West Virginia Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
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- Jarrell, Stephen: When you've been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol you really do need help. In West Virginia DUI charges have serious consequences. If you are found guilty, you can lose your license, be fined, your insurance can go up or be cancelled, and it carries jail time. Most people arrested for DUI have never been in any other type of criminal trouble and are confused, frustrated, and anxious about the entire process.
- Beckley-Kyle Lusk: Criminal charges will often vary, depending on the type of crime. Certain offenses will fall within the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, while other charges may be filed in state courts. The two classifications for criminal prosecution are misdemeanor and felony. If convicted of a felony, the sentence can range from months to years in state prison or, in some cases, even the death penalty. In misdemeanor cases, the sentence is often monetary fines, community service and/or incarceration in county jail for up to one year. Violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery or kidnapping may result in severe sentences. Lesser criminal charges such as assault and battery, domestic violence or theft may be brought as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on several factors. If you have been arrested for any criminal offense, contact an attorney competent in the area of criminal defense immediately to protect your rights.
- Cooke, Michael: Administrative Law; Business Law; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Law; Domestic Relations; Drunk Driving; Family Law; Federal Black Lung; General Practice; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Health Care Law; Insurance, Labor and Employment; Litigation; Negligence; Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations; Personal Injury; Probate; Real Estate; Social Security; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Wrongful Death; and Zoning, Planning, and Land Use.
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- Bottner & Skillman:
Attorneys Personal Injury Family Law Criminal DUI Civil Litigation Bankruptcy
- Kratovil, James:
Consequences for drunk driving convictions get increasingly more severe as multiple arrests occur. The consequences also can vary according to an individual's blood alcohol level and whether or not any minor passengers are in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. A summary of these consequences are listed below, but we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation to get case-specific information.
A first offense can result in up to six months of jail time, a fine of up to $1,000 and a license suspension of up to 45 days.
A second offense can result in up to one year of jail time, a fine of up to $3,000, a license suspension of up to one year and a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system on the offender's vehicle.
A third offense is considered a felony and can result in up to three years of jail time, a fine of up to $5,000, a license suspension of one year and a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system.
- Kratovil & Amore: * personal injury: car, truck, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, and other injuries * criminal defense: DUI, domestic violence, drug charges, and other charges * bankruptcy: Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 filings * consumer protection: foreclosures, repossessions, attachments, garnishments, harassing phone calls, debt collection, Lemon Law, and others * civil litigation: breach of contract, partnership disputes, commercial disputes, and other civil lawsuits * family estate planning: wills and trusts, powers of attorneys, will contests, estate litigation, and others
- Mannypenny Law Office:
Criminal Defense, including both felony and misdemeanor DUI Personal Injury Estates Divorce Law Bankruptcy Law Wills & Trusts Deeds and Title Searches Living Wills and Trusts Durable and Medical Power of Attorney documents Adoptions Debt Matters Child Custody and Child Support Guardianships Estate Planning
Accidents and personal injury
Adoption and guardian
Family law and elder
Government and municipal
Juvenile and children’s rights
Real estate and escrow
- Parkulo, John: Criminal Defense Real Estate Transactions Contrats Administrative Law Automobile Collisions Personal Injury Family Law Wills and Estates Property Disputes Landlord / Tenant Matters Adoptions
- Wolfe Law Firm:
- Jory & Smith: In addition to the possible incarceration and fines, there can be a stigma attached to being convicted of a crime. For example, upon conviction of a felony, an individual may lose many of his or her rights, including the right to vote and the right to own a gun. Even a conviction for a traffic offense, especially an alcohol related traffic offense, can lead to a dramatic increase in motor vehicle insurance premiums that can stay with a person for several years. It is easy to see how one mistake can taint the rest of a person's life.
- Keenan, James: Family Law * Adoption * Divorce * Separation * Child Support * Custody & Visitation * Spousal Support * Property Division Criminal Defense * Misdemeanors * Felonies * Traffic Offenses * DUI / DWI * Appeals Personal Injury * Auto Accidents * Work Injuries * Slip & Falls * Property Negligence * Defective Products Estate Planning * Wills * Trusts
- Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn: Automobile Accidents Child Custody and Child Support Criminal Law Divorce DUI Family Law Medical Malpractice Personal Injury
- The Conway Office: Were you or someone you love arrested for a DUI? Are you involved in a pending misdemeanor or felony case?
- Mark Underwood: If the police observe you driving erratically or violating traffic laws, they are permitted to stop and question you for a DWI violation. If they suspect that you are intoxicated, they can ask you to submit to various tests, including a blood alcohol test.
- Amy Levine: DUI—Know Your Rights! Your first offense of just .08% BAC can mean up to six months in jail and a suspended license. Hire aggressive defense that protects your rights and your future! If you have been charged with DUI, your first action should be to know your rights. Many drivers charged with DUI in West Virginia and Ohio are led to believe they are required to talk to the police and prosecutors and take additional tests without an attorney present.: If you have been contacted by the police or are accused of a crime, whether a felony or a misdemeanor offense, you are allowed to defend your rights in a court of law.
- Robert Losey: DUI/DWI (drunk driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol)
- Logan-Forester Law Office: If you have been accused or arrested on a criminal charge, it is critical that you hire a criminal defense attorney right away. West Virginia criminal law is very complicated. If you don't have an experienced lawyer protecting your rights, you may loose them. Do not let this happen to you.
- Van Bibber, Wayne: Many field sobriety tests could not be passed by drivers who are perfectly sober. If one of these strenuous exercises was not carried out in compliance with national standards, the entire DUI case against you could be dismissed. Your breathalyzer test at the arrest scene must be conducted using the new disposable mouthpiece mandated by state law. If that was not the case, or if maintenance records for the breath device are missing, significant evidence could be thrown out.
- Morgan, Lavoyd: Bankruptcy Criminal Law Family Law Litigation Medical Malpractice
- White, Thomas: * Drug crimes, including drug possession, trafficking, sales, possession with intent to deliver or distribute, or manufacturing or cultivation of marijuana, meth or prescription drugs. * Drunk driving (DUI) including the administrative and criminal proceedings. * Traffic offenses such as vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving. * Property crimes like burglary, destruction of property, larceny and robbery. * White collar crimes, including embezzlement, fraud and money laundering. * Violent crimes such as homicide, assault and battery, domestic violence and malicious wounding. * Sex crimes, including rape and Internet solicitation.
- Abraham & Ilderton: A DUI/DWI conviction is a criminal offense that can cost you hundreds of dollars in fines. It can also mean jail time or community service. Your insurance rates can go up and you can even have your license suspended, making it difficult or impossible to get to school or work, pick up your children or get groceries. If you are stopped and arrested, you need to contact a lawyer with extensive experience in helping those charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Don't Plead to Anything Until You Talked to an Attorney In West Virginia, you can be stopped and charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. Also, under West Virginia's implied consent law, if you refuse to take a secondary chemical test when stopped, you can face a license suspension. One thing is certain in either case; you should never, ever go to court or plead to anything without legal representation. Why? The evidence, or lack of evidence, could be on your side. What's more, law enforcement is required to follow certain procedures in collecting and preserving evidence.
- Martin Saffer: If I get arrested for DUI after blowing into the machine and it showed my BAC was over .08, should I just plea guilty? Ř No! It is very unlikely you are going to gain any benefit by pleading guilty in your case. You have a constitutional right to require the State to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There is nothing wrong with exercising your rights and making the State do its job. Ř You have zero chance to win your case if you plea guilty.
- Moorefield-Sandra Mullenax Desbrow: Chances are, if you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is your first experience with the criminal justice system. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Statements made in the early stages can have a critical impact on your criminal defense.
- Merriman, Bill:
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense
- Witt, Richard: personal injury litigation, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, divorce and family law, probate and estate administration, and criminal law
- Hayes, Morgan: PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!
- Riley, Alan: Divorce Wills and deeds Family Law - adoption and custody DUI, DWI, driving offenses Personal injury cases
- Bryan, John: If you have been accused or charged with committing a crime in West Virginia, then you must act quickly to protect your rights. You should immediately contact a West Virginia criminal defense attorney...
- Webster Springs
- Van Nostrand & Morton: Social Security Disability Law Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Automobile Accidents Criminal Law
- Miller, Aaron:
Misdemeanor & Felony Offenses
OVI & Traffic Offenses
Contempt of Court Charges
Divorce, Dissolution, Custody, & Post-Decree Matters
- Moye Law:
Criminal & Family Law
- Klatt Law Office: Criminal Defense Law
- McCamic, Sacco & McCoid: General Civil Practice, Trials and Appellate Work, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate and Banking, Criminal Law, and Corporate Law
- Brown, Scott: It doesn't just happen to hard-core criminals or alcoholics. A drunk-driving arrest can happen to anyone: * It happens to middle-aged women coming home from book club meetings. * It happens to middle-class couples after celebrating their anniversaries. * It happens to doctors, lawyers and other professionals, who can lose their professional licenses in addition to their drivers' licenses.
- Jividen Law Office: • Personal Injury • Wrongful Death • Motor Vehicle Accidents • Insurance Problems • Work-Related Injuries • Defective Products • Banking Disputes • Medical Malpractice • Employment • Criminal Law
- Isler Messler:
The two types of DUI first-offense charges
How to save your driver’s license following a DUI arrest
What an “implied consent law” means for you if you refused testing on your blood or breath following your arrest
How your DUI history affects penalties
- Morelli Law:
Drug crimes, including drug possession, distribution and transporting
Theft crimes, including breaking and entering
Violent crimes, including assault and battery
Animal cruelty, including crimes committed at area horse racing tracks
- Galloway Law Offices: Especially if you have been convicted of DUI in the past, the consequences of a drunk driving conviction can have a serious impact on your life. You are likely facing the threat of losing your driver's license, possibly going to jail, high fines and community service.
- Stewart, Zachary:
A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction will dramatically impact your life. You could be looking at serious criminal penalties as well as the loss of your driving privileges for a long time. However, just because you were arrested does not mean that you will be convicted. There are numerous potential defenses to a DUI charge, depending on the facts of the case. A skilled defense lawyer can determine the strongest possible defenses and protect your rights.