When The Charges Are Serious, Turn To A

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When The Charges Are Serious, Turn To A

Lawyer You Can Trust

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for criminal cases

Lynchburg Assault & Homicide Attorney Represents Defendants

An assault conviction in Virginia can carry stiff penalties. If charges are brought against you, it is imperative that you consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

The judge assigns the penalties, which can include:

  • Up to 12 months in jail for simple misdemeanor
  • Up to life imprisonment for a serious felony
  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Court costs
  • Probation

A conviction can impair your ability to get a job, attend school, buy or rent a home, or join the military. To avoid a permanent criminal record, you need a seasoned lawyer. As a former prosecutor, Mark B. Arthur, Attorney at Law can help. I am known and respected in the Virginia court system, and I have detailed knowledge of the prosecution that I use to your advantage. I work towards getting the charges dropped or reduced, and fight hard for your freedom.

Murder Charges Require Serious Defense

The court defines murder charges and penalties based on the circumstances of the crime.

Crime Definition Imprisonment
First degree murder Killing with premeditation Up to life
Second degree murder Killing without premeditation Five – 40 years
Felony murder Killing during commission of a crime such as arson, burglary, kidnapping or robbery Five – 40 years
Voluntary manslaughter Killing intentionally but in the heat of passion Up to 10 years
Involuntary manslaughter Killing unintentionally but recklessly, such as in DUI or firearms accidents Up to 10 years

At Mark B. Arthur, Attorney at Law, my staff and I work diligently on your case from the moment you call us. We are with you every step of the way, guiding you through the process and explaining everything that will happen. We discuss your case and determine the best course of action together. Our goal is to get you the best possible outcome and we use every resource at our disposal to that end. My knowledge and experience as a prosecutor have made me a top choice for individuals facing criminal charges.

Contact Me And Take The First Step Toward Protecting Your Rights

Mark B. Arthur, Attorney at Law serves Lynchburg City, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward and Nelson Counties. Mark is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in the evening and on weekends by appointment. He can be reached by calling 434-338-7028 or using the firm’s contact us page. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your criminal case.