Criminal Defense Information
Facts from Our Newport News Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Larry King Law, we are devoted to helping each of our clients obtain
the information they require to resolve their circumstances and make wise
decisions about their cases. Our
Newport News criminal attorney understands the difficult issue you are facing if you have been arrested
for any type of crime.
We can help you throughout your case, from the free initial case evaluation
to the case's conclusion. Right now, we can assist you by providing
you with information on criminal law. Read through the following topics
criminal law and defense and then consult us about your specific situation:
Aiding / Abetting
Aiding and abetting, under the Code of Virginia § 183.2-46.4, is
a criminal offense that involves the helping of an individual to commit
a crime. Under § 37.2-428, it is unlawful for an officer or employee
to aid in or abet an individual's escape. If you are convicted of
aiding or abetting, you can face similar penalties to the individual who
committed the crime.
Conspiracy refers to the act of planning to commit a criminal offense
in the near or far future. If two or more individuals are found to be
planning to violate the law, they can be tried for a lesser degree of
the crime they were going to commit. Under the Virginia Code § 18.2-22,
any person who conspires to commit a felony will be guilty of a lesser charge.
Extradition is a process that pertains to a nation or state's request
to have a suspected or convicted individual returned. Under 18 U.S.C.
§ 3182, the law describes how a fugitive is to be handled at the
federal level. The executive authority of a state, district, or territory
where a criminal has fled enables law enforcement officials to arrest
and secure the fugitive.
Notice to Appear
If you have been served a notice to appear, our firm can help you navigate
the process. Whether you received it in the mail or in person, you will
need to take immediate action. Keep in mind that a notice to appear demands
that you actually appear in court.
Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of justice is described under the Code of Virginia §
18.2-460. If an individual, without just cause, obstructs a judge, attorney,
or magistrate, he or she can be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Charges
increase when other factors are involved. In general, it is a crime to
interfere with the pursuit of justice. Obstruction of justice can include
bribing witnesses, resisting arrest, interfering with a law enforcement
officer's work, or failing to report a crime.
If you are placed under oath, you are expected to act in a truthful manner.
If you lie under oath, you have committed the criminal offense of perjury.
The prosecution will ensure that serious penalties are given to anyone
convicted of this crime. If you are found guilty of perjuring yourself,
you will need aggressive defense from our firm.
Before charges are formally processed, the prosecution will conduct a
pre-file investigation. Pre-file investigations take place when the prosecution
attempts to build a case against and examines whether enough evidence
If a warrant has been issued against you, you will need to take immediate
legal action. Bench warrants and arrest warrants are legal orders that
require the individual named to appear in court at a requested time and
date. Do not wait for the arrest to occur to take legal action. Speak
with a member of our firm today if a warrant for your arrest is issued.
Consult the Newport News Criminal Attorney at Larry King Law
If you are under arrest or investigation for a criminal offense, you must
take immediate action by speaking with the Newport News injury lawyer
at our firm. With almost 40 years of experience, our firm can help you
understand the basics of criminal law and how specific laws relate to
your case. We can take action to protect your liberties that you hold
as an individual accused of a crime.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, a felony, or a traffic
infraction, you will need to obtain as much information as possible. It
is important to ensure that you
know your basic rights, which include:
- Right to trial by jury
- Right to be present through the trial
- Right to public trial
- Right to a speedy trial
- Right to know charges
- Right to call witnesses and present evidence
- Right not to incriminate yourself
If you would like to learn more about your rights and how we can fight for you,
contact our firm today!