DUI Checkpoint in Wheeling Saturday Night

The Wheeling Police Department will be conducting another DUI checkpoint on Saturday night, July 21, from 7:00 pm until midnight. The checkpoint will be conducted at the 100 block of Zane Street in Wheeling.

If you have any questions concerning DUI checkpoints or DUI cases in general in West Virginia, contact West Virginia DUI attorney Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm at (304) 933-9883. The Glass Defense Firm, the CLEAR Choice for Criminal Defense in West Virginia.

DUI Checkpoint in Harrison County Thursday, July 19

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm Thursday night, July 19, in Nutter Fort. The checkpoint will be on Route 20, Buckhannon Pike, in Nutter Fort. Alternate routes to avoid the checkpoint will be Nutter Street or Pennsylvania Avenue.

If you have any questions concerning DUI checkpoints in West Virginia, contact Harrison County DUI attorney Jason Glass at (304) 933-9883. The Glass Defense Firm, the CLEAR Choice for Criminal Defense in West Virginia.

DUI Checkpoint in Kanawha County Thursday, July 19

The St. Alban’s Police Department, working along with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint Thursday night, July 19, from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am in St. Albans, at the intersection of Kanawha Terrace and Green Valley Drive.

If you have any questions regarding the legality of DUI checkpoints in West Virginia, contact West Virginia DUI attorney Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm at (304) 933-9883. The Glass Defense Firm, the CLEAR Choice for Criminal Defense in West Virginia!

West Virginia DUI Attorney Jason Glass Recognized by Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that West Virginia DUI Attorney Jason Glass has been named to the West Virginia Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in West Virginia for 2012.  Mr. Glass was recognized in the area of DUI defense and was the only DUI attorney from the state named to the prestigious Rising Stars list.  Furthermore, Mr. Glass was one of only two DUI attorneys in the entire State of West Virginia recognized by the publication.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.  The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at SUPER LAWYERS.

SUPER LAWYERS, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

The 2012 West Virginia RISING STARS list is published in SUPER LAWYERS magazine and the February 2012 issue of CHICAGO magazine.  For more information about super lawyers, visit superlawyers.com.  You can also view Mr. Glass’ Super Lawyers profile at http://www.superlawyers.com/west-virginia/lawyer/Jason-M-Glass/75d5901d-d7ec-446d-bd20-9df456751188.html.

WV DUI Attorney Jason Glass Wins At WV Supreme Court

We received word not long ago that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled in our favor on the case that was posted about a while back, Mark Thompson v. WV DMV.  

The Supreme Court ruled that the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles lacked the authority to suspend someone’s driver’s license based solely upon a no contest conviction and the fact that they had been suspended before.  The Court seemed to wholly adopt the argument put forth in Mr. Glass’ brief in rendering their decision.

Now before you get all up in arms about the Court letting drunk drivers back out onto the roads let me assure you that this decision does not do that.  It does not let an accused off the hook all together.  It merely means that they must be afforded a hearing before their license can be suspended if they enter a no contest plea.  It simply clarified what the legislature put in place, and that is that a plea of no contest does not constitute a conviction for the purposes of driver’s license revocation proceedings.  This case has the ability to effect thousands of DUI proceedings across the state of West Virginia.

Should you have any further questions regarding this case, or DUI laws in West Virginia generally, make the Clear Choice and contact the Glass Defense Firm today at (304) 933-9883.

Jason Glass Wins Sexual Assault Trial

West Virginia criminal defense attorney Jason Glass secured a not guilty verdict for his client, Charles Lamp, last week. It took a Harrison County jury just forty-five (45) minutes to deliberate and find Mr. Lamp not guilty of Third Degree Sexual Assault.

Mr. Lamp was accused of having sex with a 14 year old girl on two separate occasions in December 2010, allegations that Mr. Lamp steadfastly denied.

During trial, the state presented testimony from the alleged victim and her mother. The testimony was wrought with contradictions and inconsistencies. Not only was there no physical evidence and a delayed disclosure, the mother testified that the victim had recanted several times before the police were involved with the case, and the alleged victim herself testified that the statement she gave to a DHHR investigator was not true. Upon cross-examination by Mr. Glass, the alleged victim repeatedly changed her testimony and contradicted herself over and over again.

In the end, there was simply no reliable evidence presented to the jury that would allow them to find Mr. Lamp guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you or a friend or family member is accused of a crime in West Virginia call Jason Glass at the Glass Defense Firm today at (304) 933-9883. The Glass Defense Firm- The Clear Choice for Criminal Defense in West Virginia!