Criminal Defense Attorney in Darien
The Schneider Law Firm offers
criminal defense and DUI defense services to individuals in Darien and the surrounding
community. The founding attorney, Cris Schneider welcomes all residents
to contact the firm if they have been arrested and charged with a crime.
While crime in Darien is lower than state and national averages, it does
happen. If you have been charged with a criminal offense it is advisable
to get the best representation possible. Attorney Cris Schneider has represented
individuals in both Atlanta and Savannah and has worked as a DUI defense
attorney for 15 years. Through his years in the legal field, Cris Schneider
has handled charges related to
sex crimes, and
Darien’s population was nearly 2,000 in 2010; this is an increase
by 14% from the recorded census for Darien in 2000. While the population
is smaller than other communities, Darien still sees a number of crimes.
In addition, the growing population could indicate there will be a future
increase in crime. Larger cities are known to have higher crime rates.
This is just a consequence of the additional people. For Darien, the city
saw 13 theft-related crimes in 2007. In addition, there are 16 registered
sex offenders living within the city according to statistics from 2011.
Crime does occur in the city, and if you were arrested and charged with
a criminal offense take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Many
other individuals have been charged with crimes. Sometimes good people
just make bad decisions. You should not be embarrassed by your charges
or be fearful of the future. There are people who want to reach out and
assist you during this difficult time. The Schneider Law Firm provides
representation for those who need it most. The firm offers confidential
services and strong defense. Please feel free to
contact the office if you have any additional questions or would like to arrange a consultation.
In addition to representation for criminal offenses such as
violent crimes and
internet crimes, the firm also can provide legal counsel for individuals who have received
a charge of driving under the influence. Many people are unaware that
DUI is in fact a criminal offense. For a basic first offense DUI, the
state considers the crime a misdemeanor. Driving while intoxicated can
also be considered a felony offense if an accident or death was involved
or if the alleged offender has had prior convictions of DUI. An attorney
at the firm can assist you throughout the hearing and trial process. There
are certain strategies that one can use to defend against a DUI conviction.
Depending on your circumstance the firm may decide to pursue one of the
following defense strategies.
- The police may not have had probable cause to pull you over. In order for
an officer to make an arrest, he or she has to have “probable cause”
or that the evidence must strongly point toward the fact that you had
been drinking or driving. Without probable cause an arrest may not hold
up in court.
field sobriety tests were not given properly. There are many different ways for the field sobriety
tests to go wrong. First, the tests administered may not have been standardized.
Non-standardized tests have much higher error rates. The individual also
given the tests may not have passed due to factors like age, health, environmental
conditions, and footwear.
- Your blood alcohol level (BAC) is rising. This is a phenomenon that happens
when you have been drinking. It takes about an hour for the alcohol to
completely absorb in the blood stream. An hour after you drink your BAC
is at the highest level. If you had a drink prior to driving your BAC
may have been at the legal limit when you drove. But when the officer
pulls you over and takes you into the station for a blood or breath test,
your BAC may have risen due to the time lapse.
City of Darien, Georgia
DUI Information Center
Criminal Defense Info Center