" Chuck Felmlee Law, PC

Central Virginia Criminal Defense

-- Central Virginia's most experienced former prosecutor practicing full-time criminal defense --



Attorney Profile

Chuck Felmlee spent 17-years as a criminal prosecutor primarily in the Central Virginia area. The following is a list of the official titles he held and the jurisdictions in which he worked.

2000 – 2002 Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Lynchburg

2002 – 2004 Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico County

2004 – 2015 Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Lynchburg

2015 – 2017 Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Lynchburg


Over this time period, Chuck has tried thousands of criminal cases before juries and judges.

He served as:
the chief General District Court prosecutor over all misdemeanor offenses;
the chief firearms prosecutor in Henrico County;
the chief drug prosecutor in the City of Lynchburg;
the chief DUI prosecutor in the City of Lynchburg;
was a supervisor for crimes in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court;
was a supervisor for all adult crimes in General District and Circuit Courts; and
the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg.

From 2006 thru 2015, Chuck served as the chief drug prosecutor for the City of Lynchburg. In this capacity he worked closely with the Vice and Narcotics division in the investigation and prosecution of drug distribution offenses. During this time period, Chuck was responsible for indicting well over 500 drug dealers and secured a conviction rate of better than 99% in these cases.

From 2004 to 2017, Chuck played a role in every homicide investigation that took place in the City of Lynchburg. Either through the initial stages of an investigation, making the charging decisions, prosecuting the case, or working on the appellate briefs, Chuck worked closely with the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division.

From 2015 to 2017, Chuck served as the chief DUI prosecutor for the City of Lynchburg. With a caseload weighted heavily with DUI offenses, Chuck prosecuted multiple DUI cases every week in the General District and Circuit courts.
Over a 17-year prosecutorial career, the following is a list of crimes that Chuck has prosecuted:

First Degree Murder Second Degree Murder Felony Murder
Attempted Murder Voluntary Manslaughter Involuntary Manslaughter
Aggravated Malicious Wounding Malicious Wounding Unlawful Wounding
Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony Offense Maliciously Shooting at an Occupied Dwelling Maliciously Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle
Shooting from a Vehicle Possession of a Firearm by a Felon Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Substance
Concealed Weapon Brandishing a Firearm Reckless Handling of a Firearm
Distribution of Cocaine Distribution of Heroin Distribution of Marijuana
Distribution of multiple other Schedule I, II, III, and IV substances Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Possession of Cocaine Possession of Heroin
Possession of Marijuana Possession of multiple other controlled substances Grand Larceny
Petit Larceny – Third or Subsequent Offense Petit Larceny Concealment
Possession of Stolen Property Larceny from the Person Larceny by Bad Check
Embezzlement Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Tampering with a Vehicle
Robbery Carjacking Abduction
Abduction with the Intent to Defile Abduction for Pecuniary Benefit Obtaining Money by False Pretenses
Assault & Battery Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer Assault by Mob
Street Gang Participation Domestic Assault & Battery Domestic Assault & Battery – Third or Subsequent Offense
Strangulation Bigamy Forgery
Forgery of a Public Record Uttering Habitual Offender
Hit & Run – Personal Injury Hit & Run - Property Damage Obstruction of Justice
Disorderly Conduct DUI Refusal of a Blood or Breath Test
Escape from Custody Resisting Arrest False Report to Police
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Indecent Exposure Perjury
Subornation of Perjury Burglary Possession of Burglary Tools
Property Damage Computer Trespass Rape
Forcible Sodomy Aggravated Sexual Battery Sexual Battery
Object Sexual Penetration Carnal Knowledge Reckless Driving
Improper Driving Speeding Eluding
Trespassing Peeping into a Structure Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Theft Credit Card Forgery Welfare Fraud
Underage Possession of Alcohol Arson Threatening to Bomb or Burn a Building
Solicitation of Prostitution Prostitution Making a Threatening Phone Call

Over a 5-year period from 2008 to 2013, Chuck served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) with the United States Attorney Office in the Western District of Virginia. As a SAUSA, Chuck worked alongside federal prosecutors primarily on drug-related offenses arising out of the Lynchburg area.

As can been seen from this vast criminal experience, over a 17-year prosecutorial career, Chuck has prosecuted or been involved in investigations for nearly every possible Virginia criminal offense.

1994 Wake Forest University
1998 George Mason University Law School

Chuck was born and raised in Central Virginia and currently lives in the Central Virginia area with his wife and two children.