Aggressive Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing Clients Accused of Violating Virginia Law

When you are charged with a crime, the prosecution begins expending immense resources to build a case against you. Whether you simply made a mistake or have been wrongly accused, the criminal justice process can be incredibly stressful and taxing. You will be required to make multiple court appearances, law enforcement officials may come to your home or work to question you or conduct searches, and you will have a potentially substantial amount of time hanging over your head. In addition, criminal prosecutions are burdensome and traumatic for your loved ones when your freedom and ability to provide appear to now be in someone else's hands.

Protect your rights and your dignity using The Stellute Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience defending clients accused of various Virginia offenses. The Stellute Law Firm provides free case evaluations to all prospective clients.

Please call us immediately at (757) 722-2815 to schedule a case review today.

The Criminal Case Process
After you are arrested you will be taken to the courthouse before the magistrate. The magistrate will read the formal charges to you, and the magistrate will also determine your bond status. You may be held without bond, held on a secured bond, released on your own recognizance or released with supervision conditions. If the magistrate decides to hold you, you will have an arraignment hearing in a few days before a judge. The judge at that time will possibly review your bond status or state that your attorney can set up a bond hearing.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor, your case will be concluded in either General District Court or Juvenile and Domestic Relations court. The Judge will hear the evidence presented by the prosecution and the defense and will render a verdict.

Possible sentences include:

  • Jail or prison time, depending upon the severity of the offense

  • Split sentence of both jail/prison time and supervised release

  • Fines

  • Community service

  • Probation

If you a charged with a felony offense, your hearing in either General District Court or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will be a preliminary hearing. At the preliminary hearing the Judge will determine whether or not probable cause exists to certify the charge or charges to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury convenes in Circuit Court and will determine whether or not to return a true bill. If your case is certified to the Circuit Court level and a true bill is returned, you have the right to have a bench trial before a Judge or to request a trial by Jury.

Types of Crimes We Defend
The Stellute Law Firm defends clients accused of a wide variety of Virginia offenses, including:
  • Assault & Battery

  • Brandishing a Firearm

  • Possession of Marijuana

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Driving Under Suspension

  • Drunk in Public

  • Destruction of Property

  • Unlawful Entry

  • Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle

  • Theft, larceny, and shoplifting

  • Trespassing

  • Reckless Driving

  • Prostitution and Solicitation

  • Receiving Stolen Property

  • Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol

  • Obstruction of Justice

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol

  • Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement

  • Malicious Wounding

  • Possession of Controlled Substances

  • Evade and Elude

  • Arson

  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Kidnapping

  • Robbery

  • Homicide

  • Grand theft auto

  • Burglary

  • Sexual Assault and Rape

The Stellute Law Firm Will Help You Fight for Justice
Over the years, we have gained ample trial experience proving probable cause does not exist, suppressing evidence and testimony, and arguing for acquittals. With a unique and personalized approach to client representation, The Stellute Law Firm is ready and eager to aggressively defend against your criminal charges.

Call The Stellute Law Firm now at (757) 722-2815 to schedule a free initial consultation.