Aggressive Defense Against Criminal Charges
When it comes to defending yourself against criminal charges, it is absolutely essential to hire an attorney who will aggressively represent your interests no matter what the circumstances of your case may be. At the Law Office of James A. Bullard, we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients do not face unfair or biased treatment due to the accusations leveled against them. In many cases, merely being accused of a certain crime can influence the way you are seen and treated by law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, judges, and juries. We will fight to protect your rights so that your crime never overshadows your needs and interests as an individual. Click on a link below to learn more about some of our practice areas:
Disorderly conduct is a criminal offense that involves behavior that is allegedly intended to cause public annoyance or harm. It can occur in any type of environment that is considered public, such as a building, park, street, or a city bus. If you're facing these charges, it is important to get the legal help you deserve.
Any type of involvement with drugs or drug paraphernalia can constitute a crime in the state of Virginia. Simply possessing a small amount of a narcotic can land a person with harsh consequences such as imprisonment, fines, community service, drug rehabilitation or education courses, and probation.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an unlawful offense in our state, one that may be penalized with long-lasting consequences. If you have been arrested after failing a field sobriety test, breath test, or blood test, you need the legal resources of an attorney.
If you have a criminal conviction on your record or a wrongful accusation that you wish you could clear, our law firm may be able to help! By expunging your criminal record, you will be able to have certain elements of the record removed legally. Talk to an attorney first to determine if expungement is the right path for you.
Federal offenses are those crimes that are considered to be against federal law. These crimes often hold some of the most severe penalties, such as incarceration in federal prisons or large fines ranging in the upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.
Criminal offenses involving the internet include phishing, scamming, identity theft, and the possession or production of child pornography. Being accused of this type of crime can be difficult when the evidence is saved on an online database.
When a person under the age of 18 commits a crime, it is likely that this person will face a different type of criminal justice system and different consequences. Additionally, if a juvenile is unable to pay for the conviction, such as the fines or court fees associated with the offense, the responsibility will land on the parents.
Have you been accused of violating your probation? If so, it is strongly suggested that you retain the legal services of a skilled defense attorney right away. Whether the violation stemmed from a miscommunication or a wrongful act against you, it is important to get the help you need.
The crime known as resisting arrest is one that is known to be subjective to the officer's opinion. If you were accused of resisting arrest in addition to your criminal charges, it is vitally important to talk to an attorney; your entire future is on the line.
Restoration of Rights
After being convicted of a crime, a person is likely to lose many of their basic rights. The right to vote, the right to hold office, and the right to serve on a jury can all be lost with a criminal conviction. With the help of an attorney, however, these rights may be able to be restored.
Being accused of a sex-related offense is something that can cause serious harm and instability to a person, even before they have taken the case to court. Why does this occur? Unfortunately, due to the worrisome nature of sex accusations, many others will become involved and scrutinize an alleged offender. As a result, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
Theft offenses are types of crimes that are related to taking something that does not belong to the alleged thief in an unlawful manner. If you have been accused of shoplifting, grand theft, auto theft, or even identity theft, we urge you to call us today.
Unlawfully entering onto another's property without their permission can constitute trespassing. Being charged with trespassing is something that can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor and punishable by a large fine, and is an offense that will go on your criminal record.
Underage Possession of Alcohol
In the state of Virginia, along with the rest of the country, it is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol. When a person under 21 has been caught doing so, it is likely that they will be charged with a serious offense that may affect the rest of their adult life.
Violent offenses, including murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, and domestic violence are all against the law in Richmond and the state of Virginia. If you have been accused of committing one of these offenses, you will immediately need to talk to an attorney about your rights.
Weapon-related offenses, such as those crimes of guns and firearms, are known to be very serious in the sense that they leave room for the possibility of serious injury. If you have been accused of unlawfully carrying a weapon or firing a weapon, you may be at risk to face lifelong consequences.
White Collar Crimes
If you have been charged with a white collar or federal crime, you should learn your rights as soon as possible. White collar crimes, such as embezzlement, fraud, and bribery are all those that are heavily prosecuted by federal agencies and result in serious consequences.
The Benefits of Skilled Representation
As a former prosecutor, attorney James A. Bullard has experience representing clients on both sides of a criminal case. Prosecutors employ a wide variety of techniques and strategies in order to secure a conviction against an individual accused of a criminal offense. Our firm has the first hand experience and insight necessary to anticipate a prosecutor's line of inquiry and in turn, construct an effective defense. Over the years we have established a proven track record of success aggressively defending our clients or negotiating on his or her behalf to have charges dropped or punishments lightened. If you would like to have a previous criminal charge wiped from your criminal record we can help you seek expungement.
In the past our firm has successfully handled all types of criminal defense cases including federal crimes. We have experience defending clients in cases involving white collar crimes, forgery, theft crimes, burglary, robbery, carjacking, arson, kidnapping, violent crimes, murder, manslaughter, assault, domestic violence, DUI, juvenile crimes, internet crimes, disorderly conduct, underage possession of alcohol, resisting arrest, trespassing, weapon crimes, and even probation violations.
Our firm has also defended clients against a number of sex crime accusations including sexual abuse, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and child pornography. We have also handle drug crime cases such as drug possession, drug distribution, and drug transportation charges. Do not take chances facing criminal charges alone or with inadequate legal representation. Your future and your freedom depend on the knowledge and experience of your legal representation. Call our firm today.