Many people from all walks of life have made mistakes which led to misdemeanor charges that did not significantly alter the course of their lives, but a felony charge can do just that. Convicted felons face not only years in prison but reputational damage and a loss of civil rights that can persist throughout their lives. Thus, a person facing state felony charges, or who merely suspects that he or she is potentially under investigation for a felony crime, should immediately take action to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Kurylo, Gold & Josey, PLC in Fredericksburg, our Virginia criminal defense attorneys are prepared to step into action at a moment’s notice to provide you with comprehensive and aggressive criminal defense through all police questioning, investigations, grand jury proceedings, and criminal prosecutions to defend your rights and work towards the best possible future for you and your family.
Virginia law classifies felony crimes into six categories, with the standard sentence of one to five years in prison for a Class 6 felony conviction by a jury, and the potential of life in prison for a Class 1 felony. In addition, as a convicted felon you will lose the right to own a gun and to vote, and your career options may be irreversibly damaged as felonies are difficult to later expunge.
The criminal defense attorneys at Kurylo, Gold & Josey are on the side of defendants in felony cases and have the experiences, resources, and commitment to justice to present their clients’ best cases for innocence and reduced penalties in a wide variety of state felony crimes, including:
Whether you believe you have no connection whatsoever to a crime under investigation or if the amount of evidence against you appears overwhelming, you are in all cases strongly advised to contact an experienced defense attorney before speaking with authorities and even friends or family members.
Police, investigators, and prosecutors are driven by a singular focus of winning convictions and closing cases, and are not motivated by your interests. Furthermore, while they may suggest they can help you if you provide them with information, doing so may incriminate you and you should only do so pursuant to the recommendation of your own attorney who solely represents your interests.
In addition, any information you provide to friends and family members may be discoverable and used against you in court. By talking to an experienced criminal defense attorney first, you will receive confidential guidance in facing criminal charges and an aggressive defense to reduce or eliminate your felony charges.
If you have been arrested for or are under investigation for a state felony crime in Virginia, the criminal defense attorneys at Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC in Fredericksburg, Virginia, are here to help. We will fully investigate all potential defenses and do whatever it takes to protect your reputation and your future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding your situation.
Matt Kurylo began his legal career as a legal services specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998, then as an attorney in Fredericksburg in 2007. He is the founding partner of Kurylo Gold & Josey. In addition to providing assistance to clients, Matt serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Emily Gold focuses on matters of criminal and traffic defense, as well as family law, including divorce and child issues such as custody and visitation. She grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attended the University of Virginia and George Mason University School of Law.
Sara is a native of Kentucky but grew up primarily in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating in three years summa cum laude, Sara attended Campbell Law School, in North Carolina. Sara practices primarily family law and estate planning matters.