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There is nothing more serious than being accused of a crime. When this happens and you are under investigation for a criminal offense, you need to take immediate legal action by seeking the help of a Virginia Beach criminal lawyer such as myself. I, Attorney George Holton Yates, know how prosecutors tend to approach criminal cases. As a former prosecuting attorney from 1985-1989 who has handled hundreds of trials, I am confident in my abilities to effectively challenge the charges against you.

I can defend you from the following kinds of charges:

Arrested? Call me at (757) 785-0201 for reliable legal counsel.
Free consultations are available.

My Victories Speak For Themselves

I Fight to Win & Have Had Great Successes

  • DUI Drugs/Accident

  • DUI Drugs, Va. Code Section 18.2-266


  • Felony Embezzlement

    Reduced to misdemeanor, probation

  • Felony Firearm Possession


  • Object Penetration by Force


  • Grand Larceny

    Reduced - No Jail Time

  • Domestic Assault & Battery (2 Counts)


  • Domestic Assault and Battery


  • Aggravated Sexual Battery

    Dismissed following trial

  • 1st Degree Murder; Illegal Use of a Firearm

    Not guilty

  • “Thanks George for handling my case all these years and thanks for getting me out again.”

    - Richard

  • “I am so grateful to Mr. Yates”

    - Angela

  • “I would definitely use him again. I would highly recommend Mr. Yates to anyone in trouble.”

    - S.J.A.


I Am a Board Certified Virginia Beach Criminal Attorney

When it comes to criminal cases, I fight to win and have had great success. I am Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. What does this mean exactly? It means that I am well-versed in the area of criminal law and in criminal trials, so much in fact that I can refer to myself as an expert. No matter is too complicated for me to handle.

Should you choose to retain my legal services, you can rest assured in knowing that I will leave no stone unturned in search of the strongest defense strategy available to you. I will work relentlessly to help you obtain the most positive result possible, whether it is a reduction of charges, an acquittal, or a dismissal.

Arrested? Let a Former Prosecuting Attorney Protect Your Rights!

Going up against the judicial system can be a scary and stressful experience. George Holton Yates will remain at your side, from start to finish, to ensure you always understand your rights and options. He can level the playing field in the courtroom on your behalf.

There is not a moment to lose. Contact our firm for skilled criminal defense and sleep better tonight.

NCDD National College for DUI Defense: George Holton Yates NBTA