Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney Williamsburg VABeing charged with a crime is a serious and stressful time. It is essential that all Defendants have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to represent their interests and protect their rights. With offices in Williamsburg and Newport News, the attorneys of Michael A. Hyman, PLC include seasoned lawyers with experience as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys who know how the adversarial court system works. We have many years’ experience in handling a wide range of felonies and misdemeanors, including the following:

  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Traffic Offenses – Speeding, Reckless Driving, Driving Suspended, Habitual Offender
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Burglary/Breaking & Entering
  • Assault & Battery, including Domestic Assault & Battery
  • Abduction
  • Fraud/Embezzlement
  • Forgery/Uttering
  • Juvenile Offenses/Delinquency
  • Restoration of Revoked/Suspended Licenses
  • Drug Offenses, including possession of marijuana
  • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI)
  • Firearm/Concealed Weapon Offenses
  • Destruction of Property
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Drunk in Public
  • Hit & Run
  • Obstruction of Justice

Your Rights

Every person accused of a crime has important rights. Your rights include:

  • The right to require the prosecution to prove every element of the crime proven beyond a reasonable doubt;
  • The right to see and confront all of the witnesses against you and have those witnesses cross-examined by your attorney;
  • The right to use the subpoena power of the court to compel the production of any relevant evidence and witnesses on your behalf;
  • The right to have the assistance of a lawyer at all stages of the proceedings;
  • The right to remain silent and not to take the witness stand or give testimony against yourself; and
  • The right to testify in your own behalf.

These areas of law are complex and change with every court opinion interpreting these rights. Michael A. Hyman, PLC possesses thorough knowledge of the rules governing these rights, including their exceptions, and we have experience successfully asserting them on behalf of our clients.