If you face criminal charges in Hampton, VA, everything is on the line; your reputation, your job, your freedom, and your life. You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, and you cannot afford to take any chances. We are Robinson Law, PLLC, a group of experienced Hampton criminal defense attorneys committed to defending individuals throughout the Seven Cities. We have more than 50 years of combined experience standing up for those charged with serious crimes and helping them move on with their lives after an arrest.
Hampton sees a significant amount of crime, given the city’s relatively small population. According to the most recent data, the most commonly occurring crimes in Hampton are simple assault, shoplifting and other types of larceny, vandalism, and drug possession and distribution. The city also sees many violent crimes, including sex offenses, aggravated assault and robbery; however, most arrests in Hampton are for property crimes and drug offenses.
Hampton Criminal Cases
After an arrest, you may want to learn more about the government’s evidence against you. Obtaining a copy of the police report is a good place to start. To get a copy of a police report, you must contact the Central Record Unit, located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building at 40 Lincoln Street, Hampton, VA. The phone number for the Central Records Unit is 757-727-6540. Note that not all police reports are publicly available. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, a sex offense, or witness intimidation charges, you may need to obtain a redacted copy of the police report from your attorney.
After your arrest, your case will be heard in one of two local courts. The Hampton General District Court hears all Misdemeanor offenses, which are those crimes that carry a maximum punishment of less than 12 months in jail. The Hampton General District Court is located at 236 North King Street, 2nd Floor, Hampton, VA. The court’s phone number is 757-727-6260.
Felony cases will first have a preliminary hearing. The district court hears all preliminary hearings. However, if the case survives the preliminary hearing, the trial will be held at the Hampton Circuit Court, located at 237 N. King Street, Hampton, VA. The court’s phone number is 757-727-6105.
At Robinson Law, we recognize that being familiar with the process can provide you with much-needed peace of mind. Thus, one of the first things we do when meeting with you is to sit down and answer all your questions about the process, your case, or whatever else you need to know to put your mind at ease.Cases We Handle
At Robinson Law, we represent individuals charged with all types of crimes. Whether it’s your first time being arrested or you’re currently on probation, our lawyers can help. We don’t limit our representation to easy cases or those most likely to end in a plea bargain. We tackle even the toughest cases with skill and confidence, ensuring you receive the defense you deserve are entitled to.
With more than 50 years of experience representing clients throughout Hampton Roads, we’ve handled every type of case. Some of the cases we handle on behalf of Hampton residents include:
- Drug possession and distribution;
- Gun crimes;
- Allegations of domestic violence;
- Assault and battery offenses;
- Traffic violations;
- DUI and DWI offenses;
- Juvenile charges; and
- Theft crimes.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, the lawyer you choose to represent you can have a major impact on how the case turns out. At Robinson Law, we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We recognize that everything is on the line and, when you bring us on your team, we treat your case as though it was our own. We handle cases in Virginia state and federal courts throughout Hampton Roads, including in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. To learn more about how we can help you defend against the charges you face, call 703-542-4008 to schedule a free consultation today.