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Criminal Defense Attorney in Virginia

Defending Clients Who Are Facing Richmond Criminal Charges

When you are facing criminal charges anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia or United States District Court, put your case in the hands of an experienced Richmond criminal defense attorney with proven results. From the moment you are arrested or think you are the subject of a criminal investigation, you need legal representation.

What is a Defense Attorney?

A defense attorney is a professional in the legal spectrum who works to represent individuals or organizations that have been charged with committing a crime. Their primary duty is to provide legal representation and advocate for their client's rights and interests during criminal proceedings. They hold responsibility for ensuring that their clients acquire a fair trial and that their constitutional rights are protected throughout the process. They analyze the evidence presented by the prosecution, investigate the case, and develop a defense strategy to challenge the prosecution's arguments and more.

From arraignment to trial, Attorney Taylor B. Stone can stand up for your rights and investigate every aspect of your case to form defense strategies specific to your circumstances. Stone is a skilled negotiator who is unafraid of the courtroom. There is no cookie-cutter defense at Janus & Stone, P.C.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

Attorney Taylor B. Stone has more than 20 years of experience representing clients facing fines, jail time, and more in the Richmond area.

We defend against all criminal charges in court, including, but not limited to, the following:

Our Richmond criminal lawyer also represents clients seeking a Petition for Expungement. If you were charged with a criminal offense, but the charge was not prosecuted (nolle prossed), dismissed, or you were found not guilty, you may be able to get the charge removed from your record. Contact us online to get started!

Areas of Practice Over a Thousand Cases Handled

Two Guiding Principles

Janus & Stone, P.C., believes these fundamental truths. Everyone has the right to effective counsel.

  • Principle No. 1: Kent v. United States, 383 U.S. 541 (1996)

“The right to representation by counsel is not a formality. It is not a grudging gesture to a ritualistic requirement. It is of the essence of justice.”

  • Principle No. 2: The Sixth Amendment

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

What are the consequences of not hiring a criminal defense lawyer?

Not hiring a criminal defense lawyer can have serious consequences, as the legal system can be complex and difficult to navigate without proper legal representation. Here are some potential consequences of not hiring a criminal defense lawyer:

  • Unfavorable outcomes: Without legal representation, defendants may not fully understand their charges or the potential consequences of a guilty plea or conviction. This can result in an unfavorable outcome such as a longer prison sentence, higher fines, or other penalties.
  • Lack of knowledge and experience: Criminal defense lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system. They are familiar with the laws and procedures, and they know how to navigate the legal system to obtain the best possible outcome for their clients.
  • Missed opportunities: Criminal defense lawyers can identify and take advantage of opportunities that may not be apparent to defendants without legal representation. For example, a lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea bargain or get charges reduced or dismissed.
  • Limited understanding of legal jargon: The legal system is filled with jargon and legal terms that can be difficult for non-lawyers to understand. Criminal defense lawyers can help explain the charges and the legal process in a way that defendants can understand.
  • Lack of emotional support: Being charged with a crime can be a stressful and emotional experience. Criminal defense lawyers can provide emotional support and guidance to defendants during this difficult time.

Overall, not hiring a criminal defense lawyer can have serious consequences for a defendant's case. It is important to seek legal representation to ensure that the defendant's rights are protected and that they have the best possible chance for a favorable outcome.

At Janus & Stone, P.C., we understand that choosing a Richmond criminal attorney can be a difficult decision. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorney is here to provide you with the legal representation you need when faced with criminal charges. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services and to helping them achieve the best possible outcome in their criminal case.

Our criminal attorney has extensive experience in criminal law and is dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation possible. We understand that criminal cases can be complex and require careful consideration of all available evidence and legal arguments. Our attorney is knowledgeable about the laws and procedures of the Richmond criminal court system and is prepared to vigorously defend your rights.

We take a collaborative approach to criminal defense. We understand that each case is unique and that the best defense strategy is tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they are provided with the best possible legal representation. We strive to provide our clients with the most effective defense strategy possible, while also providing them with the emotional support and guidance they need during this difficult time.

Read our criminal lawyer reviews to see why clients choose our criminal defense law firm when they need assistance navigating criminal law in Richmond, VA.

Are you facing criminal charges in Richmond? Contact Janus & Stone, P.C., today at (804) 265-4441 or use our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with our Richmond criminal defense attorney.

Why Choose Janus & Stone, P.C.?

We Will Fight to Protect Your Rights, Freedom, and Future
  • Experience You Can Count On

    For more than 20 years, Attorney Taylor B. Stone has successfully handled over a thousand cases due to his unparalleled trial experience and exceptional negotiation skills.

  • Accessibility to Clients
    At Janus & Stone, we pride ourselves on the ability to effectively communicate with our clients. We strive to return calls and emails as quickly as possible to ensure we are providing every client with high-quality service.
  • Great Reputation
    Over the years, Attorney Taylor B. Stone has established a great foundation in his community by creating great working relationships with his clients and those in the legal field.
  • Personalized Attention
    We put our clients first. Our firm specializes in creating effective relationships with our clients in order to work towards the best possible outcome in their case.

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"Mr. Stone went to work on my behalf and came out with a positive result that allowed me to continue working in my career."