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Practice Areas


Dirk Padgett Law PLLC specializes in criminal law cases. If you’re facing criminal charges, you need the best criminal defense lawyer in Roanoke on your side. Let Dirk B. Padgett use his decades of experience to relentlessly champion your rights.

Criminal Law & DUIs

Criminal law deals with behavior that is or can be construed as an offense against the public, society, or the state — even if the immediate victim is an individual. These charges come with varying penalties, including fines and jail time.

Ninety-five percent of Dirk B. Padgett’s practice is devoted to litigation, so we’re not afraid to go into the courtroom to defend your case.

He’ll defend all criminal offenses (in state and federal courts) including:

  • Murder
  • Capital murder
  • Vehicle manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Drug distribution/sale/possession
  • Malicious wounding
  • Domestic assault
  • Kidnapping/abduction
  • White collar crime (fraud, embezzling, money laundering)

DUI and Traffic Law

The Commonwealth of Virginia takes driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously. If convicted, you could face fines, jail time and other costly penalties, including the suspension of your driver’s license.With decades of experience, Dirk Padgett Law is well-equipped to defend your interests in cases involving:

  • First-time DUI
  • Repeat or Felony DUI
  • Driving on drugs or controlled substances (DUID)
  • Underage drinking and driving
  • Alcohol-related car accidents

Accused Of A Traffic Violation?

Dirk Padgett Law also handles all varieties of traffic violations. Though generally not as serious as a DUI, traffic violations can still be embarrassing, time-consuming, and expensive.

Certain traffic violations, such as reckless driving, can also threaten your commercial driver’s license. If you have been accused of a violation that could disrupt your livelihood, it is important that you seek professional legal help.

Family Law

Family law disputes can be complex, time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help take the burden off of your shoulders. A skilled attorney can also help you complete the process as quickly as possible and ensure that your future interests are protected.

Dirk B. Padgett has extensive experience helping Virginia residents resolve their family law issues.

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Property and debt division
  • Modifications to existing orders
  • Juvenile law
  • Premarital or post marital agreements
  • Domestic violence concerns

Auto or Car Accidents

Have you been in an auto accident?

Many lawyers claim to have trial experience to handle your personal injury case. In practice, they are skilled in pretrial discovery procedures and negotiating a settlement. While these skills may be effective, insurance companies know which attorneys mean it when they say they are prepared to take your case to trial. As a trial lawyer for over 20 years, Dirk B. Padgett has tried over 100 jury trials.

He has seen the physical, emotional and financial damage and scars that can occur from someone’s negligence, and will work to get the best amount we can get for your injuries.