If you need a criminal defense lawyer in the Richmond area or surrounding counties, Herndon Law, P.C. can provide you with knowledgeable comprehensive legal representation. With over 30 years of prior criminal litigation practice, our firm has experience in handling a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from violent and complex felonies, including homicides, robberies, gun and drug offenses, fraud and embezzlement charges to misdemeanor offenses and traffic infractions.

We will provide you with a candid assessment of your case, advise you of your legal defenses, work hard to develop a creative defense tailored to your specific circumstances, and will passionately advocate for justice in your case. From the time you are initially charged with an offense, we will walk you through the intimidating court process, preparing and filing motions for discovery, and other necessary motions such as motions to suppress when applicable, keep you informed and make sure you understand the elements of your charge and the often-intricate criminal law procedure.


Traffic Offenses are not only annoying, they can also bring serious and expensive ramifications. In Virginia, excessive speeding by 20 miles above the speed limit can land you with jail time, fines up to $2,500, and loss of driver’s license. Even simple speeding tickets can be a huge pain, resulting in heavy fines and high court costs.

Were you ever charged with or cited for an accident when you weren’t the one at fault? Others involved in the accident can also sue you in personal injury lawsuits. Defend your assets and your rights by hiring Owen I. Conway, our criminal defense lawyer with over 30 years of experience, to represent you in traffic court.

You have a right to hire an attorney of your choice. Call Herndon Law P.C. today to talk about what rights and defenses you have.

Driving While Intoxicated is considered a severe crime that carries long-term and costly consequences. A common misconception is that law enforcement will have an advantage during these cases. However, in court, unless the government can prove that you were driving drunk with absolute certainty, you are assumed innocent. Owen I. Conway is a former criminal prosecutor in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s and the Attorney General’s offices, and knows the ins and outs of how the government will handle your case. Therefore, she knows how to defend you against government prosecutors and is your best choice for criminal defense.

As a former criminal prosecutor, who has worked with the FBI, DEA, and local and state police, Owen I. Conway knows how stressful criminal cases can be for the defendant firsthand. If convicted, defendants could find themselves in more than just fines or prison time. After the punishment, the convicted may become jobless, homeless, and/or unable to receive public benefits.

When facing criminal charges, you need a trustworthy and experienced defense attorney. Owen I. Conway brings that to the table with over 30 years of criminal litigation experience. Using this experience, she will defend you from all possible arguments the prosecution can provide.

Owen I. Conway will protect you in cases such as:

  • Murder
  • Assault & Battery
  • Burglary
  • Grand/Petit Larceny
  • Probation Violations
  • Possession of Drugs
  • Malicious Wounding/Felonious Assault

Call Herndon Law P.C. at (804) 935-1500 or email to reach Owen I. Conway about your case.


The existence of criminal charges on your record can negatively affect your ability to get a job, house, and other opportunities. If you have no criminal history prior to the arrest and were not found guilty of a misdemeanor or the charge, the Virginia Code provides that you are entitled to have the arrest removed from your record through an expungement.


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