Criminal Defense

Being accused of a crime can be a traumatic experience. Whether you have been charged or are only under investigation, the sooner you contact a qualified attorney, the stronger your chances are of mounting an effective defense.

Preparing a DUI/OUI Defense

DUIs/OUIs are among the most common criminal charges we defend. We understand that everyone makes mistakes and that there may be more to your story than what appears on the police report. When you come to us for representation, we will educate you on your rights and do everything in our power to minimize the penalties that the state of West Virginia may try to assign you:

  • A first DUI/OUI offense can result in up to 6 months of jail time, a $100-$1,000 fine, a license suspension of 15-45 days, and possibly an ignition interlock device (IID).
  • A second DUI/OUI offense can result in 6-12 months in jail, a fine of $1,000-$3,000, a one-year license suspension, and the installment of an IID.
  • A third or subsequent DUI/OUI offense can mean 1-3 years in jail, $3,000-$5,000 in penalties, a one-year license suspension, and an IID.

You’re probably stressed enough about your situation, so we don’t share these possible penalties to scare you. Rather, we want to make sure that you are fully aware of the risks, as well as your rights, before delving into your case.

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Traffic Offenses

Aside from DUI/OWI charges, we also handle a wide range of traffic-related offenses for clients throughout the Parkersburg area. If you’re dealing with any of the following violations, for instance, we’d like to help:

  • Driving without a license
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Driving without insurance or with insufficient insurance
  • Driving without registration or with expired registration
  • Performing a hit and run
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding

Some of these charges may not seem like life-changing events, but it’s generally better to reduce or eliminate those charges as much as possible rather than letting them affect the points on your driving record. Just give us a call to see what we can do.

Other Criminal Charges We Defend

As criminal defense lawyers, we are prepared to defend just about any crime you could be accused of. These are among the offenses we fight, whether you are under investigation or have already been charged:

  • State and federal drug crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and/or battery
  • Homicide
  • Weapons offenses

Remember: it’s best to meet with a criminal defense lawyer sooner rather than later. We at Richardson, Richardson, & Campbell are ready to defend your rights and fight for your freedom. Call today to set up a consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Parkersburg, West Virginia

At Richardson, Richardson, & Campbell, we are dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of our clients. We are prepared to handle virtually any type of criminal defense matter, whether the case involves a misdemeanor DUI charge or a serious felony offense, such as homicide. In addition, we have a wealth of experience in representing clients in cases involving allegations of domestic violence or federal drug crimes.