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Understanding Probation Violations In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: October 15, 2020

In 2018, an estimated 4.5 million adults in the United States were under community supervision (probation or parole). Probation violations in the state of Georgia often come with serious ramifications, including fines, jail time, or the possibility of longer probation. Possible violations include failure to report to a probation officer, failure to pay fines, failure to abide by court-ordered counseling, or failure to pass a drug test. If you've been charged with a probation violation, consulting with a knowledgeable Georgia probation violation attorney is crucial to building your defense. Our…Read More

Best Defense For Drug Crimes Committed In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: July 22, 2020

Georgia has some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Although there are a few exceptions, nearly all criminal charges involving controlled substances are felonies in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, in 2019, Georgia admitted more than 8,900 men, women, and minor inmates for drug offenses, nearly 3,900 for first-time offenses. Not only do convictions often result in incarceration, probation, or rehabilitation, they can also result in lost jobs, homes, and personal relationships. With so much on the line, hiring an experienced drug crime attorney is…Read More

Penalties For A DUI In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: June 26, 2020

In the state of Georgia, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is considered a serious crime. Individuals who are convicted of DUI face strict penalties and consequences that have lasting effects on their future. The severity of the penalty will depend on several factors including the number of previous impaired driving offenses. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Harold J. Cronk, PC, has successfully challenged drivers' license suspensions in drunk driving cases and have helped clients reinstate their…Read More

Difference Between DUI And DWI In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: May 20, 2020

In many states, the terms “DUI” (driving under the influence) and “DWI” (driving while intoxicated) are used interchangeably. These terms and acronyms both refer to a person suspected to be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Those facing drunk driving charges in the state of Georgia, often wonder: Is there a difference between DUI and DWI? Which of these terms apply to my unique situation? What are the penalties or consequences of drunk driving convictions in Georgia? Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys, at the Law Offices of…Read More

Penalties For Federal Drug Crimes In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: March 25, 2020

Federal drug crimes in Georgia can range from drug possession to drug trafficking, drug distribution, intent to distribute, and possession of controlled substances. These drug crimes are considered a serious offense in the state of Georgia, and they result in severe penalties. If you have been arrested and charged with a federal drug crime in Savannah, Georgia, contact an attorney immediately. What Determines the Degree of Your Punishment for a Federal Drug Crime? In 2018, the FBI estimated that there were 1,654,282 arrests for drug law violations in the United…Read More

How To Defend Against A DUI Charge In Georgia
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: February 25, 2020

The first thing that should come to mind after being charged with a DUI or DWI charge is contacting an attorney. DUI is considered a serious crime throughout the U.S., and that includes Savannah, Georgia, where our law firm is located. Most importantly, there are serious, lasting effects upon your driver's license, including a possible immediate suspension of your driving privileges just for being accused of the crime! Is It Worth It to Fight a DUI Charge? You might think it’s pointless to elicit the services of a DUI defense…Read More

DUI: Know Your Rights
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: November 9, 2018

Any vehicle stop has the potential to become a DUI investigation, even if you're not guilty!  It's important that you know your rights.  Georgia Law does not state that driving with any alcohol in your system is illegal, only that the State must prove you are an impaired driver because of alcohol, or that your per se blood alcohol concentration is .08 or higher.  In order to determine your blood alcohol concentration, the State will need either a breath test, or a blood test. You have a Constitutional Right to…Read More

Danger Will Robinson! Why You Shouldn’t Hire A “TV” Lawyer.
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: January 24, 2018

You are trying to watch your favorite football team or television program, but you are constantly inundated with lawyer ads.  One after another, they all claim to be the best lawyer in Savannah.  Some of the commercials are ridiculous, some are boring, but all of them are annoying.  When a lawyer is on television, some people tend to think that lawyer is a "better" lawyer than others.  In many cases, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In this blog post, I will tell you a few things to watch…Read More

What Should I Do Immediately After A Car Accident?
  • By: Joe Cronk
  • Published: July 19, 2016

A car accident is a stressful time for everyone involved, but the time afterward is crucial. If at all possible, try to follow these simple easy steps to keep your car accident from becoming a disaster. Step One: Accurately and patiently let the officer know how the accident occurred. It is best to do this in as calm a manner as possible. Officers are people too and can sometimes make mistakes when flustered. If you are calm, the officer will remain calm too, and there is a better chance of him…Read More

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