Judge pounding gavelThis post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of heroin related charges in Roanoke, Virginia. I felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people are unsure of how to proceed after they or a loved one have been arrested. A criminal conviction, however, can have a devastating impact on one’s future. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to understand the ways in which they can address their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help people to make an informed decision when they are selecting a criminal defense attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I have addressed multiple topics over the course of this series. Issues which I have analyzed include:

These are important topics for people to understand. First, many make the mistake of thinking that they have no options after they have been arrested. In cases involving narcotics, however, it may be possible to gain a dismissal if law enforcement violated the accused’s rights and found drugs as a result. Second, even if there are no search and seizure issues present, it may be possible to gain a more favorable resolution through negotiations with the prosecutor. Third, matters involving trafficking will carry serious potential penalties and it is vital that you retain counsel who will leave “no stone unturned” in building your defense. Finally, some are surprised at the aggressive nature which prosecutors take in these types of cases. While marijuana may be becoming more accepted, the U.S. is in the midst of a heroin “epidemic” and the system often shows little leniency for those who have been arrested.

One point I stressed throughout each of these articles is that it is vital to retain an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. I have been my practicing since 2008 and I pride myself on the level of service provided by our office. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer. We also serve the cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County 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.