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Have you been arrested for DUI charge in Sandy Springs, Georgia? We are an experienced. professional, expert DUI attorneys knowledgeable of the inner workings with the Sandy Springs Municipal Court and Fulton County Justice System? With over 30 years in the courtroom defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Sandy Springs DUI Attorneys. We know how to get results for our clients in the Sandy Springs and Fulton County Justice Systems. We know the Courts, the Judges, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and they know our reputation for wining and willingness to fight for each and every one of our clients' rights to the fullest extent allowed under law. Sandy Springs Municipal Court Information

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are the ultimate authority in DUI investigations and are utilized by Police agencies all over the United States. These manuals are central to our evaluation of your DUI defense and provide us with outline of how we can win your case. We have thoroughly studied these manuals and leverage our superior command of the NHTSA Manuals to establish through the State's own witnesses how DUI Standardized Field Sobriety evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate, and abused by police. We expose the weaknesses present in every Georgia DUI investigation in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Guide.

Determined Sandy Springs DUI Lawyers Dedicated to Fighting for Your Rights - Zealous DUI Representation You Deserve:

We have handled 1000s of DUI cases, had 1000s of DUI arrests reduced to reckless driving and other non-DUI traffic offenses, and tried hundreds of DUI Jury Trials to not guilty verdicts. Unlike other Sandy Springs DUI attorneys, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience, which is rarer than you might realize. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say the words "Not Guilty" in a DUI Trial. You will be surprised how many so-called "expert DUI lawyers" cannot give you a straight answer.

DUI ANXIETY? - CHECK OUR FAQ PAGE

Why are There Separate Charges on My Ticket? DUI stands for driving under the influence, and in Georgia there are six different kinds of DUI. Three involve driving under the influence of drugs, one involves inhalants, and the last two, which are the most common types of DUI we encounter in Georgia, are alcohol related. There are two types of alcohol related DUI charges: "per se" and "less safe." more

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential:

We do not hesitate to give you our office numbers, cell phone numbers, and email address. If you call, text or email us about your case, we will contact you as soon as possible and never in more than 24 hours. We understand you are nervous about your Sandy Springs DUI arrest, but with our firm you can relax. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients every single day throughout the State of Georgia and always ensure that our clients receive the care and respect they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident recommending us to your closest friends and relatives. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.

With One Click or Call We Can Begin Working on Your Sandy Springs DUI Case: Online Case Evaluation or (404) 333-0706

You can meet us in person at our office or we can start your case over the phone or internet. We know you are busy and we value your time. We will take care of your DUI case so you can get back to what matters in life: work, friends, and family. Our first consultation is always free and we will send an ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services' $150.00 filing fee. In order to request a hearing, these letters must be sent within ten business days of your arrest, so please contact us quickly if you would like us to send a letter.

We handle all Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine, and cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents and DUI fatalities, DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Sandy Springs DUI attorneys haven't seen at least once. Our DUI defense procedure is highly refined and has proven over time to be a formula for success. We do not miss critical facts and seize even the most difficult DUI acquittals.

NEW DUI LAWS: HB 1176 - EXPUNGEMENT REFORM

HB 1176, the Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Act, has finally been signed into law. On our blog Georgia DUI Law Updates we'll be covering the reforms and how they'll come to affect individuals charged with DUI and other misdemeanors. Our first post: Expungement Reform. more

An Sandy Springs DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and Lengthy License Suspensions - DO NOT Try to Represent Yourself:

Under Georgia law for a first DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 100% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months, do 40 hours community service, be subject to drug and alcohol testing for one year and serve 12 months of reporting probation with a $40 to $50 dollar a month supervision fee. Your license can be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not try to go court on your DUI without an experienced Sandy Springs DUI attorney.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Sandy Springs DUI lawyer: 1) Don’t hire a DUI lawyer based solely on price. Sometimes the cheapest lawyer--especially if they plea you to a DUI you don't deserve at the first opportunity--can be the most expensive. Cost per hour is the best way to compare lawyers. If a lawyer charges $1000, but only spends an hour on your case, that's $1000 dollars an hour! We, unlike bargain basement firms, spend an average of 10 hours on every DUI case. 2)  Ask any attorney that you speak with whether he/she has tried any DUI jury trials and how many not guilty verdicts he/she has received in the past 2 years; 3)  Ask any attorney that you speak with whether he/she has studied police field sobriety training manuals and breath test machine, owner's and area supervisor's manuals. If not, they cannot adequately cross examine DUI police officers or breath test operators. A DUI lawyer who can't answer these questions is not ready for a real DUI jury trial and is not worth your time and money.  

A Sandy Springs DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at firm@georgialawyer.com to for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Sandy Springs Municipal Court Information:

The Sandy Springs Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction handing non-jury cases only, traffic offenses, and misdemeanor crimes like DUI arrest and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. The Municipal Court's duties include:

1) Conduct arraignments for all defendants charged with applicable traffic and criminal misdemeanors in the City of Sandy Springs. Defendants or their attorneys may enter a plea or negotiate a settlement in their cases. All other Felonies and certain criminal non-traffic and non-marijuana misdemeanors are prosecuted in the Fulton County State Court.

2) Conduct bench trials for those defendants who have pleaded "not guilty." A bench trial tried by a Judge as opposed to a jury and the judge will render a verdict of guilty or not-guilty after the trial.  There are no second chances at trial only appeal. Appeals are lost more than 90% of the time so trial is a vital and important right and opportunity to win your case. Jury trials can only be conducted in Fulton County State Court.

3) The Sandy Springs Municipal Court is now conducting virtual court via Zoom. Virtual Court can be scheduled by email at virtualcourt@sandyspringsga.gov. 

The municipal court is located on Roswell Road north of I-285 and south of the Northridge Exit on Ga 400 in the Morgan Falls Business Park. The Court address is:



 Sandy Springs Municipal Court       
7840 Roswell Road Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350





The Municipal Court is located in the back of the office park at the north end. The City Solicitor in Sandy Springs is Leslie M. Donaho. She is typically assisted by several assistant city solicitors appear in court with Ms. Donaho.  

The Sandy Springs Police Department is located at the other end of the back of the business park or the South end. The Sandy Springs Police Department is where you can obtain police incident reports, DUI supplemental reports and police videos if you have an approved request from the Solicitor.  

 


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What is the average cost of a Sandy Springs DUI lawyer?

The average cost for a Sandy Springs DUI lawyer of sufficient training and experience to successfully defend your DUI is about $5000.00. DUI lawyers can range from $2500.00 to $10,000.00 based on reputation and depending on the level of skill and expertise. At the lower end of the price spectrum, you will find "plea lawyers" who charge low fees for quick pleas. They won't invest time and energy on your case but simply go to court and get you to plea to the first offer. Some even charge extra to review the evidence in your case! Hiring a "cheap" lawyer can be one of most expensive mistakes a person can make.

Who is the Best Sandy Springs DUI attorney??

The term “Best” is a vague and ambiguous word at best. Many lawyers call themselves the best when they are in fact the worst. First, “Google” and “Yelp” reviews are great indicators of which lawyer do the best job for their clients. Second, the best DUI lawyers know the law inside and out and are on the cutting edge of legal developments in the DUI field in Georgia. George Creal not only knows the law inside out, he makes new law. George has been to the Supreme Court twice. Another measure of the best DUI lawyer is how many DUI cases that lawyer has taken to verdict. George and his team have taken hundreds of DUI cases to a jury verdict. If a lawyer claims to be the best but is not taking DUI cases to trial, then he or she is not the best but the worst DUI lawyer you can hire.

Do you need a lawyer for a first time DUI in Sandy Springs?

Yes, would you play poker without knowing the rules? If you would, you will certainly be giving your money away. Abraham Lincoln said it best when he said, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." There are many areas that a lawyer can help a first time DUI arrest. First, if you are going to fight a DUI, the first DUI is the one you want to fight because if you lose there is less exposure for mandatory minimum punishments. Second, any DUI can be challenged. Illegal stops, improperly executed field sobriety evaluations, mis-read rights and other constitutional violations can get a case dismissed or result in a not guilty verdict are common. Third, a lawyer can help to mitigate or minimize potential punishment if you decide to plead guilty to DUI. You should never go to court when jail time is a possibility without a lawyer.

Do you need a lawyer for a first time DUI in Sandy Springs?

Yes, would you play poker without knowing the rules? If you would, you will certainly be giving your money away. Abraham Lincoln said it best when he said, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." There are many areas that a lawyer can help a first time DUI arrest. First, if you are going to fight a DUI, the first DUI is the one you want to fight because if you lose there is less exposure for mandatory minimum punishments. Second, any DUI can be challenged. Illegal stops, improperly executed field sobriety evaluations, mis-read rights and other constitutional violations can get a case dismissed or result in a not guilty verdict are common. Third, a lawyer can help to mitigate or minimize potential punishment if you decide to plead guilty to DUI. You should never go to court when jail time is a possibility without a lawyer.

Can you get a Sandy Springs DUI Dropped?

Many times our Sandy Springs DUI lawyers can find legal issues with the stop, field sobriety test, or the blood or breath test that can result in a DUI being reduced to a reckless driving or other lesser included traffic offense either in Sandy Springs Municipal Court or after the DUI case is bound over to Fulton County State Court




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George C. Creal, Jr. is a trial lawyer with 18 years of courtroom experience. He is one of only 6 Metro DUI lawyers with both an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale.com and a 10.0/10.0 Superb rating on Avvo.com.  With over 100 not guilty jury verdicts under his belt, George knows how to convince a jury that the State has not proven his client guilty of DUI beyond a reasonable doubt.
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No legal advice should be obtained from the web site alone. George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. is Georgia Professional Corporation authorized to practice law in the State of Georgia only and all information contained in this web site is intended for use for DUI arrests occurring in the State of Georgia. Individuals with DUI from outside the State of Georgia should contact a licensed attorney in the state of occurrence of their DUI. Copyright © 2014 George C. Creal, Jr. P.C.
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