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Representation for Clients Arrested for Misdemeanor Crimes in WV

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Lusk, Bradford & Gray in Beckley, WV

Crimes throughout the country are generally classified as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. Felonies have harsher penalties because felony crimes are considered to be the most severe. Misdemeanors, however, are still considered very serious crimes and can result in jail time and hefty fines. If you have been arrested and accused of committing a misdemeanor crime in southern West Virginia, call the lawyers at Lusk, Bradford & Gray in Beckley, WV, immediately. The faster you contact us, the faster we can build your defense and protect your rights as a citizen!


Misdemeanor Crimes & Penalties

in West Virginia

While most states designate different misdemeanor crimes as separate classes, West Virginia operates on a crime-by-crime basis. For instance, assault and battery without serious injury may be considered a Class A Misdemeanor in some states, which means that the penalty can include up to a year in county jail and a fine of up to $5,000. In West Virginia, however, the crime would result in penalties agreed on by state lawmakers. However, the general breakdown for misdemeanor penalties include:

– Class 1: Up to 12 months in county jail and a possible fine of up to $2,500

– Class 2: Up to six months in county jail and a possible fine of up to $1,000

– Class 3: Fines of up to $500

– Class 4: Fines of up to $250

Expungement Circumstances & Conditions

The state of West Virginia does allow expungement, but only under specific circumstances. Even then, a judge who grants expungement only does so on a conditional basis. A citizen must:

  • Have received a full executive pardon
  • Be found ‘not guilty’ of the offense
  • Be a first-time drug offender
  • Be discharged
  • Have had the case dismissed
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 26 (for misdemeanors)

Serving Clients Charged with Misdemeanors

in Southern West Virginia

At Lusk, Bradford & Gray, PLLC in Beckley, WV, we put our clients first. From the moment of your arrest to the last bang of the gavel (and beyond), we are dedicated to providing the representation and support you need during your case. Whether you reside in Lewisburg, WV, in Greenbrier County, or Princeton, WV, in Mercer County, our staff can effectively protect your rights and fight for you both in and out of the courtroom for any misdemeanor charge brought against you. We proudly serve residents all throughout southern West Virginia, including: