Coweta County DUI Information

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

Arrested for DUI in Coweta County, Georgia? Need an experienced, professional Coweta County DUI attorney? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., are the Real Deal Coweta County DUI Attorneys. We know the Coweta County legal system inside-out. We are familiar with the Courts, the Judges, the Prosecutors, and the Police, and they know we fight for every inch of our clients’ rights. We use The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluation–the manuals used by police–to lay the foundation of your DUI defense. We know these manuals like the back of our hand, and we use them to show how the DUI evaluations are unreliable and inconsistent. Police notoriously do not follow their own protocol in DUI investigations. We use their knowledge against them to prove our clients’ innocence. For more information on DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.


Dedicated Coweta County DUI Lawyers, Minimizing Punishment When Trial is Not an Option – Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses or reckless driving prior to trial, and tried over one hundred DUI Jury Trials. 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 “expert DUI lawyers” cannot give you a straight answer.



1. Refusing a Blood or Breath Test is Not an Admission of Guilt: Georgia law only provides for a presumption of the presence of a prohibited substance in your system if you refuse to take a State-Administered Blood or Breath test in a DUI case.
2. If You Refuse the Test You Will NOT Definitely Lose Your License for One Year: …

Hiring a Coweta County DUI Attorney

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential

We do not hesitate to give you our office numbers, cell phone numbers, and email. 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 Coweta County DUI charge. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia and give our clients the care and attention they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident in recommending us to your friends and family. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.

How to Hire a Lawyer for a Coweta County DUI

A Coweta County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Serious Jail Time – DO NOT Try to Deal With Your DUI Without an Experienced Coweta County DUI Attorney

Even for a 1st DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 40% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, do 40 hours of 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 alone. Call us today (404) 333-0706, email us at [email protected], or go to our website for an Online Case Evaluation.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Coweta 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.

We will deal with your DUI case so you can focus on work and family. Our initial consultation is always free and within ten days of the arrest, we will send an ALS DUI license hearing request letter free as long as you pay the State Department of Driver Services $150.00 filing fee. We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine test, 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 no set of facts our Coweta County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is refined, time-tested, and proven to succeed. We are methodical and exacting and ready to fight even the most difficult Coweta County DUI case.

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Coweta County DUI Court Information

The State Court of Coweta County is a trial court of limited jurisdiction including misdemeanor crimes like DUI and marijuana possession less than one ounce, traffic offenses and domestic violence crimes. Criminal charges are prosecuted by the Solicitor General Sandy Wisenbaker and her staff. If you can not afford a private attorney the Court does provide Indigent Counsel at public expense if you submit a qualifying application. The State Court of Coweta County has quarterly trial terms beginning on the second Monday of January, April, July and October.

Cowetta County Court:

Coweta County Justice Center
72 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30264

The Judges of Coweta State Court are:

Chief State Court Judge

John Herbert Cranford

72 Greenville Street, Coweta County Justice Center
P.O. Box 1925
Newnan, Georgia 30264
Phone: (770) 254-3995

State Court Judge

Seay VanPatten Poulakos

72 Greenville Street, Coweta County Justice Center
P.O Box 1302
Newnan, Georgia 30264
Phone: (770) 252-4128

Solicitor General-Coweta County

Sandy Wisenbaker

Coweta County Justice Center, 2nd Floor
72 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30264
Phone: 770-254-2646

Indigent Defense Counsel or Public Defender

Jonathan Hickman

for people who can not afford to hire a private attorney
51 Perry Street
P.O. Box 1172
Newnan, Georgia 30264
Phone: (770) 254-2658

Coweta County State Court Probation:

10 Olive Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770-252-6440 Fax: 770-252-6439
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Michael Terrell is the Chief Probation Officer.
Coweta State Court Probation supervises cases sentenced in the State Court of Coweta County for misdemeanor traffic and criminal offenses, misdemeanor cases sentenced in the Superior Court of Coweta County, deposit account fraud, bad checks from the Magistrate Court of Coweta County.

Coweta County Community Service:

Many criminal probation sentences include community service as a special condition. Community service hours range from 16 to 240 per offense. Community Service is usually completed in Coweta County’s building maintenance program, roadside litter control, solid waste operations, and other court-approved projects.

Community service hours:
Coweta County Community Service may be completed Monday through Friday – 7:45 am – 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday Community Service must arrive at the Coweta County Probation Office no later than 7:45 am. Appropriate attire is required.

Saturday community service must report to the Newnan Adult Probation office located at 51B Perry Street no later than 7:45 am. There is no community service on Sunday.

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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