Fairfax Criminal Defense
Legal Counsel for Defendants in Fairfax, Virginia
In criminal prosecutions under state or federal law, a defendant may raise a defense in an attempt to avoid being held liable for whatever offense he or she may have been accused of committing. There are numerous ways in which to build a successful defense against criminal allegations, including factual innocence as well as lawful excuse. Additionally, a defendant may challenge criminal charges on the grounds that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to secure a conviction - to prove that the defendant committed the crime beyond a shadow of a doubt. Challenging evidence may be done by proving the evidence itself is faulty or that the manner in which it was collected and/or processed was in violation of the defendant's rights or standard procedure.
Criminal defense is essential to keeping the criminal justice system in America balanced. If a defendant had no right to legal counsel and no right to raise a defense in this way, people would be convicted of crimes left and right. We would have to rely upon law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and all court personnel to never make a mistake or never have a lapse in judgment. That is just too much to ask from people who are, after all, only human.
It is necessary to offer a defendant, accused of any crime from DUI all the way to murder, the opportunity at challenging these allegations and avoiding a conviction. Because there are always cases where a person is wrongfully accused and may face imprisonment or worse without criminal defense.
Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for any type of criminal offense in Fairfax, Virginia, please do not hesitate to contact Vaughan C. Jones as soon as possible. Mr. Jones is a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who can offer you the level of legal counsel you need and deserve.
Contact Fairfax criminal attorney Vaughan C. Jones today.