George C. Creal Jr., P.C.
Trial Lawyers | (404) 333-0706
George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers is a law firm representing those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our firm has advised thousands of DUI clients primarily in Metro Atlanta and its surrounding counties. We know the Georgia Court system from the inside out. We know the Judges, the Prosecutors, the Police, and they know we fight for every inch of our clients' rights. We have been in the Courtroom defending DUI charges for a combined total of 25 years. A DUI arrest can be overwhelming, but we handle DUI charges everyday and know what it takes to win.
To check out some of our phenomenal success stories, go to our Facebook fan page or read our client reviews on our Google+ local page and throughout the internet. We are consistently a Five-Star rated DUI law firm focused on client satisfaction. While other lawyers call you clients, we call you friends. Our philosophy for customer service is guided by the Golden Rule: we endeavor to treat you like we would want to be treated if we were arrested for a DUI.
1. Refusing a Blood or Breath Test is Not an Admission of Guilt:
Georgia law only provides for a presumption of the presence of a prohibited substance in your system if you refuse to take a State-Administered Blood or Breath test in a DUI case.
2. If You Refuse the Test You Will NOT Definitely Lose Your License for One Year: ...more
We Treat our Clients Like Family: We Give You Our Email, Office, and Cell Phone Numbers So We're Always Available:
You can call or email us 24/7 with questions and concerns regarding your DUI case. We know you may be anxious, but we're always willing to take cases to trial and win! Many lawyers are quick to take your money and even quicker to plea you to a DUI. While we cannot win every case, we fight tooth and nail make sure you get the best result possible under Georgia law. We will go to court again and again to get the result you deserve. We have taken hundreds of cases to trial and had even more cases dismissed or reduced from DUI to reckless driving. If necessary, we provide the resources our clients need to recover from alcohol dependence and minimize jail time if the evidence is overwhelming. Our goal is simply to help our clients, win their trust, and have them feel comfortable referring us to family and friends in need of legal expertise.
More Efficient and Effective Than Our Competitors, We Use Google Powered Legal Research, Case Law Alerts, and Email Court Date Reminders to Optimize Your DUI Defense. We Leverage the Power of the Cloud to Help Win Your Georgia DUI Case
Good lawyers are not cheap and cheap lawyers will cost you more money than you realize! A good DUI defense takes time. Ask any lawyer you interview what's the average amount of time they spend on a DUI case. Divide that number by their fee and see what they charge an hour. Court appointed attorneys can earn between $85 and $125 per hour in State and Federal cases. So why would a private attorney charge less than that? Answer: they won't.
Beware of unethical lawyers that guarantee results with unreasonably low fees. They will take your money then tell you your case is hopeless at your first court appearance. These unethical lawyers will often try to convince you to plead guilty before they have even seen the police report and video. They will tell you that if you fight your DUI, you will go to jail for long periods of time, and, after scaring you into submission, will plead you guilty at the first opportunity.
Call or email, (404) 333-0706or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation! Our offices are conveniently located across Metro Atlanta or we can meet at a location near your home, chat online, on the phone, or via email - whatever works best for you. We are flexible and would love to help with your DUI case.
In May 2007 Teresa Jean Spann was arrested for DUI. She was convicted after a bench trial in August of 2010. She appealed her conviction, contending that the trial court erred in allowing the admittance of similar transaction evidence and in denying her the issuance of an out-of-state subpoena. Though the Court rejected her argument over similar transaction evidence, it remanded the case to the trial court to reconsider the subpoena issue in light of Davenport v. State (2011). The trial court reviewed Spann's case and again found Spann was not entitled to subpoena an out-of-state witness. In light of the Georgia Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Cronkite v. State, S12C1927 (Nov. 2012) – a similar case to be reviewed in the framework of “'whether the Court of Appeals properly applied Davenport v. State (2012)'” when granting the issuance of an out-of-state subpoena - the Court of Appeals adopted this same framework to address Spann's second appeal. more
DUI Georgia: Tough New Laws
The toughest DUI laws in Georgia history went into effect on July 1, 2009. These laws require jail time for all DUI convictions, increased look back for mandatory sentencing from five years to 10 years, felony treatment for a fourth DUI in ten years, license suspensions, twelve months of reporting probation, and extensive community service. Some Georgia DUI offenders will have all of their license plates confiscated and be required to perform 30 days or 240 hours of community service!
36 Ways That We Have Beaten a Georgia DUI Arrest!
For your Georgia DUI you will face two courts: a criminal court and a driver's license court. Further, if you do not request a hearing within ten business days of your arrest and mail in a $150 filing fee to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, thirty days after your arrest your license will be suspended in some cases for as much as five years, usually before you even go to court for your DUI.
Georgia has some of toughest DUI laws in the country. Many Georgia citizen jurors believe in the infallibility of government and are blind to the culture of incompetence that pervades many state and local governments and law enforcement agencies. We seek to educate the population them six jurors at a time and expose government inefficiencies, injustices, and the junk science used to incarcerate innocent citizens. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere."
Georgia's Tough New DUI penalties make legal representation essential. If you do not contact us, please contact another DUI lawyer. Do not go to court unrepresented. If you can't afford to miss work for a year, you can't afford NOT to hire an experienced Metro Atlanta DUI attorney.
We take all major credit cards, Paypal, Google Checkout and have payment plans for qualified applicants. We are an established law firm that is here to help you. We will never plead your case guilty unless you tell us you don't want to go to trial. Call us at (404) 333-0706 for a free consultation, email or fax us a copy of your tickets or police report at (770) 961-5544, or scan and email them to email@example.com.
Closing Argument Quotable
"I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine, 1789. ME 7:408, Papers 15:269
'" The purpose of a jury is to guard against the exercise of arbitrary power--to make available the common sense judgement of the community as a hedge against the overzealous or mistaken prosecutor and in preference to the professional or perhaps over conditioned or biased response of a judge." Justice Bryon White, Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 US 522, 530 (1975)