Jason Glass named as Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in West Virginia!

Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm, has been named as one of West Virginia’s Top 40 Under 40 trial attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40: is a new professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.  Membership into the Top 40 under 40 association is by invitation only and is extended to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial attorney.  Mr. Glass’ qualifications was evaluated by The National Trial Lawyers, and an exclusive invitation was extended to him by the organization.

This honor goes to show you why Glass Defense Firm is the CLEAR choice in West Virginia for DUI defense and criminal defense.

DUI Checkpoint In Kanawha County

The West Virginia State Police and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Jefferson on Friday evening, May 3, 2013.  The checkpoint will begin at 8:00 pm and last until 2:00 am.  It will be located on U.S. 60 in front of the Value City Department Store.

If you have any questions concerning DUI’s in West Virginia, make the CLEAR choice and contact West Virginia DUI attorney Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm today.  (304) 933-9883.

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.

Harrison County Checkpoint Friday, June 29.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, June 29, 2012 on the new Gypsy bridge in Gypsy, WV.  The checkpoint will be from 7:00 until 11:00.  Alternate routes available are Route 20 to Haywood and Route 18 to Lumberport.

If you have any questions about DUI checkpoints in West Virginia or DUI’s generally, contact West Virginia DUI attorney Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm.  (304) 933-9883.  The Glass Defense Firm is the CLEAR choice for criminal defense in West Virginia.

WV DUI Attorney Jason Glass Appears Before State Supreme Court

DUI Attorney Jason Glass appeared this morning before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in the case of Mark Thompson v. West Virginia DMV.

The case centered around a Second Offense DUI arrest.  Mr. Thompson entered a no contest plea in Berkeley County Magistrate Court and the WV DMV subsequently revoked his license without affording him a hearing on his case.

According to West Virginia law, a no contest plea does not constitute a conviction.  Therefore, the DMV has no conviction to base a revocation on and must afford the individual a chance to be heard at a hearing prior to revoking their license.

The DMV is mistakenly relying on another statute, dealing with establishing the test and lock program in West Virginia, claiming that gives them the authority to automatically revoke a person’s license, without a hearing, if they are a subsequent offender and enter a no contest plea.

This case can potentially effect hundreds of people accused of DUI in West Virginia.  While we are cautiously optimistic on the outcome, stay tuned in the coming months for the official decision.

If you have any questions regarding DUI offenses in West Virginia, make the Clear Choice and contact DUI attorney Jason Glass at 304.933.9883.

 

 

DUI Checkpoint Tonight In Wheeling

The Wheeling Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in the 1100 block of National Road from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm tonight.

If you have any questions regarding the legality of DUI checkpoints, or have been stopped at one, please contact attorney Jason M. Glass of the Glass Defense Firm. The Clear Choice for Criminal Defense in West Virginia.