Kenova, West Virginia Criminal Lawyers
J.D., M.B.A., B.S., A.S.B., A.S.A., A.S.S.S.T.,
19 East Fifth Ave
Williamson, West Virginia 25661
304-235-4305 H 304-235-7777 W Fax 304-235-4663
Cell Phone 304-601-7219
MEMBER WEST VIRGINIA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ROBERT H. CARLTON LAW OFFICE 1986 to Present
Licensed In West Virginia, Kentucky And North Carolina
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER W.VA. AND KY.
JURIS DOCTORATE: ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY 1985.
Graduated 8th out an entering class of over 100 national and international students.
I am also considered an alumnus of CBN University Law School at "Regent University" which is the successor school and I have Juris Doctorate diplomas for the same degree ...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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