Weirton, West Virginia Criminal Law Attorney
When you face criminal charges, your freedom is at stake. By working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you can protect your rights and often avoid conviction. At the Isla Law Offices , we bring 20 years of criminal law experience to every case we handle.
Crime statistics in 2010 and 2011
According to the most recent FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) report in 2012, there was less violent crime and property crime in the United States in 2011 than in 2010.
Ohio's violent crime rate also decreased in 2011 and was lower than the national rate. By comparison, West Virginia’s violent crime increased between 2010 and 2011. Violent crimes include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Ohio and West Virginia both saw a rise in property crime in 2011. The FBI considers burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft as property crime.
Steubenville criminal defense
Isla Law Offices defends clients’ rights in cases involving assault and battery, fraud, burglary and DUI (driving under the influence).
Once the prosecution targets you as a supect and begins questioning, you should contact attorney Roger A. Isla or before answering any questions. We can be your advocate during interrogation and help you protect your Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
We have extensive DUI attorney experience along with experience defending clients in other types of criminal charges. In addition, I, Roger A. Isla, served as a Jefferson County Court Judge for two years where I ruled on numerous misdemeanor cases, including DUIs. My experience as a judge provides me with valuable insight about juries, court rulings and the criminal justice process in general that I can use to your benefit.
As a team, and I know what defense strategies are effective ― when to argue for an acquittal, negotiate a plea bargain or seek case dismissal based on insufficient evidence. The sooner you involve us in your case, the more opportunity we have to work toward dropped charges or other alternatives to jail such as pre-trial diversion programs.
Contact an experienced criminal law attorney and protect your rights
Whatever your criminal law issue, we can provide you with effective criminal defense. Make an appointment for a free consultation. Call us at our Weirton office at 304.914.3573 or our Steubenville office at 740.264.3700 or contact Isla Law Offices online. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Weirton and is very accessible from anywhere in the West Virginia panhandle or eastern Ohio.