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Caroline Ayres

Criminal defense Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 31 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 32 years
    Delaware - DE 38 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1993
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Suspended - Discipline Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1985
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2002

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details

About Caroline

Learn Caroline’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Attorney Ayres defends clients who were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For aggressive representation, call today.

  3. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Ayres can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.


Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense Law
Traffic Violations
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Litigation and Appeals
Personal Injury
Administrative Law
Business Law
Entertainment and Sports Law
Education Law

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
Mary Washington College/University of Virginia, Fredericksburg/ Charlottesville, Virginia

Bar Admission:

Identity Theft 2002, Neumann College
Adjunct Law Professor, Widener School of Law, 1995 - 1997
Adjunct Professor, University of Delaware, 1994 - 1995
Adjunct Professor, Goldey Beacom College, 1993 - 1994

Honors and Awards:
Who's Who in American Law
Governor's School for the Gifted
Graduate Honors Scholarship Program at Virginia Polytechnical Institute
Veteran's Administration Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions
Institute of Legal Studies and Career Development, LLC, Founder, Instructor, 2004 - 2006
District Court for Caroline County, MD, Commissioner Judge, 2002 - 2003
Cecil County, MD, Panel Public Defender, 2002
Baltimore, MD, Assistant State's Attorney, 2001 - 2002
Caroline Ayres, Attorney at Law, Assistant State's Attorney, 1993 - 2001
WDEL/1150 A.M., Wilmington, Delaware, Legal Commentator - Law and Order Radio Show, 1993 - 2000
Jacobs and Crumplar, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1988 - 1993
New Castle, Delaware, Assistant County Attorney, 1987 - 1988
Delaware Department Of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, 1985
Former U.S. Senator Charles Percy, Legislative Assistant, 1982 - 1985
U.S. Judiciary Committee, Legislative Assistant, 1981 - 198


The Law Offices of Caroline Ayres
2029 Woodbrook Ct
Charlottesville, VA, 22901


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Results
I was charged with Misdemeanor Reckless Driving via speed, which is a very serious charge in VA. Ms. Ayers was able to get the charge reduced and I ended up with a minor fine. She was very honest and forthright during the process and obtained a result much better than I had hoped for. I would highly recommend her and would definitely hire her again.
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Posted by Adam | April 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Very upfront and honest. Handled a traffic case and got an outstanding outcome. Would hire again.


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Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in DC, 2008
updated on 07/19/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in District of Columbia Bar.

Suspension issued in DE, 2002
updated on 06/27/2012

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Commissioner Judge
  • District Court Of Maryland
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Panel Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender Maryland
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Caroline Ayres, Attorney At Law
  • 1993 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Jacobs and Crumlar, P.A.
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • New Castle County
  • 1985 - 1985
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Delaware Attorney General
  • 1985 - 1986
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Mary Washington
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A

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Charlottesville Criminal defense Lawyer Caroline Ayres
Caroline Ayres
Criminal defense Attorney
Charlottesville, VA
Licensed for 38 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details