Frequently Asked Questions

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If you were arrested for a crime, contact our firm. We are led by a Virginia Beach lawyer who is experienced, dedicated, and committed to results. Many of our clients come to us because they are facing life-changing situations. We understand the urgency of their matters, and we always fight for the best possible outcome. If you have any questions about your legal matter, feel free to contact us. Below, you can find answers to some common questions and concerns that clients usually have.

If you are looking for a professional and helpful criminal defense attorney in Virginia Beach, contact us at (757) 785-0201 today!

  • What is your legal background?

    Our lead attorney, Attorney Yates, received his JD from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1982, and has more than 30 years of experience in representing clients for thousands of criminal and DUI cases. From 1985 to 1989, he served as the Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, giving him valuable knowledge of how the prosecution process works.

  • What are your credentials?

    Attorney Yates is licensed to practice in the states of Virginia, Florida, and Utah. In 1997, he earned a Board Certification as a Criminal Trial Specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He is also part of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Beach Bar Association. He also hosts "Your Voice for Justice" Radio Show on Saturdays from 2 PM to 3 PM EST on WHTK Freedom 1650 AM Radio.

  • What types of cases do you handle?

    We help clients in criminal defense matters. As members of military families growing up, we are also extremely dedicated to helping servicemen and servicewomen and their families with their legal needs. Our guarantee is that you will feel better after talking with us!

  • Do you offer free consultation?

    Yes, we offer free, no-obligation initial consultations so that you can be fully informed before making any decisions.

  • Do I need an attorney or should I represent myself?

    Retaining the services of an experienced attorney who is tough and dedicated to getting the best possible result is almost always the best choice. We believe that we "little guys" may be small, but have the Constitution, Supreme Court decisions, and rights as Americans on our side. With the knowledge of the courtroom, its players, and the legal process, we have the tools and skills to make a difference between a good and bad result.

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