Garden City Criminal Defense Lawyer
The legal team at The Schneider Law Firm is proud to provide criminal defense and DUI representation to Garden City residents. The firm frequently assists clients with issues related to assault, battery, domestic violence, drug crimes, and sex crimes. As of July 2011, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Garden City. Compared to state and national averages, the city has a higher crime rate. As a result, the city also has significantly higher than average amount of law enforcement employees. As a citizen of Garden City you may find yourself at risk of overzealous officers trying to make an arrest or give a citation. There are certain procedures that must be followed by law enforcement personnel and if not followed exactly during an arrest could result in the violation of the rights of an individual.
According to statistics, crimes such as burglary and theft are the most common types of crimes in the city. Terminology related to theft crimes can be confusing and it is always beneficial to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to explain your charges. Please continue reading for definitions of and a breakdown of the crimes related to theft.
Robbery occurs when another individual attempts to or succeeds in removing the personal possessions from another through use of violence or threats. Burglary is the act of breaking into and entering a property or dwelling with the intention to commit theft or another felony. Burglary is unique in that the court system does not have to prove that you stole anything or committed another felony. The prosecution only needs to establish that you entered into a place unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime.
Finally, theft is defined as the actual taking of objects with the intention of permanently removing them from the owner's possession. To put it simply, people are robbed, places are burgled and objects are the victim of theft. In 2012, there were nearly 500 crimes related to theft in Garden City.
About Driving Under the Influence
A charge of DUI is a serious crime, though many are quick to dismiss the repercussions of an arrest of driving under the influence. In the state, for a first time DUI offender the penalty is a $300-$1000 fine and jail time of ten days to 12 months. In addition, the court could ask you to complete 40 hours of community service, a risk reduction program, and suspend your license for one year. The firm has been serving individuals with DUI charges for fifteen years and the lead attorney is known as the "DUI Daddy." Whether you are convicted of a first time DUI or a felony DUI the legal team will provide you with the information and representation you need to combat charges. Refusing to take a blood or breath test or failing the tests can result in an automatic licenses suspension. Many individuals are not aware that they have a 15 day window in which they are able to combat the license suspension. Cris Schneider knows and understands driving under the influence laws, as well as has extensive experience in representing clients with these charges.
Quality Counsel and Aggressive Defense
Crime and DUI are very much realities in Garden City. If you have received charges and are thinking about not hiring an attorney to save yourself from admitting you made a mistake, you are making a serious error in judgment. The Schneider Law Firm has helped countless other individuals who were once in your position. Whether you have a felony DUI or have been involved in a sex crime, the firm is dedicated to serving you and providing you with the attention your case requires.