George C. Creal Jr., P.C.,
Athens DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706
Heading home to the East Side after a couple drinks at a concert at the Georgia Theater and you're stopped for speeding. Georgia Saturday in Athens and you're heading downtown after the game and all of the sudden there's blue flashing lights in the rear-view mirror. Drinks over dinner with friends at DePalma's and now you're stuck with a DUI. Do you need an accomplished, professional DUI Attorney who is familiar with the Athens-Clarke County Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers is the Real Deal Athens, GA DUI Firm. We're veterans of Athens-Clarke County Justice System. We know the Court, the
Judge, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and more importantly, they
know our Dawged determination to fight for every inch of our clients' rights. If you need to contact an Athens-Clarke County court, judge or solicitor, Click Here.
The National Highway Traffic
and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by Athens-Clarke police and police departments all over the State of Georgia. These manuals are
the foundation of your DUI defense. We know the procedures outlined in these manuals better than police and we use our knowledge to establish that DUI evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate, and abused by police. We expose the flaws inherent to Georgia DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information about DUI defense check out our Athens DUI Defense Guide.
Dedicated Athens DUI Lawyers Determined to Find Reasonable Doubt - Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve:
We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to reckless driving and/or other non-DUI traffic offenses, and have tried hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many Athens DUI lawyers, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. We never hesitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers. If you call, text, or email us about your case, we contact you as soon as possible and never in more than 24 hours. We understand you are nervous about your DUI arrest. We will take care of your case so you can focus on what matters in life: work, family, and friends. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.
Every Georgia DUI Case Has Potential. To truly evaluate your case, a competent DUI lawyer will need to look over the police reports, incident reports, video tape of the arrest, and 911 dispatch tapes, and at least attempt to speak with the police involved, although they are not required to talk prior to taking the witness stand. Here are a few examples of how we've built strong DUI defenses in the past: more
With One Call or Click We Can Begin Your Athens DUI Case:
(404) 333-0706 or Online Case Evaluation
You can meet us in person at our office or we can start your case over the phone or internet. We know your are busy and we value your time. Our first consultation is always free and we will send an ALS hearing request letter for free as long as you pa the Georgia Department of Driver Services' $150.00 filing fee. We've handled all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath or urine, cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents, fatalities drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our experienced Athens DUI attorneys haven't seen at least once before. Our DUI defense system is highly refined and is a time-tested formula for winning DUI cases. We do not miss critical facts and work for even the most difficult DUI acquittals.
An Athens DUI is Serious and Can Result in Fines and Jail Time:
Under Georgia law, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 40% tacked on as court costs. You can spend up to 12 months in jail for a first DUI, do 40 hours community service, be subject to drug and alcohol testing for one year and serve 12 months of reporting probation. Your license may be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not try to handle your Athens DUI without an experienced Athens DUI Attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Athens 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.
An Athens DUI lawyer is standing by. Call or email today, (404) 333-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for a FREE CONSULTATION.
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