If you have been arrested for your involvement in a fight, altercation, or other event that resulted in someone being injured in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Alexandria, or elsewhere in northern Virginia, it’s likely you have been charged with a very serious criminal offense. Whenever a person is injured or dies, the offense can be charged a number of ways, depending on the particular facts and circumstances. The legal and personal ramifications can be severe, and it’s important to find an experienced and aggressive attorney who will fight to protect your rights as fully as possible.
At Manikas Law LLC, attorney Kyle Manikas is just that. A former prosecutor, he understands Virginia criminal law intimately and will pursue all legal options to ensure those charged with a crime are offered every opportunity for a successful defense. Criminal charges are serious offenses with significant consequences. If you are charged with a violent crime offense, you need to consult with counsel immediately. It is critical that you avoid making some many common mistakes that can be damaging to your case.
Crime of Violence Cases Our Experienced Virginia Defense Attorney Handles
At Manikas Law LLC, attorney Kyle Manikas has handled a wide variety of cases involving violent crimes. Drawing on his experience as a prosecutor, he understands the system and is prepared to aggressively defend your rights in cases involving:
- Assault and battery
- Assault and battery of a family member
- Assault and battery of a police officer
- Disorderly conduct
- Unlawful wounding
- Malicious wounding
- Aggravated malicious wounding
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Stalking and violation of protective orders
- Firearms and weapons offenses
- Abduction and extortion
At Manikas Law LLC, we handle all violent criminal offenses. If you’ve been charged with a crime or you are worried you are under investigation, take action quickly and contact Kyle and his legal team today.
The Consequences for Violent Crimes Can Be Severe in Northern Virginia
If you are found guilty of a crime of violence in Virginia, the penalties can be extremely serious. They can cause significant suffering to your liberty, your relationships, your employment, and much more. Some possible consequences include:
- Jail time
Even the least serious of assault crimes is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. As the gravity of the offense increases, the amount of jail time also increases. For example, unlawful wounding is punishable by up to five years in prison; malicious wounding is punishable by five to 20 years in prison; and aggravated malicious wounding and first-degree murder are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.
If you have been arrested for a violent crime, it is imperative that you consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney who can help you understand what is at stake and who will get to work minimizing the negative consequences to your life.
Overcome the Challenges of Violent Crime Charges With Our Fairfax Defense Lawyer
Legal cases involving crimes of violence can be particularly challenging. Defending cases such as these can be an uphill battle. Juries can be swayed by the emotion of seeing or hearing about the injured complaining witness. They may side with the complaining witness because of these emotional pleas, whether truthful or otherwise.
To overcome these challenges, it is imperative that a defendant and his attorney are fully prepared. Kyle Manikas understands this and works tirelessly to prepare an effective case by:
- Conducting an independent analysis of evidence. These investigations can uncover important information to allow pretrial motions that may decide the case. They can also aid in cross-examining the prosecution’s witnesses and highlighting weaknesses in the government’s evidence.
- Building doubt in the mind of the jurors. If the case proceeds to verdict, the legal tactics and the evidence gathered in the investigation may help build doubt as to your guilt and assist in obtaining a not-guilty ruling.
Contact Our Experienced Virginia Crimes of Violence Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a crime in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Alexandria, or elsewhere in Northern Virginia, let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Schedule a consultation by contacting us by phone or take a moment to fill out the contact form on this page. You’ll speak with a member of our legal team who will explain your rights and help you decide how to most effectively move forward.