Skilled Savannah Criminal Defense Attorney
Let a Dedicated and Aggressive Fighter Advocate for Your Interests as a Defendant
Facing criminal charges and the possibility of jail time is scary. However, understand you are not alone; Attorney Jennifer L. Ozer is here to help you. She understands and empathizes with her clients’ difficult situations. After all, a criminal case not only impacts your professional life but your personal one as well. Your reputation, finances, and freedom are all at stake.
The Ozer Law Firm, LLC strives to provide a strong balance of caring communication with clients and aggressive advocacy in court. Our firm will walk you through each step of the process, whether the case resolves itself in a negotiated plea or whether it goes all the way to trial. It is of the utmost importance that you choose a criminal defense attorney with experience to represent you. Attorney Ozer is dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome and aims to get the results you need. She has experience representing clients facing a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Domestic Violence
- White Collar Crimes
- Traffic Violations
- Theft Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Criminal Trespass
- Probation Violations
One common charge we defend Savannah residents against is driving under the influence. Recall that it is a crime in Georgia to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle while:
- with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or greater (.04% or more for commercial drivers and .02% or more for drivers under 21 years old);
- "under the influence" of any alcohol, drug, or controlled substance; or
- with any amount of marijuana or illegal drugs in the driver’s blood or urine.
The penalties are serious for DUI offenses, and the specific sentences depend on whether the defendant has prior convictions:
- 1st offense – 10 days to 12 months in jail; $300-$1,000 in fines; at least 20 hours of community service; up to 12 months of license suspension
- 2nd offense – 90 days to 12 months in jail; $600-$1,000 in fines; at least 30 days of community service; up to 3 years of license suspension
- 3rd offense – 120 days to 12 months in jail; $1,000-$5,000 in fines; at least 30 days of community service; possible permanent license revocation
Offenders may also be placed on probation for a period and must complete a drug and alcohol evaluation. Under extreme circumstances, the defendant may face more severe penalties for a felony DUI.
There are a few ways we can defend against DUI charges. For example, we could argue your case down to a reckless driving charge, which can help curb the license suspension penalties and a mark on your criminal record. The best strategy will depend on your unique situation, though, so it is best to consult The Ozer Law Firm, LLC for experienced legal support immediately.
Misdemeanor and Felony Theft
Another criminal charge we handle is theft. Georgia law distinguishes between theft offenses based on the value of the property allegedly stolen. Misdemeanor theft, which involves property worth less than $1,500, may only be penalized by up to 1 year in jail, while felony theft could lead to years in prison.
Some common defenses against theft accusations include the following:
- Proof of right to ownership of property
Why You Should Enlist the Help of a Criminal Defense Lawyer
A good criminal defense attorney can make the difference between time behind bars and freedom. In the face of criminal charges, you may naturally be overwhelmed with stress and uncertainty, clouding your ability to navigate your defense. You may also not have the necessary knowledge to understand how the court and prosecution think and act.
Attorney Jennifer L. Ozer has cultivated strong relationships with local prosecutors throughout her professional career as a criminal defense attorney, and she is deeply knowledgeable about how Georgia criminal law works. She can help you build a unique and strategic defense for reduced or even dismissed charges. Entrust your defense to an attorney who knows how to fight aggressively and knowledgeably.
Contact The Ozer Law Firm, LLC for guidance about your legal options and next steps in your defense. Free consultations available.
“Jennifer Ozer responded to my email promptly with great direction.” - Cody S.
“She's a warrior for justice. She's unflinching and steady. And she's the most phenomenal attorney I could have ever asked for!” - Weetzie B.
“Jennifer was so supportive and available for all of our questions!” - Krystal R.