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Criminal Defense Overview

Roanoke Criminal Law Lawyer

Lawyer in Roanoke, Virginia: Criminal Defense

Protecting Your Rights since 1974

If you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, the consequences of a conviction can be serious, including substantial penalties or fines, the loss of driving or other privileges, fewer employment opportunities, and incarceration. You want an experienced criminal defense attorney, one who knows the law and the process and who has successfully defended others in criminal cases.

At the office of Charles R. Allen, Jr. Attorney at Law, I have been in practice for 35 years, fighting to protect the legal rights of individuals throughout the Roanoke area, including people who have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor. I understand the stress and anxiety that can accompany a criminal prosecution and provide compassionate counsel in a family-friendly environment, taking the time to listen carefully to your concerns and treat you with dignity and respect. I try to maintain the respect of my clients, peers and members of the judiciary through my hard work and professionalism.

Don’t go to court without an attorney; you have too much at stake. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact my office or call me at 540-904-1938 (toll-free at 866-698-9125).

My Criminal Law Practice

I represent juveniles and adults who have been charged or are under investigation for a crime, handling a wide range of felonies and misdemeanors, including:

  • Theft offenses. I handle charges alleging petty or grand larceny, as well as burglary or breaking and entering
  • Check-related offenses. I defend individuals charged with passing bad checks, forging checks or kiting checks
  • White collar crimes. I represent people charged with fraud or embezzlement.
  • Drug charges. I handle cases involving charges of possession, sale, distribution, trafficking and manufacture of controlled substances, including marijuana and cocaine, as well as prescription drugs.
  • Sex crimes. I defend individuals charged with criminal sexual conduct, including indecent exposure, molestation and rape.
  • Assault and battery , including malicious wounding
  • Firearms offenses
  • Probation violations
  • Driving under the influence (DUI). To learn more, see my page on traffic violations and DUI .
  • Prescription fraud. I defend pharmacists and others in the prescription drug industry who have been charged with fraud.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense that has been dismissed, and you would like to remove it from the public record, I can work with you to have that record expunged.

Contact My Office

The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner you will know your rights. To arrange a free initial consultation, contact me or call me at 540-904-1938 (toll-free at 866-698-9125). My office is open from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturday appointments are available upon request.

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Office Location

Charles R. Allen, Jr., Attorney at Law
120 Church Avenue S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24011
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Toll Free: 866-698-9125
Phone: 540-904-1938
Fax: 540-342-9919

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