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DeKalb DUI Information

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

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Arrested for DUI in DeKalb County? Need an experienced, professional DeKalb County DUI attorney? With over 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C., are the Real Deal DeKalb County DUI Attorneys. We know the DeKalb County Justice System inside-out. We know the Courts, Judges, Prosecutors, and Police, and they know we are utterly determined to fight for our clients’ rights. We’ve studied the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations and use them to lay the foundation of your DUI defense. Armed with unsurpassed knowledge of DUI investigation protocol, we build a sound defense and regularly go to court to challenge the prosecution’s case head-on. Unlike other firms, we have valuable Not Guilty Trial Experience. Over 100 Not Guilty Jury Verdicts and thousands of DUIs dismissed and reduced tell our story.  For more information on a solid Georgia DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.

Dedicated and Determined DeKalb County DUI Lawyers to Fight For Your Valuable Legal Rights – Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had thousands of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses (like reckless driving) prior to trial, and won hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Not guilty trial experience is very important in choosing a DUI lawyer. Ask other firms when was the last time they heard a jury say “Not Guilty” in a DUI Case. The response you get from the many so-called “experts” can be surprisingly evasive.

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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.

Hiring a DeKalb DUI Attorney

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential

We do not hesitate to give you our office numbers, cell phone numbers, and email address. 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’re anxious about your DUI charge. Every day we represent a diverse DUI and traffic clientele throughout the State of Georgia and show our clients the care and compassion that they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of our representation you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and family members. Customer Service is priority one for our firm. Call or contact us via our website or email 24 Hours a Day / 7 days a week.

We Deal With Your DUI So You Can Have Your Life Back

Even for a 1st DUI, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 100% tacked on as court costs. You can spend up to 12 months in jail, do a minimum of 40 hours of community service, be subject to drug and alcohol urine testing for one year, and serve 12 months of reporting probation. Your license may be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Please, do not try to handle your DUI without an experienced DeKalb County DUI Attorney.

We’ve handled all types of DUI cases including, but not limited to, those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath, or urine tests, and cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents, DUI fatalities, DUI Drugs, Fleeing and Eluding the police, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our DeKalb County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Through our experience, we have honed our DUI case procedure down to a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone unturned and has the potential to win any type of DeKalb County DUI case.

How to Hire a Lawyer for a DeKalb DUI

With One Call We Can Begin Your DeKalb County DUI Case

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your DeKalb 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 DeKalb County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call or Email Now! (404) 333-0706 or firm@georgialawyer.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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

DeKalb Municipal Court Information

The DeKalb County State Court was created by the acts of the Legislature of 1951, as amended. The State Court became a Constitutional Court in 1983 and has jurisdiction within the territorial limits of DeKalb County.

 

The DeKalb County State Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which handles misdemeanors including DUI charges, misdemeanor marijuana possession, domestic violence, and traffic violations for which a jury trial is requested at the DeKalb County Recorders Court.

 

DeKalb County is very particular about with whom they will let you perform community service hours. We have a pdf list posted which is current as of January 15, 2015.

Office Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Court

556 N. McDonough Street
DeKalb County Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030-3356
Phone: 404-371-2261

DeKalb County State Court Judges Jury Division

Chief Judge

Wayne M. Purdom

556 North McDonough Street,
Suite 3220
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-7180

Judge

Alvin T. Wong

556 North McDonough Street,
Suite 2240
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2591

Judge

Stacey K. Hydrick

556 N. McDonough St.,
Suite 2210
Decatur, GA 30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2350

Judge

Johnny Panos

556 North McDonough Street,
Suite 2230
Decatur, GA 30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2354

Judge

Mike Jacobs

556 North McDonough Street,
Suite 3230
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-371-2300

Judge

Janis C. Gordon

556 North McDonough Street,
Suite 2220
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-3999

Judge

Dax Lopez

556 N. McDonough Street,
Suite 3240
Decatur, GA  30030
Work Phone: 404-687-7130

DeKalb County State Court Traffic Division

Judge, Division A

Kiesha R. Storey

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
Work Phone: (404) 294-2099

Judge, Division D

Ronald B. Ramsey, Jr.

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
Work Phone: (404) 294-2099

Judge, Division B

Brian K. Ross

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
Work Phone: (404) 294-2099

Judge, Division C

Shondeana C. Morris

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
Work Phone: (404) 294-2099

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