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Defending Against Charges of Murder in West Virginia

A murder charge is a severe criminal offense that can lead to life or even federal prison. If you are being investigated for murder or have been arrested for murder, you need a highly experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner. At The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, our Morgantown murder defense attorney can provide aggressive, effective, and personalized legal representation. 

Are you facing murder charges in West Virginia? Call The Moore Law Firm, PLLC today at (304) 521-2451 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our murder defense attorney in Morgantown!

What Is Murder?

Murder is the most severe charge in West Virginia. This crime is defined as the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought can be proven through either an express or implied threat. If the murder was committed in the heat of passion, it is considered manslaughter instead of murder.

What are the Penalties for Murder in West Virginia? 

The penalties for murder depend on the circumstances of the murder and whether it was premeditated or not. If the murder was premeditated, the penalties would be harsher than those for unpremeditated murder.

Penalties for murder in West Virginia include:

  • First-degree murder-Life in prison without the possibility of parole
  • Second-degree murder-15 years to life in prison
  • Third-degree murder-10 years to life in prison

In addition, a person convicted of murder may be required to pay restitution to the victim's family, including funeral expenses and lost wages.

Contact Our Morgantown Murder Defense Attorney Today

If you are being investigated for murder or have been arrested for murder, you need a highly experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner. Our Morgantown murder defense attorney can provide aggressive, effective, personalized legal representation.

Contact The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our murder defense lawyer in Morgantown!

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