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Criminal Defense Attorney in Newport News, Virginia

If you are facing criminal charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer you can trust, that will defend your freedom. No matter what type of criminal charges you are facing in Newport News or Virginia Beach or surrounding areas, I can help you fight them. The sooner we meet in person, the faster I can get to work on your case. Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and scary because your very freedom is on the line. My goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for you in court. Call my office in either Newport News or Virginia Beach, VA today to set up a free consultation. I will review your case and see how I can help you.


Getting arrested for a DUI is life-altering for many drivers. I know you are afraid of the possible consequences, be it jail time, losing your license or steep increases in your car insurance. I can help you navigate every aspect of the legal process. I have been a criminal defense lawyer helping those charged with DUI for over 14 years. I will work tirelessly to come up with an exhaustive defense for your case.

If you have been charged with a DUI, I know it can feel like you have an enormous uphill battle in front of you. I want to help you navigate through the process. If there is video footage from the arrest, I will carefully review it to make sure the arrest report matches what actually happened. I will also review the reason for the traffic stop. I am well-versed in DUI defense strategy. I will be in your corner, fighting for your rights. If you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side to help you face DUI charges, call my office today in Newport News & Virginia Beach, VA.

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Being charged with a drug crime means you could be facing some very harsh penalties. Whether the charges are for prescription drugs or illegal substances, you will want to have a highly-skilled criminal defense lawyer by your side. There are quite a few factors that affect drug crime charges. Were you accused of possession or distributing? What type of controlled substances were documented in the charges? I will review each and every detail of the prosecution's case against you to come up with the best options for defense in Newport News & Virginia Beach, VA. I defend most types of drug crimes, such as:

  • Possession of a controlled substance

  • Manufacturing drugs

  • Drug trafficking

  • Possession with the intent to sell

  • Drug distribution

Don't wait to call me. The faster you secure legal counsel, the faster your defense attorney can start building your case. As a long-time criminal defense lawyer, I have defended hundreds of clients and I will always work hard to do my best for you.

A defense attorney on your side. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

(757) 300-5731

Call the Law Office of Patrick L. Bales if you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, or nearby cities.