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Shemeka C Hankins

Shemeka C Hankins

Former Prosecutor Working for You - Skilled in Drug, DUI, Gun and Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • Virginia
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Reviewed by Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer July 10, 2020
Rating: 9 Justia Lawyer Rating - 9 out of 10
For the reasons stated above Shemeka is an excellent person and attorney.
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Attorney Shemeka Hankins is an experienced prior prosectuor with years of criminal litigation experience. A seasoned trial attorney, she is well-versed in a number of criminal areas such as drugs/narcotics/marijuana, driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), theft crimes, and juvenile justice. She also has experience with mental health programs, license restoration, restoration of gun rights, and expungements.

Shemeka Hankins is a committed servant of the community and puts the rights of clients at the forefront of the defense. She is dedicated to helping her clients protect their freedoms and defend their rights in legal situations. Attorney Shemeka Hankins is a lawyer you can trust with your future.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
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  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia State Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney
Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (2004) | English, Music
Honors: Ewell Award
Activities: Student Government, Orientation Aide, Choir
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Local Bar Leader of the Year
Virginia State Bar, Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
Public Practitioner of the Year
South Hampton Roads Bar Association
Significant Service Award
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
Significant Service Award
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 82185
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Virginia Women Attorney's Association
Board Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
Board Member
- Current
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South Hampton Roads Bar Association
Immediate Past President
- Current
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Articles & Publications
We Must Combat Racial Disparity and Create a More Diverse Legal Profession
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Speaking Engagements
How to Cope with Racial Injustice, Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University Black Law Students Association
Clerk's Panel on Local Practice and Procedure, Solo and Small Practitioner's Forum, Suffolk, Va
VSB, Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Association
Laws that Affect Kids, 12th Annual African American Male Summit, Green Run High School, Virginia Beach, VA
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Invictus Law
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88 Questions Answered

Q. Should I get a lawyer to recant a statement
A: There are several issues here and yes you should at least talk to a lawyer about your options. If you told the police this happened and it actually happened, "recanting" is actually telling a lie which you could violate being under oath. If it didn't actually happen, then there is a way to properly recant your previous statement because you could be charged with filing a false police report. If you just don't want him to get into trouble, that is another thing entirely. Additionally, if you started or instigated the fight, a lawyer can properly instruct you on how to plead the fifth. I would advise you to make an appointment today to review all of you options. As Ms. Thayer indicated, local firms, like mine, offer free consultations regarding a number of matters.
Q. If I talk on the phone with or hang out with a person who has a felony warrant can I get in any legal trouble?
A: You are not obligated to turn the person in but the more you affiliate with the person knowing about their crime and if you help them in any way, money/a ride, you could be seen as to be an accessory after the fact or obstructing justice which is helping to continue their evading the police. As a family member, you have some further protections but if you are not related, I'm sure anyone would tell you not to get tangled up in something if you don't want your name attached to it. If the police are looking for this person, it could also be dangerous to be around them. Good luck
Q. Was pulled over in Virginia. As reckless driving. However, officer put wrong make of car.Color and license plate match
A: The information can be amended when you get to court if something is incorrect so you will probably still need to go forward with the ticket. You can get a lawyer to help with the Reckless Driving because its in a city and judges tend to think that's worse.
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Invictus Law
1240 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Telephone: (757) 337-2500
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Calls on weekdays will be answered after hours until 9pm and on weekends.
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