Understand Your Rights and Options When Facing DUI Charges

Welcome to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, your trusted source for DUI defense in Martinsburg and throughout West Virginia. With a proven track record of successfully handling hundreds of criminal defense trials, we understand the high stakes involved when facing DUI charges.

Rather than risking your freedom and reputation by attempting a DIY approach or working with an inexperienced lawyer, our team is here to guide you through every step of your DUI trial. We will ensure that you fully understand your rights and options, and advocate for you during DMV hearings to protect your driving privileges.

By hiring a Hancock County DUI lawyer from our firm, you can minimize the extent of the punishment and expedite the process of license recovery. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality representation, ensuring better engagement and a favorable outcome for your case.

If you have any questions about facing DUI charges, please refer to our comprehensive list of FAQs below.

  1. Can I obtain a Work Permit for commuting to and from work?

While acquiring a restricted license is feasible in certain cases, the process might be time-consuming. However, you have the option to reduce the duration of your license suspension through the West Virginia Test and Lock program.

  1. Can the WV DMV Suspend My Out-of-State Driver’s License?

No, the WV DMV does not possess the authority to suspend your out-of-state driver’s license. However, if you incur a DUI offense within West Virginia, they can impose restrictions on your driving privileges.

  1. If I am a Nonresident and My Driving Privileges are Suspended, Can I Drive in Other States?

The West Virginia DMV can restrict your driving privileges within the state. However, they do not have the jurisdiction to prevent you from driving in other states.

  1. Can I Still Own a Firearm After a DUI Conviction?

Generally, you will lose the right to possess a firearm if you are convicted of a felony DUI. However, for other DUI convictions, your firearm rights may not be affected.

  1. Should I be serving prison time when Convicted of a DUI?

No, typically there is no jail time for a first-time offense under a DUI conviction (BAC under .15), although certain circumstances may result in imprisonment. If your DUI case is complex, it may require mandatory jail time. However, a highly skilled Hancock County criminal lawyer can provide the assistance needed to navigate these challenges and potentially avoid incarceration.

In what way can a DUI Conviction Affect My Record?

Facing a DUI conviction in West Virginia will result in permanent inclusion of the charges in your criminal record. This could significantly hinder your employment and housing opportunities, as well as tarnish your reputation within the community. However, for first-time DUI offenders with a BAC of less than .15, there are deferral programs available. These programs offer the chance to have the charges dismissed and removed from the driver’s permanent record.

Contact a West Virginia Suspended License Attorney

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we provide free initial consultations and offer flexible arrangements, including payment plans when necessary. Whether you prefer to connect with our Hancock County criminal lawyer online or call us at (304) 381-3656, we are committed to promptly organizing the necessary case documents and resolving your DUI conviction. Don’t wait any longer, reach out to us today to address your legal concerns without delay.

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