If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Virginia Beach or anywhere else in Hampton Roads, you've come to the right place. If you feel intimidated or have never dealt with an attorney before, stop worrying! Our guiding principle is to treat our clients like we would treat members of our own family. We know it's stressful to be dealing with the court system, but you don't need to feel alone. We've devoted our entire careers to helping good people get out of bad situations. The truth is that not many attorneys in the area have handled the number and variety of criminal cases we have. But don't take our word for it. We proudly display our case results and actual transcripts from our cases on this website. No matter if you're charged with a serious felony, DUI, domestic assault or anything else, we're here to take the stress off of you. Let's get to work on this together.

Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

WESTENDORF & KHALAF

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

Experience With Every Possible Criminal Charge

No Matter The Charge, We Can Help

Over 20 years Of Experience Getting Real Results

We Handle Every Possible Kind Of Criminal Case

Taite Westendorf Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

OUR TEAM

WHEN YOU HIRE US, YOU GET TWO EXPERIENCED VIRGINIA BEACH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN YOUR CORNER FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER FIRMS IS THAT WE WILL NEVER TRY TO CONVINCE YOU TO TAKE A DEAL OR ASK FOR MORE MONEY TO GO TO TRIAL. THE ONLY THING THAT WE CARE ABOUT IS GETTING OUR CLIENTS THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME. WHEN YOUR CASE CALLS FOR AGGRESSION, UNLIKE MANY, WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO ACTUALLY BACK IT UP.

Bassel Khalaf Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

LOCAL EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

We both live in Virginia Beach. We've both settled down and raised families here. We were both long time public defenders defending clients every day in the Virginia Beach courts. This is our home and that's why we're committed to helping people in our area.

Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers

OUR GUARANTEES

Honesty. Integrity. Compassion.

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You Will Get Total Honesty

Some attorneys tell every potential client that they have a great case in order to get their money.  We're different. We believe in providing a 100% honest assessment of your case even when it's difficult to hear. Our approach works, and we have the case results to back it up.  We're also honest with our fees. We're competitively priced, and there will be no hidden costs or "bait and switch."  You pay the same fee regardless of whether your case becomes complicated or requires a trial. We never put financial pressure on our clients to plead guilty. Ever. 

You Will Get Personal Attention

One of the most unique aspects about working with our firm is that you get more than an attorney. You get a trial team. When we worked for the state, we both used to maintain a caseload of 100 to 125 active felony cases at a time. Now that we have our own practice, we typically only carry around 50 cases at a time between the two of us.  That means your case gets individual attention. We know that the best results come when we know our clients personally.  Our difference is that we take the time to develop a strategy uniquely tailored to your goals and priorities.

Attorneys Who Can Win At Trial 

Some criminal defense attorneys talk a big game about being experienced trial attorneys in order to gain your money and trust, but then urge you to plead guilty when the time comes to actually fight. We're different. We've taken hundreds of cases to trial and proudly display our recent victories on our website. When your freedom is on the line, you need attorneys who have battled in the trenches for over 5,000 clients. The simple truth is that not many attorneys in the area have handled the number and variety of criminal cases we have. 

You Will Have Smart & Aggressive Attorneys

Many criminal defense attorneys claim to be "aggressive." The reality is that a good defense is built on strategy, creativity, and intelligence. The best defense for you might be a trial, a motion to suppress, or accepting a plea agreement. Our firm has the skill and experience to advise you on the best strategy for your particular circumstances. Our process involves explaining in detail every aspect of your charges, all the possible defenses, and every potential outcome. When aggression is appropriate, unlike many, we can actually back it up. 

Enough About Us...

Let's Talk About You

Every case is different. We don't do cookie cutter representation. Let's get some facts about your case so that you can get specific information useful to your circumstances.

Free Case Review

No Cost, No Obligation

 

We offer a free comprehensive review of your case in person, or by phone/skype/zoom. Just give us a little information about your situation and we can start a conversation. If you feel intimidated or have never dealt with an attorney before, stop worrying! We're both friendly, knowledgeable, and can begin to take the stress off of you. Let's get to work on this together.

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