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Misdemeanor Appeal

Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney, Chad Dorsk  | Dorsk Law Office Representing Your Misdemeanor Appeal

With over 15 years of experience, Dorsk Law Office, Plc. is a leading criminal defense firm located at 409 Duke Street, Unit 100, Norfolk, VA 23510. We specialize in misdemeanor appeals and provide exceptional legal representation to clients throughout the Hampton Roads area.

Our Expertise:

At Dorsk Law Office, we possess a deep understanding of the misdemeanor appeals process in Virginia. Our team of experienced attorneys is well-versed in the Virginia Code, particularly Section 16.1-132, which governs misdemeanor appeals. We are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights and ensuring a fair and just resolution to their cases.

Misdemeanor Appeals Process:

In Virginia, misdemeanor appeals are conducted de novo from a court not of record, as outlined in Section 16.1-132 of the Virginia Code. This means that the appeal is treated as if it were a new trial, with all evidence and arguments presented anew.

  1. Consultation: To initiate the appeals process, we offer a comprehensive consultation where we review the details of your case and assess the grounds for appeal. Our attorneys will listen attentively, address your concerns, and provide you with an honest evaluation of your chances of success.

  2. Case Analysis: Our skilled legal team will thoroughly examine the trial records, including transcripts, evidence, and legal arguments, to identify any errors or issues that could form the basis for a successful appeal. We will build a strong case strategy tailored to your specific circumstances.

  3. Filing the Appeal: Once we have identified valid grounds for appeal, we will guide you through the process of filing the appeal with the appropriate appellate court. We will ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and submitted within the required timeframe. In Virginia, it is crucial to note that a misdemeanor appeal must be noted within 10 days from the entry of the final judgment.

  4. New Trial: In misdemeanor appeals, the case proceeds to a new trial where all evidence and arguments are presented afresh. Our experienced attorneys will diligently prepare your case, leveraging our knowledge of the Virginia Code to craft a compelling defense strategy aimed at achieving a favorable outcome.

For more information on the Virginia Code Section 16.1-132 governing misdemeanor appeals, please click here.

Contact Dorsk Law Office, Plc.:

If you require strong and effective representation for your misdemeanor appeal or any criminal defense matter, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Dorsk Law Office, Plc. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with the personalized attention and expert guidance you deserve.

Dorsk Law Office, Plc.

409 Duke Street, Unit 100

Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-423-0271


Representing clients throughout Hampton Roads including Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, and the surrounding areas.
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