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Matt Pinsker

Matt Pinsker is a criminal defense attorney, teacher, and author in the Henrico and Richmond, Virginia areas.

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Matt Pinsker is a criminal defense attorney, teacher, and author in the Henrico and Richmond, Virginia areas. He has dedicated his life to the service of justice and served his country as an officer in the US Army. As an award-winning criminal defense attorney, he is committed to getting his clients the best possible outcomes.

As an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Matt Pinsker passed on his passion for everything legal by teaching Criminal Justice. He has served as a prosecutor and magistrate, among many other roles. As a well-respected legal mind, he makes regular media appearances, and his textbook on criminal justice has assisted law students across the country in working toward their degrees.

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Criminal Defenses
March 29, 2023

3 Different Types of Criminal Defenses

There are many different defenses to a criminal charge. Each defense requires a different strategy for legal representation. In addition to traditional defenses, such as self-defense and insanity, there are also affirmative defenses. These are based on facts that do not come from the prosecution. Self-Defense Self-Defense is a legal defense that allows people to […]

March 21, 2023

What Are the 4 Types of Defenses?

What Are the 4 Types of Defenses?┬áIf you are charged with a crime, four types of defences can help mitigate or even avoid the consequences. These include alibi, insanity, self-defence, and duress or coercion. A criminal attorney will help you determine which one applies to your case, and then they will argue in court. They […]

What Is Substantive Defense?
March 10, 2023

What Is Substantive Defense?

Substantive defense law is the body of law that governs all legal issues, including rights and obligations. It includes both civil and criminal laws. Today, most substantive law is codified in federal and state criminal codes. It defines the elements of a crime, what defenses may be raise, and what penalties are require. Mistake of […]

Procedural Defenses
February 16, 2023

What are the main 7 Procedural Defense

Procedural defenses challenge the state’s ability to bring a case against a defendant for some reason. They point to some problem in the process or the state’s lack of authority to bring the case rather than facts surrounding the crime or the criminal. They include double Jeopardy, speedy trial, entrapment, and several types of immunity. […]

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