Minimizing Criminal Consequences

Facing criminal charges is stressful. You may be overwhelmed by dealing with the charges and how the potential consequences could affect your future.

At Hyatt Browning Shirkey Law Firm, PLC​, we have more than a decade of experience defending those accused of criminal charges in Virginia. Our attorney has defended clients in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. We understand how unsettling the uncertainty you face and we provide experienced representation, working to obtain the best outcome for your specific situation.

Significant Penalties From Traffic Or DUI Charges

In Roanoke, reckless driving is a common offense for drivers on Interstate 81. If you are traveling 20 mph over the speed limit or any speed greater than 80 mph you could be charged with 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.

DUIs are also risky charges for drivers. 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 Our lawyer at Hyatt Browning Shirkey Law Firm, PLC can help you after a DUI arrest, working to help you to retain your driving privileges and minimize other penalties.

Experienced Defense When You Face Severe 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 long-term effects throughout your life, including on your ability to become employed, apply for housing and more. We can help you throughout the criminal justice process and help to limit or minimize the effect on the future.

Contact Us Today!

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