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West Virginia’s

Felony Crime & Penalty System

While most states categorize felonies by class, West Virginia courts determine punishments on an individual crime-by-crime basis. The most serious crimes, such as murder, can result in life imprisonment. Creating child pornography warrants up to ten years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000. While different crimes have a different set of penalties, any felony conviction of a person who already has been convicted of a felony will suffer harsher consequences than a first-time offender. There are also no statutes of limitations for any felonies in West Virginia. 

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Felonies in the State of West Virginia

While most crimes are punishable by hefty fines, probation, and even jail or prison time, the law is categorized by two main types of criminal cases. Misdemeanors and felonies are categories used to differentiate the severity and punishment of each crime, with felonies being punishable by incarceration in state prison. Examples of felonies in West Virginia include:

White Collar Crimes

Most forms of sexual assault
serious/repeat offense of assault & battery

Distribution of drugs

If you have been arrested and/or charged with a felony in West Virginia, the law firm of Lusk, Bradford & Gray in Beckley, WV, is who to call. We can protect your rights and fight for you both in and out of the courtroom. Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you!


Representing Clients

Throughout Southern West Virginia

If you are a resident of West Virginia and have been arrested or charged with a felony, having an experienced, dedicated lawyer on your side is one of the most important aspects of your case. Lusk, Bradford & Gray, PLLC have always been committed to the welfare and fair treatment of our community in southern West Virginia, so you know you can rely on us to represent you. We always put the best interest of our clients first, and we proudly serve residents all throughout the region, including those who live in the following areas: