DUI Defense Attorney in Mercer County

Fighting on Your Behalf to Secure the Best Possible Results

DUI conviction can have a substantial impact on your life, especially if you have a prior offense on your record. Therefore, you must not resign yourself to defeat or assume that an arrest will lead to an automatic conviction. With experienced legal assistance on your side, you can beat these charges and protect your future. At The Wagner Law Firm in Mercer County, our DUI defense team will fight vigorously on your behalf to lessen the impact this incident could have on your life.

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    The Consequences of a DUI Conviction

    Not unlike most states, West Virginia takes DUI cases seriously and, if convicted, you could have your license revoked and face a substantial amount of jail or prison time, depending on the number of offenses you have on your record and your BAC levels. Generally, the higher your BAC levels are, the more severe the penalties will be. If you were involved in an accident because you were drunk, resulting in bodily injuries or death, this would also increase the severity of the penalties you might face, which is why it is imperative to hire legal representation as soon as possible to handle your case.

    Penalties for a First-Time Conviction in West Virginia

    Getting a DUI for the first time can feel like the end of the world. However, if you hire an experienced defense attorney, you can potentially reduce or eliminate the charges.

    Otherwise, these are some of the penalties you might face if convicted:

    All first offense DUIs carry a maximum six-month jail sentence

    If your BAC is greater than .15%, you could be fined up to $1,000. If it is below that level, you could be fined up to $500.

    If your BAC is greater than .15%, you could lose your license for one year or have an ignition interlock device installed in your car for ten and one-half months. If it is below .15%, you could lose your license for six months or have the interlock device installed in your vehicle for 140 days.

    If you refuse the breath machine, you could serve six months in prison, face a fine up to $500, and have your license suspended for one year or have an ignition interlock device in your car for thirteen and one-half months.

    Subsequent DUI Offenses

    If you receive a third DUI conviction, the consequences are particularly harsh. You can potentially receive a 5-year jail sentence, up to $5,000 in fines, and lifetime license revocation or four years of mandatory use of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

    Contact Our Experienced DUI Defense Team in Mercer County

    If you were charged with a DUI, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at The Wagner Law Firm in Mercer County for the aggressive legal representation you will need to safeguard your future. We understand how difficult this situation is and will do everything possible to secure the best possible results for your situation.

    Take the first step toward protecting your rights and contact us at (304) 461-6000 to arrange a free initial consultation with our defense attorney.

    Why Trust Harley Wagner?

    24 Years of Experience

    Over 24 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

    Attorney Harley Wagner

    Harley Wagner

    Award-Winning DUI Attorney Harley is the owner of The Wagner Law Firm, West Virginia’s only exclusive DUI defense law firm. Harley is a graduate of his beloved alma mater, West Virginia University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 1990. He attended law school in Lansing, Michigan where he graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 1995. Criminal law and being a criminal defense attorney was Harley’s singular focus during and after law school. In furtherance of .