Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Fairmont
Safeguarding Your Rights After a DUI in Marion County
Being charged with a DUI in Marion County, West Virginia can be a terrifying experience, no matter if it is your first or third time being charged with the crime. Individuals charged with DUI arrests find them unanticipated, undesirable, embarrassing and they typically find themselves facing very strict penalties including large fines and the possibility of jail time. While a simple accusation can leave a person feeling stressed out and overwhelmed by a Marion County DUI charge, the Fairmont DUI lawyer of the Glass Defense Firm is here to help.
- Extensive training in drunk driving defense
- Long-term experience appealing adverse rulings by the DMV
- Attorney Jason Glass has handled more than 500 drunk driving cases
- Successful representation of hundreds of clients accused of driving under the influence
- Trained practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and trained on the Intoximeter EC/IR
Using his vast experience, extensive training, and superior reputation, Jason Glass guides each and every one of his clients through the West Virginia court system, working towards his goal of getting his clients the best possible case outcome. If you have been charged with a DUI, call the Fairmont DUI lawyer of the Glass Defense Firm today at (304) 440-3770 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney.
DUI Penalties in West Virginia
In the state of West Virginia, your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest is what determines the severity of your DUI charge. First time offenders arrested with a BAC of between 0.08% – 0.15% are typically charged with a “normal” DUI. A conviction of a normal DUI will result in the accused facing up to 6 months in prison, a fine of between $100 – $500, and the possibility of losing their license for 6 months. The license suspension’s length can be reduced with the completion of DUI classes and by enrolling in West Virginia’s ignition interlock program.
A first time offender who is arrested with a BAC of 0.15% or higher will be charged with what is called an “aggravated” DUI. A conviction will result in the accused facing jail time for a minimum of 48 days and with a maximum of up to 6 months. They may also be fined between $200 – $1,000 and receive a 45 day license suspension. Once the 45 day license suspension is over, they will be required to participate in the ignition interlock program for 9 months following the end of the license suspension.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Marion County, it is imperative you speak with a Fairmont DUI lawyer as soon as possible. The Fairmont DUI lawyer of the Glass Defense Firm takes the time to tailor a defense specifically to his client’s case in order to give them the best chance at receiving the best possible case outcome. In order to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable Fairmont DUI lawyer, call the Glass Defense Firm today at (304) 440-3770.
Marion County DUI Lawyer Jason M. Glass
Fairmont DUI lawyer Jason M. Glass received his Juris Doctorate from the West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. Glass found himself drawn to criminal defense as a student at WVU. In order to gain experience in the field he spent time as a clerk at local criminal defense firms. Upon his graduation in 2005, Mr. Glass began representing clients accused of various criminal offenses, focusing heavily on DUI defense.
Since graduating from WVU, Fairmont DUI lawyer Jason M. Glass has handled more than 500 DUI cases throughout the state of West Virginia. He has handled many administrative license suspension hearings and has comprehensive experience appealing adverse rulings made by the DMV.
Mr. Glass is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the West Virginia Bar Association, and he is the founding member of the West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
The Glass Defense Firm practices throughout Fairmont, Mannington, Pleasant Valley, Fairview, Barrackville, Farmington, Grant Town, Monongah, Rivesville, Whitehall, and Worthington.
Glass Defense Firm Reviews
Mr. Glass is very knowledgeable about the laws in West Virginia. I used him to appeal a decision to revoke my drivers license that the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles had made. He handled my case professionally, and always kept me informed during the process. When presented with the facts by Mr. Jason Glass, the DMV had no choice but to accept the appeal, and reinstate my drivers license. If I ever have anymore problems with the West Virginia DMV, I will not hesitate to call Mr. Jason Glass. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with the West Virginia DMV. When he talked, they had no choice but to listen. -DUI client
Jason was always there when if needed anything. He explained everything to me and he always found time to talk with me. He is excellent at what he does. I have no regrets whatsoever. If I could go back in time I wouldn't change anything. I couldn't have found a better lawyer. -DUI client
Jason knows the DUI laws inside and out and found several procedural errors with my case. We didn't have to go to trial and the charge was reduced to reckless driving. He kept me informed every step of the way and everything went as he predicted it would. I could not have been more pleased. -DUI client
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