Understand Your Rights and Options When Facing DUI Charges

When you face DUI charges – whether for a first offense, second or subsequent – the stakes involved are high. So, try to avoid risking your freedom and reputation with DIY handling of the case or by working with a lawyer without adequate experience in handling DUI trials.

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we have a proven track record of handling hundreds of criminal defense trials. Our focus is on DUI defense for clients in Martinsburg and throughout West Virginia. We assist the clients in understanding the rights and options of their DUI trial and will tour you through your DMV hearings to protect your privileges of driving. The Martinsburg DUI lawyer you hire from this firm will reduce the extent of the punishment and also help you recover the license faster.

Here are the FAQs you need to ask when facing DUI charges.

1. Can I obtain a Work Permit to drive to and From Work?

While you can get a restricted license in several cases, it may take longer. However, you can lessen the time of suspension of your license through the West Virginia Test and Lock program.

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

No. If you own an out-of-state driver’s license, the DMV can restrict your driving privileges for DUI within West Virginia, but cannot suspend your license.

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

The West Virginia DMV can restrict driving privileges within the state, but they cannot stop you from driving in other states.

4. Can I Still Own the Firearm After a DUI Conviction?

Sure, you will no longer have the right to own a firearm when you are convicted of a felony DUI, but you will generally not lose the firearm rights for other DUI convictions.

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

No, there is no jail time for the first offense under a DUI conviction (BAC under .15) but it may happen under specific circumstances. If the DUI case is a bit complicated, you may have to face jail time mandatorily for some time. However, you can come out of the shackles of prison time with the help of a Martinsburg criminal lawyer with adequate knowledge and skills.

In what way can a DUI Conviction Affect My Record?

When you face conviction for DUI in West Virginia, the charges will remain permanently in your criminal record. Naturally, it will very likely hurt your job and housing prospects and may also destroy your reputation in the community. For first-time DUI offenders who had less than a .15 BAC, deferral programs are available. These programs include the possibility of dismissing the charges and removing them from the permanent record of drivers.

Contact a West Virginia Suspended License Attorney

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we offer free initial consultations, make flexible arrangements and discuss payment plans when needed. You may connect with our Martinsburg criminal lawyer to contact us online or call us at (304) 381-3656. We arrange the case documents within short notice of being contacted for DUI conviction and resolve the case. So, do not delay and reach us quickly to resolve your legal issues right away.

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