Roanoke, Virginia Criminal Defense Overview

Man cuffed from behindNothing is as important as one’s freedom. That freedom is at risk when criminal charges have been brought against you. A conviction can result in prison time, fines, a permanent criminal record, and disqualification from many forms of employment. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then it is vital that you retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer to assist you. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke attorney assisting southwest Virginia residents who are charged with a crime. Cerid works to provide the highest level of service and she takes pride in the assistance we offer to our clients. Our firm will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those is Salem and other parts of the state.

Roanoke lawyer handling Virginia criminal cases involving federal charges, violent offenses, and more

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government both take a harsh stance against those who break the law. Prosecutors take a “tough on crime” approach and a conviction will have serious repercussions on a person’s future as Virginia does not expunge criminal convictions. One who is convicted of a crime will receive a sentence based on the type of charges, the severity of the conduct, their prior criminal record, and the presence of “aggravating factors” such as the use of a firearm. Typical charges brought by prosecutors include:

If you find yourself in any of these situations then it is important to recognize the gravity of your predicament. Retaining an attorney is important to ensure that your rights remain protected.

Cerid is a Roanoke lawyer who founded our firm on the belief that everyone is entitled to the highest level of representation. She will use your initial consultation to hear your side of the story and to help you understand what it is you should expect from the legal system. Once retained, she will inform the courts and the prosecution that she is representing you. Our firm will obtain all police reports, witness statements, and other evidence which the prosecutors are required to provide. We will also conduct a full investigation into the matter so that all possible avenues are explored. If Cerid believes that your rights were violated through an illegal search and seizure, then she will file a Motion with the Court requesting that any illegally seized evidence be excluded from the proceedings. If a dismissal cannot be obtained, or a reasonable resolution cannot be reached, then we will make sure that your case is ready for trial and that you are protected as the case moves forward. We are ready to assist you. Contact us today.

Defense lawyer providing quality services to those in Roanoke, Salem and elsewhere in Virginia

Cerid understands that you are facing a stressful situation. You do not need the added stress which is caused by a defense lawyer who is difficult to reach and does not return phone calls. Cerid makes attorney-client communication a priority. This includes promptly responding to telephone messages and emails. She also makes herself available to answer any questions you may have and will take the time necessary to make sure you understand the next steps in your case. We feel it is an honor to assist those in Roanoke or elsewhere in Virginia. We take this responsibility seriously.

We also serve the cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County city of Hollins, the Bedford County cities of Bedford and Forest, the Franklin County city of Rocky Mount, and the Montgomery County cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford.