Harley O. Wagner

Harley O. Wagner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Martinsburg, WV

The Wagner Law Firm
 | 55 Meridian Parkway, Suite 102
Martinsburg, WV 25404
Phone: 304-901-7400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

The Wagner Law Firm, owned and operated by Harley O. Wagner, is the State of West Virginia's only exclusive DUI Defense Firm that focuses all of its resources to defending citizens accused of driving under the influence. Mr. Wagner has defended over 1,600 DUI cases in 33 different West Virginia counties, in all levels of court, throughout the past 13+ years, including appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Mr. Wagner has amassed over 600 hours of DUI Defense training in his 15 years of DUI defense work. He is a certified administer and instructor on standardized field sobriety testing, having taught, trained and lectured numerous attorneys and members of law enforcement throughout his career on the local, state and national levels.

Mr. Wagner is a trained breath test operator and only one of two in the State of West Virignia not a member of law enforcement to possess this training. Mr. Wagner is the author of West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and Practice (Lawyers & Judges publishing). Mr. Wagner was the West Virginia State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense for 10 years. He is currently a sustaining, lifetime member of the College, while also serving on its faculty committee. Mr. Wagner also sits on the 16 member DUI committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

While based out of Martinsburg, WV in the eastern panhandle, Mr. Wagner's DUI defense practice is statewide throughout West Vrginia, including such areas as Morgantown, Charles Town, and Charleston, West Virginia.

If anyone finds him or herself accused of driving under the influence in West Virginia, Mr. Wagner is indeed someone you should seek to speak with concerning your case. His initial consultation is free of charge.

Phone: 304-901-7400 - Fax: 304-901-7410 - Webstie: WestVirginiaDUILawyers.com 

About Harley Wagner

Admitted: 1997, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.westvirginiaduilawyers.com/about-us/harley-wagner...

Honors and Awards:

  • "Best Attorney" Harley O. Wagner The Journal newspaper reader's choice: Best of the Best 2011 Certificate of Teaching - Field Sobriety Administration Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2011 Certificate of Appreciation - Speaker / Winter Program National College for DUI Defense 2010 "Best Attorney" Harley O. Wagner The Journal Newspaper Reader's Choice, Best of the Best 2010 Certificate of Appreciation - Instructor / Summer Program National College for DUI Defense 2010 "Best Attorney" (co-shared w/ fmr. partner) The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll) 2009 Sustaining Lifetime Membership (for excellence in DUI Defense) National College for DUI Defense 2009 DUI Committee - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009 "Best Attorney" (co-shared w/ fmr. partner) The (Martinsburg) Journal Newspaper (tri-state readership poll) 2008 Certificate of Teaching - Field Sobriety Administration Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2008 Top Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Course Robert F. LaPier & Associates 2004 West Virginia State Delegate National College for DUI Defense 2003 Acceptance of Membership National College for DUI Defense 2001 Acceptance of Membership National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1997Hide additional awards, DUI Defense Awards / Certificates, 2001

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Terrance McCarthy - Cross Examination Workshop (Chicago, Illinois) DUI/DWI Cross Examination Skills & Techniques 2011 Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice. Dr. Lee Polite / Professor Harold McNair DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion (40 hour training course) 2011 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2011 Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education Seminar (Williamsburg, VA) DUI/DWI Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education 2010 Commuunicating Your Way to an Acquittal DUI/DWI National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2010 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2010 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2010 EC/IR II Intoximeter Operator Breath Testing Course Blood Alcohol BreathTesting Qualfied EC/IR II Breath Test Operator 2009 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2009 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2008 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2008 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2007 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2007 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2007 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2006 Nationlal College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2006 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2006 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend Wtih Ingenuity - Skills That Win Cases 2006 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2005 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certificate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2005 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Mastering Scientific Evidence in Complex DUI/DWI Cases 2005 NHTSA Instructor Course - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Standardized Field Sobriety Testing NHTSA Certified Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 2004 NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Student Administration Course Standardized Field Sobriety Testing NHTSA Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administer 2003 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School 2003 National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Certicate of Completion - NCDD Winter Session 2003 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity - Skills That Win Cases 2002 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity 2001 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / National College for DUI Defense DUI/DWI Difficult DUI's & Tragic Consquences 2000 Thomas M. Cooley School of Law   Juris Doctorate (JD) 1995 West Virginia University Public Relations / Journalism BSJ 1990Hide additional degrees, 2000

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Harley O. Wagner wrote the book on DUI Defense in West Virgnia: West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and Pracitce (Lawyers & Judges Publishing 2010). Magistrates, Circuit Judges, prosecutor offices, law enforcement agencies and defense attorneys throughout West Virginia have and maintain a copy as a reference / resource manual for all things DUI in West Virginia., Author, West Virginia DUI Defense, The Law and Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing, DUI/DWI Defense Attorneys, 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Best DUI Attorney       Posted by:      Jeff, a DUI client,              2011-09-28            3 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 6-12 months ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Earlier this year, coming home from a wedding rehearsal, I was pulled over for speeding and charged with a DUI.  I was completely devastated.  I was released later that morning just in time to make the wedding.  Later that day at the wedding, I was given some advice from a friend of mine whose father knew Harley on a personal level and also knew of his extremely high level of proficiency in law, DUI law specifically.  I have to say, that was probably the best advice I've ever taken.  From the first time I contacted Harley, he was always available and always concerned for my situation.  He met with me right away and assured me that he would do everything possible to get the best outcome for me.  After meeting with him, I knew that having him on my side was definetely the best way to go.  He told me everything I needed to do for the court system and how we would proceed with the charge.  I was very impressed with his knowledge and how personable he was.  I didn't feel like just another client, but a friend of his that he would be helping out.  I can honestly say that I don't think there is anyone more knowledgeable and experienced in DUI law than Harley Wagner, anywhere.  And, I know several others that believe the same.  He is an expert at his practice and completely professional at all times.  He was able to get my charge dropped to a wreckless driving.  Furthermore, I know of several other people that he was able to help in the same manner.  If you're looking for a DUI attorney, look no further.  Harley Wagner is the best option.  It will be the best advice you've ever taken.         Harley Wagner was on my on my side while keeping my best interests safe.       Posted by:      Rob, a DUI client,              2011-09-06            4 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         I was charged with an aggrevated DUI-1st offense. Harley reviewed the facts of my case, and with his thorough knowledge of DUI Laws, was able to develop a strategy that enabled me to keep my license, and to avoid any criminal record. Im was very thankful for his expertise.       wonderful lawyer       Posted by:      a DUI client,              2011-08-16            5 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Good   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 6-12 months ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         I plead guilty to dui charge. Harley helped me get this charge overturned without going to trial. The dui charge was reduced . Thank you Harley for all you have done. I would recommend the wagner law firm for any dui case.        Outstanding DUI Lawyer       Posted by:      a DUI client,              2011-07-16            6 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley was very professional and a great asset to have in my corner.  He produced exactly what he stated to me the first time I met him.  I would highly recommend him to anyone that has had the unfortunate circumstances of being arrested for a DUI in WV.       Exellent service! Certainly out for your best intrest as a client.       Posted by:      George, a DUI client,              2011-05-22            7 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley Wagner was a pleasure to deal with right from the start. Both himself and his secretary do a great job of keeping you in the loop of what is going on, as well as letting you know what to expect. The service was A-ONE!!!       If you want to "GET ER DONE,"  why not the BEST?       Posted by:      Mark, a DUI client,              2011-05-21            7 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 6-12 months ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley O. Wagner delivers!   Harley should be your West Virginia DWI lawyer if you want justise, honesty and the best possible representation.  Harley can "GET R DONE."  Here's my story: I live in Virginia.  On a Monday night in the fall of 2010 I was driving in West Virginia.  I was stopped by a courteous police officer for driving at night without headlights.  Later that night I was in the Eastern Regional Jail having been charged with DUI (2nd) and driving without headlights.  The next morning I was led to a room where I had a tele-conference with a magistrate for Jefferson County.  I was informed that, if found guilty of the DUI charge, the possible penalties would be a possible fine of $1,000-$3,000 and 6 months to 1 year in jail. Later that morning I contacted the Weatherholtz Bonding Company (Great job Tommy) and was released from jail.  I immediately sought out finding the best lawyer there was in West Virginia to defend me.  After checking the internet (including his web site) and contacting two of my Virginia lawyer friends, I decided to give the Wagner Law Firm a call.  Tuesday's phone conversations with Heather McCoy, the understanding, sensitive and preimer legal assistant of the firm and with Harley I believed I would have the best possiblie representation by retaining Harley O. Wagner, Esq. The past six months of being represented by Harley has proven I was correct.  I had the best! What make me know I had the best?  *Face to face converstaions, *Many telephone conversations, *Reassuring text messages, *And seeing Harley in action in the Magistrate court in the spring of 2011. I can honestly say that to have any other DUI defense attorney is not the best choice. Here is what Harley did for me: No loss of freedom-No jail time :) No huge fine-paid court $660 :) No DUI conviction.  Yes, I plead guilty to reckless driving charge Yes, I can't drive in WV for 90 days.  The Wagner Law Firm is not inexpensive, but they do GET R DONE! Thank you Heather and Harley.       Mr. Wager is the best lawyer around!       Posted by:      Richard, a DUI client,              2011-04-06            9 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 6-12 months ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         Mr. Wagner is the most professional, intelligent, and caring lawyer the state of West Virginia has to offer. His compassion about my case showed he was genuinely concerned with the outcome. And his concern was sincere, he proved his goal isn't only to add to a impressive record in the court room, but how his clients life is going to be effected by the judges decision. His knowledge about DUI cases is tremendous. He literally wrote the book on the subject, and proved it. After speaking with Harley for the first time I felt confident that I gave myself the best chance possible for putting this traumatic event behind me. I owe Mr. Harley my future and much more. His skill and demeanor is beyond what I could ever have expected.  His benevolence towards me and my family during this terrible time put us at ease. Mr. Wagner is supported by an incredibly brilliant assistant, Heather. She was the guiding light during these dark times. Her helpfulness and organization is what made this process painless and simple for me. I can't say enough about the service this office offered me. I wouldn't trust anyone else to handle my legal concerns after being so fortunate as to have Mr. Wagner on my side. This office is in a league of their own. If you want the best chance at a second chance, then you must talk with Mr. Wagner.       harley is the best       Posted by:      bob, a DUI client,              2011-03-29            9 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         harley helped me with my dui case.other lawyers gave me little hope but harley knows all of the dui laws he listend to every thing i had to say and prepared an exelent defense.in the end i kept my drivers lisence and like i said five other lawyers gave me little to no hope       Great Lawyer       Posted by:      a DUI client,              2011-03-26            9 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         Mr. Wagner is very knowledgeable in his subject matter.  He seemed to have all the connections in place with his constituents.  I was very happy with the outcome of his representation.       Effective Lawyer with Experience and Clout!!!       Posted by:      William, a DUI client,              2011-03-15            10 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Good   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Good   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Mr. Wagner and staff responded to all requests for information and truly helped me in a time of need after an arrest of DUI. After my arrest for DUI and the constant worry of what is going to happen next, Mr. Wagner and staff made my worries less, and especially made me feel better when the charge was reduced to a traffic ticket! The cost of aquiring Harley to represent me by far outweighed the cost of increased auto insurance and I thank him and his staff!! Mr. Wagner and staff are great, just avoid drinking and driving to begin with and you will not need their services!!!       Harley Wagner       Posted by:      Steve, a DUI client,              2011-02-17            10 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I have a successful career, and I found myself in trouble not once, but twice. I was charged with a DUI in Sept 2008, and then like a nightmare come true, I made the same mistake again 2 years later. Needless to say, they were traumatic events - with a million questions going through my mind; thinking the worst.Both times I called on Mr. Wagner immediately after the incidents. Meetings were set up very quickly (Mr. Wagner's assistant, Heather, is the best!) to go over any and all questions I had, as well Mr. Wagner outlining everything that I needed to do in the meantime. THE MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. He sets up a custom "game-plan" in order to achieve the best results possible for YOU.I cannot recommend Mr. Wagner enough if you find yourself in the same kind of trouble. He got me favorable results in both cases (Even with the same arresting officer in both cases). Trust Mr. Wagner, he became not just my lawyer, but a friend that had my best interests at heart. He fought for me!       Harley Wagner       Posted by:      Joe, a DUI client,              2011-02-09            11 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         In December 2010 I was arrested and charged with DUI. Harley was recommended to me by my boss, one of my employees, one of my friends, and my bail bondsman. Their faith in him was well placed. Harley is very experienced, very knowledgeable, and has a very calming demeanor. The entire way through Harley made sure I had all the necessary information and recommended the best course of action. Ultimately my first offense DUI was reduced to a traffic citation.       Absolutely the best Lawyer for DUI representation!       Posted by:      Jeff, a DUI client,              2011-01-29            11 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         My case was a complicated incident involving an aggravated DUI with a single car accident.  I knew I needed to get the proper lawyer to represent me in my case.  Right from the start Harley instills a feeling of confidence that things will be working out down the road.  Harley always explained everything that I should expect and all potential outcomes throughout every step of the way.  Harley's assistant, Heather, took care of all of the necessary paperwork and always kept me updated in the process.        In the end it took quite a while to get to the end of the road.  I was not convicted of DUI and could not be more pleased with the overall outcome.  I highly recommend Harley O. Wagner to any individual facing a DUI charge in the state of West Virginia.  He is absolutely your best shot at walking away without a conviction.        Calling Harley was the best decision I made.       Posted by:      andy, a DUI client,              2011-01-13            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         Last June I found myself is some trouble with a first offense aggrivated DUI. I called Harley the next day and it was the best decision I ever made. From the first meeting it was just a stress relief knowing he was on my side. I ended up with a reckless driving charge with 90 days home confinement. Probably the best outcome for my situation. Harley was extremely professional throughout the course of the events. I was kept well informed by both Harley and Heather. I would recommend his services to anyone in a similar situation.       The best of the best       Posted by:      Paul,              2011-01-13            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         Mr Wagner is not only a very respectful and sincere gentleman, but a dedicated master in his career with whom I assimilated a great deal of confidence from by the end of the very first conversation I shared with him.  Mr. Wagner went beyond his job role, and reached out to me as an individual who found himself in a very difficult situation.  Within a week, we had touched base and I had gained a world of courage and trust from his words, and had no doubt that he would succeed in the goals we established.  Throughout my experience with Mr. Wagner, he kept very close contact with me, responding instantaneously to my messages (via phone and email) and keeping me informed with where we stood and our position in reference to our goals.  Never once did I feel alone or out of the loop.  The thanks I have for this individual exceeds any words I could ever provide; he is truly at the top of his level.  I strongly reccomend Mr. Wagner to anyone looking for the best of the best.        Harry Wilson       Posted by:      Harry, a DUI client,              2011-01-12            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Mr. Harley Wagner handled the defense of the DUI charge made against me with extreme professionalism, resulting in a positive outcome.  His office was always informative and responsive to any questions I had. thank you Harley and Heather.        Harley Wagner       Posted by:      michael, a DUI client,              2011-01-12            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         After a second DUI charge within 8 years, I was offered 1 year with 6 months suspended, and a possibility of home confinement. I had first hired another local attorney, who answered most questions with blank stares and promises to "research that", so I finally fired him and hired Harley Wagner. Harley Wagner answered more questions in our first 45 minute conversation than the previous attorney had in 5 months, and he did this while driving home from teaching a DUI seminar! At the first hearing with Harley representing me, I went from a practically guaranteed 6 months in jail, to a possible weekend, and even that was eliminated at the second hearing, thanks to Harley's thorough knowledge of the timeline of West Virginia's implementation of DUI laws, It was knocked back to a first offense, no jail, and the usual 90 days suspended, a fine.Harley literally wrote the book on WV DUI law, and a less than honest  deputy was sweating and fidgeting as he left the magistrates court after 10 minutes with Harley. On a more personal level, I have found a new friend that I respect immensely, Harley has restored some of my faith in the WV criminal justice system, which I still believe has very little to do with justice. Harley's calm, professional demeanor, his formidable expertise in DUI law, and his ability to be extremely aggressive at just the right moment has earned him much respect in this system.       THANK YOU HARLEY FOR SAVING MY CAREER       Posted by:      a DUI client,              2011-01-03            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         In September 2010 i was charged with DUI, and reckless driving. Both charges carried potential jail time, expensive fines, and serious penalties. If found guilty I risked losing my security clearances, 20 years of Govt. service, and my life as i know it today.Mr. Wagner is well respected in his profession, and has built a strong reputation in the community. Mr.Wagner is a diligent, knowledgeable and hard-working attorney. He returned my call promptly, and within 5 minutes of our first conversation i knew he would represent my case well. The final outcome - DUI dismissed, reckless driving reduced to speeding,  a short driving suspension with a small monetary fine.Thank you Harley       Felony D.U.I. defense       Posted by:      Clay, a DUI client,              2010-12-29            12 months ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Good   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I received a charge of felony dui in oct of 2010. Harley argued the case down to a lesser offense with no DUI on my record.       HAVE THE BEST ON YOUR SIDE!       Posted by:      Rolland, a DUI client,              2010-12-12            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers. Client Review:         In February of 2010, I was stopped and charged for DUI. After spending the night in jail and facing further jail time and loss of driving privileges in West Virginia, I knew I needed a good lawyer to represent me. Since I deal with the public in my business, I read the paper and had remembered that Mr. Harley Wagner's record with winning cases, especially DUI's was very good.  I needed the best to keep my job.      Mr. Wagner showed the utmost professionalism as he dealt with me and my case. He advised me in respect to what would and could take place at each step in the legal process. He provided me with various options from which I could choose. Along with this he advised me of the additional expenses that I would have with several of the options which helped me make informed decisions. I would highly recommend Mr. Wagner to anyone needing legal help.       Preliminary Hearing/DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving       Posted by:      Scott, a DUI client,              2010-12-01            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley is a professional, he is always on top of it all,Harley handled the court and magistrate with fact and professionalism,in the judical hearing he got my DUI reduced to Reckless Driving, I can only say (Thank you) to Harley for coming through for us in such a proactive manner.       DUI reduced to reckless driving       Posted by:      Stacey, a DUI client,              2010-11-29            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley Wagner is very knowledgeable of West Virginia's DUI Law. I am an out of state resident and wasn't sure of what to expect. I knew that i wanted the best lawyer that i could afford so i could get the best outcome in my case, and after i did some research i decided to hire him as my attorney. I am very glad that i did because he worked diligently on my case and kept me informed along the way. He made the process easy and i am thankful and pleased with the outcome in my case. My DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge in which my out of state drivers license will not be affected. His devotion to me as a client has given me peace of mind and will allow me to get my life back on track. In my opinion Mr. Wagner is a great attorney that truly cares about his clients.       A great lawyer who you can trust to wark hard for you.       Posted by:      Aaron, a DUI client,              2010-11-29            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley more than 3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         I had Harley for a DUI case and found him very intelligent and hardworking. He knows the law and is always focused on doing everything he can to help his client out. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I am very thankful for what he did in my case and I am more than happy with the results from my case. He is without a doubt the best lawyer in this area and the best lawyer that I have had.       A good Lawyer.       Posted by:      Richard, a DUI client,              2010-11-16            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Mr. Wagner is the best lawyer I've ever had. He kept me well informed, and got me a lesser charge. I would highly recommend him.        You get what you pay for!       Posted by:      JP, a DUI client,              2010-11-11            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Good   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         After much research, I found Harley and I'm very happy with my choice to have him represent me.  In my few dealing with attorney's, Harley is by far the most knowledgable one I've ever worked with.  His understanding of the law as it relates to DUI is astounding.  My DUI was reduced to a traffice violation which allowed me to keep my security clearance and my life as it was before this incident.  His effectiveness is unparalleled.        Harley Wagner       Posted by:      Rebecca, a DUI client,              2010-10-27            about 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Good   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         Harley was very knowledgeable of the laws and the court systems. He probably got me the BEST possible outcome for my DUI and I am very pleased with his work. He really seemed like he knew what he was doing and helped me threw the whole ordeal.  I would recommend him for anyone with a DUI charge.        Above and Beyond       Posted by:      Brandon, a DUI client,              2010-09-22            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I have never been in any kind of trouble before my accident. I was very worried about the outcome of everything. Harley welcomed me with open arms and never stopped reassuring me that everything was going to be fine and that he was going to take care of me. I was charged with a DUI and Harley worked his magic and I ended up getting a simple traffic violating!!         You won't regret calling Harley       Posted by:      Rob, a DUI client,              2010-08-18            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I was arrested for my first DUI in the spring of 2010 under unfavorable conditions.  I called Harley Wagner right away.  From the first phone conversation till the end of the case, I felt very confident in his knowledge, reputation, and demeanor to see my case to the end with positive results.  From the beginning he informed me of all the necessary steps that needed be done to help finish this stressful ordeal and move forward with my life.  He is a friendly person who truly looks out after you and your best interests.  Together we reached the goals we set from the very first phone call. I recommend Mr. Wagner to anyone who has been charged with a DUI offense.  Thanks Harley!       Go with the Best!       Posted by:      Pete, a DUI client,              2010-06-08            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         I, like many other professional, upstanding citizens, found myself in a very difficult situation with being charged with my first DUI. After I got over the initial shock of the situation, I knew some very important decisions had to be made. It only took me a few minutes to make the decision to put my case in the hands of Harley Wagner! I have known Harley as friend for over 8 years. His work ethic, persistance, confidence, and dedication, is what made me confident in my decision. Harley has been excellent to work with on my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in one of these difficult situations. Trust me, you will be thankful with your decision to hire Harley Wagner to represent you.       Reputation Alone is Worth It...       Posted by:      David, a DUI client,              2010-05-10            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers. Client Review:         I was recently charged with a 2nd offense DUI charge. Despite the fact that the charge came under relatively questionable circumstances in comparison to my previous DUI conviction, I was still facing suspension of privledges, significant fines, and a possible 6 months of jail time none-the-less...  These penalties would have resulted in the loss of my job, freedom, and college future. I relied on a court appointed public defender for my first charge and recieved the maximum penalties across-the-board. This time i was determined to hire the best...  Harley's reputation in this area of legal defense is already very well and widely known throughout the state of West Virginia. It was even reinforced by the admissions of several of the other local attorney's that i consulted before finally retaining his services. He is definatly not the cheapest available option, but you wouldn't want to be operated on by a bargain basement brain surgeon. I'd prefer to hire the best specialist avaiable, and that is what Mr. Wagner was in his chosen field. He was essentially "defending my life" in court after all...  Harley is professional, has top notch credentials, and exudes a level of confidence that helps to lessen your level of concern, and makes coping with this incredibly stressful situatuion much easier from a mental and emotional standpoint...  After Harley's higly fruitful negotiations on my behalf, i was not ultimatly not charged with a 2nd offense, and even had my charge dropped to a non-criminal traffic citation. I've experienced the best and worst of this process, and I can assure you that The Wagner Firm's letterhead alone will make a significant difference in regards to your final outcome. Pray that you're never put in a situation that requires you to require Mr. Wagner's services, but if you are, do not hesitate to hire him...       Very Knowledgeable Lawyer       Posted by:      Todd, a DUI client,              2010-05-10            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I contacted Harley Wagner after I was arrested with my first DUI. This was a very traumatic event for me since I had no prior convictions on my criminal or driving records. He was very compassionate about my case and wanted only the best for me. He explained the court process to me, what we could be up against, and how he would handle the case. Mr. Wagner was able to have all criminal charges dismissed and it looks like he will prevail in having all DMV charges dropped as well. Mr. Wagner is a very knowledgeable lawyer on the DUI and DWI laws. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the same situation.        Harley Wagner fought for me!       Posted by:      Kristen, a DUI client,              2010-05-10            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         In February of this year, I was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI 2nd Offense.  I have never been so terrified in my entire life. I am a mother of 3 and have a career I am very serious about.  I was about to lose everything.  I was facing serious jail time and the loss of my license, which I need for my job.  I asked around on who to call and everyone I asked said there is only one person to call.. Wagner.  I was immediately given an appointment for the next day when I called.  I explained to Mr. Wagner my situation and how I made the biggest mistake of my life and after reviewing the case he looked at me and said "I will fight for you"!  And fight he did.  Not only did he fight my criminal case, he fought my civil case and fought to restore my peace of mind!  He gave me a list of things that I needed to do right away, like getting in DUI classes, taking alcohol abuse classes  and tips to help me prepare.  Things I would've never thought to do proactively.  He called me on a regular basis to touch base and make sure I was okay and to keep me informed on everything he was doing.  He really was not only the best attorney I have ever worked with but words cannot describe how I truly relieved I felt knowing he was going to bat for me.  I was not just a case name and number.  Mr. Wagner really knew his stuff and I was truly impressed at his knowledge of the DUI law.  In April 2010 I walked away from all charges free and clear thanks to Mr. Wagner. I recommend him to anyone who has any kind of driving and/or driving while under the influence charge.  When Harley Wagner says "I will fight for you" he means it!  Thanks to him I still have my kids, job, license, and I never had to see the inside of that horrible jail again!         The Very Best       Posted by:      lee, a DUI client,              2010-05-10            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         In Feb. of 2009, I was involved in a horriffic auto accident. After some inquiries I contacted Harley Wagner, which, as it turns out was and still is the best phone call I have ever made.  From the first seconds of that initial call Mr. Wagner vigorously attacked my problem.  From the beginning to the end, he has continually provided me with the status of my case, as well as all of the possible scenarios and options, honestly and in language I could understand.  He has never been more than a phone call away, and even though he traveled over 3 hours each way to talk to me, and handle my case, I always felt as though I were his only client. His compassionate approach and genuine caring for me as a person, as well as his knowlege and professionalism in the courtroom and with his peers set him apart, he is far and away the very best in his field.       Review Harley Wagner       Posted by:      Joan, a DUI client,              2010-05-09            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley more than 3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers. Client Review:         I wanted share with other people the great experience I had with my lawyer Harley as he represented me. I first learned about Harley from a person who I do business with and that person also happend to be my bondsman as well (image that). He shared with me that if he ever got a DUI he would only hire Harley as he's the best. The next couple of days I met with Harley and I knew just from the first few minutes I was in front of the right lawyer. Harley was very knowledgeable, professional and he was great at explaining things to me and answering all my questions. When I left that appointment I was so much more at ease with what we had to face ahead because I knew I just hired a great lawyer. Once we received my final order from DMV I was so pleased with the out come as I know had I not hired Harley I would of received more serious charges on my record and would of had to suffer much more serious consequences.Thanks Harley..keep doing great things for people!!!       Professionalism, Knowledge and Experience       Posted by:      John, a DUI client,              2010-05-05            over 1 year ago.          Flag as objectionable     Overall rating Excellent   Trustworthy Excellent   Responsive Excellent   Knowledgeable Excellent   Kept me informed Excellent   I recommend Harley Wagner. I used Harley 1-3 years ago. Harley handled my DUI / DWI matter. I have previously worked with no lawyers. Client Review:         I am a professional and had never required the use of a defense attorney.  Unfortunately, I found myself in a situation that required legal counsel.  After checking with my colleagues and close friends, the attorney that came with the highest recommendation was Harley Wagner.I phoned Harley for an appointment and was greeted by a very warm and personal professional.  Harley listened to my situation and told me what I was facing, the options I had, and what he could do for me.  He was very straightforward and explained his background, credentials and fees.  He showed genuine interest in helping me and compassion for my situation.I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.  Harley was true to his word in both his knowledge and commitment to my defense.  While I do not expect to ever need his services again, I am glad to know I have a friend who is there to help me.Harley's fees are not the cheapest.  However, I learned a long time ago that you get what you pay for and when it came to my legal defense, I was glad to invest in the knowledge, experience, and professionalism of Harley Wagner.     , 2010

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Educational Background:

  • 1990 West Virginia University - BSJ 1995 Thomas M. Cooley School of Law - JD

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
  • Office Location for Harley O. Wagner

    55 Meridian Parkway
    Suite 102
    Martinsburg, WV 25404

     

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