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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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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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  • 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
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
89 Questions Answered
Q. sexting dating scam
A: Advice is to not give into the blackmail. I would gather information about the money they are asking for and for what reason via text or email. If they don't want to provide it, then say you're no longer entertaining any messages. If the do provide it, stop responding at that point. You have the information that you need to potentially bring criminal charges. Many people will tell you that once you make a payment, one you could be admitting you did something wrong and two, it won't stop - it will always be more money. Just walk away.
Q. I was issued a summons for failure to obey highway sign, I was going 49 in a 35, and I am wondering if I should prepay.
A: It sounds as if the officer was trying to cut you a break instead of writing you for speeding. It depends on the code section he/she used. No one here can tell you what's in your best interest without knowing more about you such as your driving record but even then it would ultimately be your call whether to prepay or go to court and "fight the ticket." Potentially would cost you way more than just pre-paying it. Consult an attorney local to your area. Good luck!
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.
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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
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Calls on weekdays will be answered after hours until 9pm and on weekends.