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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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Case Results

A Reputation for Success throughout West Virginia
  • Dismissal

    Heavily covered by the media, a student was charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault. Attorney Jared T. Moore aggressively attacked the State’s case with voluminous pre-trial and suppression motions. The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

  • Acquittal

    In a case that drew statewide attention, a gentleman was indicted for felony charges of Threatening to Commit a Terroristic Act and Conveying False Information of a Terroristic Act. Following a three-day trial, and destructive cross examinations of the prosecution’s key witnesses, the jury acquitted the gentleman on all charges.

  • Dismissal

    Despite overwhelming evidence – including a full confession – Jared T. Moore got a substantial part of the State’s evidence thrown out at a suppression hearing based upon an illegal traffic stop. The prosecutor dismissed the felony offense of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Marijuana).

  • Favorable Plea

    Former office worker was indicted for embezzling over $90,000.00 from a local business. After filing a surprise suppression motion, Jared T. Moore’s plea negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in a deferred plea to a misdemeanor.

  • Dismissal

    Client was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver after drugs, a large amount of cash, cells phone, and digital scales were seized during a traffic stop. Jared T. Moore filed a suppression motion that raised a novel issue of law under the Fourth Amendment. The prosecutor agreed with Jared’s analysis and dismissed the felony.