DUI Defense Attorney in Harrison County
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Being charged with a DUI is a frightening and stressful experience. You are probably wondering how this event will impact your life or if you will lose your driver’s license. Many people often resign themselves to defeat under these circumstances, but at The Wagner Law Firm, we want you to know that now is not the time to give up. Our team is backed by more than two decades of experience and a history of successful results. You can rely on us to advocate on your behalf, so you can move past this incident.
Call The Wagner Law Firm in Harrison County today at (304) 461-6000 to set up a complimentary case review with our DUI defense attorney.
Penalties for a DUI Conviction
In West Virginia, the penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe, especially if you have more than one offense on your record. That is why it is crucial to fight these charges.
For a first-time DUI offense, you can potentially face the following penalties:
- For a first-time offense with BAC above .15%, you will serve a minimum of 24 hours in jail. Aggravated and non-aggravated first offenses carry the possibility of a six-month maximum sentence.
- If your BAC was less than .15%, you could be fined a fee that is anywhere between $100 and $500. If it was greater than .15%, you could pay up to $1,000 in fines, in addition to court costs.
- Non-aggravated DUIs result in the loss of the driver’s license for six months or 140 days of mandatory ignition interlock in their vehicle. For aggravated DUIs, the license will be suspended for one year or the driver will have an ignition interlock device for ten and one-half months.
Penalties for Drivers with More Than One Offense
With every additional offense, the penalties for a DUI conviction will increase. If you are convicted for a third time, your license could be revoked for life. The number of offenses you have on your record will determine how long the revocation period will last. If you were involved in a collision, injured, or fatally wounded someone while driving under the influence of alcohol, the penalties for a conviction will, of course, be substantially more severe.
Let The Wagner Law Firm Advocate on Your Behalf!
The consequences of a DUI conviction can derail your life. With The Wagner Law Firm on your side, you can combat these serious charges and either have them reduced or dismissed. Given how much is at stake, you should not leave your future up to chance or assume you have no choice but to plead guilty. We can help you protect your future.
Call The Wagner Law Firm in Harrison County today at (304) 461-6000 to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable DUI defense attorney.