Decatur DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Decatur DUI
Arrested for DUI in Decatur, Georgia? Need a Decatur DUI attorney who is familiar with the Decatur and DeKalb County Justice Systems? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr. P.C. are the Real Deal Decatur DUI Attorneys. We’ve studied the DUI training manuals used by police and use this knowledge to lay the foundation of your DUI defense! The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are employed by Police agencies all over the United States. Through these training manuals, we evaluate your DUI defense and create the most viable and appropriate strategy to win your case. With our knowledge of DUI investigation procedures, we expose the flaws and inconsistencies in DUI detection in order to establish your innocence. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.
Dedicated Decatur DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Rights – Aggressive Decatur DUI Representation You Deserve
We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses for reckless driving prior to trial, and won hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many DUI law firms, we have Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say “Not Guilty” in a DUI Case. You will be surprised how man so-called “expert DUI lawyers” will struggle to give you a straight answer.
Hiring a Decatur DUI Attorney
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 Decatur 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.
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 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 ALS DUI license hearing request letter for 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/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, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Decatur DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is proven to be a formula for success. Our process is methodical, exacting, and has the potential to win even the most difficult DUI cases.
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.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Decatur DUI
A Decatur DUI is serious and Can Result in Fines, Jail Time, and License Suspensions
Under Georgia law, for a first DUI, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 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 without an experienced Decatur DUI Attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Decatur 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.
420 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
Solicitor: Larry Steel
Judges: Berryl A. Anderson, Edward E. Carriere, Jr., Robert Leitch, and Rhathelia Stroud.
The Decatur Municipal Court accepts fine payments or bonds as follows:
- Money order
- Certified check
- Credit card.
The Decatur Municipal Court contracts with a private probation service for those required by law to serve a probation sentence, ordered by the Judge to probation supervision and who can not pay their fines in full. The Decatur Municipal Court Probation Service supervises Judge-ordered community service work and any other special conditions of the sentence set by the judge at trial.
The Decatur Municipal Court has two court clerks: Lori Taylor and Faye Brantley. They can be reached at (404) 373-6551.