Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Hampton, VA | Newport News, VA | Williamsburg, VA

Gochenour Law Firm, plc. represents clients accused of criminal offenses in Virginia State Courts, primarily in the Hampton Roads area. Attorney Jim Gochenour has over 25 years of experience and was a former prosecutor for over 12 years. Whether the charges are serious felonies or misdemeanors, the consequences can be severe, not only because of the threat of incarceration, but also because of the effect of a conviction on employment, civil rights, and security clearances. Third parties may have access to your criminal record when you apply for a job, school, or housing. Jim Gochenour’s experience can guide you through your case to obtain the best results possible.

We are available to represent clients in all phases of the criminal process:

  • Arraignment
  • Bond/bail hearings
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Juvenile transfer hearings
  • Motions to suppress evidence
  • Misdemeanor trials
  • Felony trials – judge or jury

Jim Gochenour’s experience, both as a prosecutor and as a defense counsel, can guide you through your case to obtain the best results possible. Criminal offenses are defined as misdemeanors or felonies.

These are just some of the criminal offenses we DEFEND:

  • Drug Possession and Distribution
  • DUI/DWI
  • Trespassing
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile delinquency charges
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Firearm Charges – illegal possession and use
  • Underage possession of Alcohol
  • Embezzlement and White Collar Crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Petit and Grand Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Violent Crimes
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Murder/manslaughter
  • Rape and other sex offenses
  • Abduction/Kidnapping
  • Probation violations
  • Show Causes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving – by speed or accident
  • Driving with a suspended/revoked license
  • Over height violation (46.2-1110)
  • Evade and Elude
  • Indecent exposure
  • Public intoxication

In addition to the above charges, we also provide a seasoned defense against all felony and misdemeanor charges. If you do not see your specific charges listed above, or would like to research your charges further, go to law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode. Regardless of the allegations that have been made against you or someone you care about, you can rely on us to protect the accused’s rights while we work to help achieve the best possible outcome for the situation.

Call the Gochenour Law Firm, plc. If You or Someone You Care About Has Been Arrested Today!

If you have been arrested, the time to call is now at 757-525-5509 for a FREE confidential consultation.

You have the right to a lawyer. You have the right to remain silent. Exercise your rights. Never make a voluntary statement without your lawyer present.

Don’t give up. Help is on the way.

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