Helping Clients Facing Criminal Charges & Social Security Disability Claims in Arlington County, VA
If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges or navigating the complexities of Social Security disability claims, our experienced attorneys at Lawrence, Smith & Gardner are here to provide strong representation and personalized guidance. With a proven track record of success and a deep commitment to our clients, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for your legal needs.
Contact us today at (703) 382-5840 to schedule a free consultation!
What Types of Criminal Defense Cases Do We Handle?
When facing criminal charges, it's crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable legal advocate in your corner. At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, our criminal defense lawyers are well-versed in Virginia's laws and court procedures, and we're dedicated to safeguarding your rights throughout the legal process.
Our Arlington County criminal defense attorneys can help you with a wide range of criminal cases, including:
- Assault: Assault is a crime involving intentional physical harm or the threat of bodily harm to another person. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the harm inflicted and the laws of the jurisdiction. Assault may or may not involve physical contact, as the mere threat or attempt to cause harm can also be considered assault.
- Battery: Battery is often related to assault and involves the intentional physical contact with another person that results in harmful or offensive bodily contact. Unlike assault, battery requires actual physical contact to occur. It can also be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the harm caused.
- Drug Crimes: Drug charges encompass a wide range of crimes related to the possession, distribution, sale, or manufacturing of illegal drugs or controlled substances. The severity of drug charges varies depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved and the defendant's prior criminal history.
- DWI/DUI: DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated, which means operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, which poses a significant risk to public safety.
- Juvenile Offenses: Juvenile crimes are committed by individuals who are under the age of majority (usually 18 years old). The juvenile justice system handles these cases differently from adult criminal cases, often focusing on rehabilitation and treatment rather than punishment.
- Probation Violation: Probation violation occurs when an individual who is serving a probation sentence fails to comply with the terms and conditions set by the court. This could include failing drug tests, missing scheduled meetings with a probation officer, or engaging in additional criminal activity.
- Traffic Offenses: Traffic offenses encompass a wide range of violations, including speeding, running red lights, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, and more. These offenses are typically considered as infractions or misdemeanors, but they can result in fines, license suspensions, or even jail time in some cases.
- Theft Crimes: Theft crimes involve unlawfully taking someone else's property with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. This category includes offenses such as burglary, robbery, shoplifting, embezzlement, and larceny. The severity of the charge depends on the value of the stolen property and the use or threat of force during the crime.
Legal Assistance with Social Security Disability Claims
Navigating the Social Security disability system can be overwhelming, especially when you're already dealing with health challenges. At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, we understand the intricacies of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and are dedicated to helping you secure the benefits you deserve.
Our Arlington County lawyers have extensive experience with Social Security disability claims, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases. We understand the criteria used by the SSA to determine eligibility, and we will work closely with you to gather the necessary medical evidence, complete paperwork, and present a compelling case on your behalf.
Additionally, if your claim is denied, we can represent you in appeals, including administrative hearings and federal court appeals, if necessary. Our primary focus is on securing the benefits you need to support yourself and your family during difficult times.
Call (703) 382-5840 or contact us online today to obtain experienced legal representation with your criminal or Social Security Disability matter in Arlington County.
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