At any time, without warning, people can find themselves thrust into the jaws of the legal system in our country. Nothing but an exceptional criminal defense in Fairfax County, VA, can prevent your life from taking a horrible turn.
Take the ongoing high-profile criminal case in Charlottesville, VA. Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walked to a party and vanished early in the morning hours of Saturday, September 13. Suspect Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, charged with abduction with the intent to defile in connection with Graham’s disappearance, is now under extradition under a felony arrest warrant. Matthew, with several family members, willingly went to the Charlottesville police station this past weekend. After walking through the front door and hiring lawyer Jim Camblos, former Commonwealth’s attorney for Albemarle County for 16 years, they had a brief conversation and then Matthew left.
Chief of Police Tim Longo said detectives have no clear picture of what may have happened the day Graham disappeared, and Matthew remains the primary suspect.
In criminal cases of this magnitude, the quality and reputation of your criminal lawyer is paramount to the strength and ingenuity with which your criminal defense in Fairfax, VA is constructed. A professional public defender (government-appointed) will usually have more experience with criminal cases than private lawyers, enriched by the ability to collaborate with other experienced lawyers and the availability of quality resources and systems. But, many private criminal lawyers have prosecutorial backgrounds and experience both inside and behind the courtroom they can use to your full advantage.
While the Commonwealth’s prosecutor has to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, your criminal defense lawyer, using items like tapes from surveillance cameras, text messages and cell phone records, and any pieces of evidence to which they are entitled through Discovery, can refute assertions made by the prosecution to firmly establish doubt in the minds of the jury.
Any person facing a criminal charge, no matter how minor, will benefit from consulting a competent criminal defense lawyer about strategic criminal defense in Fairfax, VA. An initial consultation helps you understand the nature of the charges filed against you, available defenses, plea bargaining, and what will happen in the event of your conviction.
Have the utmost of confidence when you hire a Fairfax County Va criminal lawyer to provide the legal representation you need before, during and after your criminal case. Contact the criminal defense experts at Boone Beale now.