West Virginia

Danny Murphy

Virginia and West Virginia State Director for Right On Crime

Murphy is an experienced criminal litigator who has tried over 80 cases in federal and military courts and has extensive experience working with various state and federal investigative agencies. Prior to his work with Right On Crime, Danny served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia where he prosecuted cases involving wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud and conspiracies to defraud the federal government.

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West Virginia legislators are taking a look at sentencing reform, the reclassification of crimes, raising the felony threshold, adding an earned compliance credit for probation and parole, and reducing statutory bloat by eliminating outdated and rarely enforced laws. Pre-trial risk assessments will also be a focus in West Virginia.

Sentences should be tough, but they also must be fair, cost-effective measures that reduce crime.