The Virginia Criminal Justice System
On the other hand, just because a lawyer quotes a high fee does not guarantee that he or she is the best choice for your case. Hiring a lawyer that will put in the time and effort necessary to get acquitted on criminal charges in Virginia depends on finding an attorney who is competent and diligent. Van Hardenbergh has over a decade of experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases. He taught criminal law classes as a JAG officer in the US Army and later served as a professor of law and accounting at the Virginia Military Institute. Van now practices full time as a criminal defense lawyer and also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Virginia University.