Attorneys James T. Carey and P. Zachary Stewart

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Arrested For A DUI?

Last updated on May 11, 2024

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction will dramatically impact your life. You could be looking at serious criminal penalties as well as the loss of your driving privileges for a long time. However, just because you were arrested does not mean that you will be convicted. There are numerous potential defenses to a DUI charge, depending on the facts of the case. A skilled defense lawyer can determine the strongest possible defenses and protect your rights.

Carey & Stewart, PLLC, located in Weirton, WV, represents those charged with DUI, traffic violations, and other crimes in the Ohio Valley, including Hancock County, Brooke County, Ohio County and Marshall County. Call us at 304-914-3577 or contact us online to discuss your charges and your unique situation with our office.

DUI Penalties

A DUI conviction in West Virginia or Pennsylvania carries with it expensive and life-altering penalties. A first-offense DUI in West Virginia can mean up to six months in jail and a fine of as much as $500. Penalties are greater for aggravated DUI, which is when someone has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of greater than 0.15.

In Pennsylvania, commercial drivers can face fines of up to $5,000 on a first offense. In West Virginia, specifically, commercial drivers convicted of a second DUI can potentially have their commercial driving license revoked for life.

At Carey & Stewart, PLLC, we will fight to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome following a DUI charge. We will advise you of the potential consequences you will face and work tirelessly to help you minimize them. We will look closely at the evidence to determine the best potential course of action.

Call Us Today

Contact Carey & Stewart, PLLC, today at 304-914-3577 to inquire about legal representation for your DUI charge.