Fauquier Criminal Defense Lawyers
Fauquier County is one of the fastest-growing and highest-income counties in the United States, due in large part to its proximity to the nation’s capital. It also has one of the lowest crimes rates among all counties in Virginia. In fact, Fauquier County is safer than about 98 percent of all U.S. counties. However, this isn’t necessarily good news if you’ve been arrested for a crime, as police and prosecutors may find themselves with nothing better to do than devote all their time and energy to your case. At Robinson Law, PLLC, our Fauquier criminal defense lawyers are uniquely suited to defend clients facing criminal charges in the local courts. With over 50 years of experience representing clients from all walks of life, we know what it takes to successfully defend against the charges you face.Where to Go to Court After a Fauquier Arrest
One of the most important things you need to know after an arrest is where your first few court dates will be. In Virginia, criminal cases are heard by one of two types of trial courts: district courts and circuit courts. District courts handle misdemeanor trials and felony cases up through the preliminary hearing. However, if a felony case survives the preliminary hearing, a circuit court will hear the trial.
If you were arrested in Fauquier County, your case will be heard by the Fauquier General District Court, located at:
6 Court Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3202
The court can be reached by phone at 540-422-8035.
There are currently five judges sitting on the bench:
- The Honorable Deborah C. Welsh, Chief Judge
- The Honorable Jessica H. Foster
- The Honorable Matthew Parke Snow
- The Honorable Lorrie Ann Sinclair Taylor
If you are wondering why you were arrested, you aren’t alone. Whether it’s a mistake, someone made up charges against you, or you aren’t sure what, if anything, you did wrong, it is not uncommon to have no idea what the government’s allegations are based on. To gain a little more insight into the government’s case, you can request a copy of the police report generated after your arrest. To do so, you must contact the records division of the police department in the city where you were arrested. For example, if you were arrested in Warrenton, you’d contact:
Warrenton Police Department
333 Carriage House Lane
Warrenton, VA 20186
While a police report will provide you with limited information about your arrest and the allegations against you, it is imperative that you review a complete version of the discovery in your case with an experienced Fauquier criminal defense attorney.
Defending Against a Fauquier County Criminal Case
Anytime you’re charged with a crime, one of the most important—but often overlooked—considerations is which court will hear your case. Courts across Virginia all apply the same laws, but judges are human and view cases and legal issues very differently based on their own beliefs and past experiences. It is crucial that your attorney is familiar with the local judges, prosecutors and police officers, who all will play important roles in your case.
At Robinson Law, PLLC, our Fauquier criminal defense lawyers have earned a reputation as tough, no-nonsense, and aggressive lawyers who stand up for our clients’ rights at every stage of the process. We regularly represent clients in Fauquier County and have done so for decades. We have garnered the respect of the local judges, fellow defense attorneys, and even prosecutors for our dedication to our clients.
At Robinson Law, PLLC, we represent clients facing all types of serious felony and misdemeanor crimes, including:
- Theft offenses
- White collar crimes
- Domestic violence offenses
- Drug charges
- Probation violations
- Sex crimes
- DUI / DWI offenses
From the moment you reach out to Robinson Law, PLLC, you will immediately realize why we’re recognized throughout Northern Virginia as some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area.Reach Out to the Fauquier Criminal Defense Lawyers at Robinson Law, PLLC Today
If you face criminal charges in Fauquier County, it’s time to Lawyer Up, Virginia. At Robinson Law, PLLC, our dedicated team of defense attorneys don’t care about your criminal record, the nature of the charges you face, or the evidence against you. We care about one thing: providing you with the best defense available. Our lawyers are standing by to speak with you about your case and discuss what we can do to help. To learn more, and to schedule a free case evaluation, give us a call at 703-542-4008. You can reach us through our online contact form.