Forsyth County DUI Information

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

Having a night of fun at Stars and Strikes with a little bowling and a couple of pitchers of beer with friends and now you got a DUI. Celebrating Octoberfest at Gasthaus German Restaurant and Beer Garden and next thing you know, there are blue lights in your rearview mirror.  Taking in a play at the Cumming Playhouse and a romantic dinner with wine at Tam’s Backstage Fine Dining and on the way home you’re distracted flirting with your date and you end up spending the night at the County Jail.

Now you have a DUI charge, and you would be wise to hire an experienced, successful DUI attorney who knows his way around the State Court? With over 20 years of experience fighting Georgia DUI charges, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers are the Real Deal Forsyth County DUI Attorneys. We’ve have been practicing in the area since the early 1990’s and we know the State Court intimately. We know the Judges, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and most importantly they know we’re determined to fight for our clients not matter have hard the work or how long it takes.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by the County Sheriff’s Department, Cumming Police Department and Police agencies all over the State of Georgia. We use these manuals, the very manuals the Sheriff’s Department and Cumming Police Department uses for DUI detection training, to build your legal defense. We have studied these DUI training manuals front to back. We understand the Police DUI training better than the Police and we use our mastery of this information to explain to judges or juries that DUI evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate and abused by police. We expose the flaws inherent to DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Guide.

Deteremined Forsyth County DUI Lawyers Dedicated to Fighting For Your Rights – Aggressive DUI Defense.

We have handled thousands of DUI cases and had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to reckless driving and other non-DUI traffic offenses. We have won and/or tried countless DUI cases whether through bench or jury trials. Unlike many DUI firms, we have real Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience and case records to prove it. We will not hesitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers. If you call, text or email us about your case, we contact you as soon as possible and never in more than 24 hours. Whether the case calls for trial, no trial, rehabilitation or minimized punishment, we always, always, keep your interests in mind. We understand you are nervous about your DUI arrest. We will take care of your DUI case so you can focus on what matters in life. For our firm, Customer Service is priority one. Call, email us, or start a free case evaluation 24 Hours a Day/ 7 days a week.

Hiring a Forsyth County DUI Attorney

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential

We’ve handled all types of Georgia DUI cases including, but not limited to, those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine tests, with and without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations; even golf cart DUIs and marijuana arrests. We have handled DUI accidents and fatalities, DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, illegal drug searches, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our DUI lawyers haven’t seen. Our DUI case procedure is a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone unturned and has the potential to win any type of Georgia drunk driving case.

State v Osterloh – speaking in tongues not actual consent for a DUI blood test

State v. Osterloh, A17A1199, August 30, 2017. The Trial Court granted Christopher Osterloh’s motion to suppress the results of his State-Administered DUI blood test. ...
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Plemmons v. State – Making Plemonade out of Plemons

Plemmons v. State, A13A2452, February 18, 2014.  Glenn Plemmons was convicted by a jury in Forsyth County, Cumming, Georgia of DUI less safe and ...
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Johnson v. State – A13A0397 – Police video can be used against you but not the Police

JOHNSON, JR. v. THE STATE, A13A0397, Court of Appeals of Georgia, July 3, 2013. William Holland Johnson, Jr. was found guilty of DUI by ...
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ACREE V. STATE – A12A2057: When Video Evidence Isn’t Enough

Acree v. State (2013) - Georgia Court of Appeals On the night of April 19, 2008, an officer in Forsyth County pulled over William Garrett ...
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Forsyth County DUI: prior DUIs are admissible in a current DUI prosecution as similar transactions

Steele v. State, Forsyth County DUI, A10A0955, admissibility of prior DUI convictions (September 16, 2010). Perry Lee Steele was convicted of DUI by a Forsyth ...
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Field Tests and why you need to ask if the Officer will arrest you if you refuse: Bramlett v. State

M Bramlett appealed his conviction for DUI following a jury trial.  Bramlett asserts on appeal that his field sobriety tests, the one-leg stand, and ...
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How to Hire a Lawyer for a Forsyth County DUI

A DUI is Serious and May Include Serious Jail Time

Even for a 1st DUI, you can be fined up to $1000.00 plus up to 40% tacked on as court costs and can spend up to 12 months in jail, 40 hours community service, drug and alcohol testing for one year and 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.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your 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 are here to help. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at [email protected] to review your case.

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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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