White Collar Defense and Government Investigations

CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

When individuals and organizations face allegations of regulatory or criminal wrongdoing, the right legal team is essential.  In today’s world, even the threat of a charge carries with it far reaching and lasting implications on your reputation, and those possibilities now exist for large and small businesses alike.  In this enforcement climate, our attorneys bring together the ideal blend of sophisticated state and federal criminal and regulatory practice with local, grassroots relationships.  With this balanced approached, we can effectively navigate the intimidating landscape of a pending government investigation or prosecution for businesses and individuals. 

Our attorneys are adept at handling all phases of a prosecution, from investigation, to trial, and at the appellate level.  We have extensive experience in both federal and state grand jury proceedings and have had considerable success in negotiating highly favorable outcomes before charges are even brought.  When a settlement is not an option, Lenhart Pettit’s attorneys are, at their core, among the area’s most experienced criminal trial lawyers, with hundreds of cases and thousands of courtroom hours spent in front of local judges and juries.  If need be, we have also effectively used appellate advocacy to get results for our clients after the trial. 

Our attorneys have experience on both sides of the courtroom, both in prosecution and as defense counsel, and have litigated some of the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg region’s most significant criminal cases in recent history, both in state and federal court.  We have successfully resolved countless matters across a broad spectrum of alleged conduct, ranging from state court college student offenses at our local universities to multi-million dollar federal court fraud allegations involving significant business interests.  As a result, we know exactly what you are up against when facing the prospect of an investigation or prosecution, and we can make a difference. 

Lenhart Pettit’s white collar defense and government investigations team possesses the expertise to provide the highest quality representation in defense of all criminal charges, both state and federal, including serious felonies and misdemeanors, as well as driving under the influence and other major traffic offenses.  The team embodies the core values of Lenhart Pettit.  We are responsive to your needs with the ability to nimbly and aggressively defend your interests in a sensible, personable way.  We have the expertise to bring depth to the issues in your case, with the legal acumen and experience to manage even the most high profile crisis.  Most importantly, we have the integrity to candidly communicate with you and a reputation for high character within the local court system to help you achieve favorable results.

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