DWI And Traffic Violations Are Crimes That Have Serious Consequences

Charges of DWI or reckless driving may not seem like the most severe offenses, but they are crimes that the state of West Virginia takes very seriously. One conviction can affect your career and your reputation for years.

I am defense attorney John J. Balenovich, and I am prepared to work to get the criminal case against you dropped, get charges and penalties reduced or help you obtain alternative sentencing such as substance abuse treatment. I will also help you fight to keep your driving privileges. You should contact John J. Balenovich Law Office, LC, in Charleston if you face misdemeanor or felony charges such as:

  • First-offense DUI or DWI
  • Felony DUI or DWI (for repeat offenders or in vehicular homicide cases, for example)
  • Speeding
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Other traffic tickets

What Are The Penalties For Speeding Tickets And Other Traffic Violations?

Do not disregard the seriousness of traffic violations like illegal lane changes. At best, they may be expensive and time-consuming inconveniences; at worst, they can land you in jail. If you acquire several traffic violations, the penalties that you face will increase in severity. The consequences of drunk driving or a traffic offense conviction can include:

  • Fines
  • A suspended or revoked license
  • Probation
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol treatment
  • Community service
  • Jail time

Remember that a criminal record is a heavy burden to carry. It is worth your best efforts to avoid a misdemeanor or felony conviction. John J. Balenovich Law Office, LC, is here to provide the defense you need.

Yes, You Can Fight A DWI Or DUI

You may think that the police have an open-and-shut case against you, but this is not likely true. It is still possible to fight a DUI or DWI, even if you failed a roadside sobriety test or blew a breathalyzer over the legal limit of .08. I have successfully disputed these charges and gotten DWI penalties removed or reduced for many of my clients. In fact, merely having an experienced lawyer in your corner can motivate the prosecution to offer a better sentence or plea deal.

Contact For An Appointment

I can help you fight seemingly minor traffic charges so that they do not derail your life. I can also represent you in felony DWI cases, and everything in between. Contact by calling 304-205-1523 or completing an intake form.