Neyhart & McConnell P.C.

A law firm serving the New River Valley, Virginia Tech and Radford University communities.

About Us

Aggressive criminal defense.

Our Firm

Tracy Neyhart and Brad McConnell have been practicing law together in the New River Valley since 2005.  We represent clients in Montgomery County (including Blacksburg and Christiansburg), the City of Radford and the surrounding jurisdictions of Roanoke, Pulaski, Floyd  and Giles.

We offer representation in criminal defense, family law matters, guardianship, civil litigation and traffic defense.  Due to our proximity to Virginia Tech, Radford University and New River Community College, we are highly experienced in dealing with college students experiencing legal difficulties.  We are sensitive to the concerns about what an arrest may mean for your future and work hard to resolve your case in a manner that minimizes harm with regards to potential employers, graduate school admission, professional licensing, etc.  We offer a free consultation in criminal and traffic cases.

Zealous and compassionate representation.

T. Tracy Neyhart

Originally from Philadelphia, Tracy Neyhart  has called the New River Valley home for over 20 years.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina School of Law.  She is an experienced family law practitioner who handles all aspects of divorce and custody issues.  Tracy places an emphasis on being a steadfast advocate during emotionally trying times and achieving her clients' goals in an affordable manner.  She is also a guardian ad litem for both children and incapacitated adults and is entrusted by the local courts to handle some of the most difficult cases where a guardian is necessary.  Tracy also handles some criminal defense cases.  She has the knowledge to utilize community based resources and alternative sentencing options to minimize the harm to her clients.  In her free time, Tracy is a master gardener and accomplished chef who has served on the board of the Blacksburg Farmer's Market.

Experienced trial attorneys.

G. Bradley McConnell

Brad McConnell is a native of the New River Valley and grew up in Pulaski County.  He is a graduate of James Madison University and the University of Richmond School of Law.  He is an experienced trial attorney focusing primarily on criminal defense and civil litigation.  Brad has successfully represented clients charged with offenses ranging from driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana to large scale drug  distribution conspiracies, sexual assaults, and shootings.  He is known as an aggressive advocate who has successfully tried serious offenses in front of both judges and juries.  Brad handles civil litigation with an eye towards resolving issues as quickly as possible, minimizing both time and expense to his clients.  He is an avid outdoorsman and the proud father of one beautiful daughter and two very spoiled rescue dogs.

Common Criminal Cases That We Handle

Drug Possession/Distribution

The distribution of marijuana and narcotics are serious offenses in Virginia.  These are almost always charged as felonies carrying prison time.  If you have been charged or contacted by law enforcement regarding a drug offense, you need to speak to an experienced attorney immediately.  Do not make any statements to the police until you have consulted an attorney.  If you are charged with simple possession, you may be eligibile to have your case taken under advisement and later dismissed.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other alcohol offenses

Driving while intoxicated (commonly referred to as "DUI" or "DWI") is one of the most common offenses for which an otherwise law abiding person is charged.  In Virginia, a conviction will lead to your license being suspended and ignition interlock (a breath testing machine) being installed in your vehicle. It can also carry mandatory jail time based on your blood alcohol level.  In addition, it can trigger serious difficulties with employment, professional licensing and immigration status.  We have handled hundreds of these offenses and can evaluate your case for a realistic idea of how it may be defended.

Underage possession of alcohol and public intoxication are both very common offenses due to the presence of Virginia Tech and Radford University.  Although these offenses can usually be handled through a diversion program, we have had success getting "not guilty" verdicts.  Give us a call to see what we can do for you.

Domestic Violence/Assault on Family Members

Assaults against family members (including couples that live together) are handled in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, which has it's own rules and procedures.  The consequences for these offenses can be quite serious, resulting in a jail sentence and/or protective orders that ban you from access to your home and/or children.  Additionally, it can adversely affect your right to possess firearms.

Unfortunately it is not uncommon for allegations of these types to be leveled when a relationship dissolves or there are child custody issues.  We often work as a team to address all of your legal needs.

Rape/Sexual Assault

Rape and other criminal sexual assault charges like aggravated sexual battery and forcible sodomy are some of the most serious crimes for which a person can be charged. You should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately if the police attempt to contact you regarding an alleged sexual assault offense.  A misunderstanding or disagreement about whether consent was given can result in a considerable prison sentence and require you to register as a sex offender.

Traffic Offenses

Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia which means it can potentially be punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine and/or suspension of your driver's license.  Eluding the police, driving while your license is suspended and driving while intoxicated can all lead to jail time, large fines and a loss of your driver's license.  Even simple speeding  will result in points on your license and increased insurance costs, and may have additional negative consequences for commercial license holders. In most cases, an experienced attorney can negotiate a reduction in charges.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Consultations by appointment only. Free initial consultation for criminal matters.

We typically try to schedule consultations during normal business hours but may schedule after hours and on weekends on a case by case basis.

Neyhart & McConnell P.C.

210 Otey Street, P.O. Box 196, Blacksburg, VA 24063, US

(540) 552-1811 voice

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