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Juan L. Vega

Criminal defense Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   35 reviews

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About Juan

Learn Juan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    As a criminal prosecutor for over 12 years, I have often wondered why defense attorneys do not properly advocate for their clients. I now know that it's because they don't know what prosecutors know. I know.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    These crimes require a capable attorney who can talk to the prosecutor and advocate on your behalf. It also requires an attorney who knows criminal procedure and who can persuasively argue to the court.

    16 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    These crimes and infractions tend to be charge specific. Normally, judges won't amend charges on their own. Therefore, the best chance of success is to hire an attorney who can talk to the prosecutor and advocate on your behalf.

    16 years

  4. Education
    5%
    Title IX student misconduct defense. This administrative investigation and procedure can have dire consequences for your education and future. It can also lead to criminal charges. You need an attorney to help you avoid the pitfalls.

    4 years

  5. Expungement
    5%
    You might have only one chance to convince the judge that a charge should be expunged. Don't risk going it alone.

    14 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Low cost wills, powers of attorneys, advance medical directives, etc. (ONLY FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES)

    13 years

After over twelve years of criminal prosecution, I have decided to dedicate my career to defending the rights of individual citizens. For years I sat back and wondered why so many defense attorneys failed their clients. Why didn’t they challenge a stop? Why didn’t they challenge a search? Why didn’t they ask for a plea deal? I now know that it’s because they do not know what prosecutors know or how they think.  I do.

I have the courage to fight, the experience to negotiate, and the wisdom to know which option to recommend.  

Call or email me for a free consultation.

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2019
State MN
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Juan Vega Law, PLLC
Serving the Greater Roanoke Area
Roanoke, VA, 24019

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer for Vets
Mr. Vegas is very affordable and professional. I got a referral for his services through another veteran service provider. I was in need of a Will. He provided me the Will and much more. Mr. Vega was very thorough when explaining the Will to me and Virginia law. He was able to answer my questions which means alot. I would like to thank him for his great service to Vets.
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Posted by James | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Recipient
Everything was handled by Juan L. Vega's Attorney and his staff very Professionally. Very pleased, client James J Carstairs
Posted by Otis & Deborah Mallory | August 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review on Services
We are pleased to respond to the services rendered by Juan L. Vega, Esq. Atty Vega was very professional and humane yet kept the information so simple that we as lay persons could understand. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Saundra | August 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Vega completed a Will and Advance Directive for my parents and me. He did a fantastic job and was quite thorough. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Ricky | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professionalism
Such excellent Professionalism and treated on personal basis. Mr. Vega prepared four legal documents including a will. It was written with thought about my personal needs. I would recommend all veterans to seek out Mr. Vega for his work with veterans ! The price for wills and associated documents cant be beat in the state of Virginia. I really appreciate you Mr. Vega and salute you, Sir !!!
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Posted by Jim | August 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Juan Vega
My name is Jim and I am a Vietnam veteran. Juan Vega assisted my wife and I with our will and power of attorney. He has done a lot of work pro bono for veterans and has repeatedly been efficient and complete. I heartily recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Posted by Denicia | August 10, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Got The Job Done!!!!
I received a flyer when I went to the VA for an appointment. Mr. Vega worked with me to get my affairs in order. He was extremely nice and he got the job done!
Posted by Vaneada | August 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Veteran Advocate, That's My Vega!!!
Mr. Vega is a true friend and advocate for veteran's. He handled sensitive information and made it possible for me to feel like royalty; yet use my documents with discretion. Very professional and efficient at his craft. Mr. Vega's support is nothing but first class. Every time I call him he is candid and to the point. He is "My Vega" I appreciate the top notch service.
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Posted by Sheldon | August 9, 2020
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Assisted Disabled Veteran
Juan Vega donated his time to assist me with making out my will and medical power of attorney. His donated time and expertise allowed me to have these documents prepared to helep my famaily.
Posted by Rudolph | August 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Juan Vega, lawer
He did a great job with my legal docs. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer
Posted by John | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend For Sure
Mr Juan Vega helped me out with those all important legal documents we all need (Wills, AMD, POA, etc). I was worried about it all but Juan allayed those concerns and helped me understand it all. He alone has brought a great deal of peace of mind to my family. I have not used Mr Vega for Criminal defense or other legal need, but I wouldn't hesitate. He's customer service oriented, very professional, organized and a talented lawyer.
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Posted by Carol | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Juan Vega
Mr Vega was courteous, kind very knowlegeable. He did my will, power of attorney and living will for me. All my questions were answered and my paperwork selivered promptly.
Posted by Dan | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and other documents
Mr Vega was extremely professional and courteous throughout this process. He provided precise documents which fulfilled our needs to a tee. His generous support of the American Legion, and all veterans, is greatly appreciated.
Posted by Larry | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
appointed
When I met with Juan, every document was was in order, no delays were encountered. He was right to the point and explained every detail so that I was able to understand without a lot of legalese . Would go back to him or would recommend should the encounter arise.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disable Veteran
He made my Advance Directive, painless, and easy. It was explained in a way that I could understand to carry my wishes out.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Attorney Vega helped my wife and I with a very sensitive matter and we were satisfied with the outcome
Posted by Beverly | August 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Juan Vega
I truly appreciate Mr. Vega’s Commitment to our Veterans. He donated his time and expertise to help my husband and myself in developing our will, power of attorney and living will. He explained everything to us and made sure we were comfortable with our decision
Posted by Shirldean | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT SERVICE
My Husband and I were very impressed when meeting with Mr. Vega, His personality is remarkable, he sincerely cares about his clients. We were treated with the utmost professionalism, AND he listen to you. A few weeks later, we took my Elderly Uncle for consultation, upon leaving my Uncle's exact words, "He was so respectful and kind", I said "Yes he is" Mr. Vega is a five-star plus.
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Posted by Lydia | August 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One great lawyer!
Mr Vega helped me through drafting legal documents to get my affairs in order. Mr Vega, was polite, thorough, walked me through the proceedings with ease. He is an individual with whom one feels immediately, comfortable with, and whos demeanor is of high intelligence. He presented me with a questionnaire to assist the drafting of my final wishes in regards to my body. He also assisted in Last will and testament; Virginia General durable power of attorney;and Appointment of agent for funeral arrangements and control disposition of remains. I remain eternally grateful for his patience and help. Lydia Parry
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Posted by Ken Major | August 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied.
Juan was a great help to us. He handled our business in a prompt professional manner. I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • JAG
  • Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Judge Advocate General's Corps (Jag)
  • 2010 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • Various Commonwealth Attorney's Offices
  • 2007 - 2019

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Florida
  • MBA
  • 2002
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Legal Ethics Standing Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Defense
  • 2019 - Present
  • Vega Veteran Law
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Chairman, Judicial Outreach Division, Veterans Issues Task Force
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Ethical Practices Board
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020

Publications

  • The Minnesota Journal of International Law
  • China's economic and political clout grows in Latin America at the expense of the US interests
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course
  • Criminal law trial advocacy
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (1)
Endorse Juan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Juan's legal acumen and professionalism are only surpassed by the caring he has for his clients. I truly appreciate Juan's thoughtful approach to his work. Juan will do whatever possible to assist his clients in getting a fair and appropriate result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Juan is an extremely kind and hard working co-worker. He is also an excellent teacher and mentor. He also cares greatly about the law and the pursuit of justice. I am confident these skills and character traits translate to his practice and make him an effective and zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Juan is a great attorney and does excellent work. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very through and knowledgeable attorney. Great to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Vega knows his stuff and possesses the qualities everyone hopes for in their lawyer. Compassionate, Prepared, Knowledgable, Reliable, and the list goes on. If you're in trouble or need help, you want Juan on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juan Vega is a superb trial attorney and a fine person. His integrity is beyond reproach. His general knowledge of the law is superior."
General practice Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Juan is a conscientious and dedicated professional. He is thorough and always well prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr Vega is an excellent lawyer. He cares about his clients and has the talent to achieve the best outcomes for their cases. Trust him with your darkest secrets so that he can protect your interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding lawyer! Smart, aggressive and trustworthy. I would hire him to defend me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juan Vega is a dedicated attorney who is devoted to both the law and those he represent. Juan is a man of integrity who will always fight for you."
General practice Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Juan for a number of years, and am always impressed with his preparation, attention to detail, and trial presence. I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Juan is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable and experienced in the area of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is detail oriented, well prepared, and well spoken."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Juan for years because of his work in criminal law. He is a dedicated and talented attorney. Those who retain him will be well-served."
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