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Fighting for the People of Fredericksburg Former Prosecutor - Andrew J. Cornick

Serious criminal charges call for serious legal advocacy. Choose a defender that is qualified to fight for you.

Criminal Defense Attorney 

Work With a Lawyer Who Is Personally Invested in Your Case

A criminal offense is one of the most life-changing events a person can face. If you have suddenly been placed under the overwhelming scrutiny of the criminal justice system, do not think you have to fight alone. Criminal defense attorney Andrew Cornick can fight to protect your name, reputation, or freedom.

Through every step of the legal process, Attorney Cornick can provide a diligent, skillful, and tireless defense strategy. Backed by more than 19 years of legal experience and as a former prosecutor, he is aware of the various pitfalls and obstacles that can prevent a person from securing a positive outcome.

Having worked in the area, Attorney Cornick understands the personalities of local judges, prosecutors, and police officers and can share this knowledge so his clients have a better understanding of how they may handle your case.

Attorney Cornick understands that people from all walks of life can face criminal charges and uses his experience to help eliminate or mitigate the harsh consequences associated with a criminal conviction. 

To speak with Attorney Cornick about your case, call our firm at (540) 386-0204

Awards & Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Client Distinction
  • Fourth Court Circuit
  • District of Virginia
  • Western District of Viriginia

    Helping People Who Are Facing the Hardest Tests of Their Lives 

    Individuals come to my firm when they are facing serious and difficult circumstances. Those up against their fist offense or their third alike experience the threat of a conviction and the harsh repercussions that can arise from criminal charges. Whether you are the target of an investigation, have been arrested, or have been arrested due to false accusations, I am equipped to advocate for your rights pursue the results you are looking for in order to help you move on with a clean slate.

    I am always ready for the challenge of building a defense strategy that stays ahead of related obstacles, from job loss to military service complications. I know that people in all phases of life can find themselves dealing with tough criminal charges. That is why I am here to personally help them overcome their situation and minimize any penalties or repercussions they may face.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Why did you choose a career in criminal Law?

      Before I went to law school I worked at a law firm, delivering paperwork to other offices and researching title for real estate transactions. One of the attorneys took on a case defending Joe (not his real name) on a charge of robbery from a motel. The firm was not one that typically took on criminal cases, but for some reason, they took Joe's.

      I was intrigued and convinced by the boss to let me work the case: finding and interviewing potential witnesses, serving subpoenas, and discussing the defense as he developed it. I got to watch the trial and was hooked from there - I never wanted to do anything other than try cases in court. 

    • What sets you apart from other criminal defense attorneys?
      Bailiffs and court reporters, prosecutors, police officers, and sheriff's deputies have hired me to represent their loved ones. These are the people who see all local trial lawyers in their element, and they place their trust in me. While I am honored anytime someone recommends me to their friends and families, I believe these specific referrals showcase exactly how well I do my job.
    • How does your experience benefit your clients?
      I have over 11 years of legal experience in criminal law, both as a defense attorney and as a former prosecutor. Experience allows me to predict opportunities and pitfalls in your case. Knowing the personalities involved (Judges, prosecutors, officers, etc.) lets me share that intelligence with you so that you can have better ideas of what to do next.
    • How do you prepare for a difficult case?
      I strive to remove all assumptions from my brain when I first get involved. I try to understand exactly what the prosecutor thinks happened and exactly what the prosecutor can prove. By gathering as much information as I can about what is available to the prosecution - and what isn't - I can then satisfy myself with research on potential legal defenses. I then move on to the most rewarding portion of trial preparation: developing factual defenses. To truly understand the risks and potential rewards of trial, every bit of "lawyer" needs to exit my brain. I become Andy the Juror instead of Andy the Lawyer. When I can see the case for what it is and hear the argument without a word of legalese, I know how best to proceed.
    Andrew Cornick

    For more than 17 years, Attorney Andy Cornick has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. He has defended clients accused of DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, and many other crimes. As a former prosecutor with experience on the other side of the courtroom, he pursues each case with an unmatched upper hand.

    "MY GOAL IS TO EMPOWER MY CLIENTS. I take great pride working within the system to prevent miscarriages of justice whenever I can." - Andrew J. Cornick

    Hear From Our Happy Clients

      "Highly Recommended!"
      Exceptional Legal Representation - Highly Recommended! I had the privilege of working with Attorney Andy Cornick, and I am extremely impressed by his legal expertise and dedication. I enlisted his services to handle my son's DUI case, and I am grateful for the positive outcome he achieved. From the start, Attorney Cornick demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal system and effectively communicated the complexities of my son's case. He took the time to listen to our concerns, providing honest and thorough answers that eased my worries. Throughout the process, Attorney Cornick remained highly responsive and kept us informed of the progress. His attention to detail and meticulous preparation were evident in his approach. He worked diligently to protect my son's rights and ensure a fair outcome. Thanks to Attorney Cornick's expertise and strategic guidance, my son's DUI charge was dismissed. This favorable result has allowed him to move forward without the burden of a criminal record. I confidently recommend Attorney Andy Cornick to anyone seeking legal representation. His professionalism, knowledge, and genuine concern for his clients make him an exceptional lawyer. If you are in need of a skilled attorney who will go above and beyond, look no further than Attorney Andy Cornick.
      - Jennifer J.

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