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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

Federal Drug Sentence Reduced Despite Prior Convictions

In a federal drug case, our client was charged with falsifying and passing off bad prescriptions. Under the current federal guidelines, and due to the man’s prior marijuana convictions, he was potentially facing 151 to 188 months in prison. At Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico, our Roanoke criminal defense lawyers, investigated the matter and by presenting some issues with the time it took to try the case in federal court, we Read More

Criminal Penalties for Drug Dealing in Virginia

In Virginia and across the United States, there is currently a drug epidemic, with a particular emphasis on heroin and other opioids. As a result, drug charges are somewhat unique because they can either be pursued as state or federal crimes based on certain factors. In the event that you are accused of selling drugs and regardless of which level of government is prosecuting your case, if you’re convicted for Read More

What Parents Should Know About Heroin Charges in Roanoke, Va

There is currently a lot of discussion centered around heroin, heroin charges in Roanoke, Va, and the opioid epidemic in Virginia and across the U.S. Parents are tragically encountering heroin and the various legal and health-related consequences associated with its use for the first time. If you are dealing with your own or a loved one’s legal troubles connected to heroin, it is important to gain the facts. Heroin is Read More

Drug DUI Dismissed in Roanoke

In Roanoke City General District Court, we represented a client charged with a drug-related DUI. The individual was exposed to serious penalties including possible time in jail, a license suspension, and expensive fines. However, we secured a dismissal and his client avoided any criminal ramifications. 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 Read More