If your college-age son or daughter is convicted of a crime in Virginia, it can seriously impact his or her education, job opportunities, and future financial and social prospects. It can also significantly impact a parent’s own finances, leading to the loss of loan eligibility, grants, and fellowship or internship opportunities to offset the costs of education.
This is why retaining the services of Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law is so vital. I represent college students at the University of Mary Washington and other institutions throughout Virginia.
In many cases, bar fights or other skirmishes get overcharged. A punch to the face, for instance, is probably only an assault and battery in most cases, which is a misdemeanor in Virginia. Even the slightest injury to the "victim" can make some prosecutors pursue a malicious wounding charge, which is a far more serious felony matter. These cases are sometimes overcharged and it takes a skillful defense attorney to fight back.
Remember, if the police overreacted to the situation, it doesn't mean that the student should plead guilty. Talk to me about the available defenses.
As a Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney, I always strive to provide you with the most up-to-date legal information available. My 12 years of experience, combined with work as a former prosecutor gives me the unique perspective of seeing an issue from both sides of the courtroom, a huge benefit to my clients, especially if this is their first offense.