Criminal defense attorney

Whether you were wrongly accused of a crime or know you’ve made a regrettable mistake, you deserve a strong defense and an experienced, dedicated legal team if you’re facing criminal charges.

The experienced attorneys at Select Law Partners PLLC understand that facing a criminal allegation is stressful and frightening, but we believe in the power of a strong defense. We’ve helped numerous people charged with a broad range of crimes recover their reputations and have their charges dropped or reduced.

You’ll receive the one-on-one attention you deserve when you work with us. Call our criminal defense attorneys at (855) 541-4867 or complete our online contact form to discuss your situation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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We’re proactive in our approach to defend you against all charges

Select Law Partners PLLC takes a proactive approach to criminal defense accusations. We get to work immediately because we know how easily an allegation can turn into a criminal charge.

We’ll investigate your case

We must know the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged offense to build the best defense for your case. We’ll investigate to gather evidence and evaluate each detail of your situation. Our team will pursue every avenue to find facts and circumstances beneficial to your case.

We’ll help you avoid incarceration

Our attorneys will work hard to help you avoid time in jail or prison. With a strong defense strategy, we may get the charges against you dropped or dismissed. The accomplished team at Select Law Partners PLLC will work to discover positive information about the facts of your case and seek to confirm information to defend the accusations against you.

If acquittal is unlikely, we’ll work on your behalf to negotiate a favorable plea agreement with the prosecution to reduce your charges as much as possible. Our talented team will make every effort to keep you from serving time in jail. We’ll negotiate the best possible resolution based on your circumstances.

We’re prepared to take your case to trial

If we can’t get the charges against you dismissed, we’ll discuss your legal options and the potential outcomes of your case. These options may include accepting a plea deal to reduce your charges or taking your case to trial.

Ultimately, it’s your decision if you choose to go to trial. Know that we are fully prepared to take your case to the courtroom, and we’ll do everything in our power to obtain a positive outcome.

Protecting your rights and reputation

Count on the skilled attorneys at Select Law Partners PLLC to develop a formidable defense strategy for your case. Our goal is always dismissal or acquittal, but if acquittal is unlikely, we’ll fight for a desirable plea deal or take your case to trial.

If the charges against you are dropped or reduced following the completion of your case, you may be eligible for expungement. Our attorneys are experienced in assisting clients in getting charges expunged and removed from their records.

Don’t just take our word for it – See what our criminal defense clients have to say

From the moment I reached out, they displayed a genuine willingness to guide me through the legal process.

I recently had the privilege of working with Attorney Ben Brasfield and paralegal Ashley Warren and from the moment I reached out to him, they displayed unparalleled communication and a genuine willingness to guide me through the legal process. His instructive approach was immensely helpful. Most impressively, he skillfully navigated the legal system, resulting in a positive result. I am incredibly grateful for there expertise, dedication, and excellent representation. If you need a team who truly cares about you and delivers outstanding results, look no further than Attorney Ben Brasfield and Paralegal Ashley Warren.

  • Andre Guthrie
Detailed. Composed. Intelligent. Pragmatic.

I found attorney Bennett “Ben” Brasfield of Select Law Partners PLLC to be knowledgeable and well prepared for my case. He did an exemplary job of breaking down the intricacies of my case to me and keeping me abreast on any new developments he uncovered while working my case.

Detailed. Composed. Intelligent. Pragmatic.

I would gladly recommend him to anyone in serious need of dedicated representation.

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Select Law Partners PLLC handles all kinds of criminal cases in Virginia

The attorneys at Select Law Partners PLLC represent clients and develop tailored defense strategies for both misdemeanor and felony charges. Although a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, even a “small” charge on your record can significantly impact your life.

We’re here to help you regain control of your life when fighting criminal charges. One of the dedicated attorneys at our firm will develop a custom defense strategy and work hard to have the charge against you dropped or reduced.


Common misdemeanor cases that we handle include the following.

Assault and battery

Although “assault and battery” is one charge in Virginia, “assault” and “battery” are two separate and distinct crimes. (“Assault and battery” is also commonly known as “simple assault” and carries a class 1 misdemeanor charge.)

An experienced attorney who understands the difference between “assault” and “battery” is essential to preparing your defense strategy and protecting you against this charge.

DUI, BUI, and Underage DUI

A first, second, or underage DUI is typically a misdemeanor unless someone was killed in an accident with the drunk driver. Boating while intoxicated (BUI) is also generally treated as a misdemeanor unless the act resulted in bodily injury or death.

Reckless driving

Reckless driving (also known as “careless” or “dangerous” driving) is defined as driving with a “willful or wanton” disregard for safety. For example, someone who willfully and intentionally drives right through a red light simply because they’re running late could be charged with reckless driving. Excessive speeding could also lead to a reckless driving charge.


In Virginia, you could be charged with trespassing if you enter someone else’s property without permission or remain on the property after being told to leave. If this happens to you and you find yourself on the wrong end of a boundary agreement, potentially facing charges, the next step you should take is to contact an attorney.

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Domestic violence misdemeanors

Charges including assault and battery against a family or household member (often called “domestic assault and battery”), stalking, and violation of a protective order frequently arise in allegations of domestic violence.

If found guilty of any of these charges, additional consequences can often affect your career or rights. An experienced attorney knowledgeable of the potential consequences and how to defend you against these charges is essential to protecting yourself, your livelihood, and your rights.

Resource: How long does a domestic violence case take?

Other misdemeanors

Select Law Partners PLLC handles many other types of misdemeanor cases. If you’re facing a misdemeanor charge, our lawyers will build a formidable defense and work towards having the charge dropped or reduced.


Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors. Below are a few felony cases our attorneys regularly handle, but it’s not a complete list.

Sex crimes

Sex crimes may include, but are not limited to, sexual assault, rape, child pornography, and internet-related sex offenses. It doesn’t matter if a person accidentally downloads or shares child pornography; “not knowing” is not a criminal defense in the eyes of the law.

Third or subsequent DUI

A third or subsequent DUI is a felony in Virginia. Subsequent DUIs result in even more severe penalties. If you face an additional DUI charge, our attorneys will work to mitigate the impact on your future license restoration.

DUI maiming or manslaughter

Even if you’ve never been arrested for drunk driving, if you end up seriously injuring or killing someone, you are likely facing a serious felony charge. A solid criminal defense is critical in your fight against such a significant allegation.


Larceny is the act of stealing someone else’s personal property. This crime includes carjacking, shoplifting, pick-pocketing, or any other form of stealing. Petit larceny is a common misdemeanor, but you could be charged with grand larceny (a felony) if the stolen item’s value is above a specified dollar amount.


Homicide includes capital murder, first and second-degree murder, and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Any homicide charge is serious. We believe you deserve the best defense possible. Having a skillful, practiced team on your side from the beginning is crucial to attaining a positive resolution.

Domestic violence felonies

Charges including abduction, malicious wounding (also called “malicious bodily injury”), and strangulation often arise in allegations of domestic violence. If convicted, these charges carry the possibility of significant periods of incarceration.

Having an experienced attorney who has handled these charges on many occasions is essential to preparing your defense strategy and protecting your interests.

Work with the most trusted criminal defense firm in Virginia. Work with Select Law Partners PLLC.

Our criminal defense attorneys have decades of combined experience and will create a solid defense strategy for your case. We won’t settle for anything less than the most advantageous outcome.

Call us at (855) 541-4867 or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll contact you soon.

We answer common questions about criminal defense in Virginia

What are the penalties for misdemeanors in Virginia?

Under Virginia law, penalties for misdemeanor offenses generally include:

Misdemeanor Class Type Penalties
Class 1 Misdemeanor Fine of up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail
Class 2 Misdemeanor Fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail
Class 3 Misdemeanor Fine of up to $500
Class 4 Misdemeanor Fine of up to $250

What are the penalties for felonies in Virginia?

Under Virginia law, penalties for felony offenses typically include:

Felony Class Type Penalties
Class 1 Felony Fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment for life
Class 2 Felony Fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment for 20 years to life
Class 3 Felony Fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment for 5 to 20 years
Class 4 Felony Fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment for 2 to 10 years
Class 5 Felony Fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for 1 to 10 years
Class 6 Felony Fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for 1 to 5 years

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

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