George C. Creal Jr., P.C.,
Decatur DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706
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.
There are Two Different Courts, Two Separate Suspensions, and the Ten-Day Letter. After a Georgia DUI arrest, if your breath or blood alcohol registers over .08 within three hours of driving, or you refuse a state administered chemical test of your blood, breath or urine, Georgia DUI law requires that you be issued a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Form 1205 as well at a Criminal Court summons or a Uniform Traffic Citation for DUI. The DDS Form 1205 is a 30 day temporary driver's license, but it is also a notice of intention to suspend your driver's license, as the arresting officer has sworn that he had reasonable grounds to arrest you for DUI. more
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.
Now that recreational use of marijuana is soon to be legal in Colorado and Washington, state law enforcement, legislators, and prosecutors have expressed concern about how best to handle marijuana DUI charges. Their concerns are twofold: what is the best way to test for active THC in individuals, and at what threshold of THC should be there be a statutory presumption of impairment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE CONSULTATION.
DeKalb County State Court Information:
420 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
Solicitor: Larry Steel
Judges: Berryl A. Anderson, Edward E. Carriere, Jr., Robert Leitch, and Rhathelia Stroud.
Decatur Municipal Court accepts fine payments or bonds as follow:
* Money order
* Certified check
* Credit card.
Decatur DUI Updates:
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)
AUG. 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
Another vehicle was in his blind-spot and passing in the right lane. A Georgia State Patrol Tro..
Client fell asleep and wrecked his car. Client had sunday brunch that included 1-2 Mimosa's or ..
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