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Are You Facing Multiple DUIs?

Legal Defense for Multiple DUIs in Berkeley County

West Virginia Multiple DUI Laws

At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC we work tirelessly to provide you with access to the solutions available to you under the law, and to help you move toward the best possible resolution for your DUI case. When facing a repeat DUI accusation or conviction, you may feel as if the deck is stacked against you. To stand alone in your trial is to ensure your future is left unprotected. We give you a voice when you don't know where to turn. You have options. Let us guide you to them.

Consequences for criminal charges continue to get worse, and can include:

  • Felony charges
  • Increased jail time
  • Heavy fines
  • Permanent marks on your record
  • Difficulty getting jobs and applying for housing
  • Long-term damage to your reputation
  • Mandatory participation in drug & alcohol rehabilitation programs
  • Loss of driver's license, either temporarily or permanently
  • Other substantial freedom losses, including vehicle impoundment

Contact our lawyers in Berkeley County today for a free consultation.

What are the Penalties for a Third DUI?

Anyone accused of a third DUI may face felony charges. The penalties for such an offense can have a dramatic effect on one's life. Those who have been accused of third or subsequent DUIs will likely benefit from the assistance of experienced criminal defense attorneys as they seek resolutions that serve their best interests.

Those accused of a third DUI might face the following:

  • Imprisonment lasting up to three years
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Driver’s license suspended for a minimum of one year
  • Participation in the ignition interlock program for three years once driver’s license suspension is lifted

To be charged with a third DUI offense, a driver will need to have already been convicted of driving while impaired on two occasions within a 10-year period. If a new charge comes after the 10-year period has expired, it is not likely to be counted as a subsequent offense and not considered a felony unless other factors of the current incident make a felony charge possible. As this can all be rather confusing, one's legal counsel can address any concerns and answer any questions one might have regarding how the severity of DUI charges is determined.

Fighting a third DUI charge can be difficult in West Virginia. Authorities do not take such cases lightly. As such, having an experienced legal representative on one's side may prove invaluable. With the right help, those accused of multiple DUIs can fight the charges at hand or seek to have charges reduced in hopes of minimizing associated penalties.

Offering Free Consultations

A best-case scenario for your charges would be a dismissal of your case. However, this is not always possible. Our priority lies in protecting your rights through the criminal defense process, and in keeping you educated and informed every step of the way. We are committed to being timely with our responses, honest in our evaluation, and relentless in the protection of your rights. With our help, you may be also able to pursue a reinstatement of your license after it has been suspended.

Discover your options for your repeat DUI charges by contacting our Berkeley County criminal defense lawyers today at (304) 867-0049.

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What makes Sutton & Janelle, PLLC stand apart from all the rest?

  • 70+ Years Of Collective Legal Experience

    With our extensive experience and proven track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your complex legal matter next. We have a complete understanding of the laws pertaining to your case and will fight tirelessly in order to exceed your expectations.

  • Personalized Attention Offered To Each Client

    When you enlist our supportive assistance, you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. We will not treat you as just another case number. We will not hand your case off to a paralegal. Our attorneys will personally handle each aspect of your case.

  • Boutique Firm Obtaining Large Firm Results

    We will prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way. We genuinely care about your success and will devote our time and energy to your case. We will inform you of your rights and help you make informed decisions. With our legal team in your corner, you may obtain the upper hand in court.

  • You Are Not Just A Case Number To Us

    We will treat you with the care, compassion, and respect that you deserve. We will work to understand your goals on a personal level so that we are better able to achieve them. Your success is our main priority. Let us serve as your zealous and trusted legal advocates.

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