Should I hire an attorney for traffic accident tickets in Georgia?

As a Georgia DUI lawyer, we have to deal with a lot of regular traffic tickets. Every DUI arrest starts with an ordinary traffic ticket. I understand the challenges that all drivers face when dealing with a traffic ticket involving an accident, especially for young drivers under 21 years of age. If you have been […]

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations

 In the state of Georgia, the prosecution of misdemeanors must be commenced within two years after the commission of the crime. This includes cases involving driving under the influence (DUI). However, there are some nuances and complexities to this law that must be understood to represent clients effectively in DUI cases.  The Statute of Limitations […]

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Understanding the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test in DUI Investigations.

As a Georgia DUI Attorney, I have encountered numerous cases where law enforcement officers have utilized the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test to determine whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In this blog post, I will provide an in-depth explanation of the HGN test, its purpose, and its potential limitations.  […]

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Hung Juries: Analyzing Their Impact on the Legal System

Jury trials are a cornerstone of the American legal system, symbolizing fairness and justice. However, when a jury is “hung” or “deadlocked,” unable to reach a unanimous verdict, the result is a mistrial. This phenomenon not only disrupts the legal process but also raises questions about the effectiveness and efficiency of our judicial system. A […]

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Blow Once, Twice, Three Times, My Lady… You Are Under Arrest.

DUI case: The State v. Youn Case Summary for DUI Attorney George Creal: The State v. Youn Background In the DUI case of The State v. Youn, the Court of Appeals of Georgia reversed a trial court decision that had granted Seung Youn’s motion to suppress one of his breath samples. Youn had been stopped […]

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DUI Case Update: Allen v. The State

Appellate Court Victory in the Court of Appeals of Georgia A24A0005. Allen v. The State. This blog post is brought to you by the Law Offices of George Creal. Are you facing DUI charges in Atlanta, Georgia? We understand how stressful this situation can be, and we are here to help. This post discusses a […]

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Georgia DUI Breath Testing’s Dirty Little Secret

Understanding Blood Breath Ratio Assumptions in DUI Breath Testing: Insights for Georgia Drivers When facing a DUI charge in Georgia, understanding the intricacies of breath testing technology and the legal assumptions underpinning it is crucial. Central to this is the concept of the blood breath ratio (BBR), which significantly affects the outcome of breathalyzer tests. […]

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State v. Jones: A Comprehensive Analysis of a DUI Case

In the case of State v. Jones, A24A0328, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Fourth Division. Decided: April 22, 2024. the Appellate Court was presented with a series of questions regarding the legality of a traffic stop and subsequent DUI arrest. The case highlights the intricacies of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and the application of Georgia state […]

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Navigating Travel Restrictions with a DUI: A Guide for Those Seeking to Explore the World

As an experienced and empathetic DUI attorney, George Creal understands the complexities and challenges individuals face when dealing with a DUI arrest or conviction. One significant concern for many is how a DUI may impact their ability to travel internationally. In this blog post, we will discuss what countries may not let you in for […]

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