Criminal Defense

Attorneys at CowanGates


Examples of Criminal Defense Cases We Represent

  • Traffic violations and drunk driving
  • Repeat DUI/DWI offenders
  • Speeding
  • Driving with suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit-and-run
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Drug charges
  • Prescription forgery
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Theft
  • Grand larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement and white collar crime
  • Breaking and entering
  • Burglary
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing
  • Arson
  • Assault and battery
  • Malicious wounding
  • Domestic assault
  • Stalking
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Internet crimes
  • Hunting and fishing violations

Criminal Defense, Traffic, and DUI Attorneys in Richmond, VA

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights 

Whether you have a minor traffic violation, a DUI, or major criminal charges in Virginia, the criminal defense and DUI attorneys at CowanGates provide experienced and effective legal defense to people who need it most. We have extensive experience defending the rights of those arrested and accused of criminal offenses and have represented clients in court at all levels of the criminal justice system including federal, state, juvenile, and appellate court. We are ready to assert and protect your constitutional rights.

If you or someone you know needs experienced criminal defense, contact us today so we can begin discussing your rights and legal options. We understand the severity of criminal charges and the impact a conviction has on an individual’s life. The penalties depend upon the nature of the charges, but in many circumstances our firm has been able to negotiate lesser charges for our clients. 

Out-of-State Visitors Arrested on DUI Charges in Virginia

If you have been charged with a DUI or any other traffic violation in Virginia, it is important to understand that you have rights. Since states share information on DUI and other criminal charges, a DUI conviction in Virginia could result in the loss of your license, fines, and jail time in your home state. Additionally, it may be difficult to attend hearings or handle issues from your home state.

At CowanGates, our DUI attorneys in Richmond, Virginia have the resources and knowledge needed to help both Virginia residents and out-of-state defendants with DUI cases. We will stand up for your rights and work hard to secure a favorable outcome. In many circumstances, we can negotiate a plea, dismissal, or alternatives like driving school. 

Our Midlothian, Virginia law firm has served criminal defense clients since 1977 and we’re ready to help you fight for your rights. To speak with a lawyer at CowanGates about your case, please call 804-320-9100 or contact us online today.

CowanGates’ Criminal Defense and DUI Attorneys in Richmond, VA