Attorney Profile

Margaret B. Davis understands that nobody is perfect and that people sometimes make decisions that they later regret. They should not be forced to suffer from the consequences of those decisions forever. As a Richmond criminal defense lawyer, she is committed to providing compassionate representation to people who have been charged with crimes. She can help you fight to get your charges dropped or reduced, or pursue an acquittal at trial, so that you can move on with your life with as little stress and disruption as possible.

Attorney Davis is a long-standing member of the legal community in Virginia. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney in the Richmond area, she received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She was born and raised in Richmond, like many of her clients, and she has grown familiar with many features of the Virginia criminal justice system. For example, Attorney Davis worked at the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia while she was in law school. She also demonstrated a commitment to protecting the rights of criminal defendants early in her career by participating in the Criminal Defense Clinic at UVA, which assisted the Charlottesville Public Defender’s Office.

A conviction of even a relatively minor charge may have a significant impact on a defendant’s life. Margaret B. Davis understands the social stigma that unfortunately comes with a criminal record, and she recognizes the high stakes for people who have been charged with drug possession, DUI, assault, theft, probation violations, or other crimes. She can help you fight any of these types of charges, pursue bond so that you can be released from custody, or seek to have your record expunged and your civil rights restored.

Facing prosecution or being under suspicion of having committed a crime is a frightening experience, but it is important to remember that you have many rights and protections. The prosecution must prove each element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and Margaret B. Davis may be able to find many ways to challenge its version of events.

For example, she may be able to argue that someone charged with assault was acting in self-defense, which means that they were responding to an imminent threat of physical harm. A defendant facing prosecution for larceny may have lacked the specific intent required to sustain the charge, while a driver charged with DUI may not have been stopped by the police officer on an appropriate basis. Evidence secured in a drug crime case may have been obtained in a way that violated the defendant’s constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment. Depending on the situation, Attorney Davis also may be able to challenge the credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses, establish an alibi for a defendant, or pursue other strategies. Each case is different, and she can craft a strategy specific to your circumstances accordingly.

If you are seeking a DUI lawyer or assistance with fighting another type of criminal charge, Richmond criminal defense lawyer Margaret B. Davis has the compassion and tenacity that you need on your side. She represents people in Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester, Glen Allen, Tuckahoe, Petersburg, Mechanicsville, Ashland, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights, Bowling Green, Ruther Glen, Goochland, and Hopewell, as well as other areas of Henrico, Chesterfield, Caroline, Goochland, Hanover, James, Mathews, New Kent, and Petersburg Counties.

Richmond, VA

Phone: (804) 250-4380
Fax: (804) 251-1403