Working To Minimize The Consequences You Face

Facing criminal charges is a stressful experience. You may be overwhelmed about the charges you face and how the potential consequences could affect your future.

At Hyatt Browning Shirkey Law Firm, PLC, we have nearly a decade of experience in defending criminal charges across Virginia. Attorney Shirkey has defended clients in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. We understand the uncertainty you face. We provide compassionate, knowledgeable counsel to arrive at an optimal outcome for you.

Significant Penalties In Traffic Or DUI Criminal Offenses

In Roanoke, reckless driving is a common offense for drivers on Interstate 81. State law indicates that any driver going 20 mph over the speed limit or 80 mph regardless of the speed limit can face charges of reckless driving. This charge carries far more serious penalties than a typical speeding ticket, including fines, driver's license suspension, points off your license and even potential jail time.

First-time offenders who are pulled over for driving under the influence can face the suspension of their license for up to a one-year period. You could also face jail time, fines and the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Speaking with an attorney immediately is critical after a DUI arrest to retain your license and mitigate other penalties.

Experienced Defense When You Face Harsh Penalties

Whether you are facing charges for domestic violence, drug possession, DUI, theft, assault, traffic violations or more, criminal charges are not something to face alone. Almost all criminal cases benefit from the involvement of an attorney, who will fight for and protect your rights. We will:

  • Listen to your case
  • Investigate the facts and available evidence
  • Anticipate the potential strategy of the prosecution
  • Inform you of all available options
  • Determine an appropriate defense strategy
  • Advocate for reduced penalties or in some cases, a dismissal of charges

A criminal record can have rippling effects throughout your life, including on your ability to become employed, apply for housing and more. We can guide you throughout the process to minimize the impact on your criminal record.

Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer

If you face criminal charges in Virginia, contacting an attorney can strengthen your case. Schedule a free phone consultation at our Roanoke office to learn how we can assist. Call 540-613-8431 or email us.