Gwinnett DUI Lawyer

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

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Arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI attorney familiar with the Gwinnett County Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Gwinnett County DUI Attorneys. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training protocols in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by police departments all over Georgia. We know the procedures outline in these manuals like the back of our hand, and we use our knowledge to show how sobriety evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate, and abused by police. We expose the flaws inherent in Georgia DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.

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

Did you know that Gwinnett County makes more DUI arrests a week than all other Metro-Atlanta counties combined! We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses like reckless driving prior to trial, and won and/or tried hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many Georgia DUI law firms we have real Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other DUI lawyers when was the last time they heard a Jury say "Not Guilty" in a DUI case. You would be surprised how many so-called "expert DUI lawyers" cannot give you a straight answer.

A DUI CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE, EVEN AN EXPERT WITNESS

A man in handcuffs pleadingOn our DUI Hall of Fame page we chronicle the DUI arrests of celebrities and other notable people in order to show that a DUI can happen to anyone and that you can still be successful with a DUI arrest or conviction on your record. Following this story, we may have to create a page chronicling DUI arrests of people who should have known better. 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 your anxiety about your Gwinnett County DUI charge. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia and always show them the care and compassion that they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of our representation you feel confident recommending us to your closest friends and family members. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.

With One Click or Call We Can Begin Your Gwinnett County DUI Case: Online Case Evaluation or (404) 333-0706

We will take over your DUI case so you can have your life back. Our initial consultation is always free and we will send a 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 type of Gwinnett County DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals 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, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, our Gwinnett County DUI attorneys have seen any set of circumstances at least once. Through our experience, we have honed our DUI case procedure down to a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone unturned and has the potential to win even the most vexing Gwinnett County drunk driving case.

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

A Gwinnett County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and License Suspensions:

Even for a 1st 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, be subject 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 Gwinnett County DUI Attorney.

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

Gwinnett DUI Court Information:

DUI arrests in Gwinnett County are taken to the Gwinnett County Jail. All DUI arrests are generally sent to the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court for trial, which are all non-jury trials. Typically, only DUI pleas are handled in Recorder's Court, although some DUI cases can be reduced to non-DUI traffic violations like reckless driving in Recorder's Court. If a jury trial is requested or motion to exclude evidence or dismiss the case is filed, then these matters are typically bound over to the State Court of Gwinnett County. For multiple DUI offenders facing harsh jail sentences, Gwinnett County DUI Court is an option, which provides a program of rehabilitation rather than jail time, It should be said that the DUI Court is a time-consuming, strenuous program that is definitely not for everyone. 

The Gwinnett County DUI Court was created in 2005 under a pilot program offered by the State and in cooperation with the State Court Bench, the Solicitor's Office, the Defense Bar, Treatment Providers and probation offices. 



The Gwinnett County DUI Court program is a minimum of twelve (12) months and a maximum of twenty-four (24) months and consists of 3 phases: 

Phase I - Active treatment and early recovery, 

Phase II - Relapse prevention, and 

Phase III - Continuance of Care.  

The DUI Court program includes both vocational and educational components in conjunction with substance abuse treatment monitored by the DUI Court judge. If you would like to participate in the Gwinnett DUI Court Program: 

  • Speak with your attorney; 

  • Read the DUI Court Participant Handbook and DUI Court Contract and discuss any questions you might have with your attorney; 

  • If you are still interested, complete the Participant Application Form and the Defendant Waiver form; 

  • Finally, deliver the documents to the DUI Court Office: by mail, by fax, or in person.Gwinnett County Courthouse

By Mail

Gwinnett County Courthouse
Attn: Court Administration,
75 Langley Dr., , Lawrenceville, GA 30045

By Fax - (770) 822-8559. (A fax must be followed by delivery of the original documents.)

In Person - All documents may be hand delivered to the control desk on the 2nd floor of the Gwinnett County Courthouse.

Once your Gwinnett DUI Court application is received, an appointment will be set for you to be assessed by the DUI Court Staff. The Solicitors Office will review your case and your criminal history and the Gwinnett DUI Court Team will review all of this information and make a group decision concerning your acceptance into DUI Court.  If accepted, your DUI attorney should contact the  Solicitor's Office for a plea recommendation of punishment and a DUI plea date (DUI Court still means punishment as DUI laws carry minimum mandatory jail time, community service and probation - just less of it). Once you enter your plea your treatment will begin right away.

RECORDER’S COURT - TRAFFIC CITATION OR ORDINANCE VIOLATION -PLEAS, MOTIONS AND NON JURY TRIALS

Most DUI arrests in Gwinnett County that are not made by a municipal police department start in the Recorders Court of Gwinnett County. There are no jury trials in Recorders Court only Bench Trials (Trials with a Judge only).  If you can not get your DUI case reduced to a lessor included offense, have a technical legal issue that requires a motion or want a jury trial, then you must bind your case over to the Gwinnett County State Court. The Court is located at: 

Gwinnett County Recorder's Court
115 Stone Mountain Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6900
1-877-794-0988

MAIN LINE 770-619-6140

Solicitor's Office 770-619-6140

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Harris

Jayne Easton 770-619-6135

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Muise

George Aigbe 770-619-6796

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Green

Rachel Meeker 770-619-6131

Legal Supervisor

Katrina Osmer 770.619.6137
 
Legal Assistant

Rachel Pirkle 770.619.6128
 
Legal Assistant 

Andrea Jackson 770.619.6126
 

Fax I 770.619.6006

STATE COURT - MISDEMEANOR CASES - PLEAS, MOTIONS, NON JURY TRIALS AND JURY TRIALS

Solicitor's Office 770.822.8300

Mailing Address:
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA  30046


Solicitor-General
Rosanna Szabo 770.822.8307

Office Manager
Regina Montgomery 770.822.8355

IT Associate
Nicole Wilson 770.822.8593

Fax I 770.822.8339  
Fax II 770.822.8530


DIVISION 1 - JUDGE EMILY BRANTLEY STATE COURT JUDGE

(770) 822-8515

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Shane McKeen 770.822.8290

Assistant Solicitor
Ginny Davis 770.822.8342

Legal Assistant
Renae Roccassano 770.822.8096

Victim-Witness Coordinator
Laura Gomez 770.822.8295

DIVISION 2 - JUDGE SHAWN F. BRATTON STATE COURT JUDGE

770-822-8609

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Joseph Morales 770.822.8338

Assistant Solicitor
Meighan Vargas 770.822.8076
 
Legal Assistant
Lindsay Carson 770.822.8320
 
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Abbey Galviz 770.822.8239


DIVISION 3 - JUDGE CARLA BROWN STATE COURT JUDGE

770-822-8303

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Christopher DeNeve 770.822.8597

Assistant Solicitor
Nicole Wong 770.822.8750

Legal Assistant
Tiffany McKenzie 770.822.8590

Victim-Witness Coordinator
Amber Walton 770.822.8324

DIVISION 4 - JUDGE JOSEPH IANNAZONE STATE COURT JUDGE

770-822-8304

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Dana Pagan 770.822.8329

Assistant Solicitor
Nicholas Bacon 770.822.8368
 
Legal Assistant
Murphy Bips 770.822.8228
 
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Katlin Norris 770.822.8397


DIVISION 5 - JUDGE PAMELA SOUTH STATE COURT JUDGE

770-822-8305

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Mihae Park 770.822.8311

Assistant Solicitor
Jennifer Scacco 770.822.8362
 
Legal Assistant
Hilary Ference 770.822.8318
 
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Juliana Franco 770.822.8296

DIVISION 6 - JUDGE JOHN DORAN STATE COURT JUDGE

770-822-8306

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Amina Bakari 770.822.8292

Assistant Solicitor
Sam d'Entremont 770.822.8596
 
Legal Assistant
Dianne Gresham 770.822.8364
 
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Merritt Cowart 770.822.8595

If you have been arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County Georgia, one of the first things you should consider doing is to obtain your DUI police incident report.  A DUI incident report may be obtained in person from any of the six Gwinnett County Police locations:

Gwinnett County Police Headquarters
770 Hi Hope Road
Lawrenceville, Ga 30044
 
West Precinct
6160 Crescent Drive
Norcross, GA 30071
 
South Precinct
2180 Stone Dr
Lilburn, Ga 30047
 
North Precinct
2735 Mall of Ga Blvd
Buford, Ga 30518
 
East Precinct
2273 Alcovy Rd.
Dacula, Ga 30019
 
Central Precinct
3125 Satellite Blvd
Duluth, Ga 30096


There is a $0.25 per page copying charge for incident reports and a flat fee of $5 for accident reports. DUI incident reports maybe requested by mail by sending a request including the case number, your name, and $3 for incident Reports or $5 for accident reports (check or money order, payable to "Gwinnett County Police") with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gwinnett County Police Department, Attn: Records, PO Box 602, Lawrenceville GA 30046. The police stations are closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and are open other days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but are closed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for lunch





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