About André A. Hakes

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 currently a partner at the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes, handling criminal defense and DUI cases. To the art and science of criminal defense, Ms. Hakes bring 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.… Read more
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 currently a partner at the law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes, handling criminal defense and DUI cases. To the art and science of criminal defense, Ms. Hakes bring 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, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange, and travels outside those jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis.

Señora Hakes habla español, y frecuentemente asiste personas quienes no hablan ingles.

Local Headlines from several of 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

Unenforceable: Unshoveled sidewalk cases thrown out - The Hook, March 16, 2010

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

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

Immediate Tip: What to do if the police asked 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.

Please contact my office today for an initial consultation -- Let's stand up and fight together!

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Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • DUI/DWI
  • Title IX Sexual Misconduct
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Student Charges

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Pro Bono

Charlottesville Legal Aid Society


Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 3 reviews
  • Champion Badge Silver

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

4.7
  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  April 27, 2011

    Ms. Hakes was supportive, available, informative, and successful in facilitating the success of our legal defense in a wrongful accusation criminal case. She was instrumental in my husband getting his PT license back, and getting the criminal case d... Read more

    Ms. Hakes was supportive, available, informative, and successful in facilitating the success of our legal defense in a wrongful accusation criminal case. She was instrumental in my husband getting his PT license back, and getting the criminal case dismissed. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  November 09, 2010

    We needed to find someone quickly that could be effective in an underage drinking/ possession case that was familiar with the court and judge. Ms. Hakes was a superb, knowledgable, straight shooter. Her strategy and tactics were effective and her cle... Read more

    We needed to find someone quickly that could be effective in an underage drinking/ possession case that was familiar with the court and judge. Ms. Hakes was a superb, knowledgable, straight shooter. Her strategy and tactics were effective and her clear, unbiased advice proved to be extremely valuable. Highly recommended and I would use her again (but hope I won't need to). Read less

  • General Practice

    Client Review  |  February 13, 2012


Legal Community Activity & Contributions

  • I have been seeing a lot of sexual misconduct cases out of UVA lately. The procedures followed in those hearings are not fair, and not what we are accustomed to in judicial proceedings in this country. 1. Right to be Silent: Your "right to be silent" is otherwise known as your 5th amendment privilege against […]

  • Felonies are Forever

    Apr, 03 2013 | Criminal Law

    So are misdemeanors, as it turns out.  EXPUNGEMENT is the process of having the record of a criminal proceeding destroyed.  However, it only applies to charges which did not result in conviction.  Va. Code §19.2-392.2 allows a person to petition to expunge a charge on which that person “is acquitted … or a nolle prosequi […]

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Credentials

Position

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

Admission Details

Admitted in 1996, Virginia

University Attended

University of Virginia
Class of 1993
B.A.
English

Birth Information

Born in 1971
Peoria, Illinois, August 23, 1971

Special Agencies
Prosecutorial and police educator experience.
Associations & Memberships
Virginia State Bar
Charlottesville Bar Association
Representative Cases
Notable Cases (Lead, Local, or Co-Counsel) *case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case
Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer
1997 commonwealth v. Valentina Dejelabova ("The Countess and the Body Guard") 1st degree murder - Not Guilty
2008 Commonwealth v. Alvin Morris First Degree murder - Hung Jury, not re-charged 2010 "Snowpocalypse": Unenforceable: Unshoveled Sidewalk Cases thrown Out - Dismissed.
Hobbies & Interests
Music, old trucks & riding motorcycles
Languages
Spanish


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
André A. Hakes was admitted in 1996 to the state of Virginia.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, André A. Hakes has a 4.6 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, André A. Hakes has a 4.9 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. has 10 attorneys at this location.
Does this attorney maintain a practice in more than one location?
Yes, André A. Hakes has a presence in Charlottesville, VA; Harrisonburg, VA and Palmyra, VA.

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