Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer in WV
Criminal Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer by Trump & Trump, L.C.
The criminal assault & battery defense lawyers at Trump & Trump, L.C. in Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg are here for West Virginia residents who may face misdemeanor or felony offenses. A misdemeanor is sometimes considered a less-serious crime that is punishable by jail sentence of one year or less. Felonies are considered more serious and are punishable by more than one year in prison. Any jail time that takes you away from your family, friends, or livelihood can have a very real impact on your life now and into the future.
Misdemeanors in West Virginia Defended by Trump & Trump, L.C.
West Virginia has four classes of misdemeanor crimes. Examples include such things as a first DUI offense, possession of marijuana, and minor forms of assault. Class 1 misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of 12 months in a county jail and a fine of $2,500. Conviction of a Class 2 misdemeanor can bring six months in the county jail plus a fine of $1,000. Class 3 and Class 4 misdemeanor crimes usually do not include a jail sentence, but the court may impose fines of $500 or $250, respectively. Speak with a lawyer from Trump & Trump, L.C. today about any misdemeanor offenses so you know what to expect.
Trump & Trump, L.C. – Defending You on Felony Charges in WV
There are six classes of felony crimes in West Virginia ranging from sexual assault, to serious or repeat offenses of assault and battery, the distribution of drugs and most white-collar crimes. Class 1 involves serious offenses like murder. Conviction for Class 1 crimes can mean punishment of life imprisonment or the death penalty. Class 2 felonies are punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Class 3 felonies have prison sentences of between five and 25 years. Class 4 crimes carry punishment of two to ten years. Class 5 conviction can have you paying a fine of $2,500 plus time in jail for one to ten years. Class 6 felonies carry a maximum sentence of $2,500 fine and five years in a state penitentiary.
With offices in Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg, Trump & Trump, L.C. is your local law office serving clients in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses. Speak with a lawyer who listens and can offer sound strategies for criminal defense.