FAQs and Testimonials

What type of cases does the Law Offices of J.M. Reynolds, PLLC handle?
We handle a variety of legal matters including but not limited to: family law, criminal and traffic defense. Don’t see your matter here and have questions whether we can handle your case? Contact us for more information.

What is the difference between hourly rates, flat fee, or contingency fees?
Hourly fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. Flat fees are fixed amounts that are agreed upon when you retain our services. Contingency fees will be based upon what we recover for you. If there is no recovery, there is no fee owed by you.

What is a Misdemeanor Charge?
A misdemeanor is an offense that can have a penalty of up to one year in jail. Under Virginia law, misdemeanors are divided into four classes (I, II, III, and IV). A Class I misdemeanor is the most common and most serious of all.

What is Jail vs. Prison?
A jail sentence, typically as a result of a more serious misdemeanor conviction is served at a local county or regional jail. A prison sentence results from a felony conviction and is served at a state correctional facility.


“Thank you for representing me in the Reckless Driving charge, which resulted in amending the charge to Improper Driving. I am pleased with the outcome, and working with you — your professional and approachable manner made the court appearance less daunting! Thank you for all your help.”  ~Sylvia L.