Firm Overview

Firm Overview

The Defense Attorney With The Right Experience In Richmond, Virginia

James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. earned his reputation as a tough and dependable attorney through decades of service to the Richmond, Virginia area. Bullard started his law career at a large corporate law firm and became a prosecutor to acquire trial skills and exposure. Though he cherished the role and his effect on the community as a prosecutor, he decided to take his knowledge and level the playing field for those in need of criminal defense. James A. Bullard Jr. now exclusively handles criminal matters and appreciates the opportunity to go to bat for his clients and put them in the best possible position.

Founder and Criminal Defense Attorney James A. Bullard Jr. established his firm to offer expertise and an advantageous background to those that would benefit most: individuals at risk of criminal convictions.

Clients of James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. benefit from the experience of a former prosecutor operating with an understanding of:

  • The inner workings of the criminal justice system;
  • How prosecutors form cases against the defense;
  • When and how to challenge insubstantial evidence;
  • The judge and jury’s perspectives;
  • The appropriate time to accept a plea bargain;
  • When to fight harder;
  • And more!

Practice Areas

Attorney James A. Bullard Jr. focuses on a wide array of practice areas all under criminal law in the state of Virginia, including:


James A. Bullard P.C. is equipped to handle assault cases, including:

  • Simple Assault and Battery
  • Assault and Battery of Police and Other Government Employees
  • Assault and Battery Based on Religion or Ethnicity
  • Assault and Battery of Health Care Workers
  • Assault and Battery of Teachers
  • Assault and Battery of a Family Member

Domestic Violence & Stalking

Domestic Violence in Virginia must occur between family or household members. If you are accused, police will immediately arrest you regardless of whether or not you are guilty, and you may have a restraining order placed against you.

Stalking must involve repeated acts of engaging in conduct intended to instill fear of sexual or physical assault or death of the victim.

If you are found guilty of domestic violence or stalking, you will likely face up to one year of incarceration and a $2,500 fine. However, you may face a Class 6 felony and a five-year sentence if you are convicted of your third offense within three years.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes often warrant jail time and high fines on top of a criminal record, depending on the drug type and the charge. Our firm will handle possession, intent to sell, and distribution charges for Schedule I, II, III, IV, and IV substances.


While DUI charges may seem impenetrable, a skilled attorney knows the best defense strategies and can work with you toward the goal of mitigated or dropped charges. Even if your charges are not dropped, our firm will fight for a plea bargain, resulting in less severe repercussions.


In Virginia, Fraud is a serious offense that can affect your future in various ways. Our firm handles a wide array of fraud cases, such as:

  • Driver’s License Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Debit and Credit Card Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Voter Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Elder Fraud
  • Bank Account Takeover Fraud
  • Stolen Tax Refund Fraud

Juvenile Crimes

Juveniles are those under 18, and a juvenile crime attorney might be necessary if they are charged with an offense. Attorney James A. Bullard Jr. understands the worry and fears that plague parents when their child finds themselves in unfortunate situations involving the law and will assure your family that we will handle the case with the utmost care and support.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes, including sexual abuse, simple and aggravated sexual battery, rape, and prostitution, differ in consequences. A sex crime conviction can entail jail time, fines, registration as a sex offender, and other life-altering penalties.


Shoplifting charges are brought about for reasons like:

  • Swapping price tags;
  • Pretending to pay for merchandise and leaving;
  • Concealing an item with the intent to leave without paying;
  • And altering price tags.

Skilled attorneys can build a defense to minimize legal consequences, which is precisely what we do at James A. Bullard Jr. P.C.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes differ but have the commonality of involving the act or threat of violence. The most common violent crimes cases we see in Virginia include the following:

  • Arson
  • Assault & Battery
  • Domestic Assault
  • Murder
  • Robbery

Weapon Charges & Gun Crimes

While the state of Virginia recognizes and observes our right to keep and bear arms, regulations determine what is acceptable and unacceptable as far as guns and weapons are involved. The unlawful possession, use, and sale of weapons and firearms are taken seriously in Virginia, so hiring legal representation is recommended to protect you from potential repercussions.

Why Choose James A. Bullard Jr. P.C.?

Not only do our clients benefit from the experience of a former prosecutor, but they are also in the hands of detail-oriented and passionate advocates. Our firm prides itself on our ability to work with clients to formulate comprehensive defense plans that are both aggressive and personalized. We understand the severity of a criminal conviction and will work fiercely for an ideal outcome.

While we do not make guarantees about the outcomes of cases, we do guarantee:

  • We will fight relentlessly for all of our clients.
  • We will always call back and make sure you get an answer.
  • We will do what we can to get the best possible results.

Retaining an experienced, compassionate attorney is the first step toward protecting your rights.

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