Our Criminal Defense Strategy

The Virginia Criminal Defense Practice at The Law Office of Samuel C. Moore, PLLC, has a team of dedicated criminal defense attorneys who have expertise handling all types of criminal offenses—from reckless driving to murder—and practice throughout Northern Virginia as well as the Federal Courts in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Virginia criminal defense is highly specific. From the facts specific to your case to the resulting impact on your life, it is a deeply personal process. We know that while the specific charges and allegations may differ, each criminal defense case is important because it affects a client’s life directly and often permanently. From the loss of civil liberties associated with a felony conviction to the immigration consequences resulting from many misdemeanor convictions, each case deserves individualized attention and consideration.

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We understand the need for a quick response from an attorney when you are facing serious criminal charges. Our office is proud to offer free, initial consultations in many ways for your convenience:

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Please contact the office today for a free phone consultation if you have been charged with a crime or if you believe that you are under investigation in Virginia or Washington, D.C.


Our Virginia criminal defense attorney can help those accused of crimes throughout Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Arlington, & Fairfax.

Crimes Against Person

Assault and Battery: Va. Code § 18.2-57

Accord & Satisfaction: Va. Code § 19.2-151

Assault on Law Enforcement: Va. Code § 18.2-57(c)

Malicious Wounding: Va Code § 18.2-51

Mob Crimes: Va. Code § 18.2-41, 18.2-42, 18.2-42.1

Abduction: Va Code § 18.2-47 & 48

Stalking: Va. Code § 18.2-60.3

Strangulation: Va Code § 18.2-51.6

Murder/Manslaughter: Va. Code § 18.2-30-33

Sex Crimes: Va. Code § 18.2-61-67.10

Solicitation of Prostitution: Va. Code § 18.2-346(b)

Indecent Exposure: Va. Code § 18.2-387

Assault and Battery on a Household Member: Va. Code § 18.2-57.2

Violation of a Protective Order: Va Code §18.2-60.4

How To Defend Against a Protective Order: Va Code § 19.2-152.10

Common Driving Offenses

Reckless Driving: Va. Code § 46.2-862

Improper Driving: Va Code § 18.2-869

DUI/DWI: Va. Code § 18.2-266

Drinking While Driving/Open Container: Va Code 18.2-323.1

DUI Maiming: Va Code § 18.2-54.1

DUI Involuntary Manslaughter: Va. Code § 18.2-36.1

Hit and Run: Va. Code § 18.2-894; § 18.2-895; § 18.2-896; § 18.2-897

Driving on a Suspended License: Va. Code § 46.2-301

Driving Without a License: Va. Code § 46.2-300

Aggressive Driving: Va. Code § 46.2-868.1

Passing a School Bus: Va. Code § 46.2-859 or 46.2-844

White Collar Crimes

False Statement to Insurance Company: Va. Code § 18.2-204

Pyramid Promotional Schemes: Va. Code § 18.2-239

Money Laundering: Va. Code § 18.2-246.3

Bribery: Va. Code § 18.2-438-444.2

Perjury: Va. Code § 18.2-434

Extortion of Money, Property, or Pecuniary Benefit: Va. Code § 18.2-59

Prescription Fraud: Va. Code
§ 18.2-258.1

Other Crimes

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor: Va. Code § 18.2-371

Disorderly Conduct: Va. Code § 18.2-415

Obstruction, Resisting, Fleeing: Va Code § 18.2-460

Principals in the Second Degree and Accessories Before the Fact: Va. Code § 18.2-18

Accessories After the Fact: Va. Code § 18.2-19

Protesting & Unlawful Assembly Laws in Virginia

Crimes Against Property

Petit Larceny: Va. Code § 18.2-96

Grand Larceny: Va. Code § 18.2-95

Larceny by Bad Check: Va Code § 18.2-181

Concealing Merchandise & Altering Price Tags: Va Code § 18.2-103

Receipt of Stolen Goods: Va. Code § 18.2-108

Larceny With Intent to Sell or Distribute: Va. Code § 18.2-108.01

Burglary: Va. Code § 18.2-89, § 18.2-90, § 18.2-91, §18.2-92, §18.2-93

Embezzlement: Va. Code § 18.2-111

Destruction of Property: Va. Code § 18.2-137

Robbery: Va. Code § 18.2-58

Carjacking: Va. Code § 18.2-58.1

Arson: Va. Code § 18.2-77 et. seq.

Trespass: Va Code § 18.2-119

Drug & Alcohol Crimes

Controlled Substances: Va. Code § 54.1-3445 et seq.

Drunk in Public: Va. Code § 18.2-388

Manufacturing, Selling, or Possessing with Intent to Manufacture: Va. Code § 18.2-248

Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine: Va. Code § 18.2-248.03

Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana: Va. Code § 18.2-248.1

Safe Reporting of Overdoses: Va.Code § 18.2-251.03

Underage Possession of Alcohol: Va. Code § 4.1-305

Weapons Offenses

Willfully Discharging a Firearm Within or at a Building: Va. Code § 18.2-279

Willfully Discharging a Firearm in Public: Va. Code § 18.2-280

Brandishing a Firearm: Va. Code § 18.2-282

Carrying Weapon in Airport: Va. Code § 18.2-287.01

Carrying a Concealed Weapon: Va. Code § 18.2-308

Carrying Loaded Firearm in Public: Va. Code § 18.2-287.4

Receipt of a Stolen Firearm: Va. Code § 18.2-108.1

Use of A Firearm in Commission of Felony: Va. Code § 18.2-53, 53.1

Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Substance: Va. Code § 18.2-308.4

Reckless Handling of a Firearm: Va. Code § 18.2-56.1

Allowing Child Access to Firearm: Va. Code § 18.2-56.2

Shooting or Throwing at Occupied Vehicle: Va Code § 18.2-154

Shooting in or Across a Street: Va. Code § 18.2-286

Shooting from a Vehicle: Va. Code § 18.2-286.1

Cyber/Computer Crimes

Virginia Computer Crimes Act: Va. Code § 18.2-152.1-152.16

Punishment and Procedure

Felonies and Misdemeanors- Penalties: Va Code § 18.2-10, § 18.2-11.

Virginia Bond Motions

Expungements: Va. Code § 19.2-392.1 et. seq.

Gun Rights Restoration: Va. Code § 18.2-308.2

Substantial Risk Orders and Virginia’s Red Flag Law: Va. Code § 19.2-152.14, 152.14

Failure to Appear: Va. Code § 19.2-128

How To Get a Protective Order: Va. Code § 19.2-152.10

Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry: Va. Code § 9.1-900 et. seq.

Virginia Deferred Disposition for Misdemeanors

Deferred Dispositions for Drug Cases: Va. Code § 18.2-251

Jurisdictions We Serve

Alexandria City Virginia Courthouse 

520 King Street, Alexandria, VA

Arlington County Virginia Courthouse

1425 North Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA

District of Columbia Superior Court

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Eastern District of Virginia District Court

401 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria, VA

Fairfax County Virginia Courthouse

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA

Loudoun County Virginia Courthouse

18 E Market St, Leesburg, VA

Prince William County Virginia Courthouse

9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA

Many Other Virginia Counties

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