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Virginia Criminal Lawyer & Defense Attorney David G. Parker

Virginia criminal lawyer in Richmond

Felony Defense

At David G. Parker Law, we understand that being charged with a felony offense can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. A felony conviction can result in a prison sentence, and all felony convictions act to remove your right to vote and to possess a firearm in Virginia. That’s why we provide aggressive and strategic defense representation to protect your rights and freedoms.

Former prosecutor and Virginia Criminal Lawyer David G. Parker, has the knowledge and skills necessary to defend against a wide range of felony charges, including but not limited to drug offenses, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and white-collar crimes. David will work tirelessly to protect your rights, build a strong defense strategy, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Misdemeanor Defense

Even minor criminal charges can have serious consequences that can impact your life for years to come. For example, some misdemeanor offenses require submitting a DNA sample to a state database upon conviction. If you’re facing misdemeanor charges, don’t leave your future to chance. At David G. Parker Law, we are dedicated to providing our clients a strong defense against a wide range of misdemeanor charges, including DUI, assault and battery, petit larceny, trespassing, and more.

Juvenile Criminal Matters

If you or your minor child has been charged with a crime, it’s important to seek legal representation from an experience Virginia criminal lawyer who understands the unique challenges of the juvenile criminal justice system. At David G. Parker Law, we defend juveniles against a wide range of criminal charges, including underage DUIs, drug offenses, sex offenses, larceny, and more. We’ll work to protect you or your child’s future and help you navigate the Virginia juvenile legal system.

Probation Violations

If you have been accused of violating your probation, David G. Parker Law can help. We will work to minimize the consequences of the violation, protect your rights, and help you avoid further legal trouble.


Having a criminal record, even if you weren’t convicted as charged, can have a serious impact on your life, possibly making it difficult to find employment or housing. If you’re eligible, expungement may be an option to clear your record. At David G. Parker Law, we understand the long-term impact a criminal record can have on your life, and will work to help you move forward with a clean slate when possible.

Asset Forfeitures 

Asset forfeiture is a civil action undertaken by law enforcement that might have an even bigger impact on your life than the associated criminal charge itself. At David G. Parker Law, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients in forfeiture proceedings, including seizures of money or of property related to drug offenses or other crimes. Trust a Virginia criminal to fight to protect your assets and ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the process.

Firearms Offenses

If you’re facing charges related to firearms, it’s critical to have an attorney who understands both the criminal justice system and the complexities of Virginia firearms laws. At David G. Parker Law, we have extensive experience with firearms-related charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while possessing drugs, illegal sales of firearms, reckless handling, and more.

Firearm Rights & Restoration 

If you’ve been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor offense, you may have lost your right to possess firearms. Similarly, if you’ve ever been to inpatient treatment for mental health recovery, you may also be ineligible to purchase, possess, or transport a firearm. However, under certain circumstances, it may be possible to restore your firearm rights. At David G. Parker Law, we can help you navigate the process of restoring your firearm rights.

Student Crimes / Honor Code Violations 

Facing criminal charges or an honor code violation as a student can have serious consequences on your academic career and your future. At David G. Parker Law, we understand the importance of student criminal defense and honor code proceedings, and we’ll work tirelessly to address any alleged violations.

Criminal Investigation Representation 

If you’re under investigation for a criminal offense, or have been subpoenaed to provide testimony, have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and ensure that the investigation is conducted lawfully. As a former prosecutor and law enforcement instructor, David can help you understand your best options to address potential criminal charges or investigations. Turn to David G. Parker, Virginia criminal lawyer, to help protect your rights during a criminal investigation.

Protective Orders / Violations

Protective orders and protective order violations can have a significant impact on your life. They can come with serious consequences, such as losing your residence, losing your firearm rights, and (in the case of violations) mandatory jail terms. Make sure that you have adequate representation when confronted with a protective order petition or an accusation of having violated a protective order.

David Parker is a Virginia Criminal Lawyer working to defend your rights in criminal cases such as misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile matters including, but not limited to:

  • Abduction (Va. Code § 18.2-47)
  • Abuse/Neglect of Child (Va. Code § 18.2-371.1)
  • Arson (Va. Code § 18.2-77)
  • ASAP Violations (Va. Code § 18.2-271.1)
  • Assault and Battery (Va. Code § 18.2-57)
  • Asset Forfeiture (Va. Code § 19.2-386.1 et seq.)
  • Bad Checks (Va. Code § 18.2-181)
  • Brandishing (Va. Code § 18.2-282)
  • Burglary / Breaking and Entering (Va. Code § 18.2-89)
  • Child Pornography (Va. Code § 18.2-374.1:1)
  • Cigarette Trafficking (Va. Code § 58.1-1009)
  • Computer Fraud (Va. Code § 18.2-152.3:1)
  • Concealed Weapon (Va. Code § 18.2-308)
  • Construction Fraud (Va. Code § 18.2-200.1)
  • Contributing (Va. Code § 18.2-371)
  • Credit Card Fraud (Va. Code § 18.2-195)
  • Credit Card Larceny (Va. Code § 18.2-192)
  • Destruction of Property / Vandalism (Va. Code § 18.2-137)
  • Disorderly Conduct (Va. Code § 18.2-415)
  • Domestic Assault and Battery (Va. Code § 18.2-57.2)
  • Driving Under the Influence (Va. Code § 18.2-266)
  • Drug Distribution (Va. Code § 18.2-248)
  • Drug Possession (Va. Code § 18.2-250)
  • Eluding (Va. Code § 46.2-817)
  • Embezzlement (Va. Code § 18.2-111)
  • Expungements (Va. Code § 19.2-392.2)
  • False Pretenses (Va. Code § 18.2-178)
  • False Statement on Firearm Consent Form (Va. Code § 18.2-308.2:2)
  • Firearm Restoration (Va. Code § 18.2-308.2:1)
  • Grand Larceny (Va. Code § 18.2-95)
  • Hit and Run (Va. Code § 46.2-894, 46.2-896)
  • Honor Code Violations 
  • Hunting violations
  • Malicious Wounding (Va. Code § 18.2-51)
  • Manslaughter (Va. Code § 18.2-35, 18.2-36, 18.2-36.1)
  • Murder/Homicide (Va. Code § 18.2-31, 18.2-32)
  • Obstruction (Va. Code § 18.2-460)
  • Petit Larceny (Va. Code § 18.2-96)
  • Prostitution (Va. Code § 18.2-346)
  • Protective Order Violations (Va. Code § 16.1-253.2)
  • Probation Violations (Va. Code § 19.2-306)
  • Rape (Va. Code § 18.2-61)
  • Reckless Driving (Va. Code § 46.2-852, 46.2-862)
  • Robbery (Va. Code § 18.2-58)
  • Sexual Battery (Va. Code § 18.2-67.4)
  • Shoplifting (Va. Code § 18.2-103)
  • Solicitation (Va. Code § 18.2-346)
  • Stalking (Va. Code § 18.2-60.3)
  • Strangulation (Va. Code § 18.2-51.6)
  • Trespassing (Va. Code § 18.2-119)
  • Welfare Fraud (Va. Code § 63.2-522)


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