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Defense for Any Criminal Charge

Newport News Criminal Defense Lawyer

Let Our Experienced Team Fight For Your Freedom - (888) 599-4090

Being arrested for any criminal charge can be stressful, especially for first-time offenders. The criminal justice system is complex and rife with pitfalls that can threaten your freedom. Don't attempt to navigate the process alone. At Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C., we understand what's at stake. Even a criminal allegation that doesn't result in a conviction can negatively impact your reputation, education, and career. Our Newport News criminal defense attorney works tirelessly to minimize your penalties and to protect your future. We are motivated and ready to help you no matter what.

Find out what you should do if you are arrested.

Meet Our Criminal Defense Attorney, Shawn Overbey

Shawn Overbey

Aggressive Representation for Any Criminal Charge

Regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in state, federal or military court, our level of dedication to your case remains the same. We are committed to delivering the aggressive, diligent, and determined advocacy every step of the way. Our team is also comprised of seasoned negotiators who work relentlessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed. We are fully prepared to provide powerful litigation skills should your case go to trial. From beginning to end, you can expect Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. to be by your side, fighting for the best possible outcome.

Our team can defend criminal charges that include:

  • Theft crimes: Including robbery, burglary, & shoplifting
  • White collar crimes: Including fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, & forgery
  • Violent crimes: Including assault, domestic assault, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, & rape
  • Murder/manslaughter: Including first/second-degree murder, voluntary/involuntary manslaughter
  • Traffic violations: Including speeding, reckless driving, and aggressive driving
  • Drug/alcohol crimes, including: possession, underage possession of alcohol, & DUI/DWI

Defending Military Clients

Due to our close proximity to Fort Eustis and Langley Air Force Base, our firm has also handled numerous cases involving military clients. Criminal Defense Attorney Shawn W. Overbey has over 25 years of military service and understands the severity of consequences and the direct impact a conviction can have on a military career. You can rely on us to deliver the unwavering and astute legal guidance you need to navigate through these potentially career-threatening charges.

Begin your defense today!

If you have been arrested or have reason to believe you soon will be charged, do not wait any longer. Don't sit back while the prosecution continues to build its case against you. Take action now to defend your rights and safeguard your future, beginning by calling our Newport News criminal defense lawyer.

Contact our defense lawyer to arrange for a confidential case review.

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”


  • “He is absolutely the best in the business.”


  • “Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.”


  • “He is very highly recommended by retired Judges.”


  • “Thank you Mr. Heath and Val for everything you have done for me and my family over the years!”


  • “His personal contact and concern were refreshing given the common view of lawyers in our society.”


  • “You ran circles around the other two lawyers.”


  • “Consistently professional”


  • “Their competence and skill demonstrated through the trial was nothing short of perfect. ”


  • “I am forever grateful to you both!”


  • “Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey.”


  • “Shawn is an amazing lawyer!”


  • “We would highly recommend Len to anyone in need of legal services.”


  • “Thanks for coming to our rescue for the last year and a half.”


  • “This firm goes above and beyond!”


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Top Lawyers
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Tough courtroom advocacy
  • Results-driven legal strategies
  • Candid and informative counsel
  • Prompt and personlized communication
  • Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  • Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation