George C. Creal Jr., P.C.,
Forsyth, GA, Monroe County DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706
Arrested for DUI in Monroe County, Georgia? Need an experienced, professional Monroe County DUI attorney? With over 40 years of experience combined experience litigating DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers are the Real Deal Monroe County DUI Attorneys. Heading home after Bragg Jam, on the way to the beach and decided to have a beer with lunch, or traveling to a music festival like Bonnaroo and get pulled over for a move-over violation, we can help with DUI arrest, Drug possession or Drug Trafficking. We know the Monroe County Judicial System. We understand the Courts in Monroe County, and the Judges and Prosecutors in Monroe County know that we will fight for our clients rights to the fullest extent of the law. We use the very same DUI training manuals employed by police to lay the foundation to win your DUI case. Police officers all over the United States use the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations to train and prosecute DUI investigations. We use these manuals to evaluate your DUI defense and create the most viable and appropriate strategy to win your case. We have mastered these DUI training manuals and use them to expose the flaws and inconsistencies in DUI detection and establish your innocence. For more information, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.
Dedicated Monroe County DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Rights - Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve:
We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to reckless driving and other non-DUI traffic offenses, and tried over of one hundred DUI Jury Trials all over Georgia. Although we are based in Atlanta, we have a statewide reputation for excellence. Unlike many other DUI firms, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say the words "Not Guilty" in a DUI Case. You would be surprised at how many so-called "expert DUI lawyers" cannot give you an exact answer.
There are Two Different Courts, Two Separate Suspensions, and the Ten-Day Letter. After a Georgia DUI arrest, if your breath or blood alcohol registers over .08 within three hours of driving, or you refuse a state administered chemical test of your blood, breath or urine, Georgia DUI law requires that you be issued a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Form 1205 as well at a Criminal Court summons or a Uniform Traffic Citation for DUI. The DDS Form 1205 is a 30 day temporary driver's license, but it is also a notice of intention to suspend your driver's license, as the arresting officer has sworn that he had reasonable grounds to arrest you for DUI. more
For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential:
We do not hesitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers. 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 are nervous about your Monroe County DUI arrest. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and relatives. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.
One Call or Click and We Can Get Started on Your Monroe 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 you are busy and we value your time. We will take care of your DUI case so you can have your life back. Our initial consultation is always free and within 10 days of the arrest we will send an DUI Administrative License Suspension (ALS) license hearing request letter with no charge for our time or even postage as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services $150.00 filing fee that the State requires.
We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with or 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. Believe us, there is not set of facts our Monroe County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is proven to be a formula for success. Our process is methodical and exacting, and has the potential to win even the most difficult DUI cases.
A new law in Washington, which took effect on August 1st, allows State Patrol Troopers to draw blood from drivers suspected of DUI. Proponents claim the law will make it easier for repeat offenders to be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor at the time of arrest. In Georgia, officers must obtain a warrant to draw blood from a DUI suspect. more.
A Monroe County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and License Suspensions:
Under Georgia law, for a first DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 100% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, do 40 hours community service, submit 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 DUI lawyer.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Monroe 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 Monroe County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706, or email us at email@example.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Monroe County Probate Court Information:
Monroe County Probate Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It handles only non-jury city ordinance violations, DUI, traffic and marijuana possession less than one ounce. The Monroe County Probate Court is located in the old Courthouse in Downtown Forsyth just north of Macon at:
Monroe County Probate Court
1 Courthouse Square
Forsyth, GA 31029
The Probate Judge is Donna Robbins. Prosecutions in both Probate and Superior Court are handled by the District Attorney's Office of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. The District Attorney is Jonathan Adams. Adams was elected in 2016 and took office in January of 2017. If a Jury Trial is required the case must be bound over to the Monroe County Superior Court. The Judge of the Monroe County Superior Court is the Honorable Thomas H. Wilson. Jury trials are typically held at the Old Courthouse on the square in Forsyth, Georgia. Most over court appearances are held at the Monroe County Justice Center located at:
145 L. Cary Bittnick Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029