Kanawha County DUI Lawyers
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
The crime of driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter that deserves serious attention. Although the deadly potential associated with drunk driving is common knowledge, it remains one of the leading causes of fatal traffic accidents throughout the country. One of the properties of alcohol intoxication is impaired judgment. As a result, people who have been drinking often hold the mistaken belief that they are not too impaired to drive.
Unfortunately, a momentary lapse in judgment can result in a criminal conviction that has a resounding affect throughout a person’s life. DUI penalties include steep criminal fines, lengthy prison terms, and license suspension. The length of sentences and amount of fines vary based on the circumstances of the case. As a result, you should seek the services of a Kanawha County DUI attorney to defend your rights during DUI criminal proceedings. At The Wagner Law Firm, our legal team—led by Attorney Harley Wagner—is dedicated to making sure your due process rights are no abridged by the prosecutor or the court.
For more information about your legal rights and how we can protect them, call The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 today.
Comprehensive Legal Advocacy
In general, a person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is guilty of a crime in West Virginia. Guilty drivers are subject to a maximum $500 fine, a prison sentence of up to six months, and the loss of their license for six months or 140 days of ignition interlock, if they are non-aggravated first-time offenders. Subsequent offenses, or even additional factors in the given offense such as a BAC above .15%, warrant enhanced penalties.
At The Wagner Law Firm, our legal team can advise and represent you regarding the following DUI issues:
- Hearings with the DMV
- DUI Resulting in Bodily Injury
- Aggravated DUI
- Felony DUI
- Underage DUI
- Multiple Offenses
Get in Touch with an Experienced DUI Lawyer in Kanawha for Legal Advice
West Virginia law considers drunk driving to be a serious offense, due to the potentially fatal consequences involved. Therefore, the police and the courts are expected to strictly enforce DUI laws. As a result, it can be easier for the justice system to overlook the human aspect of a DUI case. Many first-time DUI offenders are ordinarily prudent, law-abiding citizens who happened to make a mistake. Other DUI offenders suffer from alcoholism—a disease that often compels those afflicted by it to engage in reckless conduct. The legal team at The Wagner Law Firm is dedicated to investigating your case and gathering the relevant evidence so we can weave together a human narrative that the court has to consider when issuing its judgment. We are committed to finding the most appropriate defense strategy to meet the unique circumstances of your case.
To arrange a free initial consultation about the merits of your case, call The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 or contact us online today.