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Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney, Chad G. Dorsk  Dorsk Law Office, Plc.
Represents People Charged with Violent Crimes

Aggressive Defense in General District and Circuit Court | Defending People Charged with Arson, Malicious Wounding, Robbery and Murder

Aggressive Defense in General District and Circuit Court | Defending People Charged with Arson, Malicious Wounding, Robbery and Murder

Located in the heart of Freemason, just blocks from the Norfolk Circuit Court and the Norfolk Federal Court, Criminal Defense Attorney Chad G. Dorsk and his experienced Criminal Defense law firm, Dorsk Law Office, Plc., delivers exceptional and aggressive defense for people facing violent crimes charges in Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and other cities within the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

With their strategic proximity to the Norfolk Circuit Court, where state-level criminal cases are adjudicated, and the Norfolk Federal Court, which handles federal criminal cases, Dorsk Law Office is well-positioned to provide comprehensive legal support to clients involved in violent crime cases. Attorney Chad G. Dorsk's profound understanding of the local legal landscape, coupled with his extensive experience in both state and federal courtrooms, enables him to navigate complex legal proceedings with skill and confidence.

Dorsk Law Office, Plc. is renowned for its unwavering commitment to delivering aggressive defense representation. They understand the gravity of violent crime charges and the potentially life-altering consequences that individuals may face. Attorney Dorsk and his dedicated team work tirelessly to protect their clients' rights and vigorously advocate for their best interests throughout the entire legal process.Violent crimes are considered the most serious criminal offenses in Virginia, carrying severe punishments. The penalties for these offenses vary, with some resulting in short jail or penitentiary sentences upon conviction, while others can lead to decades or even life imprisonment. 

Given the complexity of these prosecutions and the gravity of the potential consequences, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney by your side when facing charges for a violent crime.


Attorney Dorsk has a proven track record in handling and trying cases involving Federal Capital Murder, as well as 1st and 2nd Degree State Murder charges, achieving successful outcomes for his clients. 

Notably, Attorney Dorsk recently handled a murder jury trial in Norfolk, resulting in an acquittal (not guilty verdict) on all charges for a young man charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony.

In that recent high-profile case, Attorney Chad G. Dorsk of Dorsk Law Office, Plc. achieved a miracle victory by securing not guilty verdicts on both counts of first-degree murder and firearm charges on June 16, 2023. The case garnered significant attention and publicized coverage, such as an article titled "Newport News mother wants justice after son shot, killed by friend during argument"

The case was won with a self defense argument and tireless efforts over three years to get the evidence and witnesses we needed to come forward and speak the truth, which resulted in changing our client's life, and securing his freedom.

Notably, in 2016, we handled the case of Commonwealth v. Steven Jones, and achieved a significant victory in a first-degree murder trial. The case involved serious charges of double murder, and Attorney Dorsk successfully defended his client, resulting in a not guilty verdict on all counts.

You can read about the details of this notable case in an article published by The Virginian-Pilot titled "Two Norfolk defendants freed after double murder trial."

Jones, known as "Wildboy", went on to document the court case in his song First Day Out by Steven Jones


2023 Malicious Wounding Case Victory in the City of Norfolk: Acquittal in Commonwealth v. Charleston Grant

Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney, Chad G. Dorsk, recently achieved a hard fought victory in the case of Commonwealth v. Charleston Grant. In this high-profile malicious wounding case which splashed across the local paper, Charleston Grant was accused of dragging a security guard in a chaotic 2021 incident outside a Norfolk nightclub. We are proud to announce that Charleston Grant was acquitted of all charges on August 12, 2023. This victory was achieved through meticulous preparation, tireless advocacy, and a commitment to justice. You can read more about the details of this case here. Please consider that violent crime jury trials to us are a commitment to our clients, full-stop.

These kinds of cases require the best attorney in the area, and at Dorsk Law Office, Plc. We have extensive experience in handling complex and high-stakes cases such as first-degree murder charges. We are aggressive in our defense strategies and commitment to protecting the rights of our clients. The team at this firm will take care of you, and build on the immense success that we have already achieved for our previous clients.


As previously stated, Dorsk Law Office, Plc. specializes in the defense of individuals charged with a range of violent offenses, including:

  • Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Commit Assault and Battery: This offense occurs when an individual unlawfully enters a property with the intent to commit assault and battery.

  • Breaking and Entering with a Deadly Weapon: Similar to the previous offense, breaking and entering with a deadly weapon involves unlawfully entering a property with a weapon, intending to commit a crime.

  • Carjacking: Carjacking refers to forcibly taking someone's vehicle through violence or threat of violence.

  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding: Aggravated malicious wounding involves causing serious bodily injury to another person with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.

  • Malicious Wounding: Malicious wounding occurs when an individual unlawfully and intentionally inflicts injury upon another person.

  • Rape and Other Types of Sexual Assault: Rape and sexual assault encompass various non-consensual sexual acts, including penetration.

  • Robbery: Robbery involves the use of force, threat, or intimidation to unlawfully take another person's property.

  • Unlawful Wounding: Unlawful wounding refers to intentionally causing injury to another person without legal justification. The Virginia criminal code addresses this offense and specifies its legal implications

  • Murder: Murder is the intentional killing of another person and is classified into different degrees based on the circumstances. Virginia's criminal code provides comprehensive definitions and penalties for various degrees of murder.


In these cases, you need an attorney who will be able to advocate on your behalf and who understands the serious nature of these allegations. You need an attorney who will fight for you to effectively argue for an acquittal, charge reduction, or for leniency at sentencing.

Contact Dorsk Law Office, Plc.

When you are charged with a violent crime in a Hampton Roads court, Contact Our Office for a consultation so that we can discuss your options and start building your defense. Call 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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