MOUNTAINEER CRIMINAL LAW GROUP
TOUGH AND AGGRESSIVE WEST VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
As West Virginia criminal defense lawyers, we handle misdemeanor, felony, DUI and DMV issues, federal, traffic, DVP and domestic violence, juvenile, expungements, and student misconduct cases throughout West Virginia, including: Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Grafton, Kingwood, Weirton, Brooke, Wheeling, Moundsville, and Monongalia County.
We are dedicated criminal lawyers who have over 25 years combined experience handling thousands of criminal cases. Our lawyers have been seen on local news in high profile cases, and have won awards, such as: Super Lawyer Rising Star, Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, Lawinfo.com Choice Counsel, 10.0 Superb on Avvo.com, and Top 10 in West Virginia for Client Satisfaction.
Our lawyers have handled some of the most complex criminal matters in West Virginia, including “castle doctrine” defense homicides, federal drug conspiracies, sexual abuse of minors, meth lab investigations, felony DUI cases with injuries, domestic battery cases with reluctant witnesses, federal prison beatings, and white collar fraud.
Getting arrested for a crime in West Virginia does not necessarily mean you will be convicted or go to jail. Our goal is to first find a way to keep you out of jail and second to keep your record clean. Call us today and let’s see how we can help.
A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO YOUR MORGANTOWN CRIMINAL CASE
Some West Virginia criminal defense lawyers take a wait and see approach to criminal law. Basically, they don’t do anything until the first court date, or in a best case scenario act only after receiving the police report.
In contrast, we believe in investigating and “working-up” your case as soon as we are hired. We believe that the most critical window for defense work may be just following an arrest or interview, prior to when formal charges are filed. By getting to work immediately, occasionally we can talk to the investigating authorities about working out a pre-arrest agreement, locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and/or get a “head start” towards obtaining the best outcome possible. If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, contact us immediately in order to explore the best possible outcome.
KNOWING THE LOCAL COURTS IN WEST VIRGINIA
Every county and every courthouse has its own way of doing things. The criminal court process in Wheeling, for example, differs significantly to how things are handled in Hancock County. Even within counties, the procedures of different courts and different prosecutors vary significantly; Morgantown Municipal Court, for example, is a whole other world from Monongalia County Magistrate Court.
Our West Virginia criminal defense lawyers work day in and day out in the same West Virginia courts. We strive to develop constructive relationships with judges, prosecutors, probation officers, cops, and court staff. Moreover, we know how things work in particular courtrooms, and with particular prosecuting attorneys. We’ve learned whom to talk to, who has discretion, and the most effective ways to get the job done. If the best course of action is to work out an agreement or focus on sentencing, we believe we have the best tools for that strategy.
A PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH YOUR WEST VIRGINIA CRIMINAL LAWYER
Our defense attorneys understand that being accused of a crime is one of the most difficult times of your life; facing criminal charges is a traumatic experience. Additionally, nothing compounds the stress more than the inability to reach your lawyer.
At the Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we put a premium on the accessibility of our West Virginia criminal defense lawyers and paralegals. We find that close client interaction is pivotal to our work, as our clients are the best resource for understanding what happened and who the key players are in the case. Often times, especially in DUI cases, we are in contact with our clients for years following the arrest to make sure our clients successfully complete the DMV administrative process. We want to hear from you, and you’ll definitely be hearing from us as only together can we put together the best defense possible.
CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ABOUT THE WEST VIRGINIA DUI CASE
We start every West Virginia criminal case the same way, by listening to you. Ideally, we want to sit down with you and any witnesses in our Morgantown office, and hear exactly what happened. We guarantee the police and prosecuting attorneys have full sit-down conferences about your case, and so should you.
CALL US NOW at 304-584-DUI1 or 1-844-748-8384 to schedule a free consultation. Our office is located in the Monongahela Building at 235 High Street, Suite 712, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505. We handle cases throughout West Virginia. We may be able to get your charges reduced, or even dismissed altogether. If necessary, we will take your case all the way through a jury trial.