West Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are blamed for a crime in West Virginia, you need a West Virginia attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The repercussion of a West Virginia criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any West Virginia attorney. Every criminal charge in West Virginia, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in West Virginia could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense attorneys in West Virginia you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring a qualified West Virginia criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The West Virginia attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then construct an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in West Virginia, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in West Virginia
In West Virginia the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in West Virginia for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
In West Virginia to be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in West Virginia. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.