An Advocate Against Criminal Charges
Facing a criminal charge can be frightening. You are probably worried about the effect that a conviction could have on your future, your family and your reputation.
I am defense attorney John J. Balenovich. At John J. Balenovich Law Offices, LC, I use my experience as a defense attorney and a former prosecutor to aggressively defend clients in Charleston and throughout West Virginia.
You deserve a lawyer who has a proven track record of success, whether you have been convicted of previous offenses or are a college student with no criminal record. I have successfully defended clients from a wide variety of criminal charges ranging from misdemeanor DUIs to homicide.
I can help you if you face misdemeanor or felony charges such as:
- DUI, DWI and traffic violations
- Drug charges, including possession and trafficking
- Assault and battery
- Tax fraud
- Weapons charges
- Rape and other sex crimes
- Capital murder
- Political corruption
- Securities fraud
A Former Prosecutor Who Now Works To Defend You
As a former prosecutor, I know how the other side thinks. When I put together your defense, I work to anticipate and dismantle the prosecution’s arguments. Because I understand how prosecutors approach the criminal justice system, I know how to build a criminal defense strategy that suits your case’s unique circumstances and has the strongest likelihood of obtaining a beneficial outcome. I may bring in an expert witness, DNA evidence and other information supporting your case.
Detailed Knowledge Of West Virginia’s Gun Laws
Although West Virginia has some of the nation’s most relaxed gun laws, the state takes gun-related crimes very seriously. Using a gun during a crime often exacerbates a criminal charge and can lead to harsher penalties, especially if you have been convicted of a felony or were barred from possessing a firearm. I know West Virginia’s gun laws inside and out, and I know how to mount a strong defense against your gun-related criminal charge.