Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney/
Former Prosecutor & JMU Law Instructor
Anyone facing criminal charges needs an experienced attorney. It is important to hire an attorney with a full and detailed knowledge of the law. Your attorney must have successful trial experience, including successful jury trial experience. Results matter. A criminal defense attorney must be a skilled negotiator as most cases do not ultimately go to trial. Inevitably, your case may go to trial; therefore you must choose an attorney who knows how to win your case.
Experience from Both Sides of the Criminal Justice System
As a former prosecutor, Aaron W. Graves, Esq., gained valuable experience thus enabling him to anticipate prosecution tactics. Additionally, Mr. Graves taught Criminal Justice at James Madison University for 5 years. He will prepare your case, answer your questions, and provide professional legal advice.
As the job market has become highly competitive, it is important to preserve a clean record as even charges that were dismissed still appear on one’s record in Virginia. A successful expungement makes each law enforcement and judicial agency destroy the record of your criminal charge(s).
Admitted: 1998, Virginia; 2004 U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Law School: Quinnipiac University, J.D.
Member: Harrisonburg/Rockingham, Virginia and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar
Born: Kassel, Germany