813 Grand Central Avenue
Vienna, WV 26105

Criminal Defense Attorney

Building a Criminal Defense

Understanding Defense Strategies for Common Criminal Charges in West Virginia 

The Law Office of Jay Gerber, Jr., PLLC based in Vienna, West Virginia, specializes in crafting robust defense strategies tailored to the specific circumstances and charges our clients face. In West Virginia, certain criminal charges appear more frequently, and understanding the nuances of defending these charges is crucial for any effective legal representation.


Defending Against DUI Charges

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) ranks as one of the most common criminal charges in West Virginia. A successful defense against a DUI charge often hinges on challenging the circumstances surrounding the arrest. This may involve questioning the legality of the traffic stop, the administration and accuracy of the breathalyzer test, or the handling of the sobriety tests. Our approach focuses on scrutinizing every detail of the procedure to ensure the police respected your rights. We want to identify any potential breaches that could leverage your case.


Strategies to Combat Drug Possession Charges

Drug-related offenses, particularly possession, make up a significant portion of criminal charges in the state. Defending against drug charges requires a detailed examination of the search and seizure process used to obtain evidence. We aggressively challenge any procedural errors and violations of constitutional rights, such as unlawful searches without a warrant or probable cause. By focusing on these aspects, we can often weaken the prosecution’s case and alter the charges.


Addressing Assault Charges and Domestic Violence

Assault charges can vary widely, but they all demand a strong defense strategy that considers the specific facts of the case. Our defense often centers on self-defense or the defense of others, questioning the credibility of witnesses, or providing evidence of the defendant’s state of mind. In cases where evidence and circumstances allow, negotiating plea deals that favor lesser penalties also forms a crucial part of our defensive approach.


Consult with The Law Office of Jay W. Gerber, Jr., PLLC for Defense

The Law Office of Jay W. Gerber, Jr., PLLC brings expertise and dedication to each case, ensuring personalized and aggressive representation. You do not have to face criminal charges alone! Whether you’re facing DUI, drug possession, or assault charges, our office in Vienna, WV is equipped to help you navigate the complexities of your legal challenges and work towards the most favorable outcome. If you need defense counsel that stands apart, contact us to discuss your case.


For more on criminal defense services, call The Law Office of Jay W. Gerber, Jr., PLLC at (681) 229-1334 and like us on Facebook. Consult with us for experience in building a criminal defense.