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Criminal defense often necessary for those accused of robbery

Many individuals throughout the years have faced criminal charges following allegations made by an acquaintance. Even without the presence of viable evidence, an accused individual will likely find that the criminal defense process can be stressful and intimidating. Similar accusations could also have an impact on one's reputation within the community, even if only temporarily. A West Virginia man was recently arrested in relation to a theft that is said to have taken place three months prior.

Strong criminal defense needed for couple facing felony charges

Drug addiction can become all-consuming. Under the influence of drugs, people have been known to commit heinous acts. Additionally, when addicts experience cravings for their drug of choice, they may resort to almost anything to procure the substance. One West Virginia couple will need a strong criminal defense in the face of felony charges following a violent attack allegedly committed to obtain money for drugs.

Criminal defense mounted for West Virginia officer

When a police officer is accused of a crime, he or she may have a great deal at stake. Not only will the officer's reputation be damaged whether or not there is a conviction, but his or her career in law enforcement may be compromised. In addition, a conviction may mean a prison sentence, which is frequently dangerous for a police officer. A West Virginia sheriff's deputy will need a strong criminal defense strategy to protect him from time behind bars.

Mounting an appropriate criminal defense if facing felony charges

If you have been charged with a crime, your future and freedom are on the line. This is especially true for felony charges, as the penalties are steeper and the repercussions can be long-lasting and serious. The time for a strong criminal defense is now, and any delay in securing legal help can be detrimental to your future. 

Why do I need an attorney if I’m innocent?

Attorneys across the United States hear this question time and time again: “If I am innocent, what is the point of having an attorney?” The concept makes sense if everything plays out perfectly. The perfect scenario would look something like this: A man gets charged with a crime. The man knows he didn’t do it and during questioning, he is open and honest about every aspect of his involvement in the case. Interrogators believe what the man says, drop the charges and the man is free to go.

Criminal defense attorney can protect your legal interests

Being accused of a crime in the state of West Virginia can have long-term repercussions. It may tarnish your reputation in the community in addition to preventing you from claiming certain jobs in the future. However, a criminal defense attorney can represent you in court, fighting for your best interests after you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

Penalty may not always fit the crime for young sex offenders

There's a line in the Bible attributed to Pontius Pilate in which he asks, "What is truth?" He is reported to have said that just before declaring publicly that Jesus of Nazareth was not guilty of any crime. Most readers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania know how that story ends.

What are common defenses against criminal charges?

If memory serves, the police detective Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order" said, more than once, something along the lines of, everyone in jail is innocent -- just ask them. Not everyone now incarcerated is innocent, but as the work of the Innocence Project can attest, there are some. And if even the lowest estimate of the numbers of wrongfully convicted is correct, it means more than 20,000 inmates should be walking free right now.

Is there any way you can challenge a DUI blood test?

When you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol by a police officer, the accusation is likely to result with the officer giving you a breath test and the officer taking you back to a station where a blood test will be administered.

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