Misdemeanors and Felony Attorney representation By Criminal Defense Lawyers Stroebel and Johnson, with offices in Charleston WV & Lewisburg WV

Criminal Defense Lawyers Stroebel and Johnson understand a criminal conviction can have serious consequences, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, often punishable by a one-year jail sentence or less. Felonies are more serious and are punishable by more than one year in prison. Any time in jail that takes you away from your family, friends, or livelihood can have a very real impact on your life.

Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC Defends You Against Felonies in WV

There are six classes of felony crimes in West Virginia that can range from sexual assault, to serious or repeat offenses of assault and battery, the distribution of drugs and most white-collar crimes. Class 1 is the most serious offenses like murder, and are punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty. Class 2 felonies are punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Class 3 felonies carry prison sentences between five and 25 years. Class 4 crimes are punishable by two to ten years. Class 5 carries a fine of $2,500 and jail time of one to ten years. Class 6 felonies carry a maximum sentence of $2,500 fine and five years in a state penitentiary.

Misdemeanors Defended by Stroebel & Johnson in West Virginia

There are four classes of misdemeanor crimes in West Virginia, and examples of these include such things as a first DUI offense, possession of marijuana, and minor forms of assault. Class 1 misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of 12 months in a county jail and a fine of $2,500. Class 2 can give you six months in the county jail with a fine of $1,000. Class 3 and Class 4 usually do not include a jail sentence, but you may be charged with fines of $500 or $250, respectively.

Stroebel & Johnson, with our offices in Charleston and Lewisburg, has defended hundreds of people in West Virginia charged with felonies and misdemeanor offenses. Put our experience to work for you.