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.


Why are There Separate Charges on My Ticket? DUI stands for driving under the influence, and in Georgia there are six different kinds of DUI. Three involve driving under the influence of drugs, one involves inhalants, and the last two, which are the most common types of DUI we encounter in Georgia, are alcohol related. There are two types of alcohol related DUI charges: "per se" and "less safe." 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.


An martini glass overflowing with liquorIn late September a DUI arrest wowed officers in Iowa when the suspect in question blew a .627 BAC on a State-administered breath test. Multiple officers confessed that the result was the highest reading they had seen in their entire careers, some spanning 20 years. According to one officer, he was told in DUI training that an individual with a BAC of over .40 percent is considered clinically dead. 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 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.


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

MAIN LINE 770-619-6140

Solicitor's Office 770-619-6140

Lead Assistant Solicitor

Allison Cauthen 770-619-6133

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Harris

Chelsey Murray 770-619-6131

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Muise

Jenny Davis 770-619-6796

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Green

Allison Cauthen 770-619-6133

Legal Supervisor

Katrina Osmer 770.619.6137
Legal Assistant

Jessica Smith 770.619.6126
Legal Assistant 

Andrea Jackson 770.619.6128

Fax I 770.619.6006


Solicitor's Office 770.822.8300

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

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


Assistant Solicitor:
Julie Potts 770-619-6733
Legal Supervisor: 
Doris Moore 770-619-6731

Legal Assistant:
Kiana Evans 770-619-6730

Victim Witness Coordinator
Sonia Davis-Bey 770-619-6732


(770) 822-8515

Lead Assistant Solicitor
Joseph Morales 770.822.8338

Assistant Solicitor
Jayna Easton 770.822.8342

Legal Assistant
Marianna Garcia 770.822.8096

Victim-Witness Coordinator
Amber Walton 770.822.8295



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Shane McKeen 770.822.8290

Assistant Solicitor
Rachel Meeker 770.822.8076
Legal Assistant
Lindsay Carson 770.822.8320
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Abbey Galviz 770.822.8239



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Christopher DeNeve 770.822.8597

Assistant Solicitor
Ashley Warmack 770.822.3102

Legal Assistant
Tiffany McKenzie 770.822.8590

Victim-Witness Coordinator
Hillary Ference 770.822.8324



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



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Amina Bakari 770.822.8292

Assistant Solicitor
George Aigbe 770.822.8362
Legal Assistant
Kayla Loudermilk 770.822.8318
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Juliana Franco 770.822.8296



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Casey Santas 770.822.8346

Assistant Solicitor
Legal Assistant
Melinda Huggins 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

Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Gwinnett County Client Reviews: 

1) Violet A.
Client Rating: 5 stars!
Review Title: Thanks Again!
Client Review: Attorney Creal was able to get my charge of DUI reduced to a reckless
driving at a motion hearing. This was because he was able to pick apart the testimony of the arresting officer. He showed how the Officer did not follow proper procedure when giving the tests and when making the arrest. He literally told me, "Dont worry, It's okay," and he lived up to every word! I wouldn't have wanted any other representation other than the outstanding work of Attorney Creal has done for me! I would Highly recommend him! 
2) Eddy L.
Client Rating: 5 Stars!
Review Title: You get what you pay for.
        Client Review: George Creal represented me twice for 2 separate DUIs. The first one he
        got dismissed in front of the Judge. The second one was reduced to a reckless driving with 0 points on license. I pray to God I never need him again for DUI, but if I do I wouldn't
hesitate to call him. Remember you get what you pay for. He price is higher than some lawyers but his very thorough!
3) Biz. B.
Client Rating: 5 Stars!
Review Title: Straight Forward
Client Review: George Creal was straight forward and honest about the possible outcome
        for my case. No promises. After considering all the options, I decided to plea. He walked my through all of the steps of the process. Even if I didn't win my case, he explained to the me the chance of getting to trial and winning my case against the [consequences] of losing and I decided to take a plea.
4) Claude P.
Client Rating: 5 Stars!
Review Title: Best Decision I ever made.
Client Review: 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 outof trouble. I highly recommend Mr. Creal to represent anyone that is in need for a great attorney.

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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 and a 10.0/10.0 Superb rating on 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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