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Cobb County DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706

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Heading home after a couple of cocktails at Hemingway's and you're pulled over for speeding. A Guinness or two at Johnnie McKracken's after work and all of the sudden there are blue flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Beers with buds watching the game at Mazzy's and now you've got a DUI. Need an experienced, professional Cobb County DUI attorney? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers is the Real Deal Cobb County DUI Law Firm. We're seasoned in the Cobb County Justice System. We know the Courts, Judges, Prosecutors, and Police, and they know our undying commitment to fight for our clients' rights. We use The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training protocols in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations, the very DUI training manuals use by police, to lay the foundation of your DUI defense. We use their training manuals to expose the flaws and inconsistencies in DUI detection, and to prove our clients' innocence. For more information, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.

Dedicated Cobb County DUI Lawyers Determined to Win - Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve:

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses or reckless driving prior to trial, and won in excess of one hundred DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many DUI firms, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury find their client "Not Guilty" in a DUI Case. You will be surprised at how many so-called "experts" cannot remember.

DUI DEFENSE - DO I HAVE A CASE? OF COURSE!

A man with his hand to his chin in the "thinking" poseEvery 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

For Our Firm, Communication is Essential:

We do not hesitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers, and 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're anxious about your Cobb County DUI. With our firm and our experience, you can relax. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients everyday throughout the State of Georgia and always show our clients the utmost care, respect, and compassion that they deserve. Our goal is that by the end of our representation you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and family members. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.

A Cobb County DUI is Serious and Can Include Fines and Jail Time:

Even for a 1st DUI, 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, do 40 hours community service, submit to drug and alcohol testing for one year, and be subject to12 months of reporting probation. Your license can be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years.  Do not try to handle your DUI with an experienced Cobb County DUI Attorney. Call us today at (404) 333-0706, email at george@georgecreal.com or go to our website for an Online Case Evaluation.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Cobb County 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.

CASES OF NOTE - SPANN v. STATE - A12A1507:
A Win in the Battle to Obtain the Source Code for the Intoxilyzer 5000l

The front of the United States Supreme Court 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

We Take Care of Your DUI So You Can Get Back on Track:

We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, a refusal of blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with and without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents and DUI fatalities DUI Drugs, Fleeing and Eluding the police, marijuana possession, felony, and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our Cobb County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Over our 20 plus years of practicing DUI law, our case procedure has become a fine-tuned, methodical and thorough process that examines every possible DUI defense and has the potential for success in almost any type of Cobb County DUI.

Our initial consultation is always free and we will send a ten-day ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the State Department of Driver Services $150.00 filing fee. 

A Cobb County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at george@georgecreal.com to review your case.

Cobb State Court Information:

Cobb County State Court

12 East Park Square
Marietta, GA 30090
(770) 528-2626

The State Court of Cobb County was created in 1970 by the Georgia General Assembly as authorized in OCGA 15-7-2. State courts are criminal and civil trial courts of limited jurisdiction and were created to relieve the superior courts of certain cases. State courts may exercise jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including DUIs, Marijuana Possession less than an ounce, certain domestic violence cases, and traffic cases.

The Court may also hold hearings on applications for an issuance of search warrants, issue bonds and hold preliminary hearings.  State court judges are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan, countywide election. The governor fills vacancies by appointment.

Since it’s inception, the State Court of Cobb County has grown include twelve full time judges, over thirty full time support staff employees, thirty-six part time employees and twenty-one full time employees in a Sentence Enforcement Unit.

In 2007, the State Court of Cobb led all Georgia state courts in total case filings and dispositions with 163,082 filings and 151,802 case dispositions. The State Court of Cobb County is the second largest in Georgia in the number of full time judges and ranks third in population served.

The Judges of the Cobb State Court are
 
Judge Eric Brewton
Judge Jason B. Fincher
Judge Bridgette Campbell
Judge Marsha Lake
Judge Henry R. Thompson
Judge Jane Manning 
Judge John Morgan
Judge Allison Salter
Judge Carl Bowers
Judge David P. Darden
Chief Judge Maria Golick
Judge Toby Prodgers

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Cobb County Client Reviews:


1) "Justin N."
"I was charged with a DUi in Cobb County. I met with Eric Bernstein two days later and hired him on the spot. I never regretted it. I did everything he advised and my case was eventually dropped to reckless driving. I highly recommend Eric Bernstein."


2) "Brandon B."


Review Title: "Fantastically Knowledgeable and friendly."


   "George Creal is the only attorney that I have had, but I need another, I  hope they are as good. I felt confident with George handling my case. We ended at a motion hearing in Cobb and we were offered a reduced charge which we gladly took."


3) "Sara J."


Review Title: "Magnificent Job!"


     "I had Eric Bernstein as my attorney and he did a magnificent job. I hired him to appeal to my former judge in Cobb County about an ignition interlock waiver. He was very clear and concise about what he wanted from me, prompt in communication, and notified me instantly when there were any changes or updates. He won my case and I would hire him again.",


4) "Peter P."


Review Title: "Outstanding Outcome!"


   "Outstanding commitment and results from my case. A DUI arrest in Cobb County was plead down to a no contest reckless driving and basic rules violation. No points on my record and one fee for 18 months of hardwork and 'bulldog' tenacity. Brilliant lawyer in the courtroom. Always positive and with a smile."


5)"Charles C."


Review Title: "Best Decision I ever made."


  "Eric Bernstein is probably the best criminal defense attorney in North Georgia. I was charged with possession of marijuana in 2013. Mr. Bernstein was recommended by a friend. During the initial consultation he took a great deal of time explaining all of my options. He made sure I fully understood all of my options. Hiring him as my attorney was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He got my charges dismissed after completed the steps in a diversion program."




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is a trial lawyer with 18 years of courtroom experience. He is one of only 6 Atlanta DUI lawyers with both an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale.com and a 10.0/10.0 Superb rating on Avvo.com. He has over 100 "not guilty" verdicts under his belt and has forged indispensable relationships with police, judges and prosecutors all over the State of Georgia in order to benefit his clients' defense.
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