Zerbe & Pence, for more than 30 years, have defended West Virginians charged with driving under the influence or while intoxicated (DUI/DWI), vigorously defended persons charged with misdemeanors and felonies, and helped disabled individuals secure necessary Social Security benefits. Our record of success is unmatched. We believe that hard work, due diligence, and preparation are the keys to success. Our reputation speaks for itself: Zerbe & Pence are the best at what we do. This is why we are among West Virginia’s most trusted and successful lawyers.
John D. Wooton has been in the general practice of law in Beckley, West Virginia, for the past 39 years. Past member of WV State Board of Governors; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (1977 to 1980); Municipal Judge (1980 to 1984); active practitioner of criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury; selected as Super Lawyers of America. He is a graduate of West Virginia University. He is the past President of the Raleigh County Bar Association, and one of the founders of the West Virginia Society for Criminal Justice; a past member of the Board of Governors for the West Virginia State Bar.
At Arnold & Bailey, our lead criminal defense attorney, Andrew Arnold, will use his more than 20 years of legal experience to help you assert your rights, fight to keep your driver's license and minimize the legal and professional consequences of an arrest. Mr. Anrold's experience enables him to advocate for you both inside and outside the courtroom. A member of the National College for DUI Defense, Mr. Arnold will provide you with the resources and aggressive representation to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Being charged with a DUI can be devastating. You may be wondering what the next steps are and where you should turn to for the assistance you need. Don’t despair, there is hope after a DUI arrest and attorney Harley Wagner can help you begin to put all of the pieces back together again. He is an exceptionally trained DUI defense lawyer with more than 700 hours of DUI defense instruction from attending more than 60 DUI defense seminars nationwide. He sits on the Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense, the nation’s largest and most recognized DUI Defense organization in the country.
While attending the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Glass found his calling in the field of criminal defense and focused his attention in this field as a clerk at local criminal defense firm. Since graduating law school, Mr. Glass has dedicated himself to the field of criminal defense, while focusing heavily on defending clients accused of driving under the influence (DUI). Since graduating law school, Mr. Glass has represented clients accused of crimes such as murder, kidnapping, malicious wounding, burglary, assault and battery, and domestic battery. Mr. Glass has appeared in court in 45 of West Virginia’s 55 counties, as well as appearing before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Mr. La Neve is a West Virginia trial lawyer who graduated from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics in 1989, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and then graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1992, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. La Neve was employed by an insurance defense law firm in Wheeling, West Virginia, during which time he handled legal matters for regional businesses and policyholders of many insurance companies in the role of local defense counsel throughout the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
We have searched to find attorneys / lawyers who are experienced with DWI law and who know how to deal with the affects of being arrested for DWI. These top-rated attorneys focus a significant portion of their practices to defending those accused of DWI or DUI and they understand that the consequences of a DWI conviction can destroy reputations, families, careers, and finances. They have dedicated themselves to helping people who are in danger of losing much of what they have worked for.
These top rated attorneys are continually learning and staying abreast of the latest changes in DWI laws in the state of West Virginia and have demonstrated an ability to navigate through the various courtrooms. When you have an attorney who is experienced you will feel more confident and more calm than when you are dealing with someone who is a general practice attorney who takes any and all cases.
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