Criminal Defense Representation You Can Rely On
If you have been charged with a crime, you need experienced representation for your defense. Our attorney at Melvin L. Hill Attorney at Law, has more than 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. This experience means we can help guide, protect and advocate for you no matter the criminal charges you face.
Help Yourself–Remain Silent With Police
One critical piece of information anyone accused of a crime should remember is to minimize any talk with the police. Never try to “explain” your situation. If police place you in custody, ask them if you are under arrest. If they say yes, you should immediately ask for an attorney and then remain silent until your attorney arrives. There is NOTHING you can say that will help your case, and the more you talk, the greater the chance of making a statement that can be used against you in court. When our attorney arrives, we will do any talking necessary with the police.
We provide experienced representation for a broad range of criminal charges, including misdemeanor and felony offenses involving:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Violent crimes
- Sex crimes
- Traffic violations
Working To Minimize The Consequences
There is a real possibility that, if convicted, you may face fines, jail time and license suspension or revocation. You may also face consequences outside of your sentence, including loss of custody, termination of employment and disqualification for loans. It is important to hire a lawyer given the repercussions a criminal conviction can have. Depending on the facts of your case, our attorney will work for a reduction of charges, reduced penalties or acquittal. In addition to defending against charges, we can fight for expungement of your record if you have been previously convicted.
Contact Us Today!
We know how overwhelming criminal charges can feel. We work to keep you informed and educated, and remain in contact during your case. Call our Roanoke office at 540-342-1851 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment online. We take evening and weekend appointments upon requests and accept credit cards.