area Hanover VA Criminal Law Firm that has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a Best Law Firm. Our firm offers creative solutions and highly personalized service for every client. Our law firm works directly with clients at every stage of the case from arrest to verdict and represent clients every week before the Hanover Courts with a simple goal. To expand options for a positive client result while protecting them from the risk of punishment and long-range consequences that could jeopardize the future. We have a proven track record of trial skills, negotiation skills and a detailed familiarity with the Hanover County criminal justice system to develop an effective defense strategy. Our attorneys know how to both effectively defend a criminal case and are not afraid to challenge the evidence in tough cases. We fight for our clients using every resource the law allows to achieve the best possible outcome and consider guilty pleas only when they are in the best interest of our clients.

Effective Criminal Defense Attorneys Hanover County

hanover county virginia association of criminal defense lawyers assist clients with criminal matters before the hanover circuit court The Hanover Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the county and aggressively investigates all criminal offenses throughout Hanover County from violent felony offenses to low level misdemeanor violations such as marijuana possession, underage possession of alcohol or assault and battery. Likewise, the Hanover Commonwealth Attorney is also aggressive with its office policy of prosecuting defendants. An experienced Hanover VA Criminal Defense Attorney who regularly represents clients in this court knows who to best attack the prosecution’s case. We also know what information and evidence you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions. The best option anyone charged with a criminal offense in Hanover County is to retain the best possible Hanover VA Criminal Lawyer who regularly defends criminal cases and has the experience to present your best defense. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law understand that people quickly need clear answers to their legal questions as soon as they either become a target of criminal investigation or are arrested. You need to know your rights under the law and how to act to protect them immediately – either before memories fade, evidence is lost, witnesses disappear or you have waived a defense. Don’t wait to get help!

Hanover County VA Criminal Lawyer Client Reviews
Very knowledgeable and did everything they could with what they had to work with. Doesn't sugarcoat or set unrealistic expectations. I think I received the best possible outcome and I highly doubt anyone else would have been successful. Even the judge commented on how well the case was handled!

Ed Riley successfully defends a client in the hanover courts for attempting to bribe a police officer

Criminal Trial Lawyer Hanover County VA

hanover county general district court is where criminal misdemeanor trials are held along with felony preliminary hearingsCriminal trials are a highly specialized area of the law and can be very complicated. Don’t trust your future to a law firm that either juggles many areas of law or simply does not possess the necessary constitutional, criminal law & criminal procedure experience. Our belief is that clients are best served by an attorney who specializes in a specific area of the law and who regularly practices in the same court, which is why we limit our Hanover VA law practice to criminal law. We believe this philosophy, which enables us to engage daily with the Hanover County Judges and prosecuting attorneys, ensures that our client’s best possible defense is effectively presented to achieve the best possible outcome under the law. Every client is represented with professionalism and we ensure that all due process rights and constitutional privileges are protected.

Possession of Marijuana & Alcohol Possession DISMISSED

Riley & Wells are experienced Hanover VA Criminal Defense Attorneys that can defend any criminal case

Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED

Our Hanover County Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys represented a J. Sargeant Reynolds college student who was arrested for Possession of Marijuana & Underage Possession of Alcohol in Mechanicsville. Mechanicsville is popular section of Hanover County’s east end. Our client was the passenger of a vehicle that was pulled over by a Hanover County Deputy Sheriff for a stop sign traffic violation. The Deputy Sheriff detected an odor of burnt marijuana, which permits a warrantless search of the passenger compartment of the vehicle as an exception to the 4th amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.

An excellent Hanover Criminal Defense Attorney is needed to defend you if you have been charged with any criminal offense

Underage Possession of Alcohol DISMISSED

The Deputy Sheriff recovered various amounts of marijuana and alcohol throughout the vehicle. After recovering suspected marijuana, the law enforcement officer is either required to submit the plant material to the state lab for analysis or a field test can be performed with an approved field test kit. In either case, the evidence can be challenged with various motions. Our attorneys reviewed the facts, circumstances and allegations surrounding the arrest. We found weaknesses and arguments to both allegations that convinced the Commonwealth Attorney to offer our client a way out without a conviction and the client accepted.

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
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • Failure To Appear
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Extortion
  • Manslaughter
  • DUI
  • Petty Larceny
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Abduction
  • Grand Larceny
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Prostitution
  • Reside in a Bawdy House
  • Conspiracy
  • Sex Offenses
  • Worthless/Bad Checks
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting

Let us review YOUR case. We can help!

By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 4/29/2018