Huntington DUI Lawyer
Woelfel & Woelfel is an experienced personal injury law firm advocating forcefully for the injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, industrial accidents, social security disability (SSDI), product liability, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. Our firm has been advocating for such individuals and grieving families in West Virginia since 1978.
Clients come to Woelfel & Woelfel because insurance companies have let them down due to a purposeful and blatant lack of compassion and empathy. Regardless of the degree of the injuries or nature of the claim, an injury caused by the negligence of another results in an adjustment to one's day-to-activities which often proves overwhelming. Whether it is mounting medical expenses or lost wages, our focus at Woelfel & Woelfel is to take the frustrations and anxiety off your plate and allow you and your family to begin the healing process. Our firm will vigorously advocate for you or a loved one and exhaust every measure, including a jury trial, to ensure that appropriate and reasonable compensation is achieved. Our firm has been extremely successful in resolving the vast majority of claims without ever requiring our client to walk into a courtroom or in most cases, file a lawsuit. Every client that retains our firm receives the same attention and compassion regardless the nature or complexity of the claims or injuries. Our firm takes great pride in being consistently available for questions or updates regarding your or a loved one's case.
If you have been injured or wronged and seek the financial compensation you deserve, then please contact a personal injury lawyer at Woelfel & Woelfel for a Free Case Evaluation. Choosing an attorney is an important decision so Contact Us today to discuss the options available to you.
Arrested for DUI? Make the State Prove Its Case.
COMMONLYASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
TYPE OF CASES OUR FIRM HANDLES
All criminal matters and drug forfeiture cases. DUIcases and administrative license revocation proceedings in the WV DMV.
WE THINK YOU SHOULD HIRE US IF
You are looking for an experienced criminal defenseor trial attorney who has handled almost every type of criminal case possibleand who charges a reasonable fee for services.
OUR FIRM IS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU IF
You don’t care about integrity and you don’t want someone who will sit down with you, explain the pros and cons of your case,educate you as to the applicable law and devise a plan to get you out of the trouble you are in.
IF YOU WANT TO TELL OUR LAW FIRM ABOUT YOUR SITUATION YOU SHOULD:
I personally communicate with you whenever possible.If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less - most often, much less. My office phone is (304) 263-5698.
THE TYPICAL COST TO GET US TO START WORKING ON YOUR CASE IS:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.
OUR CLIENTS WILL TELL YOU THAT
They have easy access to their lawyer. A client can reach me by phone or email. Anytime a client wants an appointment all they have to do is call the office to set one up. Former clients will tell you that I am always prepared for their cases and that I fight to get them the results they desire. Lastly, my clients will tell you that I know what I am doing and how to get them results.
OUR PHILOSOPHY ON HOW WE APPROACH OUR CASES IS
Every Client’s case is unique to them. Every Client’s case is probably the most important thing in their lives at the time.We know you worry about how your case will turn out and we represent you like you are a family member not just a pay check.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FIRM YOU SHOULD
Visit our website or call our office for a free consultation or phone conference. During our free initial consultation I will answer all of your questions. Please call (304) 522-6249.
Michael Woelfel is from Huntington, West Virginia and attended Marshall University for undergraduate studies followed by earning his Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University. Michael served as anassistant prosecuting attorney in Cabell County subsequent to graduation.Michael was then appointed, on apart-time basis, to a juvenile judicial office for the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Michael has concentrated his practice on personal injury litigation including chemical exposure, wrongful death, medical malpractice and severe automobile, tractor-trailer and heavy machinery accidents. Michael also has experience with mass tort litigation. The firm obtained compensation for approximately 200 individuals who were exposed to dangerous chemicals in 2004.
Michael takes great satisfaction in the monies he has obtained for hundreds of clients over his three decades of practice.Michael has served on numerous boards and commissions over his years ofpractice and is very conscious of the importance of community service.
Matthew James Woelfel is from Huntington, West Virginia and attended St. Josephs High School and New Hampton Preparatory Academy. Matthew received an undergraduate degree in History from Marshall University and his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Prior to joining his father’s law practice, Matthew was employed by the Supreme Court of Appeals as a law clerk assigned to the Honorable Judge Dan O’Hanlon in the 6th Judicial Circuit.
Matthew has experience in handling chemical exposure, wrongful death, workplace discrimination, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accident cases.
Matthew is married to formerly Stacie Lynn Davis and they have two children, Colin and Carter
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.