Charles Petran is a Virginia lawyer who concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Traffic Defense, and Immigration Law.
Since becoming a member of the Virginia State Bar, Charles has passionately advocated for each of his clients, representing them on traffic, misdemeanor, and felony charges in both the General District and Circuit Courts.
After working as a public defender, he is now a partner with Tingen Law, ready to stand with you as a passionate and vocal advocate for your rights in court.
- Criminal Defense
- Traffic Law
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- Virginia Tech, M.A. in Political Science
- Virginia State Bar
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Western District of Virginia
Personal and Professional Memberships
- Richmond Bar Association
- The John Marshall American Inn of Court
- Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Virginia Bar Association
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