Prince William County Attorneys
We Defend & Help Clients in Prince William County, VA
At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, we understand that facing legal challenges can be daunting and overwhelming. If you're dealing with criminal charges or navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability claims in Prince William County, VA, our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys is here to guide you through the legal process with skill and compassion.
Contact us at (833) 460-2848 today to let our criminal defense and Social Security Disability team help you.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
When you find yourself facing criminal charges in Prince William County, VA, it's essential to have a knowledgeable and assertive legal team on your side. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented clients in a wide range of cases, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. We are committed to protecting your rights, preserving your freedom, and ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.
Our seasoned attorneys have a successful track record in handling various criminal defense cases, including but not limited to:
- Assault: Assault refers to the act of intentionally causing fear of bodily harm or actual bodily harm to another person. It doesn't always involve physical contact but includes the threat of harm that creates a reasonable fear in the victim. Assault can be classified as either simple or aggravated, depending on the severity of the threat or harm caused.
- Battery: Battery is different from assault but often goes hand in hand with it. It involves the intentional physical contact with another person that results in bodily harm or offensive touching without the person's consent. While assault is about the threat, battery is about the actual physical act.
- Drug Charges: Drug charges encompass various crimes related to illegal drugs, such as possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing, or cultivation of controlled substances. The severity of drug charges depends on the type and quantity of drugs involved.
- DWI/DUI: DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) refers to operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, impairing the driver's ability to safely operate the vehicle.
- Juvenile Offenses: Juvenile offenses are crimes committed by individuals who are not yet considered adults, typically under the age of 18. The legal system treats juvenile offenders differently from adult offenders, with a focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
- Probation Violation: When a person is convicted of a crime but given probation instead of serving jail time, they are required to comply with certain conditions set by the court. A probation violation occurs when the person fails to meet these conditions, such as missing appointments with a probation officer or committing new crimes during the probation period.
- Traffic Offenses: Traffic offenses cover a wide range of violations related to road and driving rules, such as speeding, running red lights, reckless driving, driving without a valid license, or not wearing a seatbelt.
- Theft Crimes: Theft crimes involve the unlawful taking or appropriation of someone else's property without their consent and with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. Theft can be classified into various degrees, depending on the value of the stolen property and the use of force during the act.
Social Security Disability Claims in Prince William County, VA
If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. However, navigating the complex Social Security Administration (SSA) system can be challenging, and many deserving claims are initially denied. At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, we are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities obtain the benefits they deserve.
Here are several reasons why you should choose Lawrence, Smith & Gardner for your Social Security Disability claim:
- Expertise in SSDI and SSI: Our attorneys specialize in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. We have an in-depth understanding of the eligibility criteria, medical evidence requirements, and the entire application and appeals process.
- Detailed Case Evaluation: We offer a comprehensive evaluation of your case to determine your eligibility for benefits. If you have already been denied, we assess the reasons for the denial and develop a strong appeal strategy.
- Building Strong Cases: We work closely with you and medical experts to gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. Whether it's medical records, doctor statements, or vocational expert testimonies, we ensure your case is compelling and persuasive.
- Navigating the Appeals Process: If your initial claim is denied, our experienced attorneys will guide you through the complex appeals process, including representing you at administrative hearings to present your case before an Administrative Law Judge.
- No Fees Unless You Win: We understand the financial strain that disability can bring. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for Social Security Disability cases, meaning you only pay legal fees if we successfully secure your benefits.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or need help with your SSDI claim in Prince William County, call (833) 460-2848 or contact our firm online today.
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