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Although a DUI is a serious criminal offense, if the crime involved the death of another person, a conviction can result in harsher penalties, including the possibility of imprisonment and fines worth thousands of dollars. When you are facing a DUI causing death, you need to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

At The Wagner Law Firm, we are committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible, whether that means getting your entire case dismissed or your charges/penalties reduced. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate the arrest, analyze the evidence, negotiate with prosecutors, and defend you inside and outside the courtroom.

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What are the Penalties for DUI Causing Death in West Virginia?

Drunk or drugged driving that causes death in West Virginia is an aggravated DUI, which can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor conviction carries:

  • a jail term ranging from 90 days to more than one year,
  • a fine between $500 and $1,000,
  • and driver’s license revocation for five years.

However, if the intoxicated driver operated a vehicle with a reckless disregard for the safety of others and such recklessness caused a crash that led to another person’s death, then DUI causing death will be charged as a felony, punishable by:

  • imprisonment between three and 15 years,
  • a fine ranging from $1,000 to $3,000,
  • and driver’s license revocation for 10 years.

If a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is higher than the legal limit of .08 percent, he/she may face a longer prison term if convicted.

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During this difficult and trying time, our legal team is ready to defend you throughout each step of the process. We can review your case, listen to your story, determine your available legal options, and prepare the best possible defense on your behalf.

Contact us today at (304) 461-6000 to obtain aggressive and personalized legal services from our West Virginia firm.

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Why Trust Harley Wagner?

  • Over 21 Years of Experience
  • More Than 3,000 DUI Cases Handled
  • Performed 800 Hours of DUI Defense Training
  • Award Winning Representation
  • Faculty Member at DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Author of West Virginia's Preeminent DUI Book: West Virginia DUI Defense: The Law and Practice
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