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Family Law and Criminal Law Attorneys Serving Fredericksburg, Virginia

Buczek Carpenter helps individuals and families protect what matters most. If you have a family law issue or need defending in a criminal law case in Virginia, our attorneys can provide you with the vigorous legal representation you deserve. We serve clients in the following areas:

Our goal is to protect your rights, financial assets, and loved ones. We will take the time to listen to you and understand your story so we can provide personalized and compassionate representation that meets your needs. Call (540) 944-4343 or contact us online today for a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

Our Defense Lawyers Advocate for those Charged With Crimes in Virginia

Being arrested and charged with a crime can turn your life upside down in an instant. You could face financial penalties, jail time, and other penalties if convicted. Enlisting the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney early in the legal process can protect your rights and help you build the most robust defense possible.

Our defense attorneys serving Virginia can help clients with the following.

DUI Defense

Virginia has some of the strictest drinking and driving laws in the country. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a first conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) will earn you a minimum $250 fine, and you will lose your driver’s license for one year.

Subsequent DUI convictions and DUI accidents involving bodily injuries and property damage have harsher penalties, including imprisonment. DUI punishments also apply to drivers convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.

If you were charged with DUI, our DUI defense lawyers can work to minimize the criminal consequences and their effect on your life.

Drug Charges

We fight for individuals facing misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including those involving:

  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drug possession
  • Sale or distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking

The consequences of a conviction on drug charges often last long after a sentence has been served. They may hurt your chances of finding employment or damage your reputation. Let us help.

Assault Charges

We can develop defense strategies for assault charges, including self-defense. We also help with charges for other violent crimes and crimes involving weapons, including assault and battery, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, and firearms charges.

Traffic Offenses

Dealing with a traffic offense can be costly and inconvenient. In some instances, an offense could lead to points on your license under Virginia’s points system, which could lead to a suspension of driving privileges. Traffic convictions can also increase auto insurance premiums.

Our firm can help you fight traffic charges, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Running a red light
  • Disobeying traffic signs
  • Texting and driving
  • Illegal passing
  • Illegal turns
  • Tailgating
  • Having a burned-out headlight or taillight
  • Hit and run

Juvenile Criminal Law

Seeing their child in legal trouble is something no parent wants to experience. If you are in this situation, we will fight to protect your family and your child’s future. We handle juvenile criminal law cases involving driving offenses, DUI, assault, drug charges, weapons charges, and sex crimes.

White Collar Crimes

We help clients with white-collar charges on the state and federal level, including fraud, embezzlement, bribery, forgery, money laundering, and more. Don’t let criminal charges undo your career and threaten your freedom. Get the help you need to fight back.

Our Compassionate Attorneys Handle a Range of Family Law Issues

We know that decisions involving the dissolution of a marriage or partnership can be emotionally charged and stressful, especially when children are involved. Our family law attorneys can help you face these challenging issues and prepare for the future with confidence and optimism.

Separation and Divorce

Our team has more than 20 years of experience handling divorce and separation cases. We can help sort out complex issues and strive for an advantageous agreement that protects your finances and future, including negotiating for fair spousal support.

Child Custody and Support

Divorce and separation cases are more difficult when there are minor children involved. We help parents with support and custody issues, including custody and visitation agreements, sole custody, child support, and more.

Protective Orders

We can help you seek a family abuse protective order if you or a family member is subjected to an “act involving violence, force, or threat that results in bodily injury or places you in reasonable fear of death, sexual assault, or bodily injury.” We are also prepared to help military families in need of military protective orders.


Our adoption attorneys would be proud to help you welcome a new child into your loving family. The adoption process can be complex and emotionally fraught, but we can guide you through it with care and compassion.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are not only for the wealthy. These contracts can benefit all types of couples, including those entering into second marriages, those with children, and those who want to safeguard an existing estate or protect themselves from debt.

Why Choose Buczek Carpenter? 

When your family’s well-being, your reputation, your finances, or even your freedom are on the line, you deserve legal representation you can trust. Our lawyers and staff will take the time to get to know you and your unique circumstances so that we can provide you with personalized support.

We are here to answer your questions and provide our honest legal opinion so you can make informed decisions. In addition, we will handle the details of your case so you can focus on getting your life back on track.

Our numerous five-star Google reviews and client testimonials highlight our focus on service and ability to get results:

There are no words to thoroughly express how highly I recommend this firm! Mr. Buczek and his team of professionals are not only proficient in family law, but they communicate very well.” – Andrea Jackson

The team at Buczek Carpenter is the best litigating team in the region. Through their guidance, I was able to avoid a world of pain and achieve an unlikely acquittal on my case. Would absolutely recommend this team for any of your litigation needs!” – Luke Blackburn

Can You Afford a Lawyer?

We believe everyone deserves fair treatment and quality representation. That’s why we strive to provide everyone who seeks our help with accessible and affordable legal services.

If you’re facing criminal charges in Northern Virginia, you may have a lot at stake. Engaging the help of a lawyer early on can help you avoid harsh penalties and navigate pitfalls that could drag out the legal process, making it even more costly.

When family law matters are at stake, you need the legal resources to protect yourself, your assets, and your children. Our lawyers can stand by your side and fight for the most advantageous divorce, custody, and support agreements possible.

Facing a serious criminal or family law matter in Northern Virginia? The question is not whether you can afford to hire a lawyer; it’s whether you can afford not to. Let Buczek Carpenter provide you with the high-quality yet affordable representation you need during this challenging time.

Contact a Family Law and Criminal Defense Firm Serving Virginia Today

Buczek Carpenter proudly serves Northern Virginia. We offer experienced legal representation to family law and criminal law clients in Stafford, Fredericksburg, King George, Caroline, Westmoreland, Spotsylvania, Culpepper, and Orange Counties.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your rights. Call us at (540) 944-4343 or fill out our online request form for a consultation with a lawyer near you.