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Criminal Defense Attorney in McIntosh County

We Fight for Case Dismissals

At The Lerch Law Firm, we are dedicated to representing clients who are facing serious charges, whether in state or federal court. We have effectively handled thousands of cases and have obtained numerous dismissals.

Our McIntosh County criminal defense lawyer has extensive experience handling all types of cases, including:

  • BUI

  • DUI

  • DUI and drugs

  • Marijuana

  • Possession of controlled substances

  • Possession with intent

  • Trafficking

  • Obstruction

  • Sex crimes

  • Theft crimes

  • Traffic offenses

  • Violent crimes

  • White collar crimes

  • Federal crimes

  • Felonies

  • Fraud crimes

  • Gun crimes

  • Misdemeanors

  • Bond hearings

  • Administrative license suspension

Call The Lerch Law Firm today at (912) 417-5008 to schedule your free initial case evaluation.

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

A lot of people are familiar with the phrase, “I plead the fifth.” But what is that actually talking about? It refers to something that is referred to as your Miranda Rights. Essentially, when the police arrest you, you have the right to remain silent until you have had the opportunity to speak with a lawyer.

Even if you don’t feel like you have anything to hide, you should always exercise this right to avoid incriminating yourself. As the officer reading your Miranda Rights should explain, “anything that you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.” It is not unusual for law enforcement to try to get you to talk so that they can make their case. Don’t be afraid to hold your ground. You have the right to not answer any of their questions until your attorney is by your side to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

Do the Police Need a Warrant to Arrest Me in Georgia?

You might be confused about when the police need a warrant to arrest you. Here are some general guidelines. If the crime is committed in their presence, they are permitted to arrest you without a warrant. In addition, the police are allowed to render aid to stop the commissioning of a crime by making an arrest.

When law enforcement wishes to make a planned arrest, which usually follows an investigation, they are required to seek an arrest warrant from a judge or magistrate. They will need to convince the judge or magistrate that they have sufficient probable cause to perform the arrest. Whether or not the police have a warrant, you should never try to resist arrest. Doing so could end up leading to additional charges you would not have otherwise faced.

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Traversing the criminal justice system on your own is rarely a good idea, unless you have a background in law. Regardless of the charges you face, be it a simple misdemeanor or a felony at the federal level, it is imperative to work with an experienced attorney who has an in-depth understanding of the laws applicable to your case.

At The Lerch Law Firm, we understand that your future is at stake. A conviction could mean hefty fines, long-term imprisonment, driver’s license suspension, and a permanent criminal record. Our legal team is here to help you mount a strong defense so that you can avoid these life-altering penalties. We treat your case like our own. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a crime, be sure to get in touch with us immediately.

Contact our McIntosh County criminal defense attorney at (912) 417-5008 to begin building a stout defense.

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  • Over a Thousand Cases Successfully Handled
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