Facing a violent crime charge sometimes come with an affirmative defense. This is a concept that some people might not understand because they think that they have to automatically claim that they didn’t do it in order to fight the charges.One affirmative...

Sex-related crimes usually come with steep penalties. Charges like first-degree sexual assault carry up to 35 years in prison when an adult is involved, but up to 100 years in prison when a child under 12 is involved. This is on the harsher end of the spectrum, but it...

Citing self-defense

It is not uncommon when reviewing news of criminal cases in Ohio County to hear that a defendant claim that his or her actions were in self-defense. While many may view this as the standard response to any allegations involving violence, we here at the Scott C. Brown...

A 46-year old woman from McDowell County, West Virginia, has been sentenced to 6-plus years for her role in the deaths of two men, 21 and 46, from Iaeger.The woman pleaded guilty to third-degree arson and accessory after the fact, both felonies. She sought forgiveness...

Not all drug charges involve the actual possession of drugs. Some drug cases are based on a person having drug paraphernalia in their possession. These cases usually aren’t as serious as drug possession or drug trafficking charges, but they still must be handled...

Going through a criminal trial is a difficult task. One of the things that you need to think about when you are going through this is the jury that is going to hear your case. The jury has a big impact on your life because they are the ones who are going to decide...