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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

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

University Rape Allegations and What You Should Do If Accused

False accusations of sexual assault are all too common on college campuses today. Most Virginians will remember that in 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published a now-retracted story called “A Rape on Campus,” which described in graphic detail rampant sexual assault that went unpunished at the University of Virginia. The only problem was, Rolling Stone’s main source for the article fabricated her story. Fortunately, no one was prosecuted as a result Read More

Strategies to Obtain Reduced Federal Sentencing

If you’re convicted of or plead guilty to a federal felony, you’ll attend a hearing where the judge will decide what your sentence will be. This sentencing is not automatic, and the judge has a lot of leeway for reduced felony sentencing. This leeway falls under the scope of federal sentencing guidelines. If you’re facing charges for a federal crime, you want the least restrictive sentence available. The criminal defense Read More

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