Fayette County DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Fayette County DUI
Arrested for DUI in Fayette County, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional Fayette County DUI attorney? With over 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Fayette County DUI Attorneys. We’re veterans of Fayette County legal proceedings. We know the Court, the Judge, the Prosecutor, and the Police. We even have the solicitors’ cell phone numbers. We study the very same DUI training manuals used by Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and use this knowledge to construct a winning DUI defense. Fayette County State Court Information.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations provide the DUI investigation protocol used by police officers all over the State of Georgia. These manuals are the foundation of your DUI defense. We have carefully studied these DUI training manuals and used them time and time again to show a judge or jury that DUI detection procedures are inconsistent, unreliable, and misused by police. We expose these inherent flaws in DUI detection procedure in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Dedicated Fayette County DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Interests – 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 of one hundred DUI Jury Trials. We have won countless DUI jury trials in Fayette County. Unlike other 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 Trial. You will be surprised how many so-called “experts” cannot give you a straight answer.
A DUI CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE, EVEN AN EXPERT WITNESS
On our DUI Hall of Fame page we chronicle the DUI arrests of celebrities and other notable people in order to show that a DUI can happen to anyone and that you can still be successful with a DUI arrest or conviction on your record. Following this story, we may have to create a page chronicling DUI arrests of people who should have known better.
Hiring a Fayette County DUI Attorney
For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential
We do not hesitate to give our clients our office numbers, cell phone numbers, and email address. We are very open about our case work and will explain the intricacies of your DUI defense after we evaluate the police report and video of the arrest. We value transparency. 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 anxious about your Fayette County DUI arrest. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI clients throughout the State of Georgia. Our goal is that at the end of your case that you will feel comfortable 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 value your time. We will take care of your DUI case so you can have your life back. Our first consultation is always free and we will send an ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee. ALS hearing request letters must be sent within ten business days of the arrest. So, If you would like us to send a ALS DUI letter please contact us soon after your arrest.
We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including, but not limited to, those with or without breath and 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 and DUI fatalities, DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, felony, and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is not set of circumstances that our Fayette County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI defense system is a highly refined, time-tested formula for beating DUI charges. We never miss critical facts and seize even the most difficult DUI acquittals.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Fayette County DUI
A Fayette County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and Lengthy License Suspensions:
Under Georgia law, for a first 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 community service, be subject drug and alcohol testing for one year, and serve 12 months of reporting probation. On top of all that, your license can be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not go to court without an experienced Fayette County DUI Attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Fayette 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.
Fayette County State Court Information
DUI cases and other misdemeanors are tried in the State Court of Fayette County. Jury trials in Fayette County State Court are composed of 6 jurors and not 12 jurors as seen on TV or in felony trials for such crimes as murder. The State Court of Fayette County only has jurisdiction to hear misdemeanor crimes which have a maximum jail sentence of 12 months and a $5000 fine.
The State Court of Fayette County is located atState Court of Fayette County
1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Judge, State Court of Fayette County
The Honorable Jason B. Thompson
Solicitor of Fayette County
Chief DUI Prosecutor