Criminal Defense Attorney in Pooler
Pooler is a well-established and according to statistics, a relatively
crime free city. Pooler is proud to have a lower crime rate than both
Georgia and the nation as a whole. Unfortunately, the reality is that
with about 20,000 residents the city does still see a significant amount
of crime. For example, there are 16 registered sex offenders in Pooler.
This number is less than state averages but still significant for the
total population. In addition, officials in 2010 recorded 639 crimes related to
theft. The Schneider Law Firm is proud to offer the city skilled criminal defense
and DUI defense.
The firm provides residents with a number of services related to criminal
defense and DUI charges. The legal team routinely handles issues related
to drug crimes,
assault and theft crimes. Attorney Cris Schneider also can help individuals with
charges related to sex crimes. Cris Schneider has been defending individuals
for many years and understands that the outcome of a case can greatly
affect the lives of individuals and families for years to come. He has
represented numerous individuals in state and federal courts.
About Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
In recent years, Pooler residents have had an increase in
DUI cases and there are at least six rehab centers for drug and alcohol dependence
around the city. In the state it is against the law to drive with a blood
alcohol level of 0.08% and higher. The state will also heavily prosecute
individuals who drive while under the influence of drugs. While many dismiss
driving under the influence as a lesser crime, there are serious penalties
associated with a conviction. In addition, because driving while intoxicated
is criminal offense it will remain on your record permanently. Having
a criminal record may affect your ability to obtain jobs, loans, housing,
and even prevent you from traveling.
For a first time DUI conviction you will be subject to harsh fines, jail
time, and other obligations such as community service. A first DUI offense
is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of $300-$1000,
jail time for ten days to 12 months, 40 hours of community service, completion
of a risk reduction program, probation, and a one year license suspension.
What many individuals do not know is that the one year suspension may
be stopped. After you are arrested and charged with a DUI you have a 15
day window in which to appeal the
automatic suspension of your license. An attorney can help you with this process as well as
the other court procedures.
Why hire a criminal defense attorney?
Both the criminal defense and DUI process can be confusing to those who
have never had experience in court or with the justice system. An attorneys’
role is to protect your interests and help you make informed decisions
both in and outside of court. When you are charged with a crime, the court
will assign you an arraignment date as well as a trial date if necessary.
The arraignment is where the court will formally read your charges and
then require you to enter a plea. Having the assistance of the right attorney
before you go to trial can greatly benefit your circumstance. The legal
team at The Schneider Law Firm can provide you with the information and
representation you need during this stressful time. If you have any additional
questions or would like to arrange a consultation with the firm, please
feel free to
contact the firm today. An attorney will be happy to answer any questions or address your concerns.
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