Morgantown, West Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been accused of a crime, don’t let the prosecution bully you into an unfair deal. Stand up for your rights, and hire a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will let the prosecution know that you mean business. Attorney Raymond H. Yackel has more than 35 years of experience defending clients against criminal charges, providing aggressive representation with proven results.
Ensuring a valiant fight for your freedom The Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel is devoted to protecting clients’ freedom. Attorney Yackel challenges the prosecution to prove its case and does everything in his power to help eliminate or reduce any potential sentence. He knows that witnesses may lie on the stand, that crime scenes can be tampered with, and that police officers can make mistakes. He personally speaks with witnesses to ensure they are telling the whole truth. He examines the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. He also analyzes police records and brings in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact the Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel today.
Protecting clients for more than 35 years The Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel represents clients in the following criminal matters:
Felonies If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney zealously defend you in court. Felonies are extremely serious crimes — murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary — and have serious consequences. A convicted felon will be sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country, and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications, and can be deported if they are not American citizens.
How you handle a felony charge can make the difference between life and death. Attorney Raymond H. Yackel will work to attain the best possible result for you.
Misdemeanors Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than one year in prison and may include such offenses as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and require you to spend time in jail. Let attorney Yackel represent you and ensure that you receive a fair trial.
Motor vehicle offenses If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or committing vehicular manslaughter, the Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel can help put you back in the driver’s seat. We also assist clients in restoring a driver's license and in fighting traffic tickets.
Drug crimes Being charged with trafficking, distributing or possessing illegal substances or paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on Raymond H. Yackel’s knowledge of drug crimes and his history of successful results to help you minimize or eliminate the charges against you.
Sexual offenses Rape and sexual assault cases are often among the hardest for defendants to win. Raymond H. Yackel has the experience and skills to successfully argue these cases. Contact him today.
Sealing and expunging records A criminal record can prevent a person from pursuing higher education, securing a dream job or traveling abroad. The Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record, or seal those records to help you move on in the future.
Don’t delay, contact Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel today When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication needed to make a difference. Call (304) 296-8296 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.
The Law Office of Raymond H. Yackel serves clients in Morgantown and throughout Monongalia and Preston Counties, as well as in North Central West Virginia.