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Questions about Criminal Justice

Hunter Law Firm is committed to providing individuals facing criminal prosecution with trustworthy and experienced legal assistance.

Following are some common questions and answers about criminal justice and criminal defense law —

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Facing criminal charges is a traumatic experience. At Hunter Law Firm, our knowledgeable attorneys are standing by to provide you with reliable legal aid. To speak with an understanding and highly qualified lawyer about your criminal defense matter, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices.

What are my rights if I am arrested?

After police take you into custody, it is important to remember that you have certain inalienable rights. First, you have the right to remain silent. This is a right you should invoke immediately. Do not utter a word until your attorney arrives. Next, you have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, a public defender will be provided for you. In addition, all police questioning must cease if you request an attorney.

Should I take the public defender?

If you face criminal charges, it is in your best interest to hire a team of experienced lawyers instead of taking a public defender. Public defenders often handle too many cases at once. As a result, they are overworked and may be unable to provide you with the representation you need to create a successful defense against the prosecution.

What are the charges for first time methamphetamine distribution in Virginia?

The sale or distribution of methamphetamine is a serious crime that requires the assistance of a skilled attorney. If you are convicted of distributing meth, you face between ten and forty years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

What should I do if I am stopped for a DUI or DWI?

If police stop you for a DUI or DWI, you must remain calm. Law enforcement officers are trained to look for suspicious or nervous behavior. Secondly, you should always have your license, registration and insurance in an easy-to-access location so you are not fumbling through your glove box. You should also talk as little as possible since police listen for slurred words.

Is it possible to beat a DUI charge or traffic citation?

Many people believe that beating a DUI is not possible. However, with the experienced team of attorneys at Hunter Law Firm by your side, you may be able to reduce or possibly eliminate the charges altogether. Similarly, a knowledgeable attorney can assist you with speeding tickets and reckless driving citations.

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