Firm Partner – Practicing law since 1996.
Biography – Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes & DUI Attorney
A “double Hoo” graduate of the University of Virginia, (1993 CLASS, 1996 LAW); Charlottesville attorney André Hakes has 20+ years experience as a practicing attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Ms. Hakes is a partner at the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. handling criminal defense and DUI cases.
To the art and science of criminal defense, Ms. Hakes brings prosecutorial and police educator experience, and a long, successful track record defending clients on murder, sex crimes, drug charges, DUI, embezzlement, assault, and many other criminal allegations. Ms. Hakes has a reputation for “out-working” her opponents in preparing for trials.
Ms. Hakes practices regularly in Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Augusta, and travels outside those jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis. Señora Hakes habla español, y frecuentemente asiste personas quienes no hablan ingles.
Please contact our firm if you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Ms. Hakes has a deep understanding of the tactics used by police to get people to talk.
Sample results from Ms. Hakes’ criminal defense cases
[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]
- FREE MAN: Morris avoids 2nd murder trial – The Hook, August 27, 2009
- Man Found Innocent of Embezzling from Little League – Daily Progress, May 6, 2010
- Harris Found Not Guilty in Murder Case – Daily Progress, November 29, 2012
- Beaulieu Only Gets Eight Years for Abduction – CBS 19, August 7, 2013
- Judge Drops Two Felony Charges Against Man Shot by County Police in Charlottesville – Daily Progress, January 31, 2014
- Not Guilty Verdict in Rape Case – Albemarle County Circuit Court, December 18, 2014
- Ex-Charlottesville Youth Pastor to Serve Only 30 Days for Sexual Abuse – Daily Progress, January 28, 2016
- Man Not Guilty in Augusta County Rape Case – The News Leader, March 10, 2017
- Judge Declares Mistrial in UVA Sexual Assault Case – Daily Progress, March 28, 2017
Immediate Tip: What to do if the police ask you to come down to the station and just talk with them?
Do not speak with the police until you have an attorney. Miranda rights don’t apply until you are actually in custody or arrested. To avoid them, the police “ask” you to come down to the station “voluntarily” to “clear things up.” They put you in a little room with hidden cameras and microphones, where you are being videotaped without your knowing it. They use psychological interrogation techniques to get you to say things that may hurt you later in court. They are allowed to lie to you. You are not allowed to lie to them. How do you protect yourself? Don’t talk. Call us right away.