Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, or whether you are guilty or innocent—you should reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. Securing adequate legal representation during all legal proceedings is crucial for anyone who has been charged with committing a crime. Even if you have yet to be charged, but are aware that an investigation is underway—then you should take a proactive approach to protecting your legal rights.

Why Do You Need A Salem Criminal Defense Attorney?

While all areas of law are complex, criminal law is particularly complex. Depending on the severity of the charges, your attorney must build your defense around the applicable state and federal laws. This is why it is in your best interests to seek out a lawyer who specializes in Salem and Roanoke criminal law.

Your Defense Must Be Built Long Before You Head To The Courtroom

As your criminal lawyer, Attorney Matt T. Schottmiller will protect your legal rights every step of the way. There are likely to be many pretrial proceedings—such as questioning, negotiating bail, hearings, arraignments, and pretrial motions. In order to build a strong defense, Matt will thoroughly investigate your charges. Dependent upon the findings of Matt’s investigation, he will work to have your charges dropped, lessened, or to negotiate a fair plea bargain. He will work to challenge the probable cause, and ethically establish reasonable doubt.

Turn To The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC For All Of Your Salem and Roanoke, Virginia Criminal Law Needs

A Salem, VA criminal attorney can represent you or your loved ones for a multitude of legal needs. This includes—but is not limited to:

  • Drug Possession
  • Burglary
  • Theft or Larceny
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Public Intoxication
  • Murder
  • Probation Violation
  • Sexual Assault
  • White Collar Crimes
  • And Many More Criminal Charges

Depending on the severity of the charges, a guilty verdict can lead to anything from community service, fines, short jail sentences to long term jail sentences. And most criminal charges can have a lasting impact on your permanent record.