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Brenton James Bohannon

Criminal defense Attorney at West Point, VA

4.7   25 reviews

also known as Brent Bohannon


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About Brenton

Learn Brenton’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in New Kent County and criminal defense in all other surrounding areas.

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    10 years

  3. Business
    20%

    9 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%

    10 years

  5. Litigation
    10%

    9 years

Brenton Bohannon focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bohannon served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for New Kent County Virginia, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal and traffic cases in the Circuit, General District, and the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts. His experience as a prosecutor, along with his psychology and education background, provide a unique perspective on how to best represent clients, whether he is defending a criminal case, litigating a contested divorce or resolving a child support issue.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Bohannon’s first career was in education. The knowledge and skills he developed while serving in the administration of a public school system and teaching High School Biology is a great asset to clients. Mr. Bohannon is an effective advocate for his clients and has established relationships with his former colleagues, which benefit his clients. When not practicing law, Mr. Bohannon is actively engaged in community service, social outreach, and serving in the Lions Clubs International.

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Licensed for 9 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brenton

Bohannon & Associates
704 Main St
West Point, VA, 23181
Brenton James Bohannon
12001 Courthouse Circle
New Kent, VA, 23124
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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I originally called Mr. Bohannon's office related to a non-compliance charge against my husband for interlock violation. We previously worked with another attorney but because the attorney was also friends with the judge and court employees in a small town, time and effort did not seem to be taken for fair evaluation of my husband's case and the attorney did not seem to address certain issues with the judge on behalf of clients due to his personal conflict of interest. My husband was not under court order for interlock but instead in a voluntary program. Thus, these charges should never have been filed. I searched for an attorney outside of the usual local group and located Mr. Bohannon. I called on a Sunday to leave a message as I needed representation ASAP and actually got a call back that very day! I was impressed with his communication skills, empathy for both myself and husband, and prompt response. I was able to schedule an in person meeting within a couple of days. At that meeting, he dedicated uninterrupted time to my husband's case, explaining what the possible scenarios might be in court and how he would handle each one, as needed. He worked diligently on my husband's behalf to keep him from spending time in jail, away from work and family, understanding that he was in a voluntary program. He was not afraid to discuss that my husband was not actually under court supervision and thus non-compliance charges were not appropriate. He began working with the DA before even entering the courtroom, ensuring that court proceedings went smoothly. Attorneys should do the job that they are hired to do, regardless of their relationships with court employees in the community and with Mr. Bohannon, it was clear that he took his job seriously and worked to get the best results for his client. If you do not have trust and rapport with your attorney, you are less likely to have success and Mr. Bohannon established both of these immediately and continued to exemplify this professionalism throughout the process.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2018
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Excellent, professional, compassionate representation
Mr. Bohannon took on a complex case of mine in the summer of 2016. He worked hard and quite effectively to limit the damage from the case over the next two years. Brent knows the system, he knows the people, he cares about his clients, he gives good advice, and he gets positive results. You can't find a better criminal defense attorney in Central Virginia.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
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Effective Lawyer
Mr. Bohannon represented me in New Kent County for following too close. He was very professional, and his relationship with the New Kent County court staff made the process easy. He got me off of the unfair charge and did so before we even walked into the courtroom. I'd definitely hire him again!
Posted by Stephanie | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, smart, and concerned
Although I would like to have zero issues that necessitate Mr. Bohannon's services, if I had to pick up the phone to contact an attorney for traffic court it would be him. He was informative, educational and kind when addressing my needs. He made sure that I understood all of my options before we moved forward on anything and he answered my questions thoroughly before we got in front of the judge. One of the things that seems to help in general is the relationship that your attorney has with the court, through continuances and appeals I was in front of several judges and DA's with him and they demonstrated willingness to work with him and a genuine respect for him. Whether you think so or not, I am sure that this went a long way in his ability to negotiate with "the court". He didn't pander or come across as weak when dealing with them but had a natural rapport with everyone that we came across. The outcome from my appeal could not have gone any better down to having 2 of 3 traffic charges dismissed and the most leninent and least disruptive sentencing that I could have hoped for. I watched him argue on my behalf and use all of the tools of his trade without appearing slick or disingenuous to the judge and ultimately it made me confident that he would be more helpful than harmful in my case. I breathe a lot easier after having selected him as my attorney and recommend that you contact him if you are seeking someone that treats you like more than a case file. I appreciate everything that he did for me.
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Posted by Dan | December 15, 2016
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Excellent representation
Brenton was patient and very professional in the court room. His negotiation skills with the prosecutor were amazing. I Highly recommend Brenton for your criminal and traffic violations. Excellent attorney and he will get the job done.
Posted by Veronica | October 11, 2016
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Amazing
Very awesome lawyer. He guided me through the specific steps I needed to take to dismiss my charges and that is exactly what got my charges dropped. He was very patient with the case and it couldn't have turned out better. So grateful and happy with him as my lawyer I definitely recommend for anyone with charges from felonies to misdemeanors.
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Posted by Joshua | July 26, 2016
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Amazing lawyer
Mr Bohannon is the most excellent trial lawyer I have seen. Not only that but he stands behind his clients in the most difficult of times. He has the perfect balance of being real and sympathetic in the most difficult of times. There are no other lawyers in the area I would recommend over him. If you are looking for the best well you found him.
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Posted by Timothy | July 22, 2016
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Sussex County Citation
Unfortunately and even though I know Sussex County VA is heavily monitored for speeding, I was issued a citation for 86 in a 70. Don’t let what happened to me happen to you. I had my cruise control set for 75 MPH, when I saw the two police cars in the median of I95 North, I panicked and instead of decreasing my speed with the control by 5 MPH, I hit the button in the wrong direction, not once but twice which in fact increased my spend by 10 MPH. Technology in our cars is very innovative, but one button hit in the wrong direction can not only be very dangerous, but also costly and in this case, broke the law. Given the severity of my circumstances, I required legal representation and Brenton Bohannon was high recommended as someone to represent me. I also did my reach and appreciated Brenton’s very good online reviews. He knows the area, the people involved (down to the Officer that issued the citation), the legal system in Sussex County and I’m satisfied with the outcome I received with Brenton’s representation. Mostly importantly, I would not have received this outcome had I not been represented by legal counsel. All this said, I highly recommend Brenton Bohannon to safeguard your driving privilege, driving record and insurance rates. Thank you, Brenton!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2016
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Client Oriented Attrorney
Excellent representation from start to finish. I was in a situation that was very stressful and my outlook was bleak. I was facing a Felony and two Misdemeanor charges with three witness testifying against me. Every call that I made to Mr. Bohannon's office was returned promptly. He kept me informed on what was going on with my case and always tried to put my mind at ease. I had many sleepless nights due to the case, however I always thought about what Mr. Bohannon told me. He continually told me that I hired him to worry about the case and I needed to try to just relax and he would resolve it for me. When I arrived for my pretrial hearing I was informed by Mr. Bohannon that the felony charge had been dropped. He explained to me that only charges that I was facing was the misdemeanor charges and explained the possibilities. Mr. Bohannon continued to work for me and was able to get one of the misdemeanor charges dropped for me. My case was resolved at pretrial and I did not have to serve any jail time and had to pay court cost. I couldn't ask for better representation! I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Bohannon if you ever need an attorney that is going to look out for your best interest
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Posted by Laura | April 12, 2016
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Job Well Done!
I am very profound of Brent's work. Brent was able to calm me down and address what had to be done during my arrangement and trial. I was arrested for possession of marijuana and reckless driving. I was ordered to abide my the CAASAP program for my marijuana charge, I live out of state in New York where marijuana is decriminalized and it was hard for me to stay in a outpatient rehab due to lack of interest for my case. The court was not happy with that and wanted to punish me. I was found guilty of the charge because I was unable to complete the CAASAP program, although I had a DSM 5 clearance letter to excuse my absence From outpatient. I was ordered 30 days in jail, the sentence got suspended, and $500 bail and court fees. Case closed. I was not happy. Brent got the judge to agree to open my case for appeal and after many words, presented paperwork and evidence, my marijuana charge was dismissed. Brent understood it was not fair that I was being penalized due to disagreements across many state boarders. I highly recommend Brent's services or anyone from Riley & Wells, the paralegals were very informative and were able to help a great amount when the attorney was unavsilable.
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Posted by Lawrence | April 7, 2016
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Dedicated to you cause
I hired Mr. Bohannon to represent me for a DUI charge, Mr. Bohannon was able to get this very severe charge reduced to a reckless driving, which is unheard of. Mr. Bohannon worked extremely hard through out my case to ensure that my goals were being met and that my voice was being heard. Later Mr. Bohannon represented me as a saving grace in a probation violation. At this time I have never had so much on the line and been so scared, but Mr. Bohannon was responsive to my every need and worked tirelessly through out the process. Mr. Bohannon fought tooth and nail in my defense, and I think he went above and beyond and did everything that was humanly possible to ensure a happy future for my family. When you need a dedicated attorney; you need Brenton J. Bohannon, you can bet your freedom on it.
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Posted by Mark | October 12, 2015
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Very Professional
I hired Mr.Bohannon for assistance on a charge of driving while suspended - 2nd offense. Bohannon was very helpful throughout the entire process and was able to get the charge dropped to a lesser charge for me. I would highly recommend him for anybody needin assistance. His prices are very fair as well!
Posted by Francis | September 30, 2015
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Principal
During my initial consultation Mr. Bohannon listened carefully and asked detailed questions to determine if he could help me with my case. Once I hired Mr. Bohannon he invested the appropriate amount of time to gather the facts and prepare for my defense. His communication was timely, accurate and very helpful. I was well informed about the possibilities and thankful that Mr. Bohannon provided me ample time to think things through when it came time to make a critical decision. I was very pleased with the outocme!
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Posted by David | September 22, 2015
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Excellent attorney.
Mr. Bohannon was extremely professional and very knowledgeable. My situation was not looking good at all and made sure that I recurrences the best possible outcome that was way better then I thought it would be. If I ever have any issues or legal troubles again I will not hesitate to hire him once again.
Posted by Mark | August 21, 2015
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Driven to Win!
Brent worked tirelessly from the moment of our first conversation over the phone, all the way into the court room. He explored every angle to the very conclusion of my case, which was successfully defended I might add. He is a master at his craft and would highly recommend him to anyone of my friends or family in need.
Posted by Amanda | August 18, 2015
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vasap violation
I was actually referred to Mr. Bohannon by another lawyer that gave great reviews about his firm. I was convicted of a 2nd dui back in 2013 and have been in the vasap program at which you are required to have an interlock ignition device installed on your vehicle. Well back in December my device had failed meand locked me out of my car on two different occasions. It pretty much was giving off an alcohol reading when on both occasions i had not consumed any alcohol, actually havent consumed any alcohol in over 2 years. So vasap had considered me in violation of their probation program and sent me back to court for the violation. I had contacted a couple of different lawyers and was impressed with what Mr. Bohannon had to say so i hired him to represent me. I believe he put his all into the case and i couldnt be more happier with my final court date. We had enough evidence to prove that i actually wasnt drinking and we won the case and i was found not guilty! I would fully recommend Mr. Bohannon to anyone he was very thorough and dedicated to my case and I appreciate everything he did for me!
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Posted by Barbara | August 5, 2015
Brenton did an exceptional job for me!
I was charged with reckless driving for going 101 in a 70mph zone. I was ashamed of myself and afraid of going to court. Brenton was very compassionate and believed I was a good person. He really fought hard for me in court and convinced the judge to reduce my charge of reckless driving, a class I misdemeanor criminal offense, to speeding 15 mph over the speed limit, a traffic infraction. This was a brilliant end result, more than I had hoped for. I avoided jail time, loss of license, mandatory community service, a large fine and reduced DMV demerit points. I highly recommend Brenton Bohannon to anyone who has a service traffic violation. Thank you Brenton!
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Posted by Donnell | August 5, 2015
OUTSTANDING!!!
Mr. Bohannon was able to prevent evidence that made it possible to have all of my charges dropped and me not pay one penny to the courts. He performed outstanding work on my behalf!
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2015
On point
If I was to describe Bohannon in one word it would be preserving. I consider myself to be a thorough person. This trait could not be more imperative when selecting a lawyer to represent you following a DUI arrest. After much research on my part, retaining Bohannon proved to be an ample example of what taking time to seek out and putting forth the energy of doing so can lead to...the absolute best representation possible. Brett is not only an excellent lawyer, but an individual that has a vested interest in you as a person and your case in hand. If you are seeking a lawyer that has your best interest in mind without dollar signs in eyes- he is the one. Bohannon is exceptionally meticulous. As a quality lawyer, he takes in and retains every detail you've described to him regarding your case. That being said, he sifts through the situation presented to him leaving no stone unturned. Brett is on top of seeking out any infractions that may have incurred in your favor, yet with moral honesty still intact. In short, Bohannon will go above and beyond in what one would expect from a lawyer in a DUI incident. He is exceptional on all fronts- his dedication to your case, communication, timeliness in returning calls, etc. Could not be more pleased. Not entirely certain how much I can necessarily share in my praises toward him, but the ultimate outcome became a reckless driving incident. For his hard work, I am grateful. Bohannon is worth every single dime and then some. Highly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
Highest Recommendation for Brent Bohannon from Experienced Lawyer/Client
I am an experienced Virginia lawyer, who feels very fortunate that I found Brent Bohannon through a "best lawyers" directory to represent a family member in a serious reckless driving case on the Virginia Peninsula. Mr. Bohannon's experience and savvy as a former prosecutor, dedication to my family member's interests, and responsiveness resulted in immediate peace of mind, a sound strategy, a smooth and stress-free representation, and an extraordinarily favorable disposition of the case. He exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the representation and his efforts were a model of what a good lawyer can do for a person in trouble. The support staff at his law firm was also very responsive, helpful, and kind. His rates are very reasonable as well. I highly recommend Mr. Bohannon and am extremely grateful for and impressed with the way he represented my family member and what he was able to accomplish on my family member's behalf.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bohannon & Associates
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • New Kent Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Riley & Wells Attorneys At Law
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Brenton J. Bohannon, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Bohannon Legal
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney- Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Bohannon Legal
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Bohannon Legal
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Buchanan County Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Independant Contractor
  • Andrews Kurth
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Biology Teacher
  • Okeechobee County
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers
  • Defending Major Traffic Cases
  • 2015
  • Virginia Indigent Defense
  • Certified
  • 2014
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Eckerd College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • The John Cooper School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • Malicious Wounding & Strangulation
  • Nolle Pros
  • DWI
  • Reckless Driving- Non Alcohol Related
  • Murder
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Appalachian School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lion's Club International
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Appalachian School of Law Alumni Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Appalachian School of Law- Honor Court
  • Justice
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorney's in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law Schools
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2013
  • Willard-Owens Award
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2013
  • Member of the Year
  • Lions Clubs International
  • 2013
  • Green Bowl Challenge Winner
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bohannon is an excellent lawyer. He has the experience and foresight needed to get his client the results they need. I would have no hesitation referring anyone with a criminal matter to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Some lawyers shy away from the big cases. Bohannon is not one of those lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bohannon is an exceptional person and attorney. His tireless work and zealous advocacy does not go unnoticed. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an attorney that will fight for you and your rights."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He will fight for everything he can to help you and will make you feel important."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive yet practical."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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West Point Criminal defense Lawyer Brenton James Bohannon
Brenton James Bohannon
Criminal defense Attorney
West Point, VA
Licensed for 9 years