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Richmond Hill Criminal Defense Lawyer

DUI Defense Attorney in Richmond Hill, GA

The firm is focused on all types of criminal charges including all types of DUI offenses. When you are convicted of DUI in Georgia, you face the grim possibility of an administrative license suspension (ALS). Should you be arrested for DUI, you have just 15 days from the date of your arrest to schedule a DMV hearing. This is a critical hearing where the future of your driver's license is addressed, and if you fail to schedule this hearing within the 15 day time frame, then you forfeit your right to challenge your license suspension permanently.

When facing DUI charges, it's absolutely critical that you have an attorney represent you at both the DMV hearing and the criminal hearing. Only a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer will know exactly how and where to challenge the validity of field sobriety tests, breath & blood tests, as well as the legality of the traffic stop. DUI penalties vary according to the facts surrounding your case; for example, factors that will impact your penalties include: your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at the time of the arrest, your criminal record, and whether or not you caused property damage, bodily injury or death as a result of the drunk driving. Whether you are facing charges for a first DUI offense, multiple DUI, underage DUI or felony DUI, the firm can provide you with excellent representation throughout the DUI process

    Goes Above and Beyond for You

    "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.

    True Advocate for Their Clients

    "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.

    Absolutely Amazing

    "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."
    Kendall T.

    Expertise and Experience

    "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.

    Provides a Peace of Mind

    "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."
    Bryan M.

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

Criminal Defense Representation: State & Federal Courts

Facing criminal charges is no laughing matter, but just because you are being charged with a crime doesn't mean that you are guilty of breaking the law. Unfortunately, these days' being innocent isn't sufficient enough to exonerate you or keep you from a life behind bars. If this were the case then there would be no such thing as false confessions or a miscarriage of justice. If you think a jury can't convict you on circumstantial evidence alone, you are mistaken. The attorneys at the firm are fully committed to upholding your constitutional rights and proving that you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The firm is result driven and dedicated to searching for any flaws in the prosecution's case against you. It takes a meticulous and detail-oriented attorney to find such holes in a case, and sometimes the smallest detail can be the one to set you free.

The firm's criminal defense practice areas include misdemeanor and felony crimes in both the state and federal courts. If you have been accused of assault, battery or domestic violence, these are sensitive cases as there are often no witnesses to the crime in question. Many people facing assault or battery charges simply acted in self-defense, and sometimes this key fact must be proven by the defense.

The firm also represents clients in all types of drug crimes. Whether you are being accused of possessing an illegal drug or cultivating marijuana plants, the firm can help. They can also assist in cases involving drug paraphernalia, drug manufacturing, distribution, and trafficking. The penalties that you face for a drug charge will depend on the type of drug, the quantity and what you intended to use it for. In Georgia, the majority of drug crimes are felonies which can result in a lengthy prison sentence; therefore, you want an aggressive attorney fighting to reduce the penalties that you face at all costs.

If you are being accused of a sex crime such as rape, sexual battery, child molestation or an internet sex offense, you face the possibility of a ruined reputation and mandatory sex offender registration. Because so many innocent people are accused of sex crimes and due to the fact that many of these cases are on a "he said, she said" basis, it's critical that your defense attorney cross-examine witness testimony and challenge every piece of evidence against you.

When facing charges for a theft crime, how you are prosecuted (misdemeanor or felony) will depend upon the value of the item stolen, whether or not you used a weapon during the commission of the crime and your criminal record (if any). In this economy, it's not uncommon for good people to have a life-altering error in judgment, but that one little mistake can have a lifetime of consequence. You will need a good lawyer by your side, ensuring that your side of the story is heard loud and clear by the prosecution and the judge, and the right defense can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

  • Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
    No matter high how the stakes may be, there is nothing that our defense attorneys cannot handle.
  • Former Prosecutor
    Working as a prosecutor gave Attorney Schneider valuable insight into how to develop and prosecute cases.
  • Trial Attorneys
    Our seasoned attorneys have handled thousands of trials. Their knowledge and experience have proven to be successful in the courtroom.
  • 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.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. As difficult as things may seem at the time of your arrest, nothing is set in stone. Contact Schneider Lerch, LLC today at (912) 417-5008 and put a highly skilled and reputable attorney in your corner.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

The firm has extensive experience handling serious violent crimes including manslaughter and murder. They also handle all types of white-collar crime cases such as identity theft, check fraud and embezzlement to name a few. Should you be facing charges for an internet crime, a criminal defense attorney from Schneider Lerch, LLC can zealously fight on your behalf. At the firm, their mission is always to put forward their greatest effort in getting their clients' charges either reduced if not dropped altogether! 

Schedule your confidential consultation with the firm today!

Richmond Hill Resource Links

Criminal Defense Information Center
City of Richmond Hill, Georgia 
Map of Richmond Hill

Arrested for DUI? The 30 Days After Your Arrest Are Critical

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