William A. "Beau" Bassler was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia and graduated from James Wood High School in 1991. He received a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University in 1995 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998. Beau served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Winchester from 1998 until 2001 when he began private practice. He has both prosecuted and defended thousands of cases in all levels of Virginia courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia. With over 14 years of experience, Beau can handle all criminal law matters, including: serious felonies; misdemeanors; drug offenses; complex financial or white collar crimes; crimes of violence; sex crimes/offenses; DUI/DWI; traffic offenses; traffic accidents; and driver's license restoration. He also has experience in many other types of cases, including the representation of children and incapacitated adults.

Beau is past President of the Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association. He serves as the current Chair of the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Committee (which covers the counties of: Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Loudoun, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Green, Orange, Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Goochland, and the cities of: Winchester, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville). He is also the Escheator for the 26th Judicial Circuit (appointed by Governor Mark R. Warner in 2002). Beau is a former instructor of law at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.


Krystal A. Omps was also born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. Upon her graduation from James Wood High School, Krystal attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia where she attained a B.A. in Communication. Thereafter, Krystal received her J.D. degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In law school, Krystal was a published member of the Criminal Law Journal and interned for the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Additionally, for three years she assisted in the representation of indigent clients in civil matters at Neighborhood Legal Services.

In 2011, Krystal joined William August Bassler, PLC as an associate. Her practice areas include criminal defense for adults and juveniles, family law, and the representation of incapacitated adults. Krystal practices primarily in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and the city of Winchester. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Winchester /Frederick County Bar Association.


Martin Scheller was born and raised in Falls Church, Virginia and graduated from McLean High School in 2004. After two years at Arizona State University, Martin came back to Virginia and finished his undergraduate education at James Madison University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2009. In 2013, Martin obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During his time in Pennsylvania, Martin worked as a law clerk for President Judge Kathy A. Morrow and Judge Kenneth A. Mummah of Perry County, where he helped craft judicial orders regarding such things as the suppression of impermissibly-seized evidence and the termination of parental rights. In addition to his work as a law clerk, Martin interned for the Cumberland County Public Defender Office in Pennsylvania and the Staunton Public Defender Office in Virginia.

Martin Joined William August Bassler, PLC in November of 2013, becoming the only team member who isn’t a native of Winchester. His practice areas include criminal defense and family law, with a particular fondness of Fourth Amendment evidentiary issues. Similar to both Beau and Krystal, Martin is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association.



Sharion Poston grew up in Winchester, Virginia.  Sharion graduated from John Handley High School in 1993.  In 2002, Sharion received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law from Shenandoah University, located in Winchester, Virginia.  Sharion has worked as a paralegal in Winchester since 1997 and has enjoyed being a part of William August Bassler, PLC since 2003.