April 2017 Archives

What are collateral consequences?

If you’ve been convicted of a felony in Wheeling, you know firsthand that the legal consequences can be extremely severe. In addition to things like fines and jail time, convicted felons are also subjected to something known as collateral consequences. These effects can reach far beyond the courtroom, and may even result in further criminal convictions down the line.

West Virginia authorities arrest multiple people over drugs

When someone is taken into custody for a drug offense, a number of questions may arise. For example, did authorities have a search warrant or was someone accused of possessing drugs that did not belong to them? In Wheeling, and all over the state of West Virginia, people who are charged with drug crimes may also have numerous uncertainties. For example, they may worry about what will happen to their children while they are behind bars, wonder if they will lose their job or have difficulty when applying for a position years later.

What you need to know when meeting your defense attorney

The initial meeting between you and your attorney is actually the important first step to your criminal defense. And like so many important matters in life, its best to start things off on the right foot. To make this meeting as productive as possible, it is wise to come prepared and understand the process.

The difference between burglary and robbery in West Virginia

Some people may find the charges of “burglary” and “robbery” confusing, and they may even believe the terms are synonymous. However, in West Virginia, these are two distinct offenses, and the convictions come with different penalties.

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