If you're accused of a crime, it can be confusing and difficult to face, but know that you do not have to face it alone. Our attorneys have the know-how, experience, and drive to give you the aggressive and assertive defense that you deserve.
At Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC, we understand what you are going through. The thought of losing your freedom, your career & even a family results in stress. Rest assured, our law firm will strive to achieve the best outcome for your case.
When contacting us, you will work with a proven criminal defense law firm that will always keep you informed of your options so you can make the best decisions for your future. We know you have questions, so call us for the answers.
We Have Offices in Stafford & Fredericksburg, VA
From our offices in Stafford and Fredericksburg, our attorneys represent criminal, family & military matters throughout Virginia. We will personally meet with you to let you know what needs to happen to protect your rights. Here is a quick overview of some of the areas Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC can help within criminal defense.
Assault - An assault charge, or physically harming another person potentially leads to unwanted consequences in Virginia. We understand incidents happen they may result in an assault charge against you and we are here to assist. We can also answer any questions regarding sexual assault or statutory rape charges.
Drug Charges - Charged with a drug crime in Virginia? Call Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC today. Arrested for possession, distribution, manufacturing, conspiracy, paraphernalia, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs or any other type of drug? We understand Virginia law associated with drug charges.
Reckless Driving - Have you been charged with reckless driving in Virginia? If so, you need to take this charge seriously as it is a crime that could end up on your permanent driving record. It is important you contact us today as our law firm has extensive experience defending person's charged with reckless driving in Virginia.
Traffic Violations - Both speeding convictions and other traffic offenses in Virginia may lead to the suspension or denial of driving privileges for both for VA residents and out-of-state drivers and an increase in insurance premiums.
DUI/DWI - Our lawyers can answer your DUI questions including those that involve penalties associated with a DUI in Virginia, breathalyzers, blood test concerns and more.
Theft - Theft is the unlawful taking of someone else's property. Theft charges can take many forms, ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges and Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC handles all of them including shoplifting, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, forgery, possession of stolen property, identity theft, embezzlement, auto theft, carjacking, credit card theft, electronic theft, petty theft, grand theft and more.
White Collar Crimes - A wide range of white collar crimes happen daily right here in Virginia, some more common than others. A few examples include tax fraud, insider trading, bribery, embezzlement, money laundering, ID theft, credit card theft and more. Many of these are considered small scale white collar crimes, but others are more serious where it ends up affecting the lives of many people such as investment fraud.
Gun Crimes - Gun or firearm charges come in many different forms and can be brought against you by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Government. Some of these weapons-related offenses include failing to register a firearm, possessing a firearm while on parole, removing or altering a serial number, using or displaying a firearm when committing a felony, hunting with firearms while intoxicated, allowing children to access your firearms, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, receiving a stolen firearm, carrying a loaded gun where prohibited and general reckless handling of firearms.
At Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC, criminal law is not the only area of which we can help. We also regularly work with clients throughout Northern Virginia with family legal issues. Family matters like divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support or alimony, adoption, prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements, protective or restraining orders and name change orders are all welcome at our office. When you work with our attorneys, you will learn Virginia law as it relates to your personal family matter.
Most who work with a family law attorney usually feel something has gone terribly wrong in their family. This is not always the case. Situations such as name changes and prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements are simple matters affecting a relationship. In addition, we often help families with adoption where they are welcoming a new child into their home.
When you, your children or family's well-being is at stake, you want a lawyer who will put forth the effort necessary in understanding and obtaining your individual goals. When you work with us, we will tailor our legal representation around the unique circumstances of your case.
Throughout Virginia, our firm is recognized for the level of superior legal services we provide in Virginia family law matters. We take an assertive, compassionate approach to working with clients - addressing the immediate and long-term issues that our clients face. We understand that family law is a deeply emotional area of law. By putting over 20 years of experience behind your legal needs, we can provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.
A serious accident or injury can leave you out of work or unable to care for your children. If that injury is permanent, you may need a lifetime of care and medical assistance. Whether you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in an accident, it is important to remember that you have rights. We are experienced in providing strategic and aggressive advocacy focused on your immediate and long-term interests. In and out of court, we provide the counsel and support you need to get results.
Insurance companies do not want to settle, meaning more and more cases are going to trial. When you have your day in court, make sure your attorney is prepared to get results.
If you are charged with a military criminal offense in Virginia or need assistance with a family-related legal matter, you need somebody who's going to go to civilian court with your military career in mind. Most civilian lawyers lack the experience of military life, chain-of-command and military procedure. Anthony Williams & Eric Stone both served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years & understand military law. Experience which Mr. Williams & Mr. Stone possess is hard to find.
Courts martial lay it all on the line: your career, your freedom, your life. We can defend you, we can mount an appeal. Mr. Williams & Mr. Stone participated in hundreds of trials over their careers in the military. At Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC, we know how the system works.
If you're an officer whose conduct has been called into question, you know that a Board of Inquiry hearing can do serious long-term damage to your military career, your military pension and your civilian employment prospects. We have extensive experience in this area.
Being called up by your commanding officer for minor offenses is no joking matter. Not only can the end of a nonjudicial hearing be the start of punishment dictated by your CO, it can also begin an action to administratively separate you from the military. A military law attorney can keep your career from taking a nosedive.
We service all military matters within Virginia, including Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Lee, Fort Eustis, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Belvoir, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Station Oceana & Langley Air Force Base. Here is an overview of some of the areas of military law of which we can assist:
Administrative Separation - There are situations where your contract can end early due to disciplinary action against you, commonly referred to as administrative separation. We provide effective representation in administrative hearings regarding failure to progress in training, mental or physical disorders, hardships (including family difficulties), and failure to rehabilitate in a drug or alcohol program.
Board of Inquiry - A board of inquiry is an administrative process established to determine whether an officer's misconduct or non-performance of duty warrants administrative separation.
Article 32 - An Article 32 investigation determines whether charges will be dismissed or proceed to a court martial or administrative separations board. If you have received notification that you are the subject of a command investigation or Article 32 investigation, contact our law office now.
Court Martial - We’ve successfully defended service members in court martial from dozens of unique charges. Some of the most common charges include sex crimes, violent crimes, larceny, drug crimes, sexual assault, desertions, AWOL & administrative separations.
You need an experienced military lawyer to tell your story to the Administrative Separation Board. Whether you've been accused of insubordination, drug abuse, poor duty performance or criminal conduct under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), we can speak for you.
If you think your military record is erroneous, you can apply for a change using form DD149 and filing with the military board for your branch of service. That's just the beginning, however. A military lawyer can prepare your case.