Criminal Defense Attorney in Tybee Island
The Schneider Law Firm is proud to offer the residents of Tybee Island
representation for all criminal defense and DUI matters. Founding attorney
Cris Schneider understands that a conviction of a criminal offense can
greatly affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. Be sure to
get the representation you need before your charge turns into a conviction.
Cris Schneider has been working with criminal cases for many years, and
prior to opening his private practice he served as a criminal attorney
in Atlanta for ten years.
Law Enforcement and Common Crimes
Tybee Island is a smaller community with nearly 3,000 residents but still
experiences the crimes of larger cities. According to statistics, the
city has a much higher than average employment of law enforcement personnel.
The number of law enforcement in the city is disproportionally large to
the civilian population. Because the crime rate in Tybee Island is lower
than both the state and national averages, having too many law enforcement
employees could mean officers eager to make arrests or give citations.
You do have certain rights when you are charged with a crime and if they
are violated by arresting officers, it is possible that the charges could
be dropped. For example, some officers will forget to read individuals
their Miranda Rights during an arrest.
The most frequent crime that occurs in Tybee Island is
theft. In 2010, officials reported that Tybee had 108 crimes involving theft.
In addition, as of 2011 there are currently two registered sex offenders
living within the city. Despite the small population, crime in this beautiful
beachside community does occur. If you have recently been charged with
a crime it is important to get the legal help you need. During this stressful
time you may feel embarrassed or anxious, you may not want others to know
of your charges, and you are most likely stressed about what the future
holds. Do not let your emotions or fear prevent you from speaking with
an attorney immediately. The firm’s services are completely confidential
and the legal team will work with you toward the best possible outcome.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
One too many drinks with friends at The Crab Shack or Tybee Time Sports
Bar can definitely put you at risk for being pulled over for driving while
intoxicated. The firm frequently helps individuals with charges associated
to driving under the influence such as first time DUI,
multiple DUI, and
felony DUI. The lead attorney has assisted those with charges related to DUI for
15 years and is considered the “DUI Daddy.” Cris Schneider
will aggressively defend your rights and take the time to keep you informed
of your situation and court procedures. He has been successful in challenging
evidence such as field sobriety tests and breath & blood tests.
The legal team can offer you representation through the hearing and trial
process as well as at the Department of Driver Services (DDS) hearing.
Many people facing a DUI for the first time don't know that in order
to retain your driving privileges you must attend a separate hearing with
the DDS called the
Administrative License Suspension hearing. There is only a 15 day window to schedule your hearing after you received
a charge, but it is crucial to do so because this is where you can combat
the one year automatic suspension. The Schneider Law Firm can help you
with DDS hearings and so much more related to criminal defense. If you
have any additional questions or would like to arrange a consultation
please contact the firm.
City of Tybee Island
Tybee Island Tourism
DUI Information Center
Criminal Defense Info Center