DeKalb DUI Lawyer

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

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Arrested for DUI in DeKalb County? Need an experienced, professional DeKalb County DUI attorney? With over 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C., are the Real Deal DeKalb County DUI Attorneys. We know the DeKalb County Justice System inside-out. We know the Courts, Judges, Prosecutors, and Police, and they know we are utterly determined to fight for our clients' rights. We've studied the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations and use them to lay the foundation of your DUI defense. Armed with an unsurpassed knowledge of DUI investigation protocol, we build a sound defense and regularly go to court in to challenge the prosecution's case head on. Unlike other firms, we have valuable Not Guilty Trial Experience. Over 100 Not Guilty Jury Verdicts and thousands of DUIs dismissed and reduced tell our story.  For more information on a solid Georgia DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.

Dedicated and Determined DeKalb County DUI Lawyers to Fight For Your Valuable Legal Rights - Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve:

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had thousands of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses (like reckless driving) prior to trial, and won hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Not guilty trial experience is very important in choosing a DUI lawyer. Ask other firms when was the last time they heard a jury say "Not Guilty" in a DUI Case. The response you get from the many so-called "experts" can be surprisingly evasive.

TEN DUI SECRETS YOU SHOULD KNOW

A confidential case file1. Refusing a Blood or Breath Test is Not an Admission of Guilt: Georgia law only provides for a presumption of the presence of a prohibited substance in your system if you refuse to take a State-Administered Blood or Breath test in a DUI case.

2. If You Refuse the Test You Will NOT Definitely Lose Your License for One Year: ...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're anxious about your DUI charge. Everyday we represent a diverse DUI and traffic clientele throughout the State of Georgia and show our clients the care and compassion that they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of our representation you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and family members. Customer Service is priority one for our firm. Call or contact us via our website or email 24 Hours a Day / 7 days a week. (404) 333-0706firm@georgialawyer.com or Contact an Attorney.

We Deal With Your DUI So You Can Have Your Life Back:

Even for a 1st DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 100% tacked on as court costs. You can spend up to 12 months in jail, do a minimum of 40 hours community service, be subject to drug and alcohol urine testing for one year, and serve 12 months of reporting probation. Your license may be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Please, do not try to handle your DUI without an experienced DeKalb County DUI Attorney.

We've handled all types of DUI cases including, but not limited to, those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents, DUI fatalities, DUI Drugs, Fleeing and Eluding the police, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our DeKalb County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once.Through our experience we have honed our DUI case procedure down to a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone un-turned and has the potential to win any type of DeKalb County DUI case.

HOW MUCH PROBABLE CAUSE IS "ENOUGH?" FOR AN INITIAL STOP? A DUI ARREST? A BLOOD WARRANT? ACCORDING TO POLICE, IT VARIES

A state trooper conducts the HGN field sobriety test on a volunteerIn the second paragraph of this article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about DUI refusals prompting warrants for blood, there is a telling quote from a Douglas Chief Deputy: “If we have someone refuse, and if we have enough probable cause, we contact a State Court judge and request a search warrant for that person's blood.” How much probable cause is enough? more.

With One Call We Can Begin Your DeKalb County DUI Case:

The Georgia State SealAdvice as to who you decide to hire as your DeKalb 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.  

A DeKalb County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call or Email Now! (404) 333-0706 or firm@georgialawyer.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.

DeKalb County DUI Court Information:

The DeKalb County State Court was created by the acts of the Legislature of 1951, as amended. The State Court became a Constitutional Court in 1983, and has jurisdiction within the territorial limits of DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County State Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which handles misdemeanors including DUI charges, misdemeanor marijuana possession, domestic violence and traffic violations for which a jury trial is requested at the DeKalb County Recorders Court.

DeKalb County is very particular about with whom they will let you perform community service hours. We have a pdf list posted which is current as of January 15, 2015. Click here for approved DeKalb Misdemeanor Probation Community Service providers. 

The DeKalb County State is Located at:
556 N. McDonough Street
DeKalb County Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030-3356
404-371-2261

DeKalb County State Court Judges

State Court of DeKalb County
Chief Judge Wayne M. Purdom 
556 North McDonough Street, Suite 3220
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-7180

State Court of DeKalb County
Judge Johnny  Panos 
556 North McDonough Street, Suite 2230
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2354

State Court of DeKalb County
Judge Janis C. Gordon 
556 North McDonough Street, Suite 2220
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-3999

State Court of DeKalb County
Judge Alvin T. Wong 
556 North McDonough Street, Suite 2240
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2591

State Court of DeKalb County
Judge J. Antonio DelCampo 
556 North McDonough Street, Suite 2210
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2350

State Court of DeKalb County
Judge Dax  Lopez 
556 N. McDonough Street, Suite 3240
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-713


Client Reviews

Claude P.
Not only did Mr. Creal get one of my felonies dropped down to a misdemeanor, he also got my felony DUI and reckless driving charges dismissed. Mr. Creal is an experienced attorney that is hard working, honest and committed to helping his clients get out of trouble. I highly recommend Mr. Creal to represent anyone that is in need for a great attorney. Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars




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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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