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Salem VA Criminal Law Attorney

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, or whether you are guilty or innocent—you must reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Salem, VA. 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 must 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 Far 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 tirelessly to challenge the probable cause, and ethically establish reasonable doubt.

Why A Court-Appointed Lawyer Just Won’t Do

While the option of a court appointed lawyer is always there, court appointed lawyers have large caseloads that naturally prohibit them from investigating your case in the detailed manner it deserves. Although well-intentioned, court appointed lawyers may not be as well-versed in criminal law—and will not be as readily available to you during the legal process.

Turn To The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC For All Of Your Salem and Roanoke, VA 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
  • Aggravated 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, long term jail sentences—not to mention the fact that most criminal charges will have a lasting impact on your permanent record. Reach out to The Law Office of Matthew T. Schottmiller, PLLC today to discuss your criminal charges and legal needs!