Charges were brought against you -- now what?  The attorneys at Carmichael Ellis & Brock, PLLC are experienced analyzing and preparing your defenses.  It is important in every case to assess whether you may have challenges to the evidence, or to law enforcement's collection of the evidence.  Even if the defenses are not strong in your case, it is critical to achieving positive results that your attorney compile strong mitigation.  This includes character reference letters, challenges to the guidelines, comparisons with other similar cases (or those with worse conduct), and other positive attributes of our clients.  Below are examples of defenses and mitigation that may be available in your case, bearing in mind that every case is different.

Search and Seizure

Rule 29 Motions


Parallel Construction

Right to Privacy (generally)

 Deportation of Material Witness

 Violation of Presentment

 Government Coercion

 Miranda Violation

Sentencing Mitigation

Self-Defense in Virginia

What Happens Now?

If you are incarcerated, we will contact you in the jail where you are held, and we will remain in contact throughout the pendency of your case. If you are able to come in to the office, we will ask you to come meet in person as soon as possible. Our approach to defense is zealous, organized, and fast-paced, and we look forward to helping you.


Carmichael Ellis & Brock, PLLC is committed to representing you in criminal, military, security clearance, medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability cases.