Savannah Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, the decisions and actions you take can have serious implications on the outcome of your case. In these situations, you need an experienced and aggressive lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights.

Our Savannah criminal defense attorney J.D. Maines is a former prosecutor who knows the ins and the outs of the courtroom and the criminal justice system. He has the skills and knowledge to approach your situation from every angle and determine the best course of action for the best outcome in your case.

At the Nye Law Group, we provide personalized attention and honest guidance throughout the entire process. You can trust that our team will stand by your side as your strongest advocate.

Call 855-856-4212 to get started today.

Types of Criminal Cases We Defend

Criminal convictions carry significant consequences that reach far beyond serving time in jail. Many convictions also carry a steep fine, leave a mark on your record, can cause you to lose custody of your children, and can make it difficult to find a job or get an education.

By working with our Savannah criminal defense attorney, you can trust that we will do everything we can to help ensure that you receive a fair trial and have the best possibility of avoiding or limiting these consequences.

At The Nye Law Group, we handle a wide variety of criminal cases, including:

Firearm offenses
The right to keep and bear arms is a constitutional right of all Americans. However, it is one that comes with many rules and regulations. Our Savannah criminal defense attorney has experience handling a wide variety of firearms crimes, including:

  • Intent to commit a crime
  • Concealed weapon
  • Unlicensed weapons
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Intent to injure
  • Stolen weapons
  • Failure to register a firearm
  • Unlawful weapons sales or trafficking

Driving under the influence (DUI)
Drunk driving convictions in the state of Georgia can carry serious penalties that can have a significant influence on your life. If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is vital that you have an experienced Savannah criminal defense attorney on your side who can build the best legal strategy for your case.

Drug offenses
Whether you are facing your first drug offense or a more serious charge for dealing drugs, you will face considerable penalties if you are convicted. It is in your best interest to consult an experienced Savannah criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At The Nye Law Group, we handle a variety of drug offenses including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing or distribution
  • Dealing and distribution of controlled substances
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Habitual substance offender enhancement
  • Prescription drug violations
  • Drug trafficking

Federal offenses
Any crime that violates the laws in Title 18 of the United States Code is considered a federal offense. This includes those committed on federal property or against a federal agent. Examples of federal offenses include:

  • Kidnapping
  • Drug possession, manufacturing or distribution
  • Felon in possession of a gun
  • Bank fraud or embezzlement
  • Racketeering crimes
  • Tax fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Extortion
  • Espionage
  • Hate crimes
  • Drug trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Illegal gun sales
  • Arson
  • Terrorism

Non-violent crimes
Even if a crime is not violent, it is still considered a criminal offense. Non-violent crimes can include shoplifting, prostitution and disorderly conduct. These crimes can result in penalties and charges that are just as serious as those for violent crimes.

No matter the severity of your crime, it is important that you have an experienced Savannah criminal defense attorney on your side.

Property crimes
Property crimes include situations in which someone takes or destroys the property of another person. If you are being charged with a property crime, do not take it lightly. These are serious charges that require an experienced lawyer.

The Nye Law Group defends people charged with all kinds of property crimes including:

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Larceny
  • Arson
  • Toxic dumping
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Defacing property

Sex crimes
Conviction for a sex crime can result in jail time as well as mandatory registration as a sex offender.  The professional and personal lives and reputations of many people have been negatively impacted by the mere accusation of sex crimes, so it is essential that you hire a dedicated defense attorney whose number one priority is clearing your name so you can move forward with your life.

Traffic cases
Our defense attorney handles all types of traffic offense cases, whether it’s minor or major, and regardless if you are facing fines, traffic court, driver’s license suspension or revocation, or jail time. Georgia traffic laws can vary depending on the area or region in which you’ve been pulled over, so the services of a knowledgeable attorney are essential.

Violent crimes
Violent crimes are taken very seriously in the state of Georgia, and individuals who are convicted of such crimes face very stiff penalties. Violent crimes include crimes in which violence is the objective or in which violence is a means to an end. This can include:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed robbery
  • Aggravated molestation of a minor
  • Aggravated sodomy
  • Attempted murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Arson
  • Family violence

White collar offenses
If you have been charged with identity theft, embezzlement, fraud or another white-collar crime, you will need a defense attorney with knowledge of criminal law and your options within it.

Contact Our Savannah Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing any type of criminal charges, our Savannah criminal defense attorney can discuss your legal options with you. We will thoroughly investigate your case in order to develop the best defense on your behalf.

Contact The Nye Law Group today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your situation. We will provide the personalized level of attention that your case deserves. We understand that a criminal conviction can have life-altering effects, and that is why we are committed to serving as your advocate in the criminal justice system.

Call 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form today.

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We offer personal injury victims a free consultation to discuss their legal options. YOU OWE US NOTHING UNLESS WE RECOVER COMPENSATION FOR YOU.

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Charlotte, NC

402 West Trade Street, Suite 112
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax: 704-900-0304

Savannah, GA

114 Barnard Street, #2C
Savannah, GA 31401

Hinesville, GA

306 North Main Street, Suite 1B
Hinesville, GA 31313

Bluffton, SC

25 Clarks Summit Drive, Suite 102
Bluffton, SC 29910