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Kenneth C. Chrisman, Attorney at Law
Kenneth Chrisman

2201 Libbie Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond VA 23230
(804) 673-6600

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Kenneth C. Chrisman,
Attorney at Law

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Criminal Defense Attorney – Richmond, Virginia

A person charged with a traffic violation or criminal charge of any kind should have an experienced criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to protecting his or her record, freedom and future. At the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman, in Richmond, Virginia, that is exactly what you receive.

We provide experienced and aggressive representation in all felony and misdemeanor criminal law matters, including:

Centrally located in Richmond, Virginia, we serve clients in central Virginia, Southside Virginia, the middle peninsula, and points north to Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. We represent out-of-state clients, including a large number of out-of-state clients charged with reckless driving.

If you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense and traffic attorney about a traffic charge, a misdemeanor, or a felony charge, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. If you've received a reckless driving citation instead of a simple speeding ticket, we are here to help. To contact our firm, call 804.673.6600.

Twenty-Five Years of Criminal Defense Experience

Each case at our firm is personally handled by criminal defense attorney Kenneth C. Chrisman and an experienced support staff. Mr. Chrisman is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator with 25 years of legal experience. He has considerable experience in misdemeanor and felony cases in state and federal court.

Although Mr. Chrisman handles serious felony cases that include felony drug cases, sex crimes, theft offenses, violent crimes and white-collar crimes, he is one of a few select criminal defense attorneys in Central Virginia who has handled thousands of serious traffic violations. Those cases include well over a thousand reckless driving cases and hundreds of drunk driving cases. In addition to representing in-state clients, he has helped a large number of out-of-state drivers arrested for reckless driving and DUI / DWI.

Attorney Kenneth C. Chrisman is a highly experienced trial attorney with 25 years of legal experience.  His practice is devoted to assisting people in the metropolitan Richmond area, throughout Central and Southside Virginia and the Middle and Northern Neck peninsulas, in the areas of criminal defense, traffic violations, DUI / DWI, and family law litigation.  Mr. Chrisman is a result-oriented litigator. By aggressively representing his clients while negotiating reasonably, he resolves matters economically and effectively.

Kenneth C. Chrisman - Admitted: Virginia State Bar, 1985; U.S. District Court, 1988; Virginia Supreme Court 1991; U.S. 4th Circuit Court of AppealsExperience: Hawkins, Chrisman & Watkins 1986-88 (Partner) Deputy Public Defender, Petersburg 1988-89 Binford, Johnson, Cloninger & Chrisman1989-92 (Partner), Kenneth C. Chrisman, Attorney at Law, (Sole practitioner) 1992-present.

Education: George Mason University School of Law J.D.1985 Honors: Member George Mason University School of  Law Review, Guidance Advisor First Year Tort's Class, Orientation Committee.

Trial Experience:

  • Criminal : (State & Federal) Drug offenses, firearm offenses, sex crimes, domestic assaults, fraud and white collar crime, conspiracy, murder & other homicides
  • Domestic: Custody and visitation, contested divorce, protective orders, child support show cause defense
  • Personal Injury: Auto wrecks, products liability, securities fraud
  • Pro-bono: Richmond Legal Aid, Family Violence Project, Pro-bono Parole representation
    Areas of Practice:
    Criminal Law
    DUI/DWI
    Traffic Violations
    White Collar Crimes
    Reckless Driving
    Litigation Percentage:
    85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
    Bar Admissions:
    Virginia, 1985
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1988
    U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1988
    U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    Virginia Supreme Court, 1991
    Education:
    George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 1985
    J.D.
    Honors: Guidance Advisor First Year Tort's Class, Orientation Committee
    Law Review: George Mason University School of Law, Member

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1981
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors
    Major:  Philosophy & Religious Studies

    Past Employment Positions:
    Hawkins, Chrisman & Watkins, Partner, 1986 - 1988

    Deputy Public Defender, Petersburg, 1988 - 1989

    Binford, Johnson, Cloninger & Chrisman, Partner, 1989 - 1992

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  • Attorney Profile

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    Attorney Kenneth C. Chrisman is a highly experienced trial attorney with 25 years of legal experience.  His practice is devoted to assisting people in the metropolitan Richmond area, throughout Central and Southside Virginia and the Middle and Northern Neck peninsulas, in the areas of criminal defense, traffic violations, DUI / DWI, and family law litigation.  Mr. Chrisman is a result-oriented litigator. By aggressively representing his clients while negotiating reasonably, he resolves matters economically and effectively.

    Kenneth C. Chrisman - Admitted: Virginia State Bar, 1985; U.S. District Court, 1988; Virginia Supreme Court 1991; U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Experience: Hawkins, Chrisman & Watkins 1986-88 (Partner) Deputy Public Defender, Petersburg 1988-89 Binford, Johnson, Cloninger & Chrisman1989-92 (Partner), Kenneth C. Chrisman, Attorney at Law, (Sole practitioner) 1992-present.

    Education: George Mason University School of Law J.D.1985 Honors: Member George Mason University School of  Law Review, Guidance Advisor First Year Tort's Class, Orientation Committee.

    Trial Experience:

  • Criminal : (State & Federal) Drug offenses, firearm offenses, sex crimes, domestic assaults, fraud and white collar crime, conspiracy, murder & other homicides
  • Domestic: Custody and visitation, contested divorce, protective orders, child support show cause defense
  • Personal Injury: Auto wrecks, products liability, securities fraud
  • Pro-bono: Richmond Legal Aid, Family Violence Project, Pro-bono Parole representation
    Areas of Practice:
    Criminal Law
    DUI/DWI
    Traffic Violations
    White Collar Crimes
    Reckless Driving
    Litigation Percentage:
    85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
    Bar Admissions:
    Virginia, 1985
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1988
    U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1988
    U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    Virginia Supreme Court, 1991
    Education:
    George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 1985
    J.D.
    Honors: Guidance Advisor First Year Tort's Class, Orientation Committee
    Law Review: George Mason University School of Law, Member

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1981
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors
    Major:  Philosophy & Religious Studies

  • Past Employment Positions:
    Hawkins, Chrisman & Watkins, Partner, 1986 - 1988

    Deputy Public Defender, Petersburg, 1988 - 1989

    Binford, Johnson, Cloninger & Chrisman, Partner, 1989 - 1992

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    Firm Overview

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    A Criminal Defense Firm that Cares

    At the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman, we understand the challenges that face criminal defendants. We understand that a criminal conviction can cause irrevocable damage to a person’s record, employment opportunities, personal freedom and future.

    When choosing to handle a case of any kind, whether it is a traffic violation or a serious felony charge, we do so with an understanding that the work we do has a real-world effect on our client's present and future security. When we take a case, we do so with a commitment to seeking the best possible results for each client we represent.

    Personal Service

    If you have been charged with reckless driving, drunk driving, drug charges, a white-collar crime or any other criminal offense, you want an attorney who will give your case the time and attention it deserves. Understandably, people facing criminal charges are often scared, concerned and under a tremendous amount of pressure.

    To help clients through difficult times, we place a priority on personal service. Attorney Kenneth Chrisman works closely with clients to provide personalized and highly accessible representation. Throughout the course of each case, he helps clients understand the nature of their charges, takes time to answer questions promptly and keeps clients informed about the status of their case.

    Experience in State and Federal Courts

    Our firm offers experienced representation in a wide range of criminal law matters, including reckless driving charges, DUI/DWI, drug possession/distribution, white-collar crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, theft offenses and other criminal charges. Mr. Chrisman is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled thousands of criminal law cases. He has considerable experience in state and federal courts.

    Contact Us

    If you are facing criminal charges and need help, contact our law office in Richmond, Virginia. To schedule a free consultation, call 804.673.6600, or contact us by e-mail.

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    Practice Areas Overview

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    Our Criminal Defense Services

    Located in Richmond, Virginia, the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman is a criminal defense firm that represents clients charged with traffic violations, misdemeanor charges and felony charges. We represent clients in state and federal courts.

    Some of the criminal law matters we handle include:

    • Traffic violations : We handle a wide range of traffic violations, including reckless driving, DWI / DUI, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, speeding, and aggressive driving. We help clients understand the traffic points system and assist them in getting their driver's license reinstated.
    • DUI / DWI : If you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony DUI / DWI charges, we can help.
    • Reckless driving : We represent clients charged with reckless driving, including excessive speeding. Our clients include in-state and out-of-state drivers.
    • Misdemeanor crimes : We handle all misdemeanor crimes including theft, drug possession, simple assault, domestic violence, shoplifting, reckless driving, drunk driving, and other misdemeanors.
    • Felony crimes : Our firm handles all felony charges, including felony drug cases, fraud and white-collar crime (such as embezzlement, Medicare fraud, and federal conspiracy and wire fraud), weapons violations, murder, rape, aggravated assault, felony drug charges, robbery, burglary, and arson.
    • Drug possession/distribution : Our firm handles state and federal drug charges, including drug possession, drug trafficking, distribution, manufacture, cultivation and drug conspiracy charges. We handle drug cases involving all illegal drugs, including marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, crack and meth.
    • Marijuana possession : We represent clients who have been charged with possession of marijuana and other drug crimes.
    • Underage drinking/possession : We handle all alcohol-related criminal offenses, including underage possession and underage consumption of alcohol.
    • Post-sentence relief, including habeas, federal and state appeals and parole/probation revocation.

    Criminal defense attorney Kenneth C. Chrisman has 25 years of legal experience. He has handled thousands of criminal and serious traffic offenses, such as reckless driving, in state and federal courts. If you have been charged with a crime and need an experienced criminal lawyer who will fight for you, contact the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman. To schedule a free consultation, call 804.673.6600 or contact us by e-mail.

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    Felony Crimes

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    Virginia Felony Charge Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Murder · Sex Crimes · Fraud · Burglary

    If you have been arrested for a felony crime, you face the possibility of extended periods of incarceration. It is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable felony crime defense lawyer who can provide a vigorous defense on your behalf. You need an attorney working to lessen the consequences of the felony charge.

    At the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman, in Richmond, Virginia, we offer experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation for people charged with felony crimes. Attorney Kenneth Chrisman has 25 years of legal experience. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, including felony charges in numerous state and federal courts.

    Mr. Chrisman can help if you have been charged with a felony crime, including:

    • Murder
    • Larceny
    • Felony drug crimes
    • Conspiracy charges
    • Sex crimes (rape, sodomy, sexual assault)
    • White collar crimes (credit card fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, Medicare fraud and federal wire fraud)
    • Arson
    • Federal and state weapons violations
    • Armed robbery
    • Burglary
    • Malicious wounding and unlawful wounding
    • Felony assault
    • Vehicular homicide

    To speak with Mr. Chrisman about a felony charge, contact our law office in Richmond, Virginia. To schedule an appointment, call 804.673.6600 or contact us by e-mail.

    Experience Matters

    Whether it is fair or not, the people with the best attorneys usually get the best results. If you are facing the possibility of incarceration, the felony criminal defense attorney you choose may be one of the most important decisions of your lifetime.

    If retained to handle your felony case, we will leave no stone unturned in our effort to protect your freedom. We will file motions as appropriate to obtain favorable evidence, to suppress unfavorable evidence that has been obtained by the government, to exclude witnesses, and/or to limit the prosecution's arguments. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf. If the prosecution is unwilling to make a fair offer that you are willing to accept, we will be fully prepared to argue your case at trial.

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    Misdemeanor Crimes

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    Virginia Criminal Defense and Traffic Lawyer: Misdemeanor Charges

    If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, we encourage you to learn more about the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman. Located in Richmond, Virginia, we handle all misdemeanor charges.

    We can help if you have been arrested for reckless driving, DUI/DWI, drug possession, marijuana cultivation, domestic assault, simple assault, underage alcohol possession, aggressive driving, passing a stopped school bus, petty larceny, misdemeanor fraud, indecent exposure, prostitution and solicitation, destruction of property, trespass, shoplifting, concealment of merchandise or any other misdemeanor offense.

    Attorney Kenneth C. Chrisman has 25 years of legal experience. He has helped thousands of clients facing criminal charges ranging from speeding tickets to serious felony crimes. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Chrisman. To reach our Richmond law office, call 804.673.6600, or contact him by e-mail.

    Protect Your Record

    Although jail time is a possibility in misdemeanor cases, an even greater concern for many first-time offenders is the possibility of a permanent criminal record. A conviction for drug possession, theft, domestic violence or another misdemeanor offense looks understandably bad on a job application and can have serious implications for your future employment options.

    If retained to handle your case, we will perform an exhaustive review of the evidence and provide a vigorous defense on your behalf. As an experienced criminal defense and traffic attorney, Mr. Chrisman has the ability to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care.

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    Domestic Violence

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    Virginia Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

    Virginia has a mandatory arrest policy in domestic violence cases. If the police are called to a domestic dispute, the accused aggressor will be taken to jail. In cases involving penalties and consequences for just an accusation of violence, you need the quality legal services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

    At the law office of Kenneth C. Chrisman, in Richmond, Virginia, we offer aggressive legal representation to clients accused of and charged with domestic violence. If retained as your defense firm, we will assist with every aspect of your case, from defending against restraining orders to taking your criminal case to trial. We will leave no stone unturned to uncover the facts of the case and protect your rights and freedom.

    Attorney Chrisman has more than 25 years of legal experience. He has handled thousands of criminal cases in domestic relations, state and federal courts. If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact our firm today online or call 804.673.6600 to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Chrisman.

    Challenging Domestic Violence Fear

    Domestic violence charges are complex and based a lot on fear. The fear of repeat or escalated offenses has led lawmakers to make strict rules against the convicted, such as taking away the right to own a firearm. A prosecutor may continue with the case even if the accuser drops the charges or changes the story.

    As an experienced domestic violence defense attorney, Mr. Chrisman has the ability to challenge that fear with truth and facts. He asks questions like:

    • Was the client truly the aggressor?
    • Are there any motives for filing a domestic violence charge?
    • Is there strong evidence to support the accusation?
    • And others

    If there is not enough solid evidence to support the case, or to have concern for repeat offenses, he will help make sure all charges are dropped or reduced.

    Civil Protective Order Hearings and Violations

    If you have been charged with domestic violence, you will almost certainly have a 3-day protective order issued against you. After that, there will be a hearing to determine whether that protective order should be made permanent.

    Even under the initial "ex parte" protective order, you are not allowed to possess a firearm, and if the restraining order is made permanent, you will lose your right to carry a weapon for up to two years. Violation of a protective order is itself a criminal act.

    Mr. Chrisman can defend you at the preliminary protective order hearing, represent you if you need to petition to have the order overturned or changed, and defend you if you are accused of violating a protective order.

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