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Robert Louis Wegman

Criminal defense Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

5.0   54 reviews
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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 21 years
    New York - NY 24 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    You name it, I've done it. Call now.

    27 years, 4,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    From the initial stop to the field sobriety test to the breath or blood test, Attorney Wegman will examine all aspects of the your DUI charge to ensure you get a full and fair trial.

    22 years, 350 cases

  3. Military law
    10%

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    5%

    16 years, 150 cases

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Recently negotiated settlement for $2.5 million

    21 years, 35 cases

YOU NEED MY 25+ YRS OF EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CORNER. FORMER JAG AND FEDERAL PROSECUTOR. CALL NOW.

Our Firm handles a variety of Criminal and Traffic law issues, including the following: 

- Felonies 

- Misdemeanors 

- Sentence Modifications 

- Bond Hearings 

- Probation Violation Hearings 

- Appeals 

- Criminal Records Expungement

- DUI / DWI; reckless driving, speeding

- Divorces

- Child Custody and Visitation

Mr. Wegman is an aggressive, hard-charging, honest, passionate and compassionate lawyer. Clients know that when their lives and freedom are at stake, they want him to exhaust every means to protect or preserve their rights. Mr. Wegman goes the "extra mile." 

Mr. Wegman has practiced law for over twenty years, mostly in the criminal law area. He has served as a JAG Officer, where he has handled hundreds of criminal and administrative cases, and he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, where he has prosecuted such cases as fraud, theft and sexual assault. 

Surprisingly, Mr. Wegman has witnessed how little attention people pay to their selection of attorneys. People often assume all attorneys will perform the same, so they tend to go with the person who gives them the best price, or who has the best name recognition, or has practiced in the geographic area the longest. But how much is your freedom worth? If you have been charged with an offense, it would greatly benefit you to arrange a consulation at no cost. 

The unfortunate reality is that one's choice of attorney often means the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. Everyone knows people who have paid their attorneys a lot of money and gotten little in return. No attorney can or should guarantee an outcome, and if he or she does -- run the other way. 

An attorney's zealous advocacy, negotiating skills, and raw passion make a tremendous difference in the nature and/or duration of any imposed punishment. Preparation and attention-to-detail are the hallmark of an effective attorney. Obviously, knowledge of the law is crucial. Mr. Wegman strives to be the best prepared attorney in the courtroom. 

Post-trial matters, such as appeals, sentence modifications and probation violation hearings can be equally important in maximizing one's personal freedom. The attorney you hire to represent you should know the courts, the judges, and prosecutors. Only then can you can you get a fair assessment of what you face in court. 

As basic as this sounds, Mr. Wegman will also return your phone calls in a timely manner and keep you completely apprised of your case. He is one of only a handful of attorneys who will give you his cell phone number and encourage you to call any time day or night for emergencies, or just because you need peace-of-mind.

Hiring a private investigator is often recommended to obtain evidence in whatever case you have.  Attorney Wegman has partnered with Diamondback Operations, LLC., a full-service investigating agency serving the Hampton Roads area, as well as the entire Commonwealth of VA.  If you need an investigator, call Diamondback Operations, LLC. today.  

 

 

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Location

The Law Office of Robert L. Wegman
392 Battlefield Blvd S.
Ste 202
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Robert Louis Wegman
Suite 202
392 Battlefield Boulevard, South
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
I had the pleasure of having Mr.Wegman as my court appointed lawyer for over a year and a half !! And I must say he is the best lawyer I've had in all my dealings with the court system.He fought , argued and was a monster in the courtroom .. I would HIGHLY recommended him for any type of criminal or civil case .. He's more than a lawyer fighting for his client ,he's a GREAT person ..
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Response from Robert Wegman April 11, 2019
I really appreciate your review. I know you never want to see me again. That’s understandable. Lol. But if you do, just know I’ll be here for you.
Posted by Charles | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI second with refusal
Rob represented me for DUI and other minor criminal charges in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. His knowledge of law was equally beneficial as his ability to research information that would help my case. He helped me feel calm and confident in the days that led up to the case which allowed me to go on with my life as normal until the hearing. That being said he was always very factual with me and never tried to sugar coat anything but still I knew hew would do his best because he always does. On the day of the hearing he has impressed me every time with how well known he was in both cities, and how well he was liked and also how prepared he was. DUI are typically tough cases and my record didn't make it easy on him. But regardless he has always helped me get the lesser sentence and dropped if at all possible. Never once have I left the courtroom thinking he should have done more. I am so appreciative to have met him and would never think of using anyone else. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Mia | November 1, 2022
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Best attorney in Chesapeake
In the past finding a great lawyer seemed almost like a hit or miss, however Once Meeting with Mr.wegman I was immediately greeted with great respect. He is definitely an attorney who takes a great pride in his work which can be hard to find. I’d Absolutely recommend to anyone in the area to consult with His office if you are in legal needs, you will NOT be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2022
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Divorce
Mr Wegman took my case and was not only thorough by speedy. The whole process was handled with compassion and consideration!
Response from Robert Wegman October 30, 2022
Thank you for your review. I‘m glad i could make that very difficult process a little bit easier for you.
Posted by Elizabeth | October 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Wegman
Mr. Wegman is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, but a compassionate one as well. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Anthony Elliott | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best lawyer you can have. A true friend Indeed.
He is by far the best lawyer I've ever had and We not only were lawyer and client but He became a trusted friend . God fearing and strong. Mr.Wegman is the one you want on your side when time are rough. He'll go to battle for you and won't leave your side... .
Posted by Bill | October 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Legal
Attorney Wegmans does exactly what he says. Great man as well. I highly recommend him. That for your service.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Thorough Attorney
He was great, he walked me through the different possible outcomes of the case. He was patient and kind. I live over 8 hours away and because of Covid and the restrictions between states at the time he was able to arrange so I didn’t have to travel there.
Posted by Barbara | September 29, 2021
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Attorney
Mr Wegman was very compassionate and helpful with my estate planning. He originally helped me with this years ago but my circumstances had changed he helped me through the process again.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy, even better lawyer
Robert did an outstanding job representing me and I was able to walk away with no points on my record.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Was an awesome Lawyer and did his job Great! Would recommend him for anything
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
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Great attorney
I was faced with a couple of charges that could have potentially ruined my career. Mr. Wegman talked with the accusing party and was able to work out a deal that left them feeling satisfied and will eventually lead to me having all charges dropped. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by Holly | July 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fights for you
He was very informative he has strong argumentative skills and really fights for you ..a amazing laywer my first choice to hire
Posted by Natalia | April 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DISMISSED
I cannot thank Robert Louis Wegman enough. He is an outstanding professional in his field. It was my first serious ticket. And I was worried to lose my job. Mr. Wegman led me confidently through the process. And therefore I was confident and calm as well. He has done everything he said he would do. Also gave some relevant advices. And made the court day a lot more pleasant than I expected. My ticket was dismissed!!! Mr. Wegman has a big heart. And also great skills and love for what he does and helping. I saw people coming up to him in a court room asking to be their lawyer. He was effective and professional and led great conversation with police officer and judge. I am very grateful I chose Mr. Wegman. Thank you so much for what you do.
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Posted by Ashley | January 11, 2021
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He is the best!
Mr. Wegman has helped me with my charge for 5 months. He spoke with other parties and explained the process in detail. I could not have done it without him! He is helping me to have a clean record and for that I am forever appreciative.
Posted by Leigh Anne | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Mr. Wegman is not only very professional but he actually cares about the people that have put their faith in him. He promptly returns phone calls and he definitely goes the extra mile to ensure that you are well taken care of. I will only use Robert Wegman for any future legal needs.
Posted by El | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Robert was able to get my reckless driving ticket reduced to “improper driving” by discussing it with the officer prior to my court date. He knows many of the Chesapeake police officers.
Response from Robert Wegman April 11, 2019
Thank you for the kind review.
Posted by Matthew | February 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the 757
My wife and I used Mr.Wegman and he was just awesome from the moment we first sat down with him. My wife was facing 11 felonies and Mr. Wegman got her charges reduced to 1 misdemeanor. We couldn't of been happier with how he represented her. For myself I was serving a 90 day sentence in jail and had a severe medical condition develop. Mr. Wegman video chatted with me multiple times, communicated with my family, and got me a medical furlough to get my surgeries. Also got me extensions on my furlough to finish my treatments. He's truly a life saver. He gave us his personal cell number and answered all calls/text any hour any day of the week. He treated us like family not just like a client/customer. He's a great lawyer and a great person. Hopefully I will never need to hire an attorney again but if I did it would only be Robert Wegman. Honestly the best at what he does and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a top class attorney. THANKS AGAIN MR. WEGMAN.
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Response from Robert Wegman April 11, 2019
Thank you for your thoughtful comments.
Posted by Annie P | December 5, 2018
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A WINNER EVERYTIME
Unfortunately for me, I have had to hire an attorney multiple times for my teenager. Fortunately for me, I hired Robert Wegman. Everytime we won the case! That is not luck, just plain old skill. Mr. Wegman and his staff were professional, friendly, nonjudgmental, and knowledgeable. Never did we feel alone in our legal battle. In fact, I would say the practice when above and beyond. I hope to never need legal criminal help again but if I do, I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Wegman again. He saved my child from a year in jail. It was a drug charge and Mr. Wegman knew what he was doing to get us the best outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Wegman for criminal, drug charges and think hands down he is the best! Annie P. Chesapeake, VA.
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Response from Robert Wegman April 11, 2019
I really appreciate the review. I try.
Posted by Daniel | July 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Wegman is Great!
Mr. Wegman came highly recommended from my colleagues in the Coast Guard. He did not disappoint! He took the time to become familiar with everything I provided about my reckless driving charge. He prepared for the case and we talked at length about my testimony on the morning of trial. He did a detailed interview of the State Trooper and laid the groundwork for my defense. He conducted the bench trial flawlessly and made an argument that the judge really liked. He won my case easily and I was found "not guilty"! I know he did a great job because I am a practicing lawyer too.
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Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • The Law Office of Robert L. Wegman, PLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Williams Mullen
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Paul Hastings Janofksy & Walker, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Trial Counsel
  • US Coast Guard Jag Corps
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • US Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 1998 - 2000
  • JAG
  • US Navy Jag (NLSO MidLant)
  • 1997 - 1998
  • JAG
  • US Coast Guard Jag Corps
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Article 32 Investigating Officer
  • US Navy JAGC
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Naval Justice School
  • Law Specialist
  • 1996
  • Atlantic Christian College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of Firearm by Felon
  • Not Guilty
  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
  • Case dismissed with minimal fines

Associations

  • Legal Alliance to Stop Geoengineering
  • Team Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • ARAG
  • Network Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Excellence in Legal Writing and Research
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1994
  • Notes and Comments Editor
  • New York Law School Law Review
  • 1992
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Publications

  • West Legalworks
  • Journal of Environmental Law & Practice (West), 1998-2000 New York State Environmental Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Playgroup
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Chesapeake Law Day
  • General Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a very skilled trial lawyer who I have seen many times. He will give his clients the personal attention they deserve and will work hard to fully represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I was fortunate to serve with Rob in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a gifted trial lawyer who can go toe-to-toe with the best. I highly recommend Rob."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your future is on the line, don't hesitate to call Robert. He has the experience to get the job done. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is very passionate about the law. His knowledge of the law and commitment to his clients are outstanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've referred clients to Robert in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent DUI attorney. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Rob for 14 years and had the pleasure of working with him on active duty as a judge advocate in the U.S. Coast Guard. Rob worked tirelessly as a military defense attorney for each client, and I know him to be one of the finest lawyers in the State of Virginia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Wegman, a legal colleague and also brother of a Naval officer with whom I have been a friend and colleague, is a consummate practitioner in the criminal defense arena, as well as the other areas of law which he practices. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and applies his experience and expertise to reaching the most favorable outcome for his clients. I would trust him to handle any legal matters I might have in Virginia, and from another attorney, that is pretty much the highest endorsement one can give."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a great lawyer and an even better person. I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob and I practiced law together at a large firm prior to his kicking off his own law firm. He has extensive knowledge regarding military and other matters, fostered by his strong military background. He fights hard on behalf of his clients."
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