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Penalties for First-Offense DUI Conviction in WV

Alcohol, car keys and handcuffs - WV DUI law

According to West Virginia drunk driving laws, there is no minimum DUI jail sentence if the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is less than .15%; anything higher will result in a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 48 hours in jail, 24 of which must be served. Fines are up to $500 for a BAC below .15% and up to $1,000 for BAC above .15%.

For cases where the BAC is below .15%, known as non-aggravated DUIs, the driver could also lose their license for six months or choose to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicle for 140 days. For aggravated DUIs, those with BAC above .15%, the driver could lose their license for one year or have an ignition interlock device for ten and one-half month.

If you have been arrested for DUI for the very first time, you are probably wondering how you can make this go away. Your job, your family, your license, and your freedom are all at stake right now. What about just pleading guilty to the charges against you? While some may think this is an easy escape, it isn’t. Pleading guilty means you are going to face lifelong DUI penalties. If you make the choice to fight your first offense DUI, you have a chance to end up with a much better result.

Let The Wagner Law Firm fight for you. West Virginia DUI attorney Harley Wagner can put 22 years of experience to work for you in pursuit of a favorable resolution. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone deserves a second chance. Don’t let one DUI impact the rest of your life.


Facing your first offense DUI conviction? Call The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 or complete this online contact form to request a free consultation.


Compassionate Advocacy for First-Time DUI Offenders

This may be your first criminal offense ever, and you may be frightened – but there is hope in all of this. Finding the right lawyer is crucial in battling your DUI charge. Harley Wagner can fight to protect your reputation, your job, and your right to drive.


If you are facing penalties for your first offense DUI conviction, contact The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 to schedule your free case evaluation.


Case Results

With decades of legal experience and over 800 hours of DUI defense training, Harley Wagner knows how to fight DUI charges effectively. Read The Wagner Law Firm's recent case results to learn more about Harley's past successes.
  • 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 (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (St. Mary’s, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (West Virginia)
  • Not Guilty DUI 1st. (Martinsburg, WV)
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Why Trust Harley Wagner?

  • 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
Looking Forward to Helping You

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