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DUI Penalties in Morgantown

What penalties are imposed in West Virginia for DUI?

Our state lawmakers have made the sentences for DUI exceptionally harsh. Never proceed into court without a skilled Morgantown DUI defense lawyer by your side. At J. Bryan Edwards Attorneys at Law, our legal team is committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients. Our attorney will carefully review and evaluate every detail of your case to find the best options to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. The penalties that could be faced in under West Virginia Code §17C-5-2, a conviction includes the following penalties:

First Time DUI Conviction:

  • License suspension up to 6 months
  • Jail time for up to 6 months
  • Fines up to $500
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment could be imposed
  • Possible ignition interlock device installation required

Second Time DUI Conviction

  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Jail time for up to 1 year
  • Fines up to $3,000
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment could be required
  • Required installation of ignition interlock device

Third Time DUI Conviction

  • License suspension for 1 year
  • Jail time 1 - 3 years
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment program
  • Required installation of ignition interlock device

The consequences of a conviction include other costs; transportation while you are unable to drive; damage to your criminal record and potential problems in getting employment; much higher insurance rates. It is extremely important that you have a DUI lawyer that is ready to seek out every possible advantage for you, including any possibility of a case dismissal, reduced charges or penalties, or an acquittal at trial.

Contact a Morgantown DUI lawyer from our firm for the aggressive defense you need to fight to avoid penalties.

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