Steve Benjamin founded the firm at the beginning of his career, and established an aggressive practice in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is a Past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Past President of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Betty Layne DesPortes joined the firm in 1993, after obtaining her master’s degree in forensic science. She is a Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences as well as the past chair of the Forensic Science Foundation, Inc., and a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Combining experience and specialized knowledge, the firm enjoys a reputation for vigorously pursuing all avenues of defense.
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – On July 1st, adults 21 and older in Virginia will legally be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. “Until July 1 of this year it has been unlawful to possess …
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The family of a VCU student, who was found dead in an off-campus house on Feb. 27, is pushing for change to Virginia’s law against hazing. Adam Oakes’ family believes he …
Legal expert says this verdict could have implications on the accountability of officers who use excessive force moving forward.
A Chesterfield man faces new charges in connection to his arrest following a hit-and-run which killed an off-duty police officer.
After three young women were allegedly pepper-sprayed while sitting in idle traffic last summer amid citywide protests, two Richmond police officers charged with assault face hurdles ahead of …
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Lawyers who double as legislators have a right to postpone their cases over and over again. A little-known special privilege allows for it.
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