Criminal Law Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Richmond, Virginia

When you are charged with a criminal offense, it is a stressful life event. That does not mean you are guilty or that the government can prove a case against you. Whether you are innocent, were at the wrong place at the wrong time or just made a bad mistake, there is no time to waste. Many of these charges could impact the rest of your life. That is why it is important to contact the Richmond, VA criminal defense attorney, Matthew Mikula, at Gilliam Law Group.

When you contact Gilliam Law Group, we understand that now is the time to act.  It is our job to protect your rights and ensure that your case is determined off of facts and the law. We immediately start to prepare and review the details of your case. We understand the criminal process and can build a defense on your behalf.

Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience and have worked with clients in many criminal cases, including, but not limited to:


If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you could face heavy fines, jail time, community service, or more if convicted.

Traffic Violations

Although you may not think that your violation is major, you could face the loss of your license and/or fines. More often than not, a traffic conviction results in many hundreds if not thousands of dollars in additional insurance premium costs. However, you may have other options than just paying your fine.

Violent Crimes

Some of the most serious criminal charges are punishable by extensive prison sentences. Our experience with pretrial motions and jury/bench trials improves your chances when your court date arrives.

Drug Crimes

There are various laws in Virginia pertaining to drugs. Our attorneys are experts in the various statutory and constitutional defenses that apply to possession and distribution type cases. Convictions for drug offense can range from nothing more than a fine to life in prison. If convicted, the government can also seize property affiliated with the drug activity.

Sex Offenses

Sexual offenses are very serious, and it is imperative for you to contact an attorney that understands the sensitive nature of the crime.

Juvenile Defense

If your child is facing a criminal charge, their entire future is being put at risk.  Sometimes juvenile offenders can be tried as adults and can face jail or prison time. Our attorneys work with your child as well as the court system for an outcome that does not limit their future possibilities.