When you are accused of a crime anywhere in Virginia, the stakes are high. You need someone on your side who has experience in the area and who knows what you are up against.
My firm is local to the Harrisonburg, VA area, and we have a lot of experience representing our clients on criminal charges in courts across the Shenandoah Valley. All criminal charges are serious criminal charges, and when you are facing jail time and a criminal record, you want someone in your corner who knows the local courts and judges.
Depending on the exact charges you are facing, your case will either be heard in one of the following courthouses:
- Rockingham Circuit Court
- Harrisonburg/Rockingham General District Court
Both of these courts are located on Court Square in Harrisonburg and both are run by tough judges.
The District Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases and preliminary hearings in felony cases. In a felony case, once the District Court judge determines there is probable cause to justify the charges, the case will be bound over to the Circuit Court.
How your case moves through the court system can be complex and quite possibly very confusing. By discussing your case with a local attorney, you can ensure that you understand the proceedings and your role within courts.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, and therefore going before the District Court judge only, don’t think that your case isn’t as serious. All criminal charges are serious and even those heard in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham General District Court can carry penalties that affect you for years to come.
In the Harrisonburg courts, all types of cases are handled. Though this is a smaller community you could be facing charges like:
- Reckless Driving
- Drug charges
- Sex Offenses
- Domestic Violence
- And more
The Harrisonburg police take all crimes very seriously and they can seem to react very aggressively in certain arrest situations. But regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, you have rights.
It’s part of the job of your attorney when you are charged with a crime in Harrisonburg, to ensure your rights are protected at every stage of the criminal justice process.
If it’s found that your rights were violated by the police, either during your arrest or during a search, there is a chance we could get the evidence ruled inadmissible in the Rockingham County courts. This could result in a dismissal of the charges.
Each criminal case is unique. And when you go before the courts of Rockingham County, you want to know that your case is being handled with individualized attention. Contact our offices today to discuss the details of your charges in Harrisonburg, and how we might be able to help.
Miner Martin Hahn, PLC is a criminal defense law firm in Harrisonburg, VA.
Robert Hahn represents clients across Western Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Lexington, Rockbridge, Lynchburg and Roanoke. We handle all criminal defense matters in all courts in the area.
We offer legal representation in Northern/Western Virginia, from Winchester to Front Royal and Harrisonburg and throughout much of the 540 area code. We represent clients up and down the I-81 corridor from Harrisonburg to Roanoke, including Clarke, Culpeper, Frederick, Madison, Greene, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, and Warren Counties.