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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Chatham County

We Handle Cases in Chatham County State, Superior & Recorder's Court

Being charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience. Regardless of the specific circumstances – whether you made a mistake, were falsely accused, or had a just cause for your actions – you need a legal team that is willing to fight to protect your rights and freedom. Schneider Lerch, LLC handles cases all across Chatham County including Pooler, Port Wentworth, Savannah, Tybee Island, Thunderbolt, Garden City and Bloomingdale.

At Schneider Lerch, LLC, we have helped thousands of clients to successfully fight against their charges. Our Chatham County criminal defense lawyers have over four decades of combined experience creating powerful defense strategies that have helped our clients to get their charges significantly reduced or dropped altogether. We have an impressive track record of winning many jury trials, and we are confident that we have what it takes to help you achieve your legal goals.

To work with a team that has a winning mindset, contact Schneider Lerch, LLC at (912) 417-5008 now. Your initial consultation is free. 

Cases We Take On

Our criminal defense lawyer has an extensive background handling all types of cases. From misdemeanors to felonies, you can trust our firm to provide a reliable defense plan to help you overturn your charges.

Cases we regularly handle include:

  • Bond hearings
  • BUI
  • Drug charges
  • DUI
  • Federal crimes
  • Felonies
  • Fraud crimes
  • Gun crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Obstruction
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Traffic offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes

    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

What to Do When You’re Under Arrest

If the police detain you or place you under arrest, you should exercise your Constitutional right to remain silent until you have the chance to speak with an attorney. Even if you don’t have anything to hide, it is still a good idea to not say anything to the police until your lawyer is present. The reason for this is because what you say can actually incriminate you.

We’ve witnessed too many situations where an individual decides to talk to the police on their own, only to have their words twisted and used against them in court. Remember, no matter how nice the police seem, they aren’t paid to have your best interests in mind. Their job is to get to the bottom of a crime. And unfortunately, many officers use deceptive tactics to get you to confess to committing a crime. Let our skilled criminal defense attorney do the talking for you.

Do All Criminal Cases Go to Trial?

Many people are surprised to learn that most criminal cases do not make it to the trial phase. Several cases reach an early conclusion through a plea bargain. Even better, some charges are dismissed because the prosecution realizes they do not have enough evidence to convict the individual.

Knowing how to proceed with your case can be extremely challenging. However, with our experienced legal team on your side, we can help you make an informed decision. We are skilled at negotiating with prosecution attorneys to get them to drop our client’s charges. In some scenarios, we may recommend that you accept a plea bargain. Other situations will necessitate fighting your charges in court.

  • 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.

Call Us Today

Working with our Chatham County criminal defense attorneys could be the difference between a long-term prison sentence and getting your case dismissed. We are dedicated to working tirelessly to fight for the favorable outcome that you need.

Call (912) 417-5008 now to discuss the right path forward. 

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At Schneider Lerch, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

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