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Alcohol Crimes

Contact us today!The goal of our blog is to discuss topics related to criminal, traffic or DUI law that you may find informative, useful or entertaining. We’re always interested to hear your comments on our posts, and if you’d like us to discuss a certain topic in more depth then please email us at advice@roanokecriminalattorney.com

DUI Charges Involving Injuries – DUI Maiming

DUI maiming occurs when someone is seriously injured while you are driving under the influence, and a conviction for such an offense can affect every aspect of your life. You can lose your driver’s license, face incarceration, and more. In addition, you’ll have a mark on your criminal record. If you’ve been charged with DUI maiming, you need immediate legal assistance from a Virginia DUI lawyer experienced in this kind Read More

Public Nuisance Conviction Avoided

A restaurateur was charged under the Roanoke public nuisance laws with providing alcohol to patrons and for allowing drug behavior to exist. Both are Class 1 misdemeanors punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. The restaurateur had an additional overcrowding charge that had been taken under advisement and was pending dismissal when he received the nuisance charges. Our client owned and operated a restaurant that Read More

Underage Possession of Alcohol and Use of Fictitious ID Charges Dismissed

A man in his early 20s was recently pulled over by law enforcement for failing to activate his headlights in the nighttime. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed two cases of beer in the backseat. All of the people in the vehicle were underage. Upon further investigation, including a drive back to the convenience store, the young man was charged with two counts of underage possession of alcohol Read More

Businessman Avoids Public Intoxication Conviction

One night, a businessman in his mid-30s was traveling through the Roanoke area and had too much to drink. Alcohol caught up with him and he didn’t recall exactly what had happened. Public intoxication in Virginia is a Class 4 misdemeanor and he was extremely concerned about what an alcohol offense on his criminal record would have on his employment. He reached out to us, and we were able to Read More