Morgantown Violent Crimes Defense Lawyers Fight for You
We defend against charges of murder, homicide and assault
At Angotti & Straface, L.C. in Morgantown, we put our nearly 60 years of combined legal experience to work for West Virginia citizens accused of violent crimes, including murder, homicide and assault — offenses that the state defines as crimes against a person. As with all criminal law cases, we fully investigate the charges against you. We also examine the process used by law enforcement. Our violent crimes lawyers evaluate the evidence and meticulously craft a defense to minimize penalties and preserve your liberties.
We represent clients in a wide range of violent crime offenses
Our criminal defense attorneys handle the following types of violent crime cases:
- Murder/Homicide. If found guilty of murder in the first degree, you face life imprisonment.
- Manslaughter. A voluntary manslaughter conviction is punishable by imprisonment for three to 15 years. An involuntary manslaughter conviction is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and or a fine of up to $1,000.
- Assault. If convicted of violently injuring another person, you could face up to six months in jail and/or a $100 fine for this misdemeanor assault charge.
- Battery. If convicted of causing physical harm to another, you could face jail time for up to one year and/or a fine of up to $500.
- Abortion. It is a felony to intentionally abort a child or cause a miscarriage, punishable by a prison term between three and 10 years.
- Robbery. A robbery conviction could lead to up to 10 years in a state correctional facility.
- Kidnapping. Abduction is a felony and could result in a prison term of three to 10 years. Harsher penalties apply if found guilty of kidnapping for hostage and ransom purposes.
- Human trafficking. Human trafficking is a felony, punishable by imprisonment for three to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $200,000.
- Domestic violence. Domestic assault and battery convictions lead to time in a county or regional jail — up to six months for assault and up to a year for battery. Fines may also apply — up to $100 for assault and up to $500 for battery
Repeat offenses bring harsher punishments.
If you were charged with a violent crime, contact us immediately for your free initial consultation
Angotti & Straface, L.C. in Morgantown defends West Virginians against charges of murder, homicide, manslaughter, assault, battery and other violent crimes. Call our office now at 304-212-7368 or use our online contact form to set up your free initial consultation. Spanish translation services are available.