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VirginiaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Roanoke, Virginia

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Virginia, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Virginia should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Michelle Derrico

Michelle Derrico
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 30 years, Michelle Derrico is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Cerid E. Lugar

Cerid E. Lugar
Lugar Law
306 Market Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 12 years, Cerid E. Lugar is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended London School of Economics and Political Scie... read more >

Nathan Coulter

Nathan Coulter
Gilbert, Bird & Weston
310 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Nathan Coulter is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas J Bondurant Jr

Thomas J Bondurant Jr
Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore, LLP
10 Franklin Road S.E. Suite 800
Roanoke, VA 24011
Thomas J Bondurant Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Deborah Caldwell-Bono

Deborah Caldwell-Bono
302 Washington Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Deborah Caldwell-Bono is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas Marvin Blaylock

Thomas Marvin Blaylock
1102 Second Street P.O. Box 134
Roanoke, VA 24016
Thomas Marvin Blaylock is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Peyton Cargill

James Peyton Cargill
1314 Maple Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
James Peyton Cargill is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Neil Anderson Horn

Neil Anderson Horn
321 Campbell Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Neil Anderson Horn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Eric Lichtenstein

John Eric Lichtenstein
P.O. Box 601
Roanoke, VA 24004
John Eric Lichtenstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Scott Alan Webber

Scott Alan Webber
1220 Franklin Road SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Scott Alan Webber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Seth Christopher Weston

Seth Christopher Weston
1031 First Street, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Seth Christopher Weston is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anthony Franklin Anderson

Anthony Franklin Anderson
Anderson & Friedman
1102 Second Street, SW P.O. Box 1525
Roanoke, VA 24016
Anthony Franklin Anderson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Benjamin Kontaxes

Benjamin Kontaxes
SublettPearson, PLC
2965 Colonnade Dr #200
Roanoke, VA 24018
Licensed for 8 years, Benjamin Kontaxes is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Liberty University School of Law... read more >

Mark Wayne Claytor

Mark Wayne Claytor
Mark W. Claytor, Attorney-at-Law
1403 S. Colorado Street
Salem, VA 24153
Licensed for 39 years, Mark Wayne Claytor is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington & Lee University School of Law... read more >

Paul Graham Beers

Paul Graham Beers
Glenn,m Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte
37 Campbell Ave S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24011
Paul Graham Beers is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer... read more >

Gary L Lumsden

Gary L Lumsden
1220 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Gary L Lumsden is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Preston Fisher

Jonathan Preston Fisher
The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
210 Professional Park Dr #10
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Licensed for 19 years, Jonathan Preston Fisher is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State ... read more >

James Clinton Turk Jr

James Clinton Turk Jr
1007 East Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
James Clinton Turk Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Joel Stephen Jackson

Joel Stephen Jackson
Joel S. Jackson, PC
617 N Main Street Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Joel Stephen Jackson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

R. Andrew Davis

R. Andrew Davis
R. Andrew Davis, PC
307 West Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
R. Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Lee DeBusk

Thomas Lee DeBusk
201 South Franklin Street
Christiansbrg, VA 24073
Thomas Lee DeBusk is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

L. Richard Padgett

L. Richard Padgett
300 East 2nd Street
Salem, VA 24153
L. Richard Padgett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Martin Rogers

Jonathan Martin Rogers
P. O. Box 136
Floyd, VA 24091
Jonathan Martin Rogers is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The VACDL in Richmond, VA, originated in 1992. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), this non-profit organization supports local criminal defense attorneys throughout networking opportunities, quality CLE seminars, and mentorship programs.


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