Criminal Law

In all criminal cases, our goal is to protect your constitutional rights while pursuing the best possible outcome for you.  We are experienced Criminal Attorneys At Law in Beckley WV, and we are prepared to fight for your innocence in court.

Experience navigating through pre-trial proceedings, including plea bargaining, is absolutely necessary if you want a favorable outcome.  Don’t risk your freedom.

Driving offenses

Speeding tickets or DUI

Misdemeanor

Crimes punishable by a maximum of one year incarceration, including but not limited to
Domestic violence charges
Property crimes, i.e. theft, vandalism, etc
Assault/Battery
Disorderly conduct
Obstruction

Felonies

Crimes punishable by sentences exceeding one year, including but not limited to:
Drug charges, including sales and manufacturing
Violent crime

Probation violations

Are you familiar with the statutory schemes regarding probation violations? We are. Contact us to hear your options.

Habeas Corpus relief

Post-conviction proceedings are very technical.  Briefs – oftentimes totaling hundreds of pages – are an integral part of the proceeding.  This is nothing you want to handle without an attorney.

Bail reduction

Your freedom is important! The court will employ several factors to determine if you are a proper candidate for a reduction of bail. We can advise you regarding how to maximize your chances.

Motions for reconsideration of sentence or alternative sentencing
Juvenile crimes

When minors commit a crime, special considerations are in play.  The law applies differently.  An experienced criminal attorney is crucial to protecting the due process rights of children.

Truancy

You have a legal responsibility to make sure your kids get to school.  Failure to do so can lead to your children being removed from your home.

Family Mediation

Family law mediation is a process used to avoid expensive lawsuits and court intervention pertaining to child custody, divorce, family law and relocation issues.  Family law mediation is an excellent way to solve issues that arise before filing for divorce when...

Mediation

Mediation refers to a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in which people can meet with a neutral, certified third-party in an effort to settle a dispute.  A mediator does not make a decision for the parties at mediation – a mediator facilitates discussion...

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