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 Thunderbolt, 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 Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt, Dennis O'Brien and his team believe that every client deserves effective, empathetic legal assistance. While some Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt, 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 Thunderbolt, 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 Thunderbolt:
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 Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt, 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 Thunderbolt, 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 Thunderbolt, Georgia, has implemented severe punishments for DUI, even for first-time offenders. Individuals charged with DUI in Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt, 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.
The 5,800-square-foot location is the third new-to-industry store Enmarket has opened this year.Enmarket announced the opening of a new store in Thunderbolt, Ga. — the chain’s 127th location.The 5,800-square-foot structure at 3024 E. Victory Drive is the third new-to-industry store Enmarket has opened this calendar year.The basic “bones” of the building became the third store built to Enmarket’s new prototype store design....
The 5,800-square-foot location is the third new-to-industry store Enmarket has opened this year.
Enmarket announced the opening of a new store in Thunderbolt, Ga. — the chain’s 127th location.
The 5,800-square-foot structure at 3024 E. Victory Drive is the third new-to-industry store Enmarket has opened this calendar year.
The basic “bones” of the building became the third store built to Enmarket’s new prototype store design. But in a nod to its historic location and surroundings, some features of the building were designed to better align with Thunderbolt’s Victory Drive overlay district.
Coastal Georgia buildings from gas stations to restaurants to mercantile buildings were inspirations for the new structure, resulting in a building type that would have been familiar along coastal highways for decades. Enhanced exterior materials include brick, clapboard siding, louvers, galvanized standing seam roofing and bracketed canopies, all of which are elements of the Coastal vernacular.
“We asked our architect to design a building that balanced the small, maritime feel of the town of Thunderbolt with the needs of a modern convenience and food destination for our customers, and the result is very satisfying,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We’ve enlivened that corner with a productive business offering for the citizens of Thunderbolt and convenience for island commuters and beachgoers.”
The new store offers The Eatery, Enmarket’s signature kitchen which will offer hot food for all three dayparts as well as freshly made grab-and-go food options, bean-to-cup coffee and Mooz frozen yogurt. The fuel selection is unleaded, mid-grade, premium, non-ethanol and diesel.
The opening of the store created about 30 jobs.
The three Enmarket stores that have opened in 2020 are strategically based around Chatham County, Ga. — the growing commercial area developing around U.S. Highway 17 and Chatham Parkway, a Port Wentworth store whose clientele includes truck traffic serving the Port of Savannah, and now Thunderbolt in eastern Chatham, gateway to the suburban islands. All three are variations on a modern prototype.
West Construction was the general contractor on the Thunderbolt store.
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 127 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants and a fast casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country.
Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, the retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life.
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Early voting for municipal elections began this week, giving residents a chance to cast their ballots prior to the November 2 election. This period will last through Friday, October 29th, which is the last day for early voting. The period to request absentee ballots is shorter than in past elections. All absentee ballots must be received by election day.Absentee ballot drop boxes are located at the Chatham County Board of Registrars, the Chatham County Mosquito Control Center, and Islands Library....
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Early voting for municipal elections began this week, giving residents a chance to cast their ballots prior to the November 2 election. This period will last through Friday, October 29th, which is the last day for early voting. The period to request absentee ballots is shorter than in past elections. All absentee ballots must be received by election day.
Absentee ballot drop boxes are located at the Chatham County Board of Registrars, the Chatham County Mosquito Control Center, and Islands Library.
Early Voting Locations: Monday-Friday
Main Office is open from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Chatham County Board of Registrars: 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E
All other locations are open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Chatham County Mosquito Control: 65 Billy B. Hair Dr.
Civic Center: 301 W Oglethorpe Ave
Islands Library: 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Southwest Library: 14097 Abercorn St.
Saturday and Sunday Dates are at the Chatham County Board of Registrars
Saturday, Oct. 16th and 23rd- 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Sunday, Oct. 24th- 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Below is a list of the municipal elections and the candidates for those positions located in Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale, Garden City, Tybee Island, and Thunderbolt Island, as well as information about the special election for House District 165 and the county-wide ballot question on ESPLOST.
Candidates: Gary Norton (Incumbent)
Candidates: Jo Smith, Linda D. Smith (Incumbent)
Candidates: Gabrielle Nelson, Alfonso Ribot
Candidates: Dennis Gary Baxter, Ben Rozier (Incumbent)
Candidates: Bruce A. Campbell, Donna Williams
Candidates: Marcia C. Daniel (Incumbent)
Candidates: Wanda Doyle, Mack Kitchens, Shirley Sessions (Incumbent- Pro Tem)
4-Year Term Candidates: John Bremer, Barry Brown I, Jay Burke III, Nancy DeVetter, Fidelia Fowler, Sean Joyce, David McNaughton, Brian West
2-Year Term Candidates: Jack Boylston, Michael "Spec" Hosti, Mary McLemore, Martin Rowe
Candidates: Dana Williams, Beth E. Goette
Candidates (Vote for 6): Edward M. Drohan, Lawrence Ward, David P. Crenshaw, Bethany Skipper, James P. Lavin, Brooks Barbaree
The General Assembly, 165th District
Candidates: Clinton Coward (Lib.), Edna Jackson (D), Sabrina E. Kent (D), Atwan Lang (D), Clinton Young (D)
Several members of the U.S. Air Force ACC A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will return to familiar surroundings when they perform at the 2021 ...
Several members of the U.S. Air Force ACC A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will return to familiar surroundings when they perform at the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Hybrid Air Show. Four of the 10-member team hail from towns less than a two-hour drive from the air show site in Rome, GA. The two-day event will take place Oct. 30-31 at the Russell Regional Airport.
The team commander is Capt. Haden “Gator” Fullam from Rising Fawn, GA. As the pilot of the A-10 Thunderbolt, Capt. Fullam also is responsible for operational oversight and leadership, including maintenance and public relations. Fullam joined the U.S. Air Force to pay tribute to his grandfathers. Both served as fighter pilots during the Vietnam Conflict. Fullam’s brother, Jay, and sister-in-law, Erin, also serve as A-10 pilots in the Air Force.
Additional team members from nearby communities include Staff Sgt. Hunter Nance from Gadsden, AL. Nance is an avionics technician and dedicated crew chief. Staff Sgt. Robert Benson is from Lawrenceville, GA and serves as an EnE Technician. Rounding out the foursome is Senior Airman Jacob Stephens from Buford, GA. Stephens handles public affairs matters on behalf of the organization.
The A-10 Demo Team is part of the 355th Wing based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, AZ. For the 2021 season, the twin-engine jet aircraft will feature a Vietnam War-era paint scheme, adding special meaning to the A-10 pilot given his grandfather’s military service. The special-edition paint will also include the names of 97 members of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing who made the ultimate sacrifice or became a prisoner of war during military service.
“It is a great opportunity for me and the other team members to be able to return to the area where we all grew up. We look forward to showcasing what we do as we travel to air shows across the country,” said Senior Airman Stephens. “We’re super excited to be able to share the A-10 with the northwest Georgia community and demonstrate its combat capabilities in an area that we all know and love.”
The 2021 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will utilize a hybrid format offering drive-in with tailgate style viewing in addition to hill-top patio club seating. Those purchasing a general airfield parking ticket will receive a 10-by-20-foot spot for a vehicle with an adjacent 10-by-20-foot space for enjoying the air show in a tail-gate fashion with friends and family. The premium ticket covers the cost of admission for the carload. The maximum number of people per carload is based on the number of manufacturer-installed seatbelts available. The hill-top patio ticket option includes a table, chairs, and umbrella for parties of six.
Additional acts rounding out the lineup of military performers include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in celebration of their 75th Anniversary as the headlining act, U.S. Army SOCOM Black Daggers, and U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster II, Preshow demonstrations will begin at 10 a.m. each day with the performances for the main show beginning at noon.
Tickets for the Drive-In Air Show are now available at https://www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com/guest-information/ticket-options. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance as no tickets will be sold on the day of the air show performances. For additional show information, follow the air show’s Facebook page or visit the Wings Over North Georgia website at https://www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.
SOURCE Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
October 5, 2021 - Omega Construction’s Georgia Division held a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 30 for its latest project, Village on the Bluff, in the town of Thunderbolt on the Wilmington River. The new development will include single family cottages and a 3-story mixed-use building with commercial space on the ground floor and apartments above.“Having been involved with the Town of Thunderbolt and Tubby’s Tank House for over 30 years, we are proud and excited to be part of what we believe to be a distinguishable ...
October 5, 2021 - Omega Construction’s Georgia Division held a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 30 for its latest project, Village on the Bluff, in the town of Thunderbolt on the Wilmington River. The new development will include single family cottages and a 3-story mixed-use building with commercial space on the ground floor and apartments above.
“Having been involved with the Town of Thunderbolt and Tubby’s Tank House for over 30 years, we are proud and excited to be part of what we believe to be a distinguishable living opportunity at our quaint little Village on the Bluff, said Ansley Williams, President of Live Oak Restaurant Group. “It is our aim to further enhance the allure that is Thunderbolt and the seafaring lifestyle we so enjoy and share with our friends and neighbors here and believe the Village will be welcomed by all!”
"After living, building, and renovating in Thunderbolt, I have come to appreciate the unique character of our area and its residents”, said Laurie deVegter, of Laurie deVegter Consulting. “I am proud that the Village on the Bluff was the first project approved under the Town of Thunderbolt's new design guidelines. As we actively collaborated with the Town, we came together and put forth a reflection of coastal living at its best. I am elated that we are moving forward with such amazing local partners like Victory Gardens and Bank South. I expect that the Village on the Bluff will create ample opportunities to build community in a place that is so special in my heart and the lowcountry."
Omega’s portfolio includes many notable mixed-use and multi-family developments across the Southeast including the Grove at Ardsley, currently in the second phase of construction. Similar to the Grove at Ardsley, Village on the Bluff has been carefully designed to integrate with the architecture of the surrounding historic homes and capture the allure of gracious waterfront living.
Todd Mayo, Omega’s Georgia Division Vice President, feels Village on the Bluff will be a great complement to the Company’s diverse portfolio. “For us, it’s not just about the project, it’s about contributing to the community of Thunderbolt”, said Mayo. “Bringing this project to life will offer new opportunities for people to come and experience why this neighborhood is so special. We are thrilled to partner with Ansley and Laurie on such a unique venture.”
Additional project partners for Village on the Bluff include Raymond Engineering, Flippo Civil Design, TAK Architecture, BankSouth, Victory Gardens, and Laurie deVegter Consulting.
The Village on the Bluff project is expected be complete in the Fall of 2022. Visit VillageontheBluff.com for more information.
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The 505th Command and Control Wing from Hurlburt Field, Florida, teamed up with the 23rd Wing to simulate Air Operations Center activities for exercise Ready Tiger, from Feb. 28 to March 4 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.The 505th CCW is acting as the Air Operations Center generating air tasking orders, establishing communications with the Wing Operations Center and ultimately providing advice for Lead Wing doctrine.“We bring the subject matter experts and the over...
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
The 505th Command and Control Wing from Hurlburt Field, Florida, teamed up with the 23rd Wing to simulate Air Operations Center activities for exercise Ready Tiger, from Feb. 28 to March 4 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
The 505th CCW is acting as the Air Operations Center generating air tasking orders, establishing communications with the Wing Operations Center and ultimately providing advice for Lead Wing doctrine.
“We bring the subject matter experts and the overarching expertise of command and control and controlling of assets” said David Hetzler, 505th CCW Lead-Wing instructor. “We’re providing the Air Operations Center component and replication of airpower to the Lead Wing. Command and control is having the authority and the ability to manage the forces that are at your disposal. The command and control of a Lead Wing is non-standard and requires a different level of employment to really pull off.”
Hetlzer explained that previous exercises focused on building C2 capabilities through tabletop training, but lacked true AOC interaction. Ready Tiger builds on previous training to include real interactions between the AOC and staff in the WOC. The ability to talk to an acting AOC makes the exercise more realistic, promotes new ways of approaching training and solidifies Lead-Wing asset employment.
“We’re really able to help Moody during Ready Tiger by assisting them in thinking a bit more grand than just within the WOC,” Hetzler said. “We can get them to think more about their part in the overarching scheme and maneuver of the Joint Force Air Component Commander through realism and interaction.”
The participation of the 505th CCW and the expertise they provide gives useful real world skills to 23rd Wing members that allow them to navigate the administrative paths to generate combat air power.
“Having the 505th CCW here really helps us refine our staff processes by working with an agency that knows C2 and AOC operations,” said Maj. Aaron Gordon, 23rd Wing A-staff director of operations. “These processes help us develop our tactics, techniques, and procedures, when interacting with the JFACC. They also allow us to save resources by coming to us and allowing us to practice our capabilities.”
Along with helping instill the Lead-Wing concept at Moody, the 505th CCW is using the exercise as a way to improve their expertise in training Lead-Wing command and control concepts.
“One of the things we do, is we take observations during the exercise and have a discussion to resolve large C2 nuggets, then get that information out to all the AOCs,” said Michael Steinkraus, 505th CCW Lessons Learned team lead. “Through the C2 training, if we can get these observations from the Wings out now, and incorporate them into Lead-Wing training, then we’re solving them as we go. We can do this by actually talking to the individuals in the exercise.”
Ultimately, the 505th CCW’s goal is to use the lessons they learn through training, exercises, and evaluations to shape the future of warfighters who execute command and control operations.