WV Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Morgantown, WV

The Criminal defense attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC, in Morgantown, WV help defend people throughout the North-Central regions of West Virginia who have been charged with minor crimes.  Being arrested for a misdemeanor crime, even if your case is pending in one of the Municipal/City courts, is not something that you want to shrug off, as the consequences can be financially steep and result in possible jail time. If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested on a “minor” misdemeanor charge, please reach out to a trusted, competent local criminal defense attorney today for advice. We have been dedicated to helping clients create strong defenses that can hold up in court. We believe in the good in people, and understand that sometimes we all make mistakes.

Criminal Defense Throughout North-Central WV

The attorneys in the criminal defense practice group at Adams Legal Group, PLLC routinely handle criminal defense cases throughout most of the North-Central West Virginia area. Counties where we regularly appear for clients charged with criminal offenses include:

  • Morgantown, Monongalia County
  • Fairmont, Marion County
  • Kingwood, Preston County
  • Grafton, Taylor County
  • Philippi, Barbour County
  • Keyser, Mineral County

We are based in Morgantown, WV, but we regularly practice in each of the above-listed counties and are familiar with the prosecutors, judges and court systems, which is an advantage for our clients. Notably, Morgantown also has a number of outlying municipalities, several of which have their own Municipal Courts, including:

  • Granville
  • Star City
  • Westover
  • City of Morgantown

Thus, if you have been arrested and are facing misdemeanor charges in one of the local Municipalities of Morgantown, these courts and crimes have the same legal effect as a crime charged in the County Magistrate Court. Accordingly, you should seek the help of our highly experienced and competent misdemeanor criminal attorneys, even for charges pending in Municipal courts.

Our Attorneys Handle the Defense of All Types of Minor Crimes

Our lawyers in our Criminal Defense Practice Group regularly handle a vast array of misdemeanor charges in West Virginia and are thus experienced in the elements of the crimes and defenses necessary to effectively defend your case. Among the most common types of charges that we see and defend on a regular basis are the following:

  • possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia
  • driving suspended (aka “SRO”)
  • driving suspended, where the suspension was for a prior DUI
  • driving under the influence (of drugs or alcohol)
  • disorderly conduct
  • open container
  • public intoxication
  • disturbing the peace
  • underage drinking
  • resisting arrest
  • obstruction of justice
  • domestic violence
  • violation of a protective order
  • trespassing
  • prohibited person in possession of a firearm
  • petit larceny
  • destruction of property
  • shoplifting
  • brandishing a firearm
  • reckless driving
  • indecent exposure
  • driving offenses (including lack of insurance, no registration, no license)
  • failure to appear
  • harassment or stalking

This list of crimes is simply an enumeration of the more common charges that we see on a more frequent basis. We have defended dozens of other misdemeanor charges that are not listed above and are experienced court-room attorneys. Equally as important, we treat every client with attention, responsiveness and we care. Do not settle for the public defender or for an attorney who is all talk, but won’t return your calls – get Adams Legal Group, PLLC on your team!  Call us today for a free initial consultation on your criminal misdemeanor case – (304) 381-2166.