Criminal Law

If you are charged with a crime you should call a lawyer right away at (540) 371-4500. At FIDE Law, the initial consultation is free.

Our attorneys can represent you on any criminal matter from a traffic violation to a serious felony. We are experienced in juvenile defense, as well. We are not afraid to take your case to trial.

Many of our clients come to us with criminal charges which can have serious consequences on the charged person’s immigration status. At FIDE Law, all our attorneys are aware of these consequences and will not let you create immigration problems for yourself. You need a lawyer who understands both criminal and immigration law. Even if you qualify for free public legal counsel you should think about getting legal counsel for you or your family member. You need an expert in both immigration and criminal law. Sometimes, what seemed like a good plea offer ends up being a very bad –in fact, fatal– decision for immigration purposes.

In a recent case, an undocumented person entered a guilty plea on a forgery charge. The plea offer was 5 years, with all time suspended. It may have seemed like a glood idea at the time, but when he was later arrested for a traffic violation, he was transferred into ICE custody and now faces deportation because of that same plea.

The attorneys at FIDE Law are among the very few local attorneys who practice before the immigration courts and criminal courts. We try to help the accused obtain a bond after serving the state sentence.

The attorneys and paralegals at FIDE Law are fluent in Spanish.  We understand the social, cultural, and financial challenges many immigrants face in their jobs, families, and daily lives.

If you are charged with a crime and we know of an outstanding expert in that particular field of criminal defense, we will let you know. Our opinion is that you should get the best legal representation possible. You should have the best defense possible and we want you to know all your options, including the cost of legal representation, special expertise.

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