Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I need to seek Legal Representation?

A:Entering the courtroom without effective counsel can life-long consequences should you enter into a plea agreement that becomes binding with the court. If you compare the adverse impact on your rights, reputation, character and employability from a criminal conviction to the cost of competent and effective legal services, you will appreciate that a good attorney is a sound investment.   Before you step into the legal arena alone, take the time to give us a call and set up an appointment.

Q: Why do I need an attorney if I have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI)?

A: In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI) carries stiff penalties, including facing an automatic license suspension minimally. It is imperative for you to speak with an attorney to ensure all of your rights were respected and that all policies and procedures were followed during your detainment. In some cases, errors can weigh heavily in your favor.

Q: Why is it so important to draw up Wills & Estate Paperwork?

A: Although you may verbally assign your wishes to friends and family members, without your words surviving you in writing, your wishes may not be followed. Especially if you have children, it is doubly important to you to outline your wishes specifically so that your desires be met. Without a detailed account such as Will & Estate documents, the Commonwealth of Virginia may decide the fate of your assets.

Q: Why do I need a Real Estate Attorney to represent me?

A: Utilizing a real estate attorney is the security needed when forging into any real estate transaction. If a deed is not properly transferred it could cause a variety of income and/or estate taxes to be levied on the buyer and/or the seller.
Also, a lay title company cannot explain the legal interpretation of real estate documents. Remember, good title only represents the tip of the iceberg for the myriad of legal issues that could arise.