Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

West Virginia Hit and Run Laws

Erin’s Law, or West Virginia hit and run laws section 17C-4-1 states that leaving the scene of an accident without fulfilling statutory obligations makes you guilty of a felony or misdemeanor depending on the damage done. Quick take: West Virginia hit and run laws: You must report any accident that results in death, injury, or … Read more

West Virginia Child Support Laws

West Virginia child support laws according to chapter 48.  Domestic Relations.  Aim to “improve and facilitate support enforcement in this state, with the primary goal being to establish and enforce reasonable child support orders and thereby improve opportunities for children”. To some parents paying child support in the state, the amount they pay monthly in … Read more

West Virginia Sexting Laws

Under West Virginia sexting laws (H.B. 2357), any teen who completes the state’s diversion program will not be under the statute for their breach of law. Quick take: State law requires prosecutors to prioritize the diversion program if both the accused and victim are below 18. Successful completion of the state’s diversion program will result … Read more

West Virginia Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations laws as they apply to the state of West Virginia

Statute of Limitations WV- Summary West Virginia’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of … Read more

West Virginia Whistleblower Laws

A Summary of West Virginia Whistleblower Laws West Virginia is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory … Read more

West Virginia Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of West Virginia

Summary of West Virginia Lemon Laws West Virginia’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 3 valid attempts for most defects, or 1 valid attempt for life-threatening defects, by the vehicle manufacturer to repair … Read more

West Virginia Recording Laws

West Virginia Recording Law Summary: Is West Virginia a One Party Consent State? West Virginia recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In West Virginia, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at … Read more