West Virginia Felony Defense Lawyers

Felony offenses in West Virginia are serious accusations that can alter the course of your life due to their significant penalties, which range from extended jail terms to hefty fines. Unlike misdemeanors, felonies are treated with the utmost severity under Chapter 61 of the West Virginia Code.

Understanding the gravity of a felony charge is crucial as it brings with it severe, long-lasting consequences including prolonged imprisonment and an enduring mark on your criminal record. Should you be convicted, you would temporarily lose your right to vote and permanently lose the right to possess firearms or to pursue public office—rights integral to the American way of life. Far-reaching repercussions also impact your future, as felonies can hinder your ability to find work, housing, and acquire loans.

At Mountaineer Law Group, we are equipped with a team of seasoned trial attorneys who specialize in defending your rights robustly through every phase of the judicial process. Our West Virginia DUI attorneys meticulously create defense strategies that are bespoke to your case, ensuring your unique needs and objectives are met. Whether navigating state or federal courtrooms, we are your strategic partners in defense.

For your ultimate defense needs, reach out to us today for a complimentary case evaluation – either through email or by calling us at (304) 381-3656.

Robust Defense Against All West Virginia Felony Charges

Our defense expertise at Mountaineer Law Group extends to the full spectrum of felony charges in West Virginia, including, but not exclusive to:

  • Murder: Carrying the weight of potentially life-long imprisonment, murder is one of the gravest charges.
  • Voluntary Manslaughter: With prison sentences ranging from three to 15 years.
  • Rape: Sentences can range drastically with up to 35 years in prison and fines up to $10,000 based on the case’s severity.
  • Robbery: Depending on the specific circumstances, robbery convictions can range from 10 to 20 years of incarceration.
  • Malicious Assault: Entails serious bodily harm or injury, leading to two to 10 years of imprisonment.
  • Kidnapping: Charges vary in gravity, potentially leading to life imprisonment based on intent and severity.
  • Arson: Depending on outcome severity and intent, arson can lead to up to two decades in prison.
  • Drug Crimes: Involving Schedule I or II substances, these crimes can carry a punishment of one to 15 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $25,000.

Understanding Indeterminate Sentencing in West Virginia

In specific cases of felony offenses in West Virginia, the courtroom utilizes indeterminate sentencing. This form of punishment provides offenders with a flexible sentence duration based on factors such as inmate behavior and parole board evaluations, rather than a fixed time.

Here are some felonies that may result in indeterminate sentencing:

  • First-degree Robbery: Can lead to a range of 10 to 25 years’ imprisonment.
  • Third-degree Sexual Assault: A sentence of one to five years may be applied.
  • Burglary: Breaking and entering with intention to commit an offense can yield one to 15 years of indeterminate imprisonment.

West Virginia stands out as it avoids categorizing felonies into classes for sentencing; instead, each felony’s statutory language defines its permissible sentencing parameters, illustrating both minimum and maximum—or sometimes only minimum—incarceration terms.

Seasoned Trial Expertise for Felony Charges

Our legal team at Mountaineer Law Group is composed of hardened West Virginia criminal lawyers ready to defend against an array of felony charges, from violent acts like homicide to theft, robbery, white-collar crime, drug offenses, and sexually motivated crimes.

We’ve cultivated a stronghold reputation as a premier trial law firm, boasting extensive experience and deep insights in jury trials, even in the most intricate cases. We represent clients across West Virginia and nationwide, covering both state and federal Judicial levels.

If you’re confronting a felony accusation, you can rely on our diligent, proficient team for support.

Contact us at (304) 381-3656 for immediate legal assistance.

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I had hired Mr. Logue a few years ago for my gf at the time for charges she had gotten before I had met her, for prostitution. Big mistake to date her and pay for her lawyer as we didn’t work out but Mr. Logue far exceeded expectations. He got nearly all charges in 2 separate cases dropped for her...


I was arrested on a felony 3 charge looking at at least up to 2 years in prison. County District Attorney didn't want to negotiate. After a lot of hard work, Sean was able to plead the case all the way down to just 90 days jail with a work release. Better deal than I realistically could have hoped...

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Mr. Logue took our son’s cases on very short notice (the first lawyer we hired wasn’t getting anywhere with either of the prosecutors and had actually turned one of the cases over to the court-appointed attorney). We hired Mr. Logue to go to trial if needed, but he worked with both prosecutors and...

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