McCarthy, Dennis - Fredericksburg, VA

660 Cambridge StreetFredericksburg, VA 22405

Updated: 07/18/2018

Fredericksburg Criminal Lawyer

Overview

I began my career as an Assistant Public Defender in the city of Portsmouth where I fought diligently for the indigent clients that I represented in court.  During my five years with the public defender's office, I represented individuals charged with the most serious of offenses to include murder, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, and drug distribution.  Many of these cases ended up being litigated in jury trials where I served as lead counsel. 

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