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Roanoke Sex Offenses Lawyer

Simply being accused of a sex crime can be damaging to your reputation. A conviction will put you at risk of severe consequences and may negatively affect the choices available to you for the rest of your life. At Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico, we can help protect your rights and your good name.

For more than 45 years, our attorneys at Roanoke law firm have advised and represented individuals throughout southwest Virginia who are facing sexual battery or other serious sex crime accusations.

Effective Roanoke and Salem Rape Defense Lawyers Helping You

It's important to consult with an attorney who understands the criminal justice system and the laws surrounding sex crimes in Virginia when you have been accused. Our Roanoke sex offenses attorneys Michelle C. F. Derrico and Richard L. Derrico have spent more than 40 years combined gaining in-depth knowledge and experience handling state and federal sex crimes.

Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico can assist you with cases involving:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Child molestation
  • Forcible sodomy
  • Indecent exposure
  • Solicitation of prostitution
  • Internet sex crimes

Sex crime cases are greatly influenced by the testimonies of the complaining witness and the accused party. That is why our attorneys take the time to learn about every detail surrounding the alleged incident before advising what the best legal option may be.

We will read the case report to see what other ways there are to attack the complaining witness' credibility, as well as work the appropriate experts, including investigators, medical providers and witness to ensure that we put you in the best possible position.

Contact Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico Today

We invite you to contact our Roanoke attorneys at Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico regarding your difficult legal matters. Call 540-343-9349, or visit our Contact page to schedule a confidential consultation at our law office in Roanoke, Virginia. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with after hours and weekends by appointment. We serve clients in the Roanoke valley and throughout southwest Virginia. Spanish translation available upon request.