Putnam County DUI Defense Attorney

The Only Firm Dedicated to Handling DUI Cases in West Virginia

A DUI conviction in West Virginia can lead to costly fines, a lengthy suspension of your driver’s license, and even time spent behind bars. In addition, having a permanent criminal record can make getting a job, applying for college, or living a normal life extremely difficult. However, an arrest is not the same as a conviction. You still have a chance to fight the charges against you with the help of an experienced attorney.

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    More Than Two Decades of Legal Experience

    If you have been arrested for drunk driving, our Putnam County DUI defense lawyer at The Wagner Law Firm can provide effective and personalized legal solutions to help you either get your charged reduced or your case dismissed altogether. Attorney Harley Wagner has over 22 years of experience and has successfully handled over 2,500 DUI cases in more than 40 counties throughout West Virginia. We can investigate your case and determine if the police violated your rights or if there are any weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case against you.

    WV DUI Laws & Penalties

    West Virginia drunk driving laws state that a person at least 21 years old can be charged with driving under the influence if he/she has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of at least .08 percent or is deemed inebriated due to alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both substances. However, the legal limit for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders is .04 percent, and the legal limit for underage drivers (under 21) is .02 percent.

    The following are the penalties for DUI in the state:

    First DUI conviction: Driver’s license revocation for up to a year or up to thirteen and one-half months of an ignition interlock system, a maximum $500 fine (not including court costs), and a jail sentence no more than six months.

    Second DUI conviction: Driver’s license revocation for up to ten years or three years of interlock installation in vehicle, a maximum $3,000 fine (not including court costs), and a jail sentence not exceeding one year.

    Third or subsequent DUI conviction: Lifetime driver’s license revocation or four years of ignition interlock, a maximum $5,000 fine (not including court costs), and a jail term of up to five years.

    Call (304) 461-6000 for Experienced Legal Defense Today

    Our Putnam County DUI defense attorney has more than 600 hours of DUI defense training, serves as a state delegate for the National College for DUI Defense’s Board of Regents, wrote a book titled, “West Virginia DUI Defense: the Law and Practice,” and is one of only two lawyers who understands how to use the Intoximeter EC/IRII, which is used by state law enforcement officials. So, when you’re facing DUI charges in Putnam County, there is only one firm to rely on to help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.

    Contact us today to discuss your case with Attorney Harley Wagner.

    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 .