Rincon Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with a criminal offense in Rincon? The Schneider
Law Firm is proud to offer
criminal defense services and
DUI defense services to all residents in the community. In recent years the community
has seen a 100% population growth. Usually, when cities gain in population
they also experience an increase in crime. Rincon currently has a crime
rate lower than both Georgia and the national average. The most frequent
crimes the city experiences are crimes related to theft such as burglary
The Schneider Law Firm has been providing clients with quality counsel
and representation for many years. Prior to opening his private practice,
founding attorney Cris Schneider worked as a defense attorney in Atlanta
for ten years. His practice works to provide criminal defense, particularly
DUI defense to individuals in the community. Attorney Schneider frequently
handles issues related to
drug crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes and
sex crimes. He has skillfully defended many clients and is considered the “DUI
Daddy.” He has over 15 years of experience in representing individuals
with driving under the influence charges.
Rincon, Georgia DUI Laws
The criminal justice system is surprisingly harsh on individuals convicted
of driving while intoxicated. The basic sentence is considered a misdemeanor
but offenders can be convicted of felony DUI.
First time DUI is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a $300-$1000 fine, jail
time of ten days to 12 months, 40 hours of community service, completion
of an alcohol dependence program, probation, and one year of license suspension.
This can seem daunting to individuals who have never been involved in
the criminal justice system. In comparison, the penalty for a misdemeanor
theft crime is a fine no more than $1000 and a jail sentence of 12 months
or less. According to state law, those that receive a sentence of six
months or less may be allowed to serve the sentence during weekend confinement
or during the offender’s nonworking hours. DUI penalties are much
harsher on offenders than other misdemeanor crimes.
A felony DUI charge is given when the individual has acquired more than
three driving while intoxicated charges within a ten year period. Driving
under the influence can also be considered a felony when there are injuries
or even a death involved. Penalties for a
felony DUI range depending on the circumstances of the case but can result in a $1000-$5000
fine, 12 months to five years in prison, a minimum of 60 days of community
service and completion of an alcohol or drug treatment program. When charged
with DUI, there are several common defense strategies that can be taken.
The two most common strategies are: 1) that the officer lacked probable
cause for the arrest and 2) that there was an error in the field sobriety
testing or the
blood and breath testing. There are many other ways to defend against a conviction of driving while
intoxicated including officer failure to read you your Miranda rights.
All these strategies and more can be worked out with a defense attorney.
Assistance for DUI Charges
Driving on Highway 21 can be treacherous, especially if an individual has
had one too many drinks after a dinner with friends. The Schneider Law
Firm offers representation to those who need it most. A DUI conviction
can greatly impact an individual’s life. The repercussions are not
only limited to the completion of mandated programs or serving jail time
but can follow an individual for the rest of their life. The state considers
driving while intoxicated a criminal offense and a conviction will remain
on permanent criminal records. If you have additional questions, or would
like to schedule a consultation with an attorney, please do not hesitate
to contact the firm.
City of Rincon, GA
DUI Information Center
Criminal Defense Info Center