Learn about our areas of experties involving state crimes, and better understand your rights.
Learn about our areas of experties involving state crimes, and better understand your rights.
If you are accused of a crime, the only thing standing between your freedom and a verdict of "guilty" is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Georgetown, GA.
Those who have been arrested before know that life in the legal system is no laughing matter. Aside from the imminent ramifications of fines and jail time, any goals you have of bettering yourself and advancing your life could be compromised. Without a trusted attorney by your side, you could face a lifetime of embarrassment and poor employment prospects due to a tarnished criminal record.
The good news? Dennis O'Brien and his team of experienced lawyers in Georgetown are ready to clear your name. By retaining the help of a criminal defense attorney early in the legal process, you have a much better chance of securing your freedom and living a life as a productive member of society.
At O'Brien Law Firm PC, our practice was founded to fight for the rights of individuals accused of or charged with a crime. Our team of legal experts is well-equipped to take even the most difficult, contentious cases. From violent felonies to DUI, there is nothing we haven't seen and handled. As a former law enforcement officer, founding attorney Dennis O'Brien knows exactly how much a person can lose if convicted. That's why we work tirelessly to secure a verdict that is favorable for our clients.
Regardless of how serious or minor your case may be, know that we will fight fearlessly on your behalf. You deserve zealous representation - when you hire O'Brien Law Firm PC, you will receive nothing less.
Many of our clients are surprised to discover that founding lawyer Dennis O'Brien was a police officer prior to his criminal defense career. As a former Field Training Officer for the Memphis Police Department, he has over two decades of knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system. Dennis truly understands the nuance and complexities involved in a criminal defense case. This rare experience gives Dennis a clear edge in any criminal defense case and gives clients priceless peace of mind when they need it the most. Unlike some criminal defense attorneys in Georgetown, Dennis O'Brien and his team believe that every client deserves effective, empathetic legal assistance. While some Georgetown criminal defense firms will take weekends off or pass along cases to paralegals, Dennis personally reviews each of his cases. There is no case too small or big for O'Brien Law Firm PC. When you hire our firm, you can rest easy knowing that we will be by your side when the going gets tough.
When you are charged with a drug crime in Georgetown, it can change your life forever. Georgia imposes very strict punishments for drug offenses. The truth is, it's hard to get your life back on track with a drug charge on your record. Your freedom and way of life could be in the hands of your criminal defense attorney. As such, you need a competent lawyer with years of experience handling drug cases. Leaving your fate in the hands of an incompetent attorney could have long-lasting effects on your family and may result in a conviction.
While the consequences for a drug crime in Georgia are serious, there's reason to be hopeful: O'Brien Law Firm PC is here to fight for you. Remember - being charged with a drug crime is NOT the same thing as being convicted.
Our stellar team has represented many clients facing numerous drug-related charges. While each situation varies, one constant remains the same for clients facing drug charges: a fear of what lies ahead. At O'Brien Law Firm PC our job is to help you overcome the fear of the unknown. We do so by ensuring you understand your charges, the possible outcomes associated with those charges, and the options you need to consider from a criminal defense standpoint.
No matter what charge you are facing, our team has the experience and resources to build a comprehensive defense strategy for your drug case in Georgetown, GA. Without a criminal defense attorney acting as your advocate, you could be facing very harsh penalties. Here are a few punishments you could be facing for drug crimes in Georgetown:
Having less than a gram (or one milliliter for liquids) of this type of drug results in a prison term of one to three years. Having four grams or milliliter carries a term of one to eight years.
Any substance on this list is punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years.
If you have less than two grams or milliliters of this substance, punishments can be between one year and three years. Having up to four grams or milliliters results in a prison sentence of one to eight years.
Those who are in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana are subject to a jail sentence of up to 12 months. Fines may be no more than $1,000. Possession of more than an ounce of marijuana can result in a prison term of one to 10 years.
To avoid these life-changing punishments, you must take action now. Contact O'Brien Law Firm today for a consultation about your case.Contact Me!
Violent crime offenses in Georgetown typically involve some form of bodily harm to another individual, actions committed against an individual's will, or threatening someone with bodily harm. Aggravated violent offenses are more severe charges and often occur when a violent crime is made more serious due to circumstances like deadly weapons.
Much like serious drug cases, violent crimes create an added layer of negativity that follows the accused for the rest of their life. In these cases, even an accusation is enough to cause irreparable damage to a person's reputation. Those convicted of a violent crime face severe penalties that can include years in a correctional facility.
When you are accused of any of the above crimes, your freedom hangs in the balance. The outcome of your case will determine whether you leave the courtroom with your freedom intact or stripped away to serve time behind bars. Because the punishments for violent crimes are so extreme, you should be seeking legal counsel from a criminal defense attorney in Georgetown, GA, as soon as possible. As a former police officer with a long record of positive verdicts in violent crime cases, Dennis O'Brien is well equipped to represent you in court.
|Having a criminal defense lawyer by your side is the best way to avoid the serious punishments associated with violent crimes. These punishments usually result in prison time if convicted and include:|
|Forced rape:||20 years|
|Armed robbery:||Up to 20 years|
|Simple assault:||Up to 12 months|
|Aggravated assault:||10 to 20 years|
|Aggravated battery:||Up to 20 years|
|Involuntary manslaughter:||One to 20 years|
|Vehicular homicide||Up to 15 years|
|Murder:||Life in prison or the death sentence|
As a former police officer, Dennis O'Brien has seen the toll it takes on a person when charged with a crime. His time in law enforcement allows him to empathize with his clients who desperately need competent representation. Despite being innocent until proven guilty, accusations are scary, and conviction could be a reality. That is why you must work with a trustworthy criminal defense lawyer in Georgetown, GA who will work tirelessly to clear your name.
Clients choose O'Brien Law Firm because we believe in open communication, honesty, and hard work. It is not our job to act as judges for those who have been accused of crimes. Rather, our goal is to find the best defense that allows us to protect our clients' rights and freedoms.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common crimes committed in Georgia. Punishments for such a crime can be severe, and for understandable reasons - when a person operates a vehicle while they are intoxicated, they're putting their life and the lives of others at risk.
While DUI is a serious crime that completely upend the accused's life, the earnest desire to end drunk driving can make police officers too eager to catch a person who they believe is under the influence.
The city of Georgetown, Georgia, has implemented severe punishments for DUI, even for first-time offenders. Individuals charged with DUI in Georgetown could face:
Fortunately, if you or someone you love has been charged with DUI, there is hope. This is particularly true when the accused is administered a breath or blood test for DUI. In fact, cases that involve a breath and/or blood test are beaten daily. When you hire O'Brien Law Firm PC, we will dive deep into your DUI case in Georgetown and examine every angle possible for your case to be dismissed. Here are just a few questions our team will investigate:
There are numerous ways to beat a DUI case in Georgia, from unreliable field sobriety tests to inaccurate state-administered breath tests. As a veteran criminal defense lawyer in Georgetown, GA, Dennis O'Brien has the knowledge and experience to expose the state's mistakes and fight for your rights. When you hire O'Brien Law Firm PC your chances of dismissal are greatly increased. When your case is dismissed, you can continue living life without the burden of a criminal record.
If you or someone you love is accused of a crime in Georgetown, GA, don't leave fate up to the prosecution. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family before it's too late.Contact us
On Monday, the morning of Aminu Mohammed's college decision, he still didn't know where he was going to attend college.He laughed at the number of times teammates had asked him where he'd attend the last few years building up to when he was supposed to make his announcement Monday evening at Greenwood Laboratory School. He promised he didn't know.After Mohammed woke up, he talked to his brothers and the decision came down to two schools — Georgia or Georgetown.He made his decision Monday night....
On Monday, the morning of Aminu Mohammed's college decision, he still didn't know where he was going to attend college.
He laughed at the number of times teammates had asked him where he'd attend the last few years building up to when he was supposed to make his announcement Monday evening at Greenwood Laboratory School. He promised he didn't know.
After Mohammed woke up, he talked to his brothers and the decision came down to two schools — Georgia or Georgetown.
He made his decision Monday night.
Mohammed stood on a stage in front of a small crowd and picked up a sign that had a basketball jersey and a Georgetown logo. He decided he was going to play for NBA legend Patrick Ewing and be a Hoya.
"When you look at it, you say, 'What about academics?'" Mohammed said. "It's important. If you have a Georgetown degree, you can pretty much go somewhere in the world."
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The decision came as a surprise to some. Most major recruiting websites predicted he'd attend Georgia — the school that he said he considered all the way up until the hours before he announced his choice just after 5 p.m.
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Mohammed's connection to Georgetown was evident with it being located in Washington D.C., where the five-star prospect played before he moved to Springfield. The senior said he didn't put too much stock in that.
An important factor throughout his recruitment has been finding the right fit. Mohammed has dreams of playing in the NBA and he saw something in Georgetown that made him think that he could achieve that dream as a Hoya.
"They play NBA stuff," Mohammed said. "They play with the pick and roll, transition and speaking with the coach, he's talking about trying to get it on defense and he's trying to run out on offense in transition. That's my style — fast and transition. I liked that."
And then there's Ewing — the 11-time All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer who attended Georgetown and has been the head coach there since 2017. Not only did Mohammed commit to Georgetown, but he made a commitment to the legendary former New York Knick as well.
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Knowing Ewing is going to be the one pushing him to be the best basketball player sweetened the deal.
"He played in the NBA and that's really going to help," Mohammed said. "And it's going to help push you and he's going to be a tough coach. He's going to be a 'tell you the truth' kind of coach. I felt like if he's going to push me like that, then he's going to push me to my final destination."
Smiling on the stage, Mohammed, wearing a bright pink sweatshirt, finally answered the question the southwest Missouri basketball community, along with many other college basketball communities, had been wondering.
He's going to Georgetown, and he's happy to have the decision finally made.
"I'm very happy," Mohammed said. "I'm not going to get those questions from my teammates no more. It's just going to be about basketball and trying to win a championship."
Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at email@example.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. You can subscribe to his free "Bears Beat" newsletter on News-Leader.com. He's also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.
Ivy Bridge Academy would like to recognize our debate students who recently performed extremely well in a National Debate Tournament that was held virtually. IBA is so proud to have students that work so hard to excel and it shows consistently in National and International Tournaments. The 2020 Georgetown Fall National Debate Tournament was held 10/9 - 10/11/2020.Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.Congratulations Ivy Bridge Academy Students!!!Fin...
Ivy Bridge Academy would like to recognize our debate students who recently performed extremely well in a National Debate Tournament that was held virtually. IBA is so proud to have students that work so hard to excel and it shows consistently in National and International Tournaments. The 2020 Georgetown Fall National Debate Tournament was held 10/9 - 10/11/2020.
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
Congratulations Ivy Bridge Academy Students!!!
Middle School/ Novice
Finished 2nd place: Ananya Rajagopalan & Saanvi Sinha
3rd Place: Ananya Rajagopalan
8th Place: Saanvi Sinha
Neha Mahesh & Rikhil Ranjit
9th place: Gene Yoon & Ethan Nam
Speaker Award2nd Place: Rikhil Ranjit
9th Place: Neha Mahesh
14th Place: Owen Wu
High School/ Novice All IBA 3 teams are Co-Champions!Susant Chunduri & Aryan BaveraAkshaya Poonepalle & Aesha ShahRuhi Datar & Daniel Huang
5th Place: Paheli Patel & Mandy Yang
6th Place: Paheli Patel
7th Place: Mandy Yang 8th Place: Aryan Bavera 15th Place: Susan Chunduri
High School/ Junior Varsity 3rd place: Pranaya Balaji & Karthik Jayaram
5th place: Aalif Biswas & Aiden Kim
9th place: Anant Gautam & Prakhar Gupta
9th Place: Prakhar Gupta
11th Place: Anant Gautam
1st - Claire Jiang and Anishka Majumdar2nd - Hughes Liu and Yasha Padmanabhan3rd - Hailey Culp and Layla Patel
1st - Yasha Padmanabhan2nd - Gowri Gowda 3rd - Nicholas Pirone
1st- Brandon Yoo and David Park2nd- Eshawnvie Kallu and Ella Liu 3rd- Aditi Kothari and Rhea Nair
1st- Ella Liu2nd- Eshawnvie Kallu3rd- Brandon Yoo
Ivy Bridge Academy Middle School Teams:
Jui Park and Anna Yang, Saanvi Sinha and Ananya Rajagopalan, Owen Wu and Alice Zhang, Risha Kohli and Skylar Song, Siri Manekar and Claire Park, Neha Mahesh and Rikhil Ranjit, Harsh Punjabi and Jai Melinamani, Raunak Gupta and Soham Verma, Brandon Yoo and David Park, Eshawnvie Kallu and Ella Liu, Gene Yoon and Ethan Nam
Ivy Bridge Academy High School Teams:
Ruhi Datar and Daniel Huang, Mandy Yang and Paheli Patel, Dev Iyer and Ibrahim Mohamma, Akshaya Poonepalle and Aesha Shah, Nayan Revankar and Dhanvin Yajaman, Lynden Baek and Alex Ko, Susant Chunduri and Aryan Bavera, Sabrina Yang, Pranaya Balaji and Karthik Jayaram, Yugeshwar Muralidhar and Nina Thakur, Amy Ajay and Raksha Govind, Anant Gautam and Prakhar Gupta, Noah Yoon and Daniel So, Aiden Kim and Aalif Biswas
GEORGETOWN, Ga. (WTOC) - Landmark 24 is trying to rezone about 100 acres of land off Wild Heron Rd. to residential.Wednesday night was all about Landmark 24 developers addressing residents’ concerns and reiterating their plans, but the community’s biggest frustrations are traffic, safety and the potential impact on the school system.WTOC showed up and called in advance for an interview, but when we got there they told us we could not record their presentation.They’ve been trying to convince the communit...
GEORGETOWN, Ga. (WTOC) - Landmark 24 is trying to rezone about 100 acres of land off Wild Heron Rd. to residential.
Wednesday night was all about Landmark 24 developers addressing residents’ concerns and reiterating their plans, but the community’s biggest frustrations are traffic, safety and the potential impact on the school system.
WTOC showed up and called in advance for an interview, but when we got there they told us we could not record their presentation.
They’ve been trying to convince the community of their plans for six months but just like the Metropolitan Planning Commission denied them, residents don’t want it in their neighborhood. That includes SCCPSS School Board Member Dr. David Bringman who’s lived in Georgetown since 1984.
“I believe most people who were here tonight would like the area to stay similar to what it looks like now. Not against growth...just not exponential growth of this size. I’m glad that they came and listened. It was unfortunate that they didn’t believe that the news that would come here to report on something happening in the community should be reporting,” Dr. Bringman said.
You won’t hear from Landmark because they didn’t want their presentation Wednesday night recorded, even for residents who weren’t able to make it. Many residents have heard of the development plans before - 399 homes, with a mix of townhomes and single family homes.
It’s not the rezoning some have a problem with, it’s the scale of it.
“Split the difference and build 300 homes and not 400 homes so they can have less density and that would reduce the traffic,” said Bonnie Mandly who lives in Georgetown.
The land is zoned agricultural. Developers said this project would take 15 years to complete. Some people also voiced frustration with lack of research and outreach.
“What the builder’s don’t think about is reaching out further than just the immediate community and the high schools that would be impacted. Most of the high schools that would be districted from this area are more full so looking down the road we would have to think about how those students would impact future enrollment,” said Dr. Bringman.
Landmark 24 will go before the MPC for approval on February 7th at 1:30pm. From there, it will go to Savannah’s City Council for a vote.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A proposed development for hundreds of homes in Georgetown is getting push back from residents.Georgetown residents are saying “no” to rezoning plans for close to 400 homes.“We just don’t want that many houses across the street,” said Susana Lane, who lives in the area.The proposed development is off Wild Heron Road not far from Georgetown Elementary School.While many residents weren’t shocked about the proposal...“We just assumed it would be ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A proposed development for hundreds of homes in Georgetown is getting push back from residents.
Georgetown residents are saying “no” to rezoning plans for close to 400 homes.
“We just don’t want that many houses across the street,” said Susana Lane, who lives in the area.
The proposed development is off Wild Heron Road not far from Georgetown Elementary School.
While many residents weren’t shocked about the proposal...
“We just assumed it would be something identical to the homes surrounding us,” said Patrick Sullivan.
They didn’t expect a development of this size.
“Having a family, you want safety for your kids,” said Shannon Hill.
Public safety is a main concern especially for parents of younger kids.
“Thinking about her playing in the street when we live 100 yards from the intersection, which will be funneling so many of these cars...an extra 800 in our backyard,” said Mary Villegas, who helped start the petition.
Residents want developers to think about scaling down how many homes they’re trying to build.
“We’re kinda piling a lot of homes all on top of each other right across the street from our neighborhood,” said Lane.
A sign sits right off the road saying “stop 400 homes”. More than 500 people have also signed a petition in the past two weeks and someone made a website to make neighbors aware.
Lane said: “We just all want to protect our property values. We have no problem with other people moving into this wonderful neighborhood. We just want to keep it you know the same integrity we’ve always had.”
They said all these homes will make traffic even worse.
“The trouble we have now can just be magnified by another 800 cars,” said Kelvin Brown.
Residents want developers to listen and know they deserve a say about what happens in their community.
“Stop and think about integrating into the neighborhood cohesively.”
Alderman Kurtis Purtee said he’s also opposed 400 homes going there because of the infrastructure and roadway.
He also said their needs to be more community engagement meetings before this goes through.
The public can attend a hearing from The Metropolitan Planning Commission next week, on July 26th.
Then, it will go before Savannah’s city council for a vote.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Residents in the Southern Woods at Rice Mill neighborhood are concerned about a proposal to amend the neighborhood’s current zoning plans.“Sticking to the original plan for the neighborhood is really all we’re asking for,” said resident Wayne Shifflett.Georgetown resident Wayne Shifflett has lived in the Southern Woods at Rice Mill neighborhood for 16 years. The things he says he loves about the area is that it’s quiet and full of nature. Things he’s concerned a new zon...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Residents in the Southern Woods at Rice Mill neighborhood are concerned about a proposal to amend the neighborhood’s current zoning plans.
“Sticking to the original plan for the neighborhood is really all we’re asking for,” said resident Wayne Shifflett.
Georgetown resident Wayne Shifflett has lived in the Southern Woods at Rice Mill neighborhood for 16 years. The things he says he loves about the area is that it’s quiet and full of nature. Things he’s concerned a new zoning plan would take away.
“It’s going to cause a lot of safety issues, a lot of issues with the environment and with our house values.”
According to the Metropolitan Planning Commission, a developer, Drapac Capital Partners, submitted an application to them asking to change the current zoning that allows approximately 120 lots to allow 155 lots.
“Our organization strongly feels that it would have a detrimental effect on not only to the aesthetics of the area, but the traffic coming in and out. We feel there’s probably a potential for flooding problems because it’s soft, dead ground back there and they’ll be paving over it,” said Ken Johnson, President of Southern Woods HOA.
With their request, the MPC says the lots would have to be brought down from the current 10,000 square foot lots to 6,000 square feet to fit all of the houses in.
“The property in question has been an undeveloped property for many years,” said District 6 Alderman Kurtis Purtee.
Alderman Kurtis Purtee has been contacted by the residents and says he wants to hear their concerns. He says first the request would have to be approved or denied by the MPC board. If approved, it would be the city council’s job to then approve or deny it.
“My role as the alderman is to gather the information from the community. Ask them what’s important, what they want to see, what don’t they want to see,” said Purtee.
“We’re trying to build a community out here that’s safe and friendly and not crowded,” said Johnson.
Alderman Purtee will be meeting the residents on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Residents hope this meeting will show the city that the rezoning plan is not desired.
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