Yes. You need a Lawyer well versed in DUI Defense, West Virginia Criminal Code and Statutes You do not need a friend who will tell you that everything is ok and just need to beg the judge for mercy. That is not sound legal advice. Your world is literally turned upside down by this first time DUI offense. Never in a million years did you think that a simple night on the town with friends would end up with you blowing into a Breathalyzer, taking field sobriety tests or sitting in a hospital waiting for your blood to be drawn from your veins.
Any person who drives a vehicle in the State of West Virginia while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or has an alcohol concentration in their blood of .08 or more may be charged with driving under the influence. If convicted of a first time DUI in West Virginia, you may face imprisonment of up to six months in the county jail, a fine of up to $500 and a possible license suspension of six months.
Additionally, if convicted of a first time DUI, you may be required to participate in the ignition interlock device upon reinstatement of your driver's license.
At this very moment, the arresting officer on your case has already reviewed notes, drafted reports, contacted possible witnesses and prepared all the evidence against you in support of the charge of DUI. Every single moment you wait before you hire a DUI lawyer is precious time wasted that could be spent focusing on defending against your DUI charge. For example: Was the traffic stop lawful? What time was the Blood Draw conducted? How often was the Breathalyzer calibrated prior to use in your case? What is the standard deviation for the devices used to test your Blood or breath?
Stop wasting time
. By now, you have reviewed the police reports, know the evidence against you and are aware of the possible penalties for a first time DUI in West Virginia. You need serious help from an experienced and aggressive DUI lawyer well versed in DUI Defense. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation and a review of your charges.