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West Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced Representation for Serious Crimes

The Peyton Law Firm has handled the legal problems of West Virginians and residents of the Tri-State area for more than 30 years. In the area of criminal defense, we have successfully represented clients in almost every type of case — from shoplifting or drug crimes to sexual assault and first-degree murder.

If you are seeking help with a criminal law problem, consider contacting us — we are a law firm whose attorneys are respected in the legal community as ethical and protective advocates for our clients.

For 30 Years, Criminal Defense Without Moral Judgment

Our job as criminal defense lawyers is to protect our clients’ constitutional rights, defend them against the charges filed, and do our best to minimize the negative consequences. It is not our job to pass judgment on the type of criminal charge or the circumstances that led to the arrest. At the Peyton Law Firm, we take seriously our obligation to keep confidential our conversations with clients, which gives people facing criminal accusations a safe, confidential place to talk about what happened.

Use Your Right To Remain Silent

If there was one piece of criminal law advice we could give to everyone, it would be this: you have an absolute constitutional right to remain silent in the face of police questioning — use it. Do not fall prey to the temptation to “explain things” or “set things right.” Wait until you have consulted a criminal defense lawyer before making any statements to police or prosecutors. Sometimes talking to the police or prosecutor about your charges is the smart thing to do, but you should consult a lawyer first so you can make an informed decision.

If you are arrested, use your phone call to contact someone who can help you post bail. As soon as possible after the arrest or citation, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The sooner we can begin to work on your defense, the better we will be able to prepare a strong case on your behalf.

Schedule A Consultation

We are available to defend clients charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes in either state or federal court. To make an appointment to talk to one of our lawyers, call 800-681-9555 or use our online contact form for a prompt response.