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Todd F. La Neve

DUI and DWI Attorney at Clarksburg, WV

4.9   50 reviews

also known as La Neve Law Offices, WV Gun Law

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Todd La Neve handled DUI cases starting in 1998 and has maintained a focused DUI practice since 1999, defending DUI cases for individuals all across the state of West Virginia. His certifications, training, and experience give clients the best possible chance to find a legitimate defense to potentially life-changing criminal accusations. La Neve Law Offices is one of very few firms in West Virginia with attorneys who have dedicated themselves to a comprehensive understanding of DUI defense.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Todd La Neve has represented numerous clients accused of criminal violations over the years of his practice, ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felony charges. La Neve Law Offices provides energetic defense to any clients accused of criminal misconduct through a team of attorneys dedicated to the best possible results for those clients.

    26 years, 1,800 cases

  3. Gun Law
    15%
    Firearms are a constitutionally protected part of American life and a huge part of our history. Possession and use for any lawful reason can sometimes be confusing. We can help advocate for your 2nd Amendment rights.

    26 years, 350 cases

  4. Expungement
    10%
    West Virginia law allows for expungement of certain criminal convictions and other criminal records. If your record has caused you problems, we may be able to help get it cleared and also restore your 2nd Amendment rights.

    26 years, 300 cases

TOP NOTCH 2ND AMENDMENT, DUI, & CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN WEST VIRGINIA. CONTACT TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Todd La Neve is rewarded with the trust of clients who hire the firm to help them through what is normally one of the darkest, most difficult times in their lives.  They have represented clients all over West Virginia, and have developed relationships across the state in pursuit of justice for their clients.  The ability to hlep others seek and obtain solutions to their troubles is highly rewarding, particularly when those solutions come in the face of great odds.  Serving our clients at our highest ability is the driving force behind what we do.

The criminal justice system is convoluted and full of traps for those who don't deal with it on a daily basis.  Having the opportunity to interact with law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries on a regular basis for nearly three decades has given attorney La Neve a wealth of experience, knowledge, and relationships that allow him to help clients navigate this difficult process smoothly and without a lot of the uncertainty that can come from a lack of experience.  

Ensuring that clients have the information they need to make decisions as their case progresses and always being ready and available to help clients understand the ever-developing nature of their individual case is a top priorty for La Neve Law Offices.  We are here to help, everywhere in West Virginia.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2017,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2017 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

Photos and videos

Published on Sep 16, 2013
Todd La Neve discusses how the Breathalyzer test determines that a driver is driving under the influence.
Todd La Neve discusses what happens when you are accused of a DUI.

Once an officer has accused a driver of a DUI, the officer is focused on gathering information to obtain a conviction
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Location

La Neve Law Offices

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kyle | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big Fan!
I cannot say enough about Mr. La Neve. He has been a savior when I really needed one. I was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Oklahoma and failed to report to the FAA properly. They wanted to take everything from me and hang me out to dry, leaving me with no way to provide for my family. He was able to work with the FAA to save my license and possibly my career. He is very easy to work with and easy for my wife to work with which was big for me. Even from hallway across the country he was easier to work with then my Criminal DUI attorney which lives in the same sate I do. I am away from home a lot with my work and the National Guard Duties in some pretty ugly locations so most of our correspondence was via email, but he was always on top of everything. Very glade we found Mr. La Neve. Thanks Todd, Kyle
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Posted by Dwight | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd La Neve deserves the highest recommendations
In 2015 I was arrested in Bridgeport, WV for DUI. I called Todd on a Sunday and left him a voice mail. He promptly called me back and took all my information and set up a meeting. He took my case and successfully got my case dropped with the condition I don't get another DUI. Unfortunately, the following year I had a few drinks for only one hour and somehow blacked out and didn't remember getting in my vehicle and driving. I don't remember what happened while driving but I evidently hit another vehicle from behind and fled the scene. That's something I always called other people stupid for doing and here I was now stuck with a felony DUI with bodily injury. The DA was steadfastly convinced I needed to be put away for three to ten years in prison and Todd, once again, attacked my case with a vengeance. This time he really earn his salary to say the least. It took him a year of negotiations in the Judicial and Circuit Courts to get our plea excepted by the Judge who then gave me the sweetest deal I could have ever imagine. I was facing minimum of three years probation, six months home incarceration and another six months of alcohol monitoring plus 4 days a week AA meetings. Mr La Neve was able to get me with only a three probation and no home incarceration or alcohol monitoring along with the divergence clause which states if I successfully complete my three year probation the felony will be deferred adjudicated to a misdemeanor. Mr La Neve saved me from a reunion with Bubba at the State Pen and I will always be great full. Needless to say, I am a reformed drinker and aim to be one of the few who successfully completes the divergence sentence.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked and communicated with me diligently from day one to a DUI dismissal!!!
I hired Mr. La Neve after an unfortunate DUI arrest. Mr. La Neve was understanding and patient with me through an uncertain time in my life. He kept me updated promptly on what was occurring/changing with my case. Thankfully, with his hard work he was able to get it dismissed. I cannot thank him enough and would highly recommend speaking with him about your legal issues.
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Posted by Jose | December 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Person
I can say without a doubt that Mr. La Neve was super professional and straightforward with my case. Was arrested on suspicion of a DUI in west virginia. Mr. La Neve guided me through the process and was able to win my case. Thank you Mr. La Neve I will forever be grateful.
Posted by Perry | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superlative Lawyer
Mr. LaNeve displayed professionalism, courtesy, and prompt responsiveness from the very first moment we reached out to him. He actively participated and provided unwavering support throughout the entire process, leaving our family feeling blessed to have him manage our case. Of utmost significance, Mr. LaNeve achieves outstanding outcomes for those who adhere to his guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Todd La Neve review
My first experience in life having to hire a lawyer was Mr. La Neve and it was an incredibly great first experience. Todd walked me through every step of the DUI deferral process with ease. He even took the time to frequently talk to me outside of his regular hours when a crisis would occur. Save yourself from looking any further for a lawyer. You have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY IN THE STATE
By far hands down the best attorney in the state; never had to deal with any law related issues until recently, but i can assure you none are better or more transparent! He answers his phone if possible; if not will get back with you in a timely manner, also quickly responds to emails if you have a question. He is also super knowledgable of the laws regarding your case. I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and caring lawyer!
We hired Todd La Neve to defend a family member. We hired him after reading his many positive reviews. Todd was the perfect choice. He cares and educates himself about the situation. He listens to your story and explains everything. He thoroughly communicates, and is very responsive when you contact him. He is also a genuinely nice guy. We highly recommend Todd La Neve and are so grateful for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Help
Todd was a fantastic lawyer for me in my case. I really couldn't have asked for a better one. His response time was amazing and he really worked with me so that I felt we were on the same page the entire time. Highly recommend Todd if you got a DUI or DWI in WV.
Posted by Matthew Chapman | August 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Like it never even happened
Todd is class act. He kept it easy and simple, gave me options, and stuck with me every step of the way. Always close to the phone and I cant express how much of a relief he was to my situation. Now I have completed my due process and have a clean record.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
Todd has been extremely helpful at giving me info to navigate through the complexities of my DUI. He has made this daunting process feel more manageable and has been very kind and understanding.
Posted by James P. Brown | May 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hey
Do with it as you like. That is how I feel and not ashamed of my words. You are the most personal lawyer I know!
Posted by David | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney who is well connected
Todd helped my son and I work our way through a messy situation my son got into when visiting WVU. He got charged with vandalism and was facing an extradition order to boot. Todd is very professional, knowledgeable and has a great demeanor and calm disposition. He got us though the process with minimal repercussions and worked all the way through expungement. Excellent follow up and helped my son learn a valuable life lesson. He really cares about his clients.
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Posted by Kim | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Knowledgeable"!
A mutual acquaintance suggested we contact Todd for a legal matter. He was very knowledgeable, patient and made sure we understood the legal process. He personalized our case and worked to the best possible outcome. He is very thorough and made time for all questions we had. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd La Neve helped when I needed it the most
I was charged with a dui in summer of 2021 and had an ongoing case with the offense through the later months. Todd managed to work hard, and fought through the case to bring me to a dismissal. Its beyond me to explain how GREAT of a lawyer this man is and the level of expertise he brings to the table is just what you might need. By keeping a professional pace to his work and making sure you get the best case scenario with the cards in which you have been dealt. I can't express my gratitude enough for how great of a man he is as well as a lawyer. I can only say that if you are in some trouble you want him in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome advocate
For the past 16 months Todd did everything he could to represent me. He was so good with explaining everything to me and making sure I knew not to worry about the process. With COVID guidelines it made things get drawn out but the outcome was the best it could ever be and I will be forever grateful that I chose him to be my lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
KP
Todd was great from the time I sat down for the initial consult... he asked the details of my situation and proceeded to give me my options... I made the decision to hire right then. He even helped me out with payment options... once he accepted the case and got started I was informed of any new details in the case throughout the process. He was very professional, I’m thankful for his services and would recommend Todd Laneve for his 5⭐️ Service
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Posted by Teresa | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I hired Mr. Laneve to handle a matter for me. He was very professional and patient. And given the coronavirus situation it was a quite protracted situation but again he was very patient, easy to contact, and very informative.I would definitely use him again for any matter.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Attorney
Todd worked with me on my case for about 4 years from when I first reached out to him all the way until I was granted an expungement because of his help. He helped me overcome a very difficult event in my life and guided me through the ins and outs of my situation. He was always patient with me and always answered my questions. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the law and more than willing to help you. I would highly recommend him for anyone searching for an attorney. Choosing Todd was truly one of the best decisions I ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have been working with Mr. Neve for almost a year and he has certainly been very informative about my case. He always kept me well informed and gave me the best possible advice. Very knowledgeable about the law. I would recommend him to anyone having any criminal or personal injury cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • La Neve Law Offices
  • 1997 - Present
  • House Counsel
  • Celina Iinsurance Group
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • West Virginia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.L.S.
  • DISMISSED
  • State v. R.S.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. L.L.
  • DISMISSED
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Charter Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • AOPA Legal Services Program
  • Panel Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • WV DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc.
  • President & Co-Founder
  • 2004 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Graduate - Forensic Chromatography IX - Theory & Practice
  • Axion Labs - American Chemical Society
  • 2013
  • Persuasive Speaking Course Completion Certificate
  • Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP
  • 2010
  • Invited member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Graduate - NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2006
  • NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Instructor
  • Walden, Platt & Associates
  • 2004
  • NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Practitioner
  • Walden, Platt & Associates
  • 2004
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2004
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2002
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Publications

  • US Law Shield
  • Armed & Educated: Gun Law In West Virginia
  • 2022
  • US Law Shield Guide to West Virginia Self-Defense Laws
  • When Can I Legally Shoot?
  • 2018
  • Aspatore "Inside the Minds"
  • Search and Seizure in DUI Cases
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Aviation Law
  • Alcohol and the FAA
  • 2022
  • WV Justified Use of Force
  • West Virginia Self-Defense Law
  • 2021
  • WV Justified Use of Force
  • West Virginia Self Defense Law
  • 2020
  • WV Justified Use of Force
  • West Virginia Self Defense Law
  • 2019
  • WV Justified Use of Force
  • West Virginia Self Defense Law
  • 2018
  • OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Jury Voir Dire and Witness Cross Examination
  • 2012
  • Contemporary Issues in DUI
  • Breath Testing and Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2010
  • NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student Training
  • Field Sobriety Testing Standards
  • 2008
  • Collateral Consquences of DUI Convictions
  • DUI & Pilot's License Issues
  • 2008
  • NHTSA/IACP Field Sobriety Student Training
  • Field Sobriety Testing Standards
  • 2006
  • North Central WV Pilots Association
  • FAA Enforcement Actions & Pilot License Rights
  • 2004
  • New Voices - NCDD Winter Session
  • DUI & Pilot's License Issues
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (54)
Endorse Todd
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Todd personally, and have worked with him on criminal cases. He is a skilled, knowledgeable and always willing to go to trial if necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend Todd to anyone in need of a criminal defense or DUI lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd LaNeve is the #1 DWI/DUI lawyer in the state of West Virginia! I have known Todd for many years now and he is the only name you need to know in West Virginia. As a matter of fact, Todd personally trained and employed most of the DWI/DUI defense lawyers, who are properly trained (because of him) in WV. Todd is a zealous advocate for his clients and true star in and out of court! I am honored to call Todd my friend and colleague and refer anyone that contacts me for help in WV to TODD LaNEVE, without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd LaNeve is one of West Virginia's best known and admired litigators in the field of DWI-DUI defense. He is a also pilot, and (in this capacity) has helped hundreds of DUI-DWI lawyers across America understand the extreme penalties that can follow a pilot who gets arrested and convicted of DUI-DWI. Hire him with confidence that he will treat your case like HIS OWN."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reading many of La Neve's answers here on Avvo it is obvious this attorney has the knowledge and skill to serve clients. Without hesitation, I recommend this attorney as a knowledgeable practitioner and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Extremely intelligent, caring and compassionate. Provides excellent answers to legal questions on Avvo. As an attorney who has been practicing for 24 years as a judge, prosecutor, magistrate, criminal defense attorney, and law professor, I would refer anyone and everyone to Mr. La Neve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a fellow member of the National College for DUI Defense, I endorse Todd La Neve. When I have questions about West Virginia DUI law, I would ask no one else."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A local attorney in West Virginia who is a go to guy for local criminal defense issues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd La Neve is an awesome DUI Defense lawyer. He is active on the National College for DUI Defense list serve. He is the man. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mr. Todd F. LaNeve to a friend or family member without hesitation. He is one of the top lawyers in his field and has a national reputation for excellence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd and I often collaborate on legal issues and when I ask Todd for advice I know I can trust his advice. You can too. Let Todd put his considerable skill to work for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"LAWYER'S LAWYER. Smart, aggressive attorney whom cares about his clients. I think Todd LaNeve is a top notch, zealous advocate. I endorse Todd without reserve. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, call him now. bill powers charlotte, north carolina"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd LaNeve is truly an exceptional advocate for his clients. Todd is always striving to expand his already considerable knowledge of the legal and scientific principles behind DUI defense, and in so doing has become one of the best and most respected DUI defense attorneys in the country. As an attorney in neighboring Pennsylvania, I have had the opportunity to consult with Todd on the occasional case. I can say that in addition to being a tremendous attorney, Todd is also a great person. I have no reservations in giving him my highest recommendation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Other
"I have met Todd at numerous seminars and training across the nation. Todd has repeatedly shown the skill and tenacity to be a great DWI defender. His knowledge, trial skills and experience make it clear that he is a professional. I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very happy to endorse Todd as a true expert and attorney in DUI defense. Unfortunately, what many people facing a DUI don’t know is that there are literally hundreds of attorneys in any given area who will handle their DUI. However, maybe only a handful of these attorneys truly know how to defend these complex scientific cases. If you submitted to a blood test, breath test or even standardized field sobriety tests, then you need an attorney who has years of formal training and experience defending these complex cases. Hiring anyone else is usually a recipe for losing. I have known Todd for seven years, and I can assure you he is one of those few attorneys who has a complete understanding of the science necessary to challenge these cases successfully. Christopher H. Cessna Attorney at Law Denver, CO"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd La Neve is a highly skilled DUI defender. I have known him for several years through the National College for DUI Defense. I have talked with him about DUI defense. Like many other attorneys around the country, I call Todd for advice in DUI cases. He is a smart, aggressive and resourceful defender of his clients. I would not hesitate to have Todd represent a member of my own family who had been charged with DUI. If you have a DUI in West Virginia you want Todd on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's not hard to write this endorsement. Good, honest people, like Todd, are easy to endorse and encourage others to trust. I have had the pleasure of knowing Todd for a number of years now, and he has always demonstrated a very firm grasp upon the science and law that the proper practice of DUI defense requires. This is a very rare gift in our craft. I would have no reservation, and would not hesitate a moment, to refer a member of my family to Todd. For myself as a fellow lawyer, this is the greatest endorsement I can give."
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Clarksburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Todd F. La Neve
Todd F. La Neve
DUI and DWI Attorney
Clarksburg, WV
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation
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