Criminal Law Representation

If You Are Looking At This Page, You Probably Need An Attorney

You may think you understand criminal law and procedure. After all, you have watched thousands of courtroom dramas involving the police, prosecutors and those accused of crimes on television or in the movies. Unfortunately for you, scriptwriters have spared you much of the minutiae of West Virginia criminal procedure.

Our attorney at Morelli Law understands that minutiae, but also understands the big picture. We really believe "justice is for everyone." Whatever your charges, we can help, because without the assistance of an attorney, a prosecutor will determine your fate. And that never turns out well for the accused.

Let Our Attorney Do The Talking

A mistake many people make is attempting to talk their way out of police custody. This is a bad idea. Once the police have made an arrest, they presume your guilt. The more you say to them, the greater the risk of you making a statement that they will present to the court as demonstrating your guilt.

The Miranda warning points out that "anything you say, can and will be used against you in a court of law." This is not an idle threat. And the more you try to explain yourself, the more raw material you provide a prosecutor to pick and choose from the most inculpatory, damning statements that he or she will argue proves your guilt.

Experience Representing The Accused

Our lawyer has worked for the public defender's office and takes court appointments to represent individuals accused of crimes, and that experience means we can quickly assess your case and explain your options.

We represent individuals charged with a variety of crimes, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Assault and battery
  • DWI/DUI/OWI
  • Possession of drugs
  • Theft and larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Rape
  • Homicide and murder/manslaughter
  • Domestic violence

Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With A Crime

It is imperative that you contact Morelli Law as soon as you have been charged or are in police custody in and around Weirton. We offer flat rate fees for some representation, so call us to find out. Remember, don't speak with the police, politely ask for an attorney and then refuse to engage in any further interrogation. Call us as soon as you can at 681-522-0431 or use our online form.