Charles Petran is a Virginia lawyer who concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Traffic Defense, and Immigration Law.
Since becoming a member of the Virginia State Bar, Charles has passionately advocated for each of his clients, representing them on traffic, misdemeanor, and felony charges in both the General District and Circuit Courts.
After working as a public defender, he is now a partner with Tingen and Williams, ready to stand with you as a passionate and vocal advocate for your rights in court.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- Virginia Tech, M.A. in Political Science
- Virginia State Bar
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Western District of Virginia
Personal and Professional Memberships
- Richmond Bar Association
- The John Marshall American Inn of Court
- Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Virginia Bar Association
In Virginia, even minor actions can count as resisting arrest. Further, resisting arrest is a serious crime, punishable by both fines and jail time.
In order to qualify for restricted driving privileges in Virginia, you must install an ignition interlock device on your vehicles.
A DUI conviction in Virginia will stay on your driving record for 11 years, and will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life.
There are several ways for you to lose your driving privileges in Virginia. To easily check whether your license is valid, you need to make a DMV Now account.
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