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Was a Loved one Arrested in Roanoke? How to Get Them a Lawyer

It’s scary to hear a friend or relative has been arrested in Roanoke and not know where they are or what’s going on. When the police arrest someone, they take them to a local jail for booking. Your loved one waits in jail until they see a magistrate who decides whether they should be held as their case continues or released. The best thing you can do for your loved Read More

Finding Flaws in the Chain of Custody

The chain of custody describes the sequence of finding, handling, packaging, and moving evidence. Police officers must document and protect each piece of evidence during an investigation and court case to make sure nothing is lost, stolen, or altered. Simply, the chain is custody is the paper trail for all the evidence. If something goes wrong in the chain of custody in VA, then the reliability of the evidence is Read More

Virginia Felony Drug Sentencing: Reducing Your Time Inside

When you’re facing drug charges, it’s imperative to get an honest understanding of VA felony drug sentencing guidelines and all the potential penalties. Virginia harshly punishes drug crimes, and your sentence depends heavily on the judge or jury’s discretion. An experienced criminal defense attorney is always your best resource. At Roanoke Criminal Attorneys, we understand the ins and outs of VA felony drug sentencing and the factors that influence these Read More

COVID-19: Court Closures & Legal Info in Roanoke, VA

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many in and around Roanoke. As the situation continues to evolve, Roanoke Criminal Attorneys wants to reassure our clients and the community that we are taking this situation seriously, and putting safety measures in place that prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and staff. We also want to ensure you get the answers and consummate legal guidance you expect. As a firm, Read More

Malicious Wounding & Lesser Included Offenses in Virginia

When charged with certain crimes in Virginia, you may also face a possible conviction for lesser included offenses. For example, murder carries the lesser included offense of manslaughter, and malicious wounding includes assault and battery. Any conviction is unfortunate, but sometimes a conviction for a lesser offense is the best outcome you can achieve. Lesser offenses generally mean reduced penalties. But a Virginia criminal conviction and its impact are something Read More