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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 Pooler, 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 Pooler 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.

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The O'Brien Law Firm PC Difference

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 Pooler, Dennis O'Brien and his team believe that every client deserves effective, empathetic legal assistance. While some Pooler 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.

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Here are just a few reasons why O'Brien Law Firm PC is Pooler's top choice in criminal defense:
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  • Fierce Dedication to Clients
  • Unmatched Experience
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  • Prompt Response to Inquiries and Questions
  • Commitment to Defending Your Rights
  • Thorough, Effective Research and Investigation
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Drug Cases in Pooler, GA

When you are charged with a drug crime in Pooler, 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.

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Consequences for drug crimes in Pooler often include:

  • Jail
  • Prison
  • Heavy fines
  • Community service
  • Court-ordered drug and alcohol counseling
  • Probation or parole
  • Permanent criminal record

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.

With more than a decade of experience as Pooler drug crime attorneys, we have the experience and resources to defend you in court no matter what your charges may be, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy

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 Pooler, 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 Pooler:

  • Schedule I or Schedule II Drug Possession
    Schedule I or Schedule II Drug Possession:

    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.

  • Schedule III, IV, or V Drug Possession
    Schedule III, IV, or V Drug Possession:

    Any substance on this list is punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years.

  • Non-Narcotic Schedule II Drug Possession
    Non-Narcotic Schedule II Drug Possession:

    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.

  • Possession of Marijuana
    Possession of Marijuana:

    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.

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Violent Crime Cases in Pooler, GA

Violent crime offenses in Pooler 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.

Common crimes of this nature include but are not limited to:
  • Murder
  • Assault with the intent to murder
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking

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 Pooler, 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
Zealous Representation Without Judgement

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 Pooler, 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.

DUI Cases in Pooler, GA

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.

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The city of Pooler, Georgia, has implemented severe punishments for DUI, even for first-time offenders. Individuals charged with DUI in Pooler could face:

  • Very expensive fines and fees
  • Loss of license
  • Incarceration

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 Pooler and examine every angle possible for your case to be dismissed. Here are just a few questions our team will investigate:

  • Was the stop legal? If not, your case could be dismissed
  • Is there enough evidence or probable cause to arrest you? If not, Dennis O'Brien will file a pre-trial motion and will fight hard to have your case dismissed before trial.
  • Did the police read you your implied consent rights? If not, your case could be thrown out. Failure to read implied consent rights to the accused is one of the most common police errors.
  • Were your blood testing records and breathalyzer results maintained? Breath testing comes with inherent weaknesses that can create doubt in a juror's mind.

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 Pooler, 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.

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If you or someone you love is accused of a crime in Pooler, GA, don't leave fate up to the prosecution. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family before it's too late.

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Atlanta-based restaurant Ponko Chicken is coming to Pooler. Here's when it opens.

Pooler residents are getting an exclusive treat when it comes to Atlanta-based restaurant Ponko Chicken. The Japanese American chicken tender franchise is opening their first location outside of the Atlanta area at 405 Pooler Pkwy., where the Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats was located between the Starbucks and McAlister’s Deli.More:...

Pooler residents are getting an exclusive treat when it comes to Atlanta-based restaurant Ponko Chicken. The Japanese American chicken tender franchise is opening their first location outside of the Atlanta area at 405 Pooler Pkwy., where the Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats was located between the Starbucks and McAlister’s Deli.

More:Atlanta-based chicken tender restaurant, Irish pub at Bayou Café space coming to Savannah

The opening date is set for Nov. 8, and inside the building is a sign that indicates what new location owners Steve Mills and Charlie Bruce hope to bring to the location: happiness.

Mills and Bruce have been partners for seven years and have jointly opened several Little Caesars locations, one of those in Pooler 11 years ago. Bruce has the advantage of living in Pooler with a front row seat to the rapid growth of the city. That has allowed them to get to know the area, signaling that it was the perfect location to place the new restaurant.

“You can see how inviting it is, and we're definitely excited about bringing this to Pooler,” Mills said. “You’ll leave here feeling content.”

For those who aren’t familiar with the restaurant, Mills describes it as a “healthy version of Chick-fil-A.” The menu includes popular items like their sticky rice sprinkled with sesame seeds and seaweed, ponko fries that are also available in sweet potato form, options for vegetarians and vegans, such as tofu tenders and vegan patties, and their Japanese American chicken tenders coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried in rice bran oil.

“We're one of the few restaurants that use it [rice bran oil]. They don't use it because it's so expensive, but it’s just a cost that makes sense to try to keep fried food healthy,” Mills said.

You can also get tacos, salads and even hot dogs. Every menu item can be dressed up or dipped in their three signature sauces: OG sauce, spicy sauce and barbeque sauce. Wine, beer and their premium peach or green tea lemonade are drink options.

Incoming Eats:New brewery, Charleston-based restaurant among new additions coming to Savannah food scene

Ponko Chicken will offer dine-in, delivery, takeout and catering, the latter of which will be introduced in the next month or so. The restaurant will open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

All over the country, employers are scrambling for workers as the labor shortage continues amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and Ponko Chicken is also impacted. They started the hiring process a month ago, but have only been able to hire 12 out of the 20 employees they need. Mills and Bruce have opened up 30 restaurants in their careers and said this might be the “toughest” opening yet.

Long waits for equipment. Paint. Floor coverings. Refrigeration. Construction of the restaurant went from a five-week process to three months. It’s just another example of the global supply chain shortage happening right now. Added to that list of items is a chicken shortage, causing some menu items to increase in price.

But those setbacks haven’t stopped the anticipation that comes with the opening of the Pooler location and food that has been described as "eat meets west."

“We're excited. It's been an interesting journey, for sure. It's so different. You can't duplicate this. When you try it, you're going to be pleasantly surprised,” Mills promised.

Laura Nwogu is the quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at lnwogu@gannett.com. Twitter: @lauranwogu_

Zunzifest is back, a nano brewery is coming to Pooler and other Savannah dining updates

Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be the food.Every corner is bustling with dining and drinking spots that satisfy a variety of tastes. Lucky for locals and tourists alike, there's never a shortage of spots to visit, especially when new businesses are rolling in every month.Here is a roundup of recently-opened restaurants, incoming restaurants to look out for and updates on your local favorites.Previous Roundup:...

Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be the food.

Every corner is bustling with dining and drinking spots that satisfy a variety of tastes. Lucky for locals and tourists alike, there's never a shortage of spots to visit, especially when new businesses are rolling in every month.

Here is a roundup of recently-opened restaurants, incoming restaurants to look out for and updates on your local favorites.

Previous Roundup:Sapphire Grill returns with pop-up, Troupial set to reopen service and other dining updates

Recently-opened restaurants

Isreally Hummus

1000 Eisenhower Dr.; isreallyhummus.com

Since January 2021, owners Assaf Gleizner and Tegan Miller have been serving up authentic Israeli hummus at the Forsyth Farmer's Market every Saturday. Over a year later, the husband and wife duo have now opened up a storefront location, giving diehard chickpea fans another way to get their fix.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Incoming Restaurants

Mad Maggie's Brewpub

Aaron and Kim Johns plan to raise the bar of Pooler's cool status with their incoming restaurant, Mad Maggie's Brewpub.

The veteran and family-owned spot will serve a farm-to-table, seasonal pub grub menu in a comfortable and lodge-like atmosphere with outdoor seating. Customers can also expect a built-in nano brewery that will give an inside look into the brewing process while you sip on a cool glass of beer. On the weekends, a live band will play and other activities will be hosted during the weekday to provide an ample amount of events for people to enjoy.

"The idea originally was, if you're familiar with British pub culture, every village has a little pub sitting in the middle of it. ... The music is not intrusive," Aaron said. "It's a public house kind of feel."

A big draw — and unique factor for Pooler — will be Mad Maggie's craft beer, brewed in-house by Aaron. Eight beers will be on tap at all times with seasonal beers offered as well. Aaron said they will initially serve more traditional brews and bring in sours and seltzers in the future, but their brew will be the only beer on-site with no other beers being imported or sold in the restaurant.

"There's not very many craft brewers in Georgia. And so Pooler, there is none where we are," Kims said. "We're going to be an alternative, also, for those reaching around us that don't want to go all the way downtown to go somewhere and have a brew."

Expected opening: End of summer 2022

Local updates

Zunzi's

236 Drayton St.; zunzis.com

It's been four months since fans of the South African-inspired restaurant have had a free Conquistador sandwich to look forward to. Luckily, the popular Zunzifest is back after a break that gave their team members some much-needed R&R, and the event now lands on the second Tuesday of every month. Get ready for all that chicken goodness stuffed into French bread and drizzled with signature Zunzi's sauce and dressing.

Plus, 26% of all sales will be donated to Planned to A.T., a nonprofit organization that curates interactive financial literacy educational programming.

Zunzifest date: Tuesday, March 8

Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Laura Nwogu is the quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at LNwogu@gannett.com. Twitter: @lauranwogu_

Troupial reopens its doors, Rita's Italian Ice coming to Pooler and other dining updates

Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be the food.Every corner is bustling with dining and drinking spots that satisfy a variety of tastes. Lucky for locals and tourists alike, there's never a shortage of spots to visit, especially when new businesses are rolling in every month.Here is a roundup of recently-opened restaurants, incoming restaurants to keep an eye out for and updates on your local favorites.Previous Roundup:...

Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be the food.

Every corner is bustling with dining and drinking spots that satisfy a variety of tastes. Lucky for locals and tourists alike, there's never a shortage of spots to visit, especially when new businesses are rolling in every month.

Here is a roundup of recently-opened restaurants, incoming restaurants to keep an eye out for and updates on your local favorites.

Previous Roundup:Broughton Street shop serves up milkshakes, new Two Tides bar and other dining updates

Recently-opened restaurants

Troupial

9 W 43rd St.; streetfoodhomeflavors.com

More:Sapphire Grill returns with pop-up, Troupial set to reopen service and other dining updates

The doors of the Troupial Yellow House are now open. The Venezuelan restaurant made its long-awaited return on Sunday after weeks of opening day preparations. Customers enjoyed staple menu items like expressos, arepas, and all the cachitos, tovars and golfeados your heart and stomach can imagine.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Incoming Restaurants

Rita's Italian Ice

Pooler, GA 31410; ritasice.com

Pooler just got a bit cooler with a second Rita's Italian Ice coming to the Savannah area. While there are no immediate details yet on the new location, the "coming soon" sign should offer up excitement for those looking for a cool treat in the coming, hot Savannah months.

Local Updates

First Watch delays opening

400 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler; firstwatch.com

First Watch was initially supposed to open on Sunday, but according to the franchisee owner Amanda Tuorto Hendrix, locals will have to wait until Monday, April 4, to get a taste of the new brunch restaurant after a "little hiccup."

Laura Nwogu is the quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at LNwogu@gannett.com. Twitter: @lauranwogu_

New Costco set to open in November in Pooler, becoming first in the region

POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) - As many businesses are starting to get back on their feet, others are moving into town.Pooler has seen a big business boom within the last few months and there are no signs of slowing down.There are a lot of projects happening and while some people are excited, others are not thrilled. But the mayor says they are no longer rural, they are an urban area and this is the new normal.The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce says the new businesses bring revenue and jobs to the area.Although they...

POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) - As many businesses are starting to get back on their feet, others are moving into town.

Pooler has seen a big business boom within the last few months and there are no signs of slowing down.

There are a lot of projects happening and while some people are excited, others are not thrilled. But the mayor says they are no longer rural, they are an urban area and this is the new normal.

The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce says the new businesses bring revenue and jobs to the area.

Although they say some of the new businesses are struggling to find enough workers right now. They hope this fall will mark a turning point for those employers to return to more normal capacity as the business boom in Pooler continues.

“We’re taking our time and businesses seem to be recovering. New businesses coming to town so that is what it is all about, enhancing our city and bringing new business to Pooler,” said Pamala Southard, Executive Director for the Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the new businesses, some existing chamber members were not able to renew their memberships during the pandemic but they are starting to come back now.

Some of the new additions will be opening soon, including Costco, which is set to open next month. The opening date is set for 8 a.m. on Nov. 18, which is coming up very soon. A few days ago, they had some employees come to town and work on the logistics with the city to get ready to open.

The 151,000-square-foot building will be the first Costco in the region. On site, you can expect to see a gas station, tire center, food court, optical center, and all of the traditional Costco shopping.

And Costco is not the only project over by Blue Moon Crossing and Pooler Parkway. The new Starbucks is now open and construction is underway for the new Chick-fil-A that’s scheduled to open in the spring of 2022.

Mayor Rebecca Benton says they hope all the new business on the south side of town will alleviate some of the traffic on the north end of Pooler.

“More people, more businesses, that means more traffic. And also during the day, people working here are twice as many people that live here so more people keep coming. We don’t give any tax breaks to any businesses, they have to pay for their own infrastructure. We don’t partner with them but they keep coming,” said Mayor Benton.

In an effort to keep up with all the business additions, they will be making some traffic improvements on both sides of Pooler Parkway at the intersection of Blue Moon Crossing, both of which are still in the engineering phase of the project.

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Window Replacement Company Strongly Double-Hung As Replacements

Bluffton, SC — Holliday Home Improvements of Bluffton strongly recommends double-hung windows as an energy-efficient window replacement option. It is a vertical window with two moveable sashes. Apart from being energy-efficient, double-hung windows are a work of art.Holliday Home Improvements is a proud partner of the leading window replacement businesses in South Carolina that provide doubl...

Bluffton, SC — Holliday Home Improvements of Bluffton strongly recommends double-hung windows as an energy-efficient window replacement option. It is a vertical window with two moveable sashes. Apart from being energy-efficient, double-hung windows are a work of art.

Holliday Home Improvements is a proud partner of the leading window replacement businesses in South Carolina that provide double-hung windows. MI Windows & Doors is one of them, as seen by their 1555 double-hung window. This window is available in a variety of hues to complement any home’s design, whether it’s rustic charm or modern beauty. With an infinite number of aesthetic enhancement possibilities, including grid layouts, this stunning but durable solution will make any homeowner satisfied with their purchase.

Another partner supplier is Sunrise Windows & Doors. They provide a superior window that replicates the attractiveness of a typical replacement window. In addition, Sunrise’s double-contoured windows add to a home’s appeal. “Sunrise windows include high-quality mortise locks and coved trim in the appearance of wood. It embodies a sense of elegance and workmanship that homeowners like,” Holliday Home Improvements states.

Additionally, the double-hung window is one of the most popular models made by SoftLite Windows & Doors for residential applications. SoftLite double-hung windows have Endura-ForceTM and Certa-ForceTM balances, making raising and lowering windows simple. This window is particularly well-known for its energy efficiency.

Apart from the three firms, Holliday Home Improvements is a partner of Provia Windows & Doors. One thing that all four businesses have in common is their superior goods and warranties. As a result, while others could not bring these firms together, Holliday Home Improvements formed a collaboration with these specialized vendors.

For more than a decade, The Window Replacement Company has served Bluffton. Additionally, they serve customers on Hilton Head Island, Okatie, Ridgeland, and Hardeeville, South Carolina. Holliday Home Improvements also serves residents in Pooler and Savannah, Georgia.

Holliday Home Improvements maintains a high level of client satisfaction by using innovative methods and technology to enhance the window replacement experience for consumers. They are always attempting to provide their clients with a nice and thrilling experience.

“We replace windows that won’t shut properly or have moisture between the glass panes. Therefore, whatever the issue is with your windows, we will resolve it permanently,” as stated by the company.

Customers may visit https://hhiwindows.com/ to learn more about their services. They may contact Holliday Home Improvements at (843) 689-2140 in Bluffton, South Carolina, or (912) 547-2484 in Savannah. Holliday Home Improvements has a showroom at 138 Burnt Church Road, Suite I, Bluffton, SC.

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Holliday Home Improvements Jason Holliday (843) 689-2140 hhsusanholliday@gmail.com 138 Burnt Church Road Suite I Bluffton, SC 29910

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