Forest Park DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Forest Park DUI
Got a DUI in Forest Park, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional Forest Park DUI attorney familiar with Forest Park legal proceedings? With 20 years of experience fighting DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Forest Park DUI Attorneys. We know the Municipal Court of Forest Park like the back of our hand. We know the Judge, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and more importantly, they know us and our unrelenting determination to fight for our clients’ rights. We have the DUI investigation training manuals used by Forest Park Police that gives us the insider information to win your case. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by Police agencies all over the State of Georgia. We’ve studied these DUI training manuals inside-out and use them to show a judge and/or jury how DUI evaluations are unreliable and misused by police. We expose the flaws inherent to DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence! For more information on a strong Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Dedicated Forest Park DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight For Your Rights – 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. Unlike many other Georgia 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. If a so-called “expert DUI lawyer” cannot give you a straight answer, he/she is not worth your time.
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Why are There Separate Charges on My Ticket? DUI stands for driving under the influence, and in Georgia there are six different kinds of DUI. Three involve driving under the influence of drugs, one involves inhalants, and the last two, which are the most common types of DUI we encounter in Georgia, are alcohol related. There are two types of alcohol related DUI charges: “per se” and “less safe.”
Hiring a Forest Park 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. After viewing the police report and video of your arrest, we will gladly explain the intricacies and finer points of your DUI defense. If you call, text or email us about your case, we contact you as soon as possible and never in more than 24 hours. We understand you may be anxious about your Forest Park DUI arrest. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients every single day throughout the State of Georgia, and always take care to show give them the compassion and respect they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident in recommending us to friends and relatives. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.
You can meet us in person at one of our offices or we can start your case over the phone or internet. We know you are busy and we value your time. We will take care of your DUI so you can begin to focus on what matters in life: work, family, and friends. Our first consultation is always free and we will send a ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee. These letters must be sent within ten business of your arrest so please contact us quickly if you’d like us to send a letter.
We handle all manner of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath or urine, 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 circumstances our Forest Park DUI Attorneys haven’t seen at least once. Our DUI defense procedure is a highly refined, time-tested formula for winning DUI cases. We never miss critical facts and seize even the most difficult DUI acquittals.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Forest Park DUI
A Forest Park DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and License Suspensions – DO NOT OPT to Represent Yourself:
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 for a first DUI, do 40 hours community service, be subject 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 Forest Park DUI attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Forest Park 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.
Forest Park Municipal Court Information
Forest Park Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It can not handle felony offenses or jury trials. Forest Park Municipal Court handles traffic tickets, serious traffic offenses like DUI, Aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving, Marijuana possession less than one ounce, shoplifing and city ordinance violations. Appeals must be made by Certiorari to the Superior Court of Clayton County where are factual findings by the Municipal Court Judge are accepted and cases are only reversed on clear legal error. Certiorari is a type of legal writ seeking judicial review.
Ronald Freeman is the Chief Judge at the Forest Park Municipal Court. Jerry Patrick is the City Solicitor–the attorney who prosecutes criminal offense for the city.
The Forest Park Municipal Court is located at:
320 CASH MEMORIAL BLVD
FOREST PARK, GA 30297
Court Phone: 404-946-1950