George C. Creal Jr., P.C.,
Decatur DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706

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Arrested for DUI in Decatur, Georgia? Need a Decatur DUI attorney who is familiar with the Decatur and DeKalb county Justice Systems. With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr,. P.C. are the Real Deal Decatur DUI Attorneys. We've studied the DUI training manuals used by police and use this knowledge to lay the foundation of your DUI defense! The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are employed by Police agencies all over the United States. Through these training manuals, we evaluate your DUI defense and create the most viable and appropriate strategy to win your case. With our knowledge of DUI investigation procedures we expose the flaws and inconsistencies in DUI detection in order to establish your innocence. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.

Dedicated Decatur DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Rights - Aggressive Decatur DUI Representation You Deserve:

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses lor reckless driving prior to trial and won hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many DUI law firms, we have Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say "Not Guilty" in a DUI Case. You will be surprised how man so-called "expert DUI lawyers" will struggle to give you a straight answer.

THE GEORGE C. CREAL JR. P.C. - ATTORNEY PROFILE

Sick of the legal jargon, sales pitches, and getting the runaround? Want to know who you're going to give your hard-earned money to for your DUI representation? The lawyer who's supposed to take care of your DUI so you can keep your driver's license, safeguard your job, and get back to your friends and family? At George C. Creal Jr. P.C. Trial Attorneys we believe that you deserve to know about our credentials, professional experience, social service, and community involvement. Check out our Attorney Profiles to see for yourself.

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential:

We do not hestitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers. 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 Decatur DUI arrest. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and relatives. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.

One Click or Call and We Can Get Started on Your Decatur 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 take care of your DUI case so you can have your life back. Our initial consultation is always free and within 10 days of the arrest we will send an ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the State Department of Driver Services' $150.00 filing fee.

We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents and DUI fatalities, DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Decatur DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is proven to be a formula for success. Our process is methodical, exacting, and has the potential to win even the most difficult DUI cases.

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

A Decatur DUI is serious and Can Result in Fines, Jail Time, and License Suspensions:

Under Georgia law, for a first DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 40% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, do 40 hours community service, submit to drug and alcohol testing for one year and serve 12 months of reporting probation. Your license can be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not try to handle your DUI without an experienced Decatur DUI Attorney.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Decatur 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 Decatur DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706, or email us at firm@georgialawyer.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.

DeKalb County State Court Information:

Court location:
420 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030

Solicitor: Larry Steel


Judges: Berryl A. Anderson, Edward E. Carriere, Jr., Robert Leitch, and Rhathelia Stroud.

The Decatur Municipal Court accepts fine payments or bonds as follow:

* Cash
* Money order
* Certified check
* Credit card.

The Decatur Municipal Court contracts with a private probation service for those required by law to serve a probation sentence, ordered by the Judge to probation supervision and who can not pay their fines in full. The Decatur Municipal Court Probation Service supervises Judge-ordered community service work and any other special conditions of the sentence set by the judge at trial.

The Decatur Municipal Court has two court clerks: Lori Taylor and Faye Brantley. They can be reached at (404) 373-6551.

Decatur DUI Updates:

Internal Affairs Misdirection: DeKalb County Police Commissioner Evades DUI Arrest

Stan Watson, the Dekalb County Police CommissionerAUG. 8, 2012 - As reported by 11 Alive News, DeKalb County Police commissioner Stan Watson was visibly drunk and allowed to leave the Tanqueray Lounge on Glenwood Road before returning and requesting that someone drive him home. The commissioner became unruly after accusing a woman of stealing his wallet. A off duty cop working at the lounge attempted to calm the commissioner and wrote in his police report that the commissioner “was in no condition to drive,” but Watson left the lounge anyway and drove off in his car. The cop working at the lounge contacted a superior officer, and soon afterward Watson returned to the parking lot to request that someone drive him home. more


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State v Mitchell - State can not argue if not drunk should have taken test in DUI

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Waldron v. State - Search and Seizure - DUI - Closed Business

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How do I get a police report from the DeKalb County Police for a DUI Arrest?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DUI police incident reports may be obtained from Central Records of the DeKalb County Police Department in Tucker, Georgia just across I-285 from Northlake Mall.  The telephone number for DeKalb County Police Department Central Records is (770) 724-7740.  Their hours of operation are Monday -Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.   more

DUI refusal, Jury Charges, Closing Argument: Cruselle v. State, A10A0575 (April 7, 2010)

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