Brookhaven DUI Information

What to know if you've been charged with a Brookhaven DUI

Arrested for DUI in Brookhaven, Georgia? Now you need a Brookhaven DUI attorney familiar with the Brookhaven Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Brookhaven DUI Attorneys. We’re veterans of the Municipal Court of Brookhaven. We know the Court, the Judges, the Prosecutors, and the Police, and they know we represent our clients with determination and focused zeal and give the maximum DUI defense possible in each case. Our clients consistently rate our firm 5 stars for service and results. Check out our client review page to read clients reviews submitted to our firm and for links to reviews posted across the internet. For more information on a Real Deal Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.


Dedicated Brookhaven 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 one hundred DUI Jury Trials to Not Guilty verdicts. Unlike many 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 “DUI experts” cannot give you a straight answer.



Every Georgia DUI Case Has Potential. To truly evaluate your case, a competent DUI lawyer will need to look over the police reports, incident reports, video tape of the arrest, and 911 dispatch tapes, and at least attempt to speak with the police involved, although they are not required to talk prior to taking the witness stand.

Hiring a Brookhaven DUI Attorney

Client Communication is Essential For Out Firm – We Work for Positive Reviews and Referrals, Never a Quick Buck

We do not hesitate to give you our cell phone numbers. If you call, text, or email us about your case, we communicate with you as soon as possible and never in more than 24 hours. We understand you have anxiety about your Brookhaven DUI arrest. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients every single day throughout the State of Georgia and always show our clients the care and compassion they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case that you feel comfortable recommending us to friends and relatives. Customer Service is job one for our firm.

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 get back to your life. Our initial consultation is always free and we will send your license letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services the $150.00 filing fee and contact us within ten business days of your arrest.

We handle all 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, DUI fatalities, vehicular homicide, drugs, Fleeing and Eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Brookhaven DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Through our 20 years of experience, we have honed a DUI case procedure that leaves no stone unturned and can achieve even the most difficult DUI victories.

How to Hire a Lawyer for a Brookhaven DUI

A Brookhaven DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines and License Suspensions – DO NOT Opt to Represent Yourself

Under Georgia law, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 100% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, do 40 hours of 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 Brookhaven DUI attorney.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Brookhaven DUI lawyer:

  1. You get what you pay for Sometimes the cheapest lawyer is the most expensive.
  2. Ask any attorney that you speak with whether he/she has tried any DUI jury trials that resulted in a Not Guilty on the DUI
  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 a DUI lawyer cannot answer these questions, they are not ready for a real DUI defense or trial.

Your Brookhaven DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at [email protected] for a FREE CONSULTATION.

With One Click or Call We Can Begin Working on Your Georgia DUI Case

Brookhaven Municipal Court Information

On August 1st, 2014, the Brookhaven Municipal Court will move from its current location and begin conducting court sessions on the first floor of the Brookhaven Police Department at 2665 Buford Highway, Brookhaven GA, 30328.  The City Solicitor in Brookhaven is Bill Riley of Riley McClendon LLC in Marietta. Mr. Riley and his law firm acts as the Prosecuting Attorneys at Brookhaven Municipal Court. Your first court appearance will be an arraignment. It is at this Court appearance that generally you either plead guilty, not guilty, or ask for a pre-trial conference with the City Solicitor to obtain a recommendation of punishment or work out a reduced sentence like Reckless Driving. Reckless Driving reductions are not easily obtained in Brookhaven Municipal Court but are possible.


If you are not happy with the plea recommendation offered by the Prosecuting Attorney, you have two choices.  You must either waive your right to a jury trial or have a trial of your guilty before a Judge in Brookhaven Municipal Court.  Brookhaven Municipal Court does not have jurisdiction to conduct jury trials. Alternatively, you can request a jury trial in which case your charges will be bound over to the State Court of DeKalb County where the process will begin all over again including another arraignment, motion hearings, calendar call, and either a judge-only trial or a jury trial of six jurors selected from the community jury rolls.

Elliott v State – Elliott is not a fat kid with glasses who eats paste – Elliott is a constitutional rock star Elliott v. State, S18A1204, Supreme Court of Georgia, February 18, 2019. In Elliott v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that Art. 1, ...
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State v Council – Court of Appeals concedes refusal nor compelled breath test admissible

In State v. Council, 343 Ga. App. 583, 586; 807 SE2d 504 (2017), on September 15th, 2016, Susan Council was involved in a multi-vehicle automobile ...
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Spencer v State – clues do not equate to BAC with out a proper Harper foundation

In Spencer v. State, 302 Ga. 133 (805 SE2d 886) (2017), the Georgia Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in Spencer to consider whether the Court ...
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Got a Breath test DUI take an Olevik

Olevik v. State, S17A0738, Supreme Court of Georgia, Decided: October 16, 2017.  Prior to Olevik v. State, No. S17A0738, 2017 WL 4582402 (Ga. Oct. 16, 2017), Georgia ...
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Smith v State – DUI vehicular homicide must include lesser included option

Smith v. State, A17A1252, September 7, 2017. Quincy Alexander Smith was convicted of first-degree vehicular homicide for causing the death of another with a ...
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Can I pick the test I take after a DUI arrest

Who gets to pick the test administered in a DUI arrest? The short answer is it depends. Let's assume some hypothetical facts. First, the ...
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No right to an independent test if police get a warrant for blood

Hynes v. States, A17A0633, May 31, 2017.  James Hynes was charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI less safe, and DUI per se. Hynes ...
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When you say I will only take a blood test in a Georgia DUI

Imagine a hypothetical, a driver is arrested for DUI in Georgia, Georgia Implied Consent is read and the Officer designates a breath test.  When ...
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DUI Breath tests are about to be Unconstitutional in Georgia

Oral Arguments in the Georgia Supreme Court were held in Olevik a/k/a Plevik v. State, S17A0738, on August 18, 2017. The arguments were very ...
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