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THE DAVID MCCORMICK LAW GROUP
At the David McCormick Law Group, in our 17 years of service we have handled over 17,000 cases on behalf of our loyal clients. Our firm was founded in 1996, and throughout the years, our legal team has assisted the residents of Virginia Beach in a variety of legal matters. In addition to providing superior legal representation in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, our legal team is proud to assist clients with issues regarding traffic cases, criminal defense, divorce, as well as cases involving trusts and wills.
Due to the fact that our firm handles various legal matters, a large percentage of our clients use us for a variety of their legal needs. For example, we may handle a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a client, and we may later on assist the same client with their divorce. We frequently help returning clients with new and different legal issues that arise in their life, and our clients find comfort in the fact that they have previously built a strong working relationship with us that has already established mutual trust and respect.
NORFOLK CRIMINAL DEFENSE SERVICES
Have your or someone you love recently been arrested for a criminal offense in Norfolk or the surrounding areas? A criminal conviction is not a good thing, and can involve hefty fines, driver's license suspension, community service, incarceration, probation or parole, and a permanent criminal record. Our firm is proud to deliver outstanding criminal defense representation for all Virginia misdemeanor cases and felonies with the exclusion of rape and murder offenses. We take on cases involving DUI/DWI, theft crimes, drug crimes, assault and battery, juvenile crimes, domestic violence and others.
We take the time to carefully research every aspect of your case and search for any errors made by law enforcement such as a violation of your search and seizure rights or any other potential flaws in the investigation. Sometimes it's that one small detail that can suppress the evidence against you or get the charges against you dropped, and we are fully committed to helping you reach a favorable outcome in your criminal matter, no matter how serious the charges are.
REPRESENTATION IN TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Traffic offenses may seem minor, but their financial effects can be devastating on your wallet and in some cases a simple traffic ticket can lead to criminal consequences if it's ignored for too long. When you receive too many points on your driving record, it can lead to a suspended driver's license, fines, and skyrocketing insurance premiums. If you fail to seek representation and ultimately pay the fine, you are essentially admitting guilt. Many people don't realize that they can fight their traffic tickets and in many situations a traffic case can be successfully fought and won with the assistance of the right attorney. Our firm handles a variety of traffic offense matters including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving without insurance
DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW SERVICES
Unfortunately, approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. For this reason, we handle a substantial number of divorce cases on behalf of our clients. Divorce is well-known for being one of the most stressful experiences an adult will ever have to go through; therefore, we are entirely committed to protecting your rights under Virginia's laws of equitable distribution, as well as your rights to custody and visitation of your children (if any). We handle all aspects of divorce, and this includes legal separation, family and divorce counseling, property division, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, and settlement agreements. We respect your right to privacy and will handle your case skillfully and professionally throughout the entire process, all the while pursuing a favorable and desirable outcome on your behalf.
ESTATE PLANNING: TRUSTS & WILLS
When one works hard their entire life to build a family, a home, and an estate, it's vitally important that they take the necessary measures to protect the fruits of their labor. End of life planning is an integral part to building an estate and the only way that one can protect their hard-earned assets is to create a sound and legally enforceable estate plan. When one dies without a will or trust, it is referred to as dying intestate. When one dies without a will or trust, then state laws will govern how their estate is administered, which means assets may be distributed very differently than how the deceased would have intended.
Without a will to express one's final wishes, nobody would ever know what the deceased would have wanted. If something happens to you and you die without a will, the legal consequences can be disastrous, especially if you have a lot of assets. Instead of having control and deciding how your assets will be distributed amongst your heirs or your favorite charities, your assets will be divided according to state laws. The outcome can be quite different than you would have wanted, thus causing heirs to argue over the distribution of everything, right down to items of sentimental value, and no judge should decide upon who gets a family heirloom. We are glad to handle estate planning matters, whether they involve probate, wills, or trusts, and we would be honored to assist you in drafting a sound and legally enforceable will or trust.
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At the David McCormick Law Group, we have extensive experience assisting our clients in a variety of legal matters throughout Virginia Beach. No matter what legal issue you are currently facing, our friendly and dedicated staff is 100% dedicated to being your greatest advocate, delivering personalized representation and helping you achieve the outcome you so desire as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. We pride ourselves on having open communication with our clients and fully informing them on the law, the consequences of their actions, and how we can use the law to their greatest advantage. Client satisfaction comes first, find out why our clients keep coming back to us again and again, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our Virginia Beach attorneys; we look forward to hearing from you!