Practice of Law -- Litigation Services
Criminal Defense, Appeals, and Court Services
How do you define security? Good advice and excellent counsel
are important aspects to any legal situation. However, the ability
to win in court -- to overcome the objections and challenges of the
opposing party, are what define security for the clients of Hanover Law.
When our clients are detained, included in the cost of representation is visiting them in local jails. This includes Northern Virginia and DC. We provide investigative services to make the state prove its case. We will stand with you each step of the criminal process from preliminary hearings to the final jury trial.
In criminal law, Hanover Law defends the rights of the accused in both felony and misdemeanor cases. We have considerable experience in serious crimes, including robbery, armed offenses, and sexual assault.
We also work on appeals cases in the District of Columbia local and Federal courts. Let us review your appeal case, and help you draft a cogent legal argument for overturning a lower court's judgment.
Litigation is more than just court time, however. It also includes excellent client communications, timely updates on case status, and the security of knowing you have powerhouse legal counsel to support you. Servicing the Washington,DC area.
- Statutory Rape
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Child Molestation
- Hit and Run
- Domestic Violence
- Narcotics Posession
An arrest warrant is a judge's order to law enforcement officers to arrest and bring to jail a person charged with a crime. The warrant is issued upon a sworn declaration by the D.A., a police officer, or an alleged victim that the accused person committed a crime.
YOUR RIGHTS AFTER AN ARREST
- The right to know what charges have been brought against you.
- The right to be told the identity of arresting officer(s).
- The right to communicate by telephone with an attorney, family, friends, or a bondsman.
- The right to remain silent if questioned by police.
- The right to be represented by an attorney before speaking with police.
A bench warrant is issued by a judge often to command someone to appear before the judge, with a setting of an amount of bail to be posted. Often a bench warrant is used in lesser matters to encourage the party to appear in court.
HOW TO AVOID A BENCH WARRANT
- Call the court division that issued the orders, explain your situation and that you will abide with the orders given. Take down the name of who you spoke with along with the number.
- Offer to do anything in your power to fulfill your duties. If you do not have the means to cover your fine, ask to work out a payment plan.
- Always follow through on agreements you have made, If you put forth no effort on your end the judge has the power to issue a bench warrant for the second time.
A probation violation occurs when you fail to meet the conditions of your probation. If you do not abide by the terms of probation you may be penalized with the maximum sentence for the crime you were initially put on probation for.
You are required to complete all of the terms/conditions of your probation. The judge will assign your requirements ie. reporting to a corrections officer on a frequent basis and/or complete community service and drug/alcohol screenings.
If you commit another offense while on probation you may face heavier consequences and charges if convicted. It would benefit you immensely to consult a lawyer to help you to contend these charges.