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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.

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    "Thanks to Cris's hard work and dedication, along with his team's support, the charges against me were ultimately dropped. They fought tirelessly on my behalf, and I am so grateful for everything they did for me."
    Ethan A.

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    "Cris's expertise in criminal defense law was evident in the way they skillfully navigated the legal system, providing strategic guidance and support every step of the way. Thanks to their exceptional work, I was able to avoid the fine and the points being "
    Byron A.

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    "Being out of state they always kept me informed on everything that was going on with my case and were very quick to respond back if I had any questions or concerns."
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    "They provided expertise and experience to review all evidence and lack thereof which helped me make a sound decision to not accept a plea and take my case to trial. Case dismissed before it even started!"
    Randy E.

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    "Upon first speaking to Carli and Cris, their knowledge and experience was evident. They helped me understand the implications and next steps in addressing my situation."
    Chris Topher

    Fantastic representation!

    "Courtney has a deep understanding of the law and the how everything works. She guided me through the process, kept me up to date on all aspects of my case, provided valuable advice and lead me to a outcome more favorable than I could have ever expected."

    I recommend her highly!

    "I had a traffic case and Courtney Lerch was right on top of it and resolved it in short order with an outcome better than my highest expectations."
    Paul K.

    Excellent experience.

    "To make a long story short she got a pretty bad DUI completely dropped so all I can say life saver didn’t even lose my job because of my incident. I give this law firm 10 stars even though they only let me give 5."
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Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Dismissed 16 Counts Including Forgery Charges
  • Dismissed DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
  • Charges Reduced DUI Refusal
  • Dismissed Illegal Gun Possession
  • Not Guilty Party to a Crime/ Armed Robbery

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 attorney’s 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 Schneider Lerch Bronston, LLC 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.

Resource Links

Map of Pooler
Pooler, Georgia
DUI Information Center
Criminal Defense Info Center

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  • Over 40 Years of Combined Experience
    With many years of dedicated criminal law experience, our attorneys know the main concerns many people have when they're in this situation.
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