Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock PC
Virginia Beach VA Personal Injury Attorneys | Criminal Defense Lawyers, Norfolk

Virginia Beach VA Criminal Defense Attorneys | White Collar Crime Lawyers, Norfolk
* Criminal Defense
* Traffic Court Representation

Representing Criminal Defendants in Virginia

A criminal charge requires a vigorous defense. Depending on the charge, a conviction can result not only in fines and imprisonment, it can have long-term effects and can ruin your career prospects.

At the law firm of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C. in Virginia Beach, Virginia, our approach to representing a criminal defendant begins with an investigation of the facts and a careful examination of the relevant criminal statutes. This usually involves confidential client consultations, as well as witness interviews. Our criminal defense investigator, Mike Carey, is a retired Virgina Beach police officer and former spokesperson for the department.

While it is the burden of the prosecution to prove all the elements of a criminal offense, in advance of your trial, we subpoena necessary witnesses and evidence that can help to rebut evidence of guilt at trial.

Negotiating With Prosecutors

If the state has a strong case against you, our defense lawyers may recommend that we negotiate with prosecutors and police to reduce the charge to a lesser-included offense. Our goal in these negotiations is to minimize the damages and spare you the consequence of a more serious criminal conviction.

If negotiations fail, our presentation of your case before a judge or jury may still result in conviction of a lesser offense where the evidence at trial supports the lesser offense. For this reason, when charged with a crime, it is important to have the benefit of a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with Virginia law, the rules of evidence and with the particular facts of your case.

If you face sentencing for a criminal offense, our attorneys are experienced in presenting mitigating factors that can result in lesser fines, lesser periods of incarceration, and, in many cases, no jail time. Where appropriate, your attorney will also call witnesses at the sentencing phase, such as family members, clergy, employers, and others in a position to present favorable testimony.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing criminal defendants at trial and also on appeal in every types of criminal matter including:

White-Collar Crimes
* Bank Fraud
* Bankruptcy Fraud
* Bribery
* Computer Hacking
* Counterfeiting
* Credit Card Fraud
* Cyber Crime
* Election Law Violations
* E mail Interception
* Embezzlement
* Espionage
* Extortion
* Forgery
* Health Care Fraud
* Identity Theft
* Insurance Fraud
* Internet Fraud
* Investment Fraud
* Medicare Fraud
* Money Laundering
* Pandering
* Pyramid Schemes
* Racketeering / RICO
* Securities Fraud
* Tax Evasion / Tax Fraud
* Telemarketing Fraud
* Wire Fraud

Drug Crimes (Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana)
* Cultivation
* Distribution
* Manufacturing
* Possession
* Possession for Sale
* Prescription Fraud
* Trafficking
* Conspiracy

Violent Crimes
* Aggravated Assault
* Arson
* Assault and Battery
* Domestic Violence
* Hate Crimes
* Homicide
* Manslaughter
* Weapons Offenses

Sex Crimes
* Child Abuse
* Child Enticement
* Child Exploitation
* Child Pornography
* Child Procurement
* Date Rape
* Failure to Register
* Indecent Exposure
* Internet Porn
* Lewd and Lascivious
* Lewd Conduct
* Marital Rape
* Molestation
* Obscenity
* Pedophilia
* Pimping / Pandering
* Pornography
* Prostitution
* Rape
* Sexual Offense
* Sexual Abuse
* Sexual Assault
* Sexual Harassment
* Sodomy
* Statutory Rape

* Petty Theft
* Prostitution
* Simple Assault
* Trespass
* Vandalism

Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock PC
4525 South Blvd #300
Virginia Beach VA 23452
Tel: 757 671-6000
Fax: 757 671-6004

The lawyers of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C. represent clients in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Accomack County, Northampton County, York County and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This area is sometimes called Hampton Roads, Tidewater and the Peninsula.
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