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Biography - Criminal Defense, DUI & Traffic Attorney

A “double Hoo” graduate of the University of Virginia, (1993 CLASS, 1996 LAW); Charlottesville attorney André Hakes has 17+ years experience as a practicing attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Ms. Hakes is a partner at the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes, handling criminal defense and civil litigation cases. To the art and science of criminal defense, Ms. Hakes bring prosecutorial and police educator experience, and a long, successful track record defending clients on murder, sex crimes, drug charges, DUI, embezzlement, assault, and many other criminal allegations. Ms. Hakes has a reputation for "out-working" her opponents in preparing for trials.


Ms. Hakes practices regularly in Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange, and travels outside those jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis. Señora Hakes habla español, y frecuentemente asiste personas quienes no hablan ingles.


Please contact Ms. Hakes if you need an attorney on your side. She has a deep understanding of the tactics used by police to get people to talk.


Immediate Tip: What to do if the police asked you to come down to the station and just talk with them?


Do not speak with the police until you have an attorney. Miranda rights don't apply until you are actually in custody or arrested. To avoid them, the police "ask" you to come down to the station "voluntarily" to "clear things up." They put you in a little room with hidden cameras and microphones, where you are being videotaped without your knowing it. They use psychological interrogation techniques to get you to say things that may hurt you later in court. They are allowed to lie to you. You are not allowed to lie to them. How do you protect yourself? Don't talk. Call us right away.


Local Headlines from several of Ms. Hakes' Criminal Defense Cases

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]


  • FREE MAN: Morris avoids 2nd murder trial - The Hook, August 27, 2009

  • Unenforceable: Unshoveled sidewalk cases thrown out - The Hook, March 16, 2010

  • Man found innocent of embezzling from Little League - Daily Progress, May 6, 2010

  • Harris found not guilty in murder case - Daily Progress, November 29, 2012


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

307 West Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA

Lake Monticello Office

Jefferson Centre, Suite 111
265 Turkey Sag Trail
Palmyra, VA, 22963



VAAuthorized to practice law199603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Favorite Law FirmDaily Progress2013
Best of Law FirmC-Ville2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense PartnerTucker Griffin Barnes P.C.2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996