Criminal Defense

Fight Back Against Criminal Charges.

Charged with a crime? Have reason to believe you’re under investigation for a crime? If so, everything you hold dear is on the line. This includes your freedom, your rights, your livelihood and your personal reputation. Everything.

Who can you trust to take your defense as seriously as you do and fight for the result you deserve? In Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia, you can trust the lawyers at the CraigWilliams, PLC.

We’re Not Looking To Make A Deal.

When you’re facing a criminal conviction, we will settle for nothing less than the best possible outcome. Our reputation precedes us, and the prosecution knows we will be prepared to go to trial and fight in the courtroom. This helps us obtain the best possible offer as we consider the defense options available to you.

We have taken hundreds of cases to trial, including those involving criminal charges such as assault and battery, stealing and property crimes, drug offenses, and cybercrimes.

We’ll Fight For Your Right To Bear Arms

Any felony or domestic violence conviction in Virginia will result in the loss of your gun rights. The restoration of gun rights is a cumbersome process that cannot occur until your civil rights (voting rights, ability to hold office, etc.) have been restored. This is yet another reason we will go to the mat to protect you from a criminal conviction.


It’s a good question.


Let’s make one thing clear: There is no legal requirement that you hire a criminal defense attorney to handle your case. You have the right to handle your own defense or settle for the assistance of whatever public defender the court appoints for you.

“Okay. But Should I Have A Criminal Defense Attorney?”

Yes. If convicted, you could be facing penalties such as prison time, fines, a lifelong criminal record and its collateral consequences.


Practicing criminal law is difficult. Even attorneys can find themselves frustrated at the complexities of the process and the necessary procedures. If you face criminal charges, you have too much on the line to leave your defense in the hands of someone who is figuring it out as they go. You need a defense lawyer with extensive criminal defense experience.


On the other side of the case, the state will have an abundance of resources in prosecutors, law enforcement and investigators. You need someone with the resources to make sure your side of the story is heard.

Attorneys Unafraid To Fight

In Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia, that means the attorneys of the CraigWilliams, PLC. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal trials and are not afraid to fight the prosecution for the rightful outcome our clients deserve.

We defend against felony and misdemeanor charges, including violent crimes, theft, drug possession and internet crimes.

Give Yourself A Fighting Chance

Remember what Abraham Lincoln said: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client,” so don’t try to do it alone. You cannot afford anything less than the best defense of your rights. 

Here to Defend you, not judge you


When people hear about acts of violence they are often quick to judge. This is unfortunate, as anyone could conceivably find themselves in a situation where they must take action in order to protect themselves or a loved one. Good people can — and do — find themselves in bad situations.


If you find yourself facing criminal charges of a violent nature, it is crucial to make sure you have a strong defense attorney on your side. Failure to do so can result in you being convicted of a felony that results in prison time in addition to the collateral damage to your reputation and future livelihood.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting For Your Right To Defend Yourself

In Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia, you can turn to the proven lawyers of the CraigWilliams, PLC to fight for the fair outcome you deserve in your violent crimes case.

We are not afraid to fight to the end and the prosecution knows it. This allows us to obtain the best possible results for men and women facing violent crime charges related to things like:

  • Assault and battery
  • Unlawful wounding
  • Malicious wounding
  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Murder
  • Sexual assault

Our criminal law attorneys have excelled at obtaining results in self-defense cases, including in jury trials.

Protect Yourself From A Criminal Conviction

You can afford nothing less than the best defense available to you if you have been charged with a violent crime. Contact us today for a free consultation with a skilled criminal defense lawyer.


The bad news: Drug possession charges can ruin the rest of your life, harming your personal reputation, your livelihood and your freedom.


The good news: It doesn’t have to be that way if you have an attorney on your side committed to limiting your exposure to criminal penalties such as jail time, prison time, fines and a lifelong criminal record.

We’re Not Here To Judge

If you have been charged with drug possession, you won’t have to look very hard to find someone willing to cast judgment on you or throw stones from their glass house. At the CraigWilliams, PLC, you will only find two attorneys who will fight for your interests.


We understand that good people can find themselves in bad situations. Rather than judging you, we will fight to make sure you have the strong defense you deserve. The prosecution knows we will not settle for anything less than the best available outcome.


Our Central Virginia criminal defense attorneys mount a strong defense against possession charges involving drugs such as:

  • Marijuana

  • “Wax” (highly concentrated form of marijuana)

  • Prescription drugs

  • Heroin and opioids

  • Methamphetamine

  • Cocaine

  • Ecstasy

Whether you face charges under Virginia Code § 18.2-250.1 for marijuana possession or under §18.2-251 for another controlled substance, the consequences could be severe. Students arrested for possession could face expulsion or lose scholarships; professionals can lose their job and have their future prospects harmed by a criminal record.

Proven Drug Possession Defense Lawyers In Louisa County

Remember: It doesn’t have to be this way. To protect what matters most and keep a bad decision from affecting the rest of your life, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Fighting Back Against Theft & Larceny Charges


Charges involving theft and larceny can come with hefty penalties, including fines, jail time or even prison time. Perhaps just as — maybe even more — importantly, having a theft-related crime on your record can haunt you for the rest of your life as you seek employment opportunities and housing.

At the CraigWilliams, PLC, we’re not here to judge. We understand that good people occasionally do bad things or find themselves in a bad situation. One mistake should not define who you are for the rest of your life or limit your opportunity to provide for yourself and your family.


One call is all it takes to begin fighting back against damaging charges. Call 540-603-0405 now for a free consultation with a proven criminal defense lawyer.

Attorneys Who Will Fight For Your Rights

We defend people in Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia against felony and misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from accusations of:

  • Theft

  • Larceny

  • Burglary

  • Embezzlement

  • Fraud

  • Shoplifting

Prosecutors know that we’re lawyers unafraid to fight. We believe in building a strong defense and aggressively pursuing an outcome that is in the best interest of our clients. Our record of refusing less than stellar deals allows us to negotiate from a position of strength. When an agreement cannot be reached, our experience handling hundreds of trials allows us to fight on with confidence.

Protect What Matters Most

You don’t have to let a theft or larceny charge ruin the rest of your life. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney.


A lengthy prison sentence is one thing you have to worry about as you face charges for an internet-related crime. That’s scary enough, but you also need to think about the repercussions that would await you once you’ve served your time. Those repercussions last a lifetime.


A conviction for a cybercrime or computer crime will potentially lead to a lifelong registration and will leave you as a pariah in your community, limit your freedom of movement, and make it nearly impossible to find gainful employment.

Take Action To Protect Your Rights

The silver lining is that with the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer, it may not have to be that way for you. To request a discreet, confidential consultation, contact us online.

Our experienced criminal law attorneys defend against felony charges in Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia.