Criminal Matters in West Virginia
Lawyers Skilled in Criminal Law Assisting People Charged With Crimes
One of the fundamental elements of our justice system is the right to competent representation in any criminal matter. The lawyers at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC are committed to providing individuals charged with criminal acts with the highest level of representation. Our firm represents individuals charged with various criminal acts, including, but not limited to, misdemeanors, assault and battery, theft crimes, drug charges, and white-collar crimes.
If you or a family member find yourself potentially involved in a criminal prosecution, it is essential that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. Even a charge that seems minor may affect your life and liberty. The earlier you seek competent legal representation, the better your lawyer will be able to protect your rights and defend your case.
Crimes of Violence
Violent crimes come in a variety of charges ranging from assault and battery to kidnapping and murder. All allegations of violent crimes are serious and a conviction can affect all aspects of your life from employment to housing. Often times, the state will obtain excessive amounts of evidence in an attempt to overwhelm defendants and the jury. It is important that your lawyer is experienced in reviewing evidence and determining what is relevant and what is excessive.
The opioid epidemic affects all aspects of our society. This ongoing crisis has resulted in a drastic rise in the number of drug-related crimes. In many cases, individuals charged with drug related-crimes are addicts themselves in need of treatment. For these individuals, having a lawyer knowledgeable in criminal law and in available options can mean the difference between serving time in prison and regaining control of a life spiraling out of control.
In West Virginia, theft crimes can either be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts related to the theft. The value of the item stolen, the victim of the crime, and the time the crime was committed can all affect the charges. The skilled lawyers at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC are experienced in using witnesses and evidence properly to defend against these charges.
White-Collar Crime and Fraud
Allegations of fraud, embezzlement, forgery, bribery, and other “white-collar” crimes often are serious accusations and carry severe penalties. These crimes can result in long prison terms and hefty fines. Additionally, these crimes often attract media attention, which encourages prosecutors to aggressively pursue such cases.
State and Federal Charges
Litigation can be extremely different between state and federal courts. Knowing the procedures, local rules, and a judge’s tendencies can make a huge difference in the outcome of a case. The lawyers at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC have a successful track record and are adept at working in both federal and state courts, which can be the difference in the results of your case.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Virginia for Competent Representation
If you or a family member have been charged with a criminal act and need legal representation, contact our skilled lawyers for a free consultation by calling toll free at 1-800-876-5529 or contacting us online.