DUI LAWYERS FOR RESIDENTS IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
Contact a Defense Attorney
as Soon as You are Arrested with a DUI
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances, make your first call to the attorneys at Lusk & Bradford in Beckley, WV. We can provide you with the legal counsel you need to get through your DUI or DWI case. Your rights and interests will always be protected under our watch, so you know you can rely on the dedicated and experienced lawyers at our firm. Contact us as soon as you have been arrested with a DUI or any other reckless driving charge at (304) 255-5628.
Drunk Driving Laws & Penalties
of West Virginia
In the state of West Virginia, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol level, or BAC, of .08 or higher. The BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04 and .02 for any driver under the age of 21. This law also prohibits the use of narcotics, inhalants, and other intoxicants that alter the mind. Penalties for drunk driving include:
FIRST CONVICTION: 24 hours to six months of jail time, a fine of $100 to $500, driver’s license suspension for six months, and the completion of a safety and treatment program before your license is reinstated.
SECOND CONVICTION: Six to 12 months in jail, a fine of $1,000 to $3,000, driver’s license suspension for one to ten years, mandatory interlock system, and the completion of a safety and treatment program before your license is reinstated.
THIRD CONVICTION: One to three years in jail, a fine of $3,000 to $5,000, either a lifetime revocation of your driver’s license or a one-year suspension followed by an interlock device system and the completion of a safety and treatment program.
PLEA BARGAIN: The DUI charge is reduced to a reckless driving conviction involving alcohol (also known as “wet reckless”), although there is no statute in West Virginia so it is up to your attorney and the court to accept.
Protect Your Rights After a DUI
with Reliable Lawyers in West Virginia
Time is of the essence in DUI cases, and to ensure that your rights are protected throughout your case, do not speak to anyone without first calling your attorney. West Virginia has very strict laws regarding drunk driving, which can result in the loss of your license, finances, and even freedom. When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can rest assured that you have someone fighting for your interests. Therefore, calling the attorneys at Lusk & Bradford in Beckley, WV, can be the best option for your case. We serve many drivers throughout southern West Virginia, including: