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Possession of Marijuana Charges Dismissed

When our client was charged with the possession of marijuana, he faced up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 in addition to a six-month license suspension. Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico successfully negotiated to have the charges dismissed. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in Read More

Two Felony Charges Reduced to One Misdemeanor

When a client was charged with two felonies of breaking and entering and grand larceny, the outlook was bleak. With possible time in custody and all the typical penalties associated with multiple felonies, Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico acted quickly. In the end, our team persuaded the court to reduce his multiple charges to a single misdemeanor for petit larceny. This spared him from a felony conviction and significantly lessened the Read More

Roanoke Petty Larceny Case Dismissed

In Roanoke County, our client was charged with petit larceny, otherwise known as “petty theft”. As a theft misdemeanor, the situation was anything but minor, but with the skilled team at Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico, the case was dismissed and our client was free to move on. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict Read More

Franklin County DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

A client in Franklin County was charged with a DUI. We aggressively negotiated on this client’s behalf, and finally persuaded the court to reduce the charge to reckless driving. This spared his client from all the negative consequences usually attached to a Virginia DUI. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result Read More

Reckless Driving in Lieu of DUI

In Pulaski County, our client was charged with their first DUI and driving on a suspended license. As skilled DUI attorneys, we arranged to have the DUI reduced to reckless driving and the driving with a suspended license charge completely dismissed. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar Read More