Liberty County, Georgia Criminal Lawyers
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...
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...
Jess has been instrumental in our firm’s success in both trials and appeals. In his very first trial, Jess was awarded an Acquittal Award from the Federal Defender Program for helping our firm win a “not guilty” verdict...
Nathan brings a tremendous amount of experience to his practice. As a former assistant public defender, city attorney, and municipal court judge, he has an extensive knowledge of both civil and criminal matters. He is also a committed public servant, having volunteered his legal knowledge on behalf of...
Juris Doctor Degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University
practicing law in Savannah and the surrounding communities of Southeast Georgia for over 23 years
Served in the Georgia Legislature 1979-1984; Jaycee Man of the Year 1982; graduate of Leadership...
While in law school, Tom honed his trial advocacy skills competing as a member of the moot court and mock trial teams. He also earned awards for achieving the highest marks in his Torts and Constitutional Law classes.
In his last year of school, Tom served as a research assistant to Professors Dan T. Coenen and Michael Wells, where his work focused on constitutional law, the early history of the U.S. Constitution, and civil rights litigation. Tom was also one of a few...
Lindy left her position as the Elder Abuse Prosecutor and began practicing in the private sector. Her new focus and caseload involved worker’s compensation and personal injury litigation. Eventually her hard work was recognized and she was offered yet another position at a new law firm. This new opportunity expanded her skillset to...
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
For years, I practiced as a prosecuting attorney in metro Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. Now, I use that experience to benefit you by upholding your constitutional rights and zealously defending you at every stage of the criminal process. I used to build cases for the State of Georgia. Now, I tear them apart. That's exactly what I do for...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
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.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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