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Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause in DUI Cases

Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause in DUI Cases

A police officer can detain a person for questioning, search for evidence, and make a DUI arrest in West Virginia if he/she establishes reasonable suspicion and probable cause. Although these two legal concepts are used interchangeably, there are several key differences. Reasonable Suspicion Reasonable suspicion must be established in order to detain someone or make a traffic […]

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Can a Passenger Get Arrested for a DUI in West Virginia?

Can a Passenger Get Arrested for a DUI in West Virginia?

Everyone understands that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to a DUI arrest. However, many people wonder if it is possible for a passenger who allowed another person to drive drunk? In West Virginia, the answer is yes. In 2015, the state Supreme Court of Appeals ruled 3-2 to uphold the penalties administered […]

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Harley Wagner Voted #1 DUI & Traffic Attorney for 10th Year in a Row by The Journal

Harley Wagner Voted #1 DUI & Traffic Attorney for 10th Year in a Row by The Journal

On behalf of our legal team at The Wagner Law Firm, we would like to congratulate Attorney Harley Wagner for being voted #1 Best Attorney in the DUI and Traffic category in the annual Reader’s Choice Award™ by The Journal for the 10th consecutive year. The Journal Newspaper is a Martinsburg, West Virginia publication, which covers the Eastern Panhandle […]

Common Mistakes Made by Law Enforcement in a DUI Case

Common Mistakes Made by Law Enforcement in a DUI Case

Despite certain procedures police officers must follow during a DUI investigation, they often still make mistakes. These protocols are designed to protect the rights of individuals who have been stopped, provide transparency throughout the traffic stop, and lawfully collect evidence. If law enforcement officials intentionally or unintentionally break these rules, any evidence gathered during the DUI investigation […]

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How to Avoid a DUI on the Fourth of July

How to Avoid a DUI on the Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our nation’s independence by throwing a pool party, barbequing, setting off fireworks, and even consuming alcohol beverages. Unfortunately, many people end up drunk driving on this day. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Independence Day is the deadliest holiday for fatal car accidents. In fact, […]

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Attorney Harley Wagner Named to 2019 Super Lawyers List

Attorney Harley Wagner Named to 2019 Super Lawyers List

Attorney Harley Wagner has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list, making this his 7th year receiving the prestigious distinction. Only the top 5% of lawyers in the state are named to the list each year, and less than 1% of those are criminal defense attorneys. Harley is the only DUI attorney selected to the […]