Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Courtroom

We thoroughly investigate every charge, keep you updated on all of your available options and the status of your case, and work towards the best possible outcome.

Clients trust us when their situation seems hopeless. We aggressively defend clients in a wide range of criminal matters throughout Virginia, including the following types of felonies and misdemeanors:

  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DUI / DWI)
  • Drug crime
  • Embezzlement
  • Manejar sin licencia
  • Murder
  • Larceny
  • Prostitution
  • Reckless driving
  • Robbery
  • Sex crime
  • Child Pornography

Andre A. Hakes – Criminal Defense Attorney

Andre A. Hakes

A graduate of the University of Virginia, (1993 CLASS, 1996 LAW); André Hakes has 20+ 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 PC handling criminal defense and civil litigation cases. To the art and science of criminal defense, Ms. Hakes brings 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, Harrisonburg, Staunton 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 our firm if you need an attorney on your side. Ms. Hakes 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.