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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Charles Town, West Virginia

Facing Criminal Charges in or Near Jefferson County?


Across more than 35 years of experience in West Virginia and Maryland courts, our attorney James T. Kratovil has represented people charged with nearly every criminal offense on the books. Jim is a former assistant prosecutor and magistrate and a widely respected criminal defense lawyer. He is prepared to put his broad perspective, strategic versatility and skills to work for you. Request a free consultation with our attorney in Charles Town, West Virginia.

What We Bring to the Table

Personal Attention, Straight Talk & Determination

Anyone can make a mistake or run into adverse circumstances leading to an arrest. It is the next decision you make that matters most. It is critical to work with a legal team who can thoroughly assess the facts and evidence against you and help you fight for the best possible outcome. You need clear guidance on consequences of conviction that may reach far beyond jail time, fines and the loss of your driving privilege.

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Dedication to Rigorous Investigation & A Willingness to Take Your Case to Trial

If you must confront criminal charges in Jefferson County, Berkeley County or a nearby Maryland community, your lawyer’s experience and the level of personal attention you will receive are crucial considerations. Our attorneys are forceful courtroom presences and adept negotiators who will look at every angle and help you make the best possible decisions to deal with, for example:

  • Drunk driving (DUI) charges at any level of seriousness, including second or third DUI offenses, underage DUI or a case involving multiple other criminal and traffic charges

  • Drug offenses ranging from possession of marijuana to charges involving cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or illegally obtained prescription drugs

  • Assault, domestic violence charges or other crimes of violence, including murder or attempted homicide

  • Property crimes such as theft and white-collar financial crimes such as fraud and embezzlement

  • Sex offenses such as rape and sexual assault

DUI Defense For Out-of-State Visitors

Our firm is a trusted, go-to resource for people in trouble with law enforcement. Whether you are a local citizen, an out-of-state driver who got arrested near the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, or a parent desperate to help your college-aged child, we will welcome your call.

There is no time to lose in seeking a trial-proven lawyer who will advise you, stay responsive and do everything possible to protect your future. For a free initial consultation, contact us at Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC. We represent clients in Charles Town, West Viriginia, as well as those in Martinsburg, Ranson, and Harpers Ferry.