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Violent Crime Attorney - Northern Virginia

Michael I. Rieger

Serving Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Fauquier, Prince William Counties
Cities of Alexandria, Herndon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, & Vienna

Charged with a Violent Crime?

Why not hire one of the most recognized criminal defense attorneys in Virginia?

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in Washington
  • Who's Who in American Law

If you are accused of a violent crime you are dealing with a very serious charge.  You need an attorney with the experience and knowledge to challenge the prosecutions case. 

Why Experience Matters

Michael I. Rieger has been defending violent crimes cases in Virginia for over 25 years.  What does that mean for his clients?  Michael Rieger knows the court system and the people who run it – the judges and prosecutors.  He can put this knowledge to work for his clients, analyzing the details of every case in the areas where those judges and prosecutors are most likely to focus.  If there is any doubt as to a client’s guilt then the client is innocent, and Michael Rieger makes sure of it.

What is a violent crime?

Violent crimes are those offenses which involve force, violence or threats. These can be crimes which involve violence as a means to an end, or where violence is the primary objective of the offender. Some common examples of violent crimes include:

  • Robbery
  • Mugging
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Carjacking
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault and Battery
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault and Battery 
  • Domestic Violence
  • Armed Robbery

What are the penalties for violent crimes?

Violent crime convictions may result in a number of criminal penalties, including:

  • County jail sentence
  • State prison sentence
  • Heavy fines
  • Probation
  • Registration as a sex offender
  • Community service
  • Anger management / counseling

Specific penalties will depend upon the violent crime itself, the intent of the offender, the defendant’s past criminal history, whether a deadly weapon was used in the commission of the crime and other numerous factors.

A felony conviction also carries life-long consequences. With a felony on your record, you will forfeit your rights as a free citizen forever. You will be deemed unqualified to vote or serve on a jury. You will never be able to possess any type of firearm, for any purpose. You may not be able to serve in the military or obtain a security clearance for some types of work. You could be denied access to federal financial aid for college, and find it harder to get a job.

Know Your Rights – Contact Michael Rieger

If you are charged with a violent crime, exercise your Miranda rights:  remain silent, don’t answer any questions, and contact our office right away.

Even if you are innocent of the violent crime you are being charged with, you will need a forceful attorney to fight on your behalf. Most people are not equipped with the legal knowledge and trial experience they need to successfully defend themselves against violent crime charges.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Michael Rieger will investigate your case, provide you with options, and ensure that your rights are not violated.

Don’t hesitate. Contact Michael Rieger today at 703.352.1400.



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