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

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Got a DUI in Henry County, Georgia? Need a Henry County DUI attorney that knows the ins and outs of Henry County legal proceedings? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Henry County DUI Attorneys. We have handle literally hundreds of DUI cases in Henry County. We are regularly asked to train Henry County Public Defenders on DUI Defense at their annual seminar. We've studied the DUI training manuals--the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in Field Sobriety Evaluations--used by police departments throughout the State of Georgia. These manuals are the foundation of your DUI defense. We understand DUI investigation procedures front to back and use this knowledge to establish how DUI evaluations are unreliable, misused, and in violation of your rights!

PULLED OVER AND SUSPECTED OF DUI?

If it's the First Time or Next Time, it's Always Good to be Prepared. Even if you're not technically DUI, if there is an odor of alcohol on your breath you are likely to be arrested and taken to jail. If the police cannot arrest you for DUI per se (blowing over 0.08), they'll most likely arrest you for DUI less safe: blowing under the legal limit, but being "less safe" to drive because of the presence of alcohol or drugs. In the end, don't panic and provide as little evidence as possible... more

Dedicated Henry County DUI Lawyers Determined to Find Reasonable Doubt - Aggressive DUI Representation You Can Count on:

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. We have had over 100 DUI clients found "Not Guilty" in DUI jury trials. Unlike many Henry County 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, test, 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. 

With One Call or Click We Can Begin Your Henry County DUI Case:
(404) 333-0706 or Contact an Attorney

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, vehicular homicides, fatalities drugs, fleeing, serious injury by DUI and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our Henry County 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.

OBAMACARE RULING QUESTIONS FEDERAL MANDATES ATTACHED TO STATE FUDNING

A volunteer performs a state-administered stationary breath testIn the wake of the Obamacare Supreme Court decision, the leverage given to the federal government to dictate state policy through funding may be weakened. Currently, the federal government uses the prospect of funding to influence state law. For instance, it's up to a state legislature to decide the legal drinking age, driving age, and legal BAC limit for DUI, but to receive federal funding for certain initiatives there's an understanding that the states must follow the federal government's lead. more.

A Henry County 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 100% 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 DUI without an experienced Henry County DUI Attorney

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Henry 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 10-20 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.  

Henry County State Court Information. DUI charges are handled in the Henry County State Court located at 44 John Frank Ward Blvd
McDonough, GA 30253. Known as the "Rocket Docket" Henry County State Court DUI cases proceed very quickly and can be called in for a jury trial in as little as two or three months from arrest. Generally, the first court date you will have will be recorded on your DUI citation. This is known as an arraignment date. It is a formal charging in court where you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, are given a list of witnesses and a copy of the accusation or formal charges against you, a motion hearing date and a date for a jury trial calendar call (a date to let the Court know if you are ready to proceed with a jury trial or if you need more time for motions or to obtain discovery or evidence) or a bench trial (a trial before a judge without a jury) date.

A Henry County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call or email today, (404) 333-0706 or firm@georgialawyer.com, for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Henry County State Court Contacts: 

1) Chief Judge Ben W. Studdard III

Administrative Assistant:

Cindi Owens

cdowens@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7357

Law Clerk:

Tomisha Stanford

tstanford@co.henry.ga.us
Phone:(770) 288-7360

Court Reporter:
Nancy Seabolt
nseabolt@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7361

Address: 
1 Judicial Center
Suite 310 
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone:(770) 288-7357
Fax:(770) 288-7686


2) Judge Pandora E. Palmer

Administrative Assistant:
Jennifer Starr
jstarr@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7367

Court Reporter:
Kathy Powell       
kfpowell@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7372

Staff Attorney:
Faatima Ally 
fally@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7371

Address:
1 Judicial Center
Suite 340 
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone:(770) 288-7367
Fax:(770) 288-7688

3) Judge Ernest D. Blount

Administrative Assistant:
Diane Rosser
drosser@co.henry.ga.us 

(770) 288-7377


Court Reporter:
Diane DuBois
ddubois@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7380

Law Clerk
Sydny Jones
sydnyjones@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-7379

Address:
1 Judicial Center
Suite 330
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone:(770)288-7377
Fax:(678) 272-2049

4) Judge David B. Brown

Administrative Assistant:
Kristi L. Wallace
kgarrett@co.henry.ga.us

Law Clerk:
Rita B. Lewis
rlewis@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-8465

Court Reporter:
Kim Hopkins
khopkins@co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-8466

Address:
1 Judicial Center
Suite 320
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone:(770) 288-8463

5) Henry County State Court - Clerk of the Court:

Michele "Shelly"  B. Gardner
sgardner@co.henry.ga.us

Address:
1 Judicial Center
Suite 120
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone:(770) 288-7800
Fax:(770) 288-7801

6) Solicitor General Pame Bettis

Office email: hcsg@co.henry.ga.us

Michelle Sewell  Chief Assistant Solicitor
mferguson@co.henry.ga.us

Jeff Upchurch  Chief Assistant Solicitor jupchurch@co.henry.ga.us

Christopher Huslak Assistant Solicitor cHuslak@co.henry.ga.us

Caitlin McGillicuddy Assistant Solicitor cMcGillicuddy@co.henry.ga.us

LaShonda Harris Assistant Solicitor lharris@co.henry.ga.us

Joseph Stone Assistant Solicitor jstone2@co.henry.ga.us

Je'Leah Wiggins Assistant Solicitor jwiggins@co.henry.ga.us

Adelle Peterson Assistant Solicitor apeterson@co.henry.ga.us

ShaLanda Williams Assistant Solicitor sjwilliams@co.henry.ga.us

Dustin Trautz Assistant Solicitor dtrautz@co.henry.ga.us

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Current as of May 2019

Henry County DUI Updates

Recent Successes: Henry County, Client charged with DUI in Henry County after weaving within the lan10-Mar-2011

Speech was normal. Walk was normal. 4/6 clues on HGN or the eye jerking test. 3/8 clues on the w..


Wing v. State - Stop after accident reported on 911 need no corroboration

Friday, June 20, 2014
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City of McDonough in Henry County has been illegally using Laser and Radar

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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HENRY COUNTY STATE COURT: Failure to Maintain Lane - "Thick and Slurred" Speech - Refusal: Not Guilty of All Charges

Friday, January 11, 2013

Our client was pulled over for allegedly driving erratically. The arresting officer wrote in his police report that when he made contact with the defendant he could smell alcohol on his person. According to the report, the officer also observed that our client's speech was “thick and slurred.” Our client refused field tests multiple times, a preliminary breath test, and a state-administered test of his blood. According to the report, once our client was arrested he yelled at the officer, saying he would “f--- him up.” Allegedly our client also banged his head on the partition in the police car, but retained no injuries. more

Operation Rolling Thunder Hits Henry County June 2-3, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012
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After Jury Awards Plaintiff $5.4 Million Dollars, State May Want to Rethink Forced Blood Drawing in DUI Cases

Wednesday, May 02, 2012
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Greene v. State, A11A1067, November 17, 2011: It is legal to remove over 50 percent of African American Jurors from the pool of potential jurors.

Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Henry County DUI Jury Trial: Hale v. State, A11A0327 (June 30, 2011)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Henry County DUI HEAT Unit wins 2011 MADD Award

Sunday, April 03, 2011
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Henry County Police Department in McDonough, GA: Incident & Accident Reports

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Now that you know what you have been charged with, you should obtain the police report so you can review your arrest report with your Henry County DUI lawyer. Most Henry County Police cars are equipped with video surveillance equipment.  DUI videos can only be obtained through the Henry County Solicitor's Office by your lawyer and must be reviewed at the courthouse. Henry County Solicitor's Office will not release copies of DUI video tapes to lawyer, experts or people arrested for DUI. more

Henry County DUI: waiting on another officer for 25 minutes in front of police car does not trigger Miranda warnings

Thursday, September 16, 2010
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