Second and third DUI charges need to be taken seriously

If you are facing your second or third (or even fourth) DUI, you probably already know that the stakes are high. With each conviction, the subsequent charges you face only get more serious, as do the consequences.

That’s why it’s extremely important to have a criminal defense lawyer on your side who can fight on your behalf.Â

For a second DUI offense in West Virginia, the fines you face are much higher and the potential jail time you face is longer. You also face a greater likelihood of having to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

The stakes are even higher for a third DUI conviction in West Virginia, which is considered a felony under the law. A conviction can lead to fines of $5,000 as well as three years in prison. A license suspension and mandatory ignition interlock device installation also applies if you are found guilty.

As you may know, being a convicted felon is not something that you want. It can severely limit your freedoms as an American, including your right to bear firearms and vote, and it can stand in the way of your employment opportunities.

Ultimately, it is imperative that a thorough investigation is conducted in your case to bring out every possible line of defense. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight to minimize the charges you face or potentially get them dropped by leaving no stone unturned.

The attorneys at our firm aren’t here to judge you or make assumptions. We are here to help you and to fight for your future. We offer personalized attention to our clients, and genuinely care about the outcome of each case.

Call us today for a free consultation. Your future self with thank you.

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