Felony DUI Defense Attorney in West Virginia
Handling Felony DUI Cases with Poise & Vigor
If you have been arrested for DUI, you may be wondering what kind of charges you will face and what penalties could lie ahead.
Drunk or drugged driving is a felony if:
- You have had three DUIs in a 10-year period
- Death occurred as a result of you driving intoxicated
- You tried to flee from law enforcement officers after they indicated for you to pull over for some driving offense, and death ensues
Fighting a DUI case entails challenging the state’s ability to prove these necessary elements of the alleged crime. To build a strong case, you need a West Virginia felony DUI attorney who can explain drunk driving laws and the difference between misdemeanor and felony DUI. Attorney Harley Wager can create a winning defense strategy regardless of what type of criminal charge you face.
Harley Wagner has represented thousands of drivers in courtrooms throughout the state, including Berkeley, Jefferson, and Monongalia counties. Call him at (304) 461-6000 to get started with a free consultation.
Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI
Being accused of or charged with a felony DUI instead of a misdemeanor does not remotely mean all hope is lost. For certain, a repeat offender is facing much more serious consequences (like jail time) than a first-time offender. However, it may be possible to have charges reduced.
There are three types of felony DUI charges in West Virginia:
- Third-offense DUI
- DUI Causing Death
- DUI fleeing
Over the last 22 years, Harley Wagner has handled over 2,500 DUI cases, many of which have been felony cases. Whether you have an alcohol concentration over the legal limit or you have multiple DUIs on your record, The Wagner Law Firm can develop an effective strategy in pursuit of reduced or dropped charges.
How Harley Wagner Can Help You
In addition to the severe criminal court consequences a citizen faces in a felony DUI case, there are also greater license suspension consequences (like installation of an ignition interlock device) that you could face. This is another reason to get a skilled West Virginia DUI attorney like Harley Wagner on your side right away. He can explain West Virginia’s DUI laws and how best to defend your case both in the criminal court and in the DMV hearing.
If Harley Wagner takes your case, he can put the prosecution’s evidence under a microscope to find any legal or factual issue, plus create a solid defense to fight for you and your constitutional rights. Harley’s goal is to protect and enforce your rights, help you maintain your employment, and keep your driver’s license.
Harley Wagner is here for you 24/7. Reach out to him before it is too late. Call (304) 461-6000 today to receive a free DUI consultation.
Dismissed .08 DUI Causing Death case (Clarksburg, WV)
Reduced to Misdemeanor .14 Felony DUI Causing Death Case (Martinsburg, WV)
Charge Reduced Aggravated DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
Not Guilty DUI 1st. (Martinsburg, WV)
Dismissed DUI 2nd offense (Martinsburg, WV)
Not Guilty DUI Felony 3rd Offense (Berkeley Springs, WV)
Dismissed DUI Felony Fleeing / Attempted Murder by Vehicle (Romney, WV)
Dismissed DUID 1st offense (Charles Town, WV)
Dismissed DUI 1st (St. Mary’s, WV)
Over 20 Years of Experience
More Than 2,500 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