I am a criminal defense and domestic relations lawyer practicing throughout Virginia, but predominantly in the Hampton Roads area.
If you are charged with a crime, or if you are a man facing divorce, you need an attorney.
Having had divorced parents as a child, I understand the need for a father to fight for as much custody and visitation as possible in Virginia's system. I have fought for custody for fathers, and I have won. I have fought against spousal support payments and I have fought to protect assets such as retirement accounts, military retirement, homes, and personal property, and I have won.
With experience defending clients charged with offenses ranging from reckless driving to violent felonies such as malicious wounding, rape, sexual offenses against children and child pornography, and more, I bring the experience you need to reach the result you want in any criminal case.
Contact me today.
Hourly ($250-290/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2011||03/11/2014|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honors in the Major||George Mason University||2008|
|Senior Litigation Attorney||Swango Law, PC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Swango Law, P.C.||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney and Owner||The Pettrey Law Office, PLC||2011 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office||2010 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||Federal Public Defender||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Chesapeake DUI 3rd||Case Dismissed|
|Credit Card Theft Felony||Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor|
|Virginia Beach Felony Assault on Police Officer||Reduced to misdemeanor.|
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|The Champion||Reckless Driving Defense to DUI||2013|
|The Champion||Virginia Myths: The Right to Preliminary Hearing and Nolle Pros||2012|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|George Mason University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2008|
|Upper Class Competition||Criminal Law and Litigation||2012|