criminal_law_iconBeing convicted of a crime, no matter how inconsequential, has severe, lasting, and unpredictable effects on your life.  It is important to hire an attorney with an intimate knowledge of the justice system to prepare your case, present your defense, and, if necessary, fight for an appeal.  Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC provides quality legal representation to clients accused of:


Property crimes

  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Auto theft
  • Unauthorized use


  • Forgery
  • Check fraud

Violent crimes

  • Malicious wounding
  • Assault
  • Battery

Drug crimes

  • Felony possession
  • Intent to deliver or distribute narcotics

Sex crimes

  • Sexual assault
  • Date rape

Major felonies

  • Armed robbery
  • Murder

Hunting violations

Weapons charges

  • Concealed handgun
  • Possession by a convicted felon

Juvenile offenses

  • Larceny
  • Drugs
  • Assault

Probation and parole violations

DUI and traffic offenses

  • Drunk driving
  • Traffic infractions
  • Hit-and-run
  • Third DUI



While almost everyone knows a DUI (driving under the influence) can result in heavy fines and the suspension of your license, many do not realize DUI is a criminal offense.  Virginia has extremely strict drunk driving laws.  Subsequent offenses result in even harsher penalties.  Visit our traffic violations center for additional information on DUI and traffic laws in Virginia

Traffic Infractions and Traffic Misdemeanors

Being a responsible driver is an important part of being on the road.  Like many other states, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle’s point system penalizes drivers for improper conduct.   Traffic violations can result in zero, three, four or six points, which accumulate for a designated period based on the severity of the offense.  Large offenses will result in immediate repercussions, but even minor infractions can build up over time to result in higher insurance premiums and the loss or suspension of your license.

Felony Defense

Felony convictions often result in severe financial penalties, lengthy prison time, or probation terms.  It is essential to have legal representation with extensive criminal defense experience.  The attorneys at Gulick, Carson & Thorpe PC have a commanding courtroom presence and deftly argue to have charges reduced or dismissed.  They frequently structure strong defense cases for many types of felonies and have a proven record of success fighting unjust charges

Warrenton defense lawyers

Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC treats each case with compassion and professionalism.  The attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience fighting to uphold constitutional rights.  The firm represents clients in criminal defense cases throughout:

  • Fauquier County
  • Culpeper County
  • Rappahannock County
  • Stafford County

  • Warren County
  • Prince William County
  • Loudoun County

Contact our Warrenton, Virginia office today for a free initial consultation with one of our defense attorneys for your DUI or criminal law case.