Criminal Defense Areas You Need to Know to Avoid a Permanent Scar on Your Record

In order to help you get the best defense you can, we have spent our entire careers perfecting our defensive strategy in multiple areas of criminal defense and traffic violation forgiveness. Come see how our knowledge, confidence, and experience can help secure your future by getting your grievous charges dismissed.

Reckless Driving

A Virginia reckless driving conviction on your record is no small matter. Along with demerit points and higher insurance rates, you will have to face the reality of having a criminal record—because in Virginia, a reckless driving charge is a class 1 misdemeanor. If you are ticketed for going 20 mph or more over the speed limit, or driving over 80 mph anywhere, and you don’t fight the charge, you will be in the same criminal category as shoplifters, drunk drivers, and domestic abusers. What can you do? Hire an experienced reckless driving defense attorney and turn a bad choice into a better outcome.

DUI

Virginia has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation—with the consequences to match. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Virginia, you know that it is a serious charge, with penalties including a mandatory fine, driver’s license suspension, possible jail time, and a criminal record. Serious DUI charges require a solid defense strategy, and with over 20 years of experience in criminal defense work, Attorney Van Hardenbergh is perfectly positioned to analyze the specifics of your case, review the available legal defenses, and develop a plan to help you to obtain the best possible resolution to your DUI case.

Drug Offenses

The United States has been fighting to control unlawful drug use and distribution for decades. However, some law enforcement officials have decided to make their careers out of using the law unjustly against minor offenders. Although we understand that police and prosecutors need some discretion in their jobs in order to reduce drug crime rates, they shouldn’t be allowed to unfairly punish first-time offenders or innocent victims of circumstance. Come see how we actively fight against such practices to give our clients the just defense they deserve.

Criminal Offenses

A criminal conviction can cause catastrophic effects on your future. Depending on the charges, you could wind up losing money, respect, and your freedom. Therefore, having a successful and dependable defense attorney isn’t only comforting, but crucial to secure your future. Come see how Attorney Van Hardenbergh's skills, experience, and desire can help you build the strongest defense possible.