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Shawn Michael Cline

Criminal defense Attorney at Hampton, VA

4.5   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
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Get in touch with a criminal defense attorney now. Our Virginia Beach and Hampton offices are available at your convenience. Facing charges for a DUI? Arrested for assault, drug charges, theft, or any other crime? Need an attorney who can boldly represent you for expungement? Look no further than the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC. As a former JAG and graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, he understands legal representation like very few do. Don't assume saying guilty is the only way out. Let our legal team evaluate your case for free. Call us at right away.

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Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC
38 Wine Street
Hampton, VA, 23669
Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC
4445 Corporation Ln
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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Thank you
Mr. Cline is a true professional. He and his office conducted themselves with dignity, integrity, and a desire to help. I truly appreciate all the work they put in for me. I highly recommend.
Posted by Antonio | November 28, 2021
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Found Not Guilty
I was charged with some very serious sex crimes that I did not commit. Mr. Cline successfully argued my case and got my charged dismissed. I'm very grateful because without him I could have spent the rest of my life in prison. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
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Very Good / Very Professional
Extremely pleased with the work Mr. Cline performed for me. I was successful in my pleading.
Posted by Virginia | February 2, 2020
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Great job!
I recently retained the services of Shawn Cline to represent me in traffic court and found him to be very personable, knowledgeable and professional. I am very pleased with the positive outcome of this experience and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable legal expert.
Posted by Mario | November 22, 2019
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If you're looking for a attorney to fight for you!!
My name if Mario, I was found not guilty of bogus disorderly conduct charge and I was to share my story. I was looking for an attorney that is aggressive and knew how to fight for me against two aggressive individuals acting under the color of law. I found Atty. Shawn Cline, he represented me against a bogus charge filed by an aggressive Detective of Hampton VA Medical Center who was acting under the color of law, and a partial to this Detective and an unjust City of Hampton Magistrate Officer who was also aggressive and send me to jail. I stood there and watch him work his magic, and at one-point motion the Judge to stop this Detective and a witness from having a conference. This witness already had their chance to speak freely about the event. This person walks back in the court room to have a conference with this Detective and he immediately put a stop to it. The money spent for Atty. Cline to fight for me was worth every single penny. I believe God sent me to him because he practically saved my life!!!! I personally want to thank him and his team!!!
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Posted by Lauren | April 18, 2019
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Professional and Knowledgeable - Thank you!
Mr.Cline's legal counsel and professionalism go beyond expectation; he is timely and consistently easy to communicate with. Mr.Cline advised and provided options based on legal precedent while displaying care and compassion. Showing such a great deal of care and compassion while explaining where one stands in reference to the law is not always easy, and is something not commonly found among most attorneys. Mr.Cline's honesty and integrity has made him not only well-respected by his clients, but by courts in multiple cities. I would most definitely recommend Mr.Cline to anyone that requires legal representation!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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The Man
Me.Cline provided excellent service for me, he did his very best to make sure that my chargers and outcome was at its lowest and I was offered 1st offenders which will allow my charge to be dismissed in 6 months instead of having this conviction on my record. He’s a awesome lawyer and affordable; and would hire him again in the future if needed.
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Posted by Henry | May 31, 2018
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Clearly one of the best of the best in Hampton Roads!
Attorney Cline is top notch and well worth the investment. His responsiveness and interaction was personable, direct, firm and caring. He not only ensured the outcome we desired, but more importantly, his handling of and coordination with the Commonwealth attorney eliminated the emotional distress associated with our case. My family will forever be thankful we found his services and will use him again if ever required.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
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Saved my life
In my dealings with Mr. Cline he was professional and showed interest in my case from the very first meeting. He showed me: compassion, respect, and dignity. He was well-prepared, well spoken, and knew the law like it was his first name. Mr. Cline was honest and truly cared about my case and said I was wronged by the city of Norfolk and proved it in court! Mr. Cline saved my life by ensuring I could this ordeal could be expunged from my record and followed through. If you are ever in ANY form of trouble, I recommend that you hire Mr. Cline.
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Posted by Stephen | October 18, 2016
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He's the best of the best!
Mr. Cline has represented me more than once. However, all have resulted in my favor! If you're looking to get the results you want in your situation, I highly recommend Mr. Cline. I have never left his office or hung up the phone not feeling confident in my situation. He is here for you! He's most certainly been there for me and has done whatever he is able to do for me when needed. Thank you, once again Shawn!
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
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Professional and Complete
Mr. Cline's office staff was easy to reach and made sure everything was taken care of very quickly. Also, he was easy to get in contact with and is a very patient professional. He covered all the bases for a Restoration of Rights case and made the process fast and effortless. I would recommend Mr. Cline to anyone, the absolute best lawyer I have ever dealt with!
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
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Honest, Fair, Reliable!
Mr. Cline was extremely helpful with my case. I was facing a felony charge and he was able to get it dismissed. No criminal conviction! All i have to do now is have the arrest expunged and my record will be completely clean! He saved my career and the ability for me to provide for my family! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
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Saved my career!!
Mr. Cline was extremely affordable and helpful with my case. It was my first time getting in any trouble but he made the outcome extremely favorable. I faced a felony charge which reduced to a misdemeanor. When we arrived to court, he talked to the prosecutor to get my sentence deferred because I had no prior history. No criminal conviction! I told Mr. Cline what I needed and he delivered! He not only saved my record, but my career and future!!! I would highly recommend him to any first time offender and anyone who needs help!
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Posted by Betsy | July 29, 2016
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Very Genuine and Professional
Mr Cline represented me on a speeding ticket case in my absence and he made an exceptional turn in my case. He took the time to explain my case to me and kept me informed all the way and delivered exactly the victory he assured me. So I am very grateful for what he and his office staff did for me.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2016
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An Excellent lawyer
Mr Cline is anot extremely knowledgeable lawyer who actually cares about the cases he is representing. He represented me in an Assault and Battery and violation of good behavior and I was extremely pleased with his representation of my case. More importantly, I realized he actually cared about the outcome and he made sure I got the decision I was looking for. He was always up front and it was refreshing to speak with a lawyer who didn't didn't give open ended answers, left the outcome of my case a mystery or simply left things up to chance in court. He was always at the top of his business and we'll prepared. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
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Thank Goodness for Shawn!
He's sharp and tenacious, and had my charges suspended in exchange for two years of good behavior (easy for me, was never in trouble before). Shawn communicates exceptionally well, has a network of associates in the right places, and seeks justice, not the revenge that the "justice" system can pursue. He saved my military career and life from destruction. Eternal thanks to Mr.Cline and his staff!
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Posted by Brian | July 6, 2016
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Firearms rights restored
Hired Shawn to get my firearms rights restored which he did promptly. Then when I was denied for a concealed carry permit, he stepped in, appealed and with no fuss or wait, got that too. Very good lawyer!
Posted by Eric | June 19, 2016
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Money well spent....
I was facing up to 10 years plus. Mr.Cline with his legal expertise, was able to have the charges suspended on good behavior. I highly recommend this lawyer. His communication skills are excellent and he seeks out that justice is served. Whether he knows it or not he saved my life and my career. Much thanks to Mr.Cline and the staff at his firm.
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Posted by Jeff | May 17, 2016
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Reckless driving ticket
Mr. Cline represented me for a reckless driving ticket. It was my first time ever going to court and he was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, flexible, and helpful. He was able to get a reckless driving ticket, that I didn't not think would get lowered, to a improper driving and 200$ fine. His price was great compared to any other lawyer in the area. Has my highest recommendation. If you're looking for a AMAZING lawyer, look no further! Hire Mr. Cline!
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Posted by Christopher | March 29, 2016
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Very professional and knowledgeable
I hired Mr. Cline for a reckless driving citation. I called his office and his assistant took my information and he returned my call right away. I explained my situation and he promptly told me what I needed to do before our court date. I did have questions after speaking with me. I called his office and his assistant was very helpful, and the questions she could it answer she promised me a call from Mr. Cline within a time frame and he promptly returned my call to answer my questions. The day of court I met him before our scheduled court time and we briefly went over the details of how the court proceedings were going to go. We went before the judge and we pleaded our case, which was dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. Cline for representation because he is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CLIENT CHARGED WITH DUI
  • NOT GUILTY
  • ASSAULT
  • charges dropped
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
  • not convinced

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Shawn
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cline is a knowledgeable and proficient criminal defense attorney. His expertise and courtroom presence place him above his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cline is as trustworthy as he is professional. An excellent lawyer that is good with people, he is a great advocate for his clients. His military experience is certainly an asset to him. I definitely endorse Shawn Cline."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is an excellent attorney in so many areas. He is my go-to attorney for any questions I have on military law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is passionate about getting the best outcome for his clients. He is knowledgeable, articulate and always prepared to vigorously defend his clients rights and interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shawn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is very successful with his DUI practice. In the last month he has had at least two full acquittals that I know about. He is prepared, he knows the law, he has great trial skills and he cares about his clients. You will be very well represented if you hire Shawn."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is an exceptional attorney who attains outstanding results for his clients. I routinely refer clients to him because I know they will be well-represented."
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Hampton Criminal defense Lawyer Shawn Michael Cline
Shawn Michael Cline
Criminal defense Attorney
Hampton, VA
Licensed for 21 years
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