Chatham County, Georgia Criminal Lawyers
Georgia Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Savannah, GA 31406
Georgia State University College of Law, Georgia State University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
I take pride in representing my clients and keep them up to date with what is going on with their cases. I try not to over-promise or tell people what they want to hear. You will get a fair assessment of your case. If the case should go to trial, you will...
Ms. Lerch has...
Brian is one of a handful of attorneys in the Nation to hold a Masters of Law (LLM) in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure.
Brian has experience from every angle in the courtroom. A few of the positions he has held throughout his career include:
Judicial Law Clerk to Five Superior Court Judges (serving eight counties in Georgia)
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Senior Prosecutor for Parris Island and Marine Corps Eastern Recruiting Region
Deputy Director of Marine Corps Trial Counsel Assistance Program
Appellate Defense Attorney
Served in the Georgia Legislature 1979-1984; Jaycee Man of the Year 1982; graduate of Leadership...
Undergraduate: United States Military Academy, West Point (1988)
Law School: University of Virginia School of Law (1995)
Military: 13+ years active duty Army. Ranger, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Air Assault, SERE. Combat tours/tours: Operation Just Cause, Panama; Operations...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
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