Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney We Don't Just Defend Your Rights. We Protect Your Future.  We Handle Hundreds of Criminal Cases Each Year. 

Experienced Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Successfully Serving Clients for Over a Decade

At JRLaw, our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer has been practicing for over a decade and served as a police officer for more than 15 years. Equipped with these invaluable insights into law enforcement and the prosecution, Jerrell R. Johnson has gone on to provide strong, compelling defense for hundreds of people throughout Virginia. He has earned recognition such as the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 , Avvo Clients’ Choice 2015 Award for Criminal Defense and Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia 2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine. Attorney Jerrell R. Johnson of JRLaw has a unique background of experiences that make him particularly effective as a criminal defense attorney.

Jerrell’s background prior to becoming a highly successful criminal defense attorney includes:

  • Highly Rated by Clients and Peers

  • Successfully Defended Hundreds of Cases

  • Working Closely With Prosecutors and Judges

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Jerrell’s experience with the criminal justice system has been instrumental in the effective representation of his clients. His record of success speaks volumes to the experience and passion that Jerrell has for his clients and his profession.

Well-known for defending the rights of minors who find themselves in juvenile defense cases, as well as families in need of representation in complicated CPS matters, we are committing to fighting for each of our clients’ futures against whatever criminal charges they face.

You deserve committed, compassionate advocacy, and with our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer, that is exactly what you will get.

Email us or call (757) 447-0080 today to see how our award-winning advocate can help you! We proudly serve clients in Virginia Beach and the surrounding communities of Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Norfolk.

Get a Former Police Officer on Your Side

Attorney Jerrell R. Johnson's Experience Gives Him Insight Into the Process Ahead

Meet Our First Line of Defense

Protecting the Rights of the Accused
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    Jerrell R. Johnson
    Jerrell Johnson is a well-respected criminal defense attorney who has been residing in Virginia Beach for over 40 years and practicing law for over a decade. He combines his 15 years as a police officer with a degree in psychology and another in law to successfully defend hundreds of clients each year in Virginia Beach and Southeastern Virginia. Mr. Johnson represents adults and juveniles who have been charged with serious criminal and traffic matters. He is a very successful litigator who is ...

Client Satisfaction

Read Our Client Testimonials
  • Professional and Compassionate

    “I cannot thank Mr. Johnson enough for the support and care he put into defending my daughter. His representation kept an unfortunate incident from defining her future. He was able to put us at ease ...”

    - Client
  • Just What I Needed!!!

    “Mr. Johnson really came through for me in a time of crisis!! Not only was he meticulous with the details of my case, he was quick to offer his full support in helping me to gather exactly what I ...”

    - Client
  • Hire Mr. Johnson

    “HIRE MR. JOHNSON. You will be grateful that you did should you find yourself in a position that requires a defense attorney. I was 100% satisfied with my experience with him. From first contact, he ...”

    - Misty
  • Will definitely use him again

    “We needed a simple expungement for a non-prosecuted charge and Mr. Johnson did it quickly (as much as possible) and at a reasonable price. Will definitely use him again if needed.”

    - William
  • Excellent Attorney

    “I almost lost hope when I was falsely accused of shoplifting at a JC Penney store in Virginia Beach. After spending time, money and stress with a previous attorney who told me to plead guilty to a ...”

    - Client

Track Record of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Hampton District: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Traffic Violations
  • Virginia Beach Juvenile: Domestic Assault Felony
  • Virginia Beach Juvenile: Domestic Assault & CPS case for Child Abuse Felony
  • Newport News District: Threaten to Harm and Curse and Abuse Felony
  • Northampton County: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Traffic Violations
  • Sussex County: Reckless Driving Traffic Violations
  • Dismissed Norfolk District: Disorderly Conduct
  • Virginia Beach District: ASAP Show Cause Misdemeanor
  • Virginia Beach District: Class 1 Misdemeanor Animal Cruelty Misdemeanor
  • Virginia Beach District: Drunk in Public Felony

What Makes JRLaw, PLC Different?

Here Are a Few Things That Set Us Apart
  • We Genuinely Care About Your Best Interest
  • Former Police Officer with Over 50 Letters of Commendation
  • Worked Closely With Both Prosecutors and Judges
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Successfully Defends Hundreds of Cases a Year

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