Criminal Defense

CowanGatesCowanGates provides experienced and effective criminal defense to people who need it most in Central Virginia provides experienced and effective criminal defense to people who need it most. Whether you have been charged with a DUI, a minor infraction, or a serious felony, consider our firm for criminal defense representation. We have extensive experience defending the rights of those arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We can assert and protect your constitutional rights.

If you or someone you know needs experienced criminal defense, contact a lawyer from CowanGates today. We can begin discussing the rights and options available to you. We accept credit cards and can arrange a flat-rate fee.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense

Our firm represents individuals, including college students from area institutions, who have been charged with a variety of crimes. We understand the severity of these charges and the impact a conviction has on an individual’s life. The penalties depend upon the nature of the charges. In many circumstances, our firm has been able to negotiate lesser charges. We provide aggressive criminal defense against crimes that include the following:

  • Traffic violations and drunk driving
  • Repeat DUI / DWI offenders and serious traffic violations
  • Drug charges
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription drugs
  • 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
  • Conspiracy, solicitation, attempt
  • Hunting and fishing violations

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

It’s not unheard of for people on business or attending a wedding or other event to find themselves arrested on a DUI charge in Virginia. Since states now 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 attorneys have the resources and knowledge needed to help out-of-state defendants with DUI cases. In many instances, we can save clients the trouble of having to travel back and forth multiple times until their case is resolved. Depending on the nature of your case, we may be able to convince the court to reduce the charges or sentence against you.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

Since 1977, we have represented clients in court at all levels of the criminal justice system including federal, state, juvenile, and appellate court. If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges, it is important to understand that you have rights. To learn more about our practice or to discuss your case, contact criminal defense lawyers at CowanGates today.

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Call us today at 804-320-9100 to learn how we can help you.