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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving the Greater Richmond, Virginia Area

John A. Kirkland, Attorney at Law defends clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies and DUI’s as well as Juvenile and Domestic matters in the areas of Prince George, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg. He is very familiar with the judges, prosecutors and police officers in the area as a result of practicing in these courts for several years. If you or a loved one are charged with a criminal offense in the Richmond or Tri-City area, it is crucial to have someone with expertise in criminal law working on your behalf. With so much on the line, choosing the right attorney can be one of the most important decisions when facing criminal charges. Strong commitment to his clients as well as hard work and preparation distinguish John Kirkland’s representation from the rest.


Assault and Battery

Assault and Battery is a class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Virginia which carries up to one year in jail. As such, it is not a charge to be taken lightly. You can be charged with assault without even touching someone; similarly, battery does not require more than a flick to justify the charge. Many people are charged with this as a result of a police report regardless of any witnesses. As a result, many innocent people are charged with Assault and Battery in Virginia who deserve to see their charge dropped. To have the highest chance of seeing your offense dismissed, you need an expert Assault and Battery attorney on your side.

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Driving on a Suspended License

A driver’s license can be suspended for a number of reasons such as forgetting to pay previous court costs/fines or having your privilege to drive revoked by a judge. If an officer catches you driving after your license has been suspended, you can be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor. This is not a charge to be taken lightly.

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If charged with a DUI in Virginia, not only could you face jail time, you are also at risk for damaging your future. The mandatory punishment for DUI convictions depend on the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A conviction will also haunt your criminal record for current or future employers. If you are facing a DWI/DUI charge in the Great Richmond Area, act now to ensure minimal consequences.

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Larceny in Virginia is classified as petit larceny (>$200) or  grand larceny (<$5 from person or <$200). You can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I am available to answer any questions you may have concerning larceny charges in Virginia.

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by John Kirkland
John Kirkland, Attorney at Law