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Criminal Defense Case Results – Roanoke VA

“Northwest Roanoke apartment shooting leads to manslaughter plea”

Roanoke Times, January 29, 2021

ROANOKE — “A violent dispute at a northwest Roanoke apartment complex last winter left one victim dead by gunfire and will send another man to prison for just over five years.

The case was resolved by plea agreement Friday, at a hearing initially slated as an arraignment ahead of a two-day murder trial that was to begin . . .

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“Charges dropped in Roanoke armed home invasion case”

Roanoke Times, March 11, 2022

ROANOKE — “Charges were dropped this week against a Roanoke man accused of forcing his way into a house and firing shots as he left.

Neither a witness who testified at a preliminary hearing nor security footage from a neighboring home could identify 32-year-old Rahyeem Tyquan Baker in the case, said defense attorney Rob Dean. ‘Mr. Baker . . .

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“Roanoke jury acquits defendant in woman’s death”

Roanoke Times, December 3, 2021

ROANOKE — “Michael Tyrone Terry kept his head bowed, eyes closed tight, as a jury rose Thursday to announce its decision in a case where Terry stood accused of murder, attempted rape and abduction.

As the verdicts were read aloud, Terry, 41, lifted his eyes toward the ceiling, blinking back tears: Not guilty. Not guilty. Not guilty.

One . . .

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Virginia’s New Marijuana Law (2020): Civil Offense, Expungement, etc.

On April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession. Here is a summary of the key provisions of the law that go into effect on July 1, 2020:

Under Va. Code§ 18.2-250.1:

Possession of small quantities of marijuana (less than one ounce) shall now be a civil offense punishable with a $25 fine
No court costs . . .

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Best Defenses for a DUI / DWI Charge

If you have been arrested on a DUI / DWI charge, you might be thinking right now that the state prosecutor has an easy path to a conviction.

You were stopped driving home; the officer arrested you, took a breath sample, and it was above 0.08. Open and shut, right? Not so fast. There are many ways to challenge it.

There are . . .

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