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.
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.
The Law Office’s attorneys practice regularly in the Washington, D.C., Superior Court and across Northern Virginia jurisdictions including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince William County, Fairfax County, the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), and other jurisdictions across Virginia.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Deferred Dispositions for Drug Cases: Va. Code § 18.2-251