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Henry County DUI Information

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

Got a DUI in Henry County, Georgia? Need a Henry County DUI attorney that knows the ins and outs of Henry County legal proceedings? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Henry County DUI Attorneys. We have handle literally hundreds of DUI cases in Henry County. We are regularly asked to train Henry County Public Defenders on DUI Defense at their annual seminar. We’ve studied the DUI training manuals–the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in Field Sobriety Evaluations–used by police departments throughout the State of Georgia. These manuals are the foundation of your DUI defense. We understand DUI investigation procedures front to back and use this knowledge to establish how DUI evaluations are unreliable, misused, and in violation of your rights!


Dedicated Henry County DUI Lawyers Determined to Find Reasonable Doubt – Aggressive DUI Representation You Can Count on:

We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to reckless driving and/or other non-DUI traffic offenses, and have tried hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. We have had over 100 DUI clients found “Not Guilty” in DUI jury trials. Unlike many Henry County DUI lawyers, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. We never 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. We understand you are nervous about your DUI arrest. We will take care of your case so you can focus on what matters in life: work, family, and friends. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.



1. Refusing a Blood or Breath Test is Not an Admission of Guilt: Georgia law only provides for a presumption of the presence of a prohibited substance in your system if you refuse to take a State-Administered Blood or Breath test in a DUI case.
2. If You Refuse the Test You Will NOT Definitely Lose Your License for One Year: …

Hiring a Henry County DUI Attorney

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential

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. Our first consultation is always free and we will send an ALS hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee. We’ve handled all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath, or urine, cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents, vehicular homicides, fatalities drugs, fleeing, serious injury by DUI and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our Henry County DUI attorneys haven’t seen at least once before. Our DUI defense system is highly refined and is a time-tested formula for winning DUI cases. We do not miss critical facts and work for even the most difficult DUI acquittals. 

How to Hire a Lawyer for a Henry County DUI

A Henry County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Fines and Jail Time

Under Georgia law, 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 for a first DUI, do 40 hours of community service, be subject to drug and alcohol testing for one year and serve 12 months of reporting probation. Your license may be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not try to handle your DUI without an experienced Henry County DUI Attorney

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Henry 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 10-20 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.  

Henry County State Court Information. DUI charges are handled in the Henry County State Court located at 44 John Frank Ward Blvd
McDonough, GA 30253. Known as the “Rocket Docket” Henry County State Court DUI cases proceed very quickly and can be called in for a jury trial in as little as two or three months from arrest. Generally, the first court date you will have will be recorded on your DUI citation. This is known as an arraignment date. It is a formal charging in court where you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, are given a list of witnesses and a copy of the accusation or formal charges against you, a motion hearing date and a date for a jury trial calendar call (a date to let the Court know if you are ready to proceed with a jury trial or if you need more time for motions or to obtain discovery or evidence) or a bench trial (a trial before a judge without a jury) date.

A Henry County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call or email today, (404) 333-0706 or firm@georgialawyer.com, for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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Henry County DUI Court Information

1. Chief Judge Ben W. Studdard III

1 Judicial Center
Suite 310
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 288-7357
Fax: (770) 288-7686

Administrative Assistant: Cindi Owens
Email: cdowens@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7357

Law Clerk: Tomisha Stanford
Email: tstanford@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7360

Court Reporter: Nancy Seabolt
Email: nseabolt@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7361

2. Judge Pandora E. Palmer

1 Judicial Center
Suite 340
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 288-7367
Fax: (770) 288-7688

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Starr
Email: jstarr@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7367

Court Reporter: Kathy Powell
Email: kfpowell@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7372

Staff Attorney: Faatima Ally
Email: fally@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7371

3. Judge Ernest D. Blount

1 Judicial Center
Suite 330
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770)288-7377
Fax: (678) 272-2049

Administrative Assistant: Diane Rosser
Email: drosser@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7377

Court Reporter: Diane DuBois
Email: ddubois@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7380

Law Clerk: Sydny Jones
Email: sydnyjones@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-7379

4. Judge David B. Brown

1 Judicial Center
Suite 320
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 288-8463

Administrative Assistant: Kristi L. Wallace
Email: kgarrett@co.henry.ga.us

Law Clerk: Rita B. Lewis
Email: rlewis@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-8465

Court Reporter: Kim Hopkins
Email: khopkins@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: (770) 288-8466

5. Henry County State Court – Clerk of the Court:

Michele “Shelly”  B. Gardner
Email: sgardner@co.henry.ga.us

1 Judicial Center
Suite 120
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: (770) 288-7800
Fax: (770) 288-7801

6. Solicitor General Pame Bettis

Office email: hcsg@co.henry.ga.us

Chief Assistant Solicitor: Michelle Sewell
Email: mferguson@co.henry.ga.us

Chief Assistant Solicitor: Jeff Upchurch
Email: jupchurch@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Christopher Huslak
Email: cHuslak@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Caitlin McGillicuddy
Email: cMcGillicuddy@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: LaShonda Harris
Email: lharris@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Joseph Stone
Email: jstone2@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Je’Leah Wiggins
Email: jwiggins@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Adelle Peterson
Email: apeterson@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: ShaLanda Williams
Email: sjwilliams@co.henry.ga.us

Assistant Solicitor: Dustin Trautz
Email: dtrautz@co.henry.ga.us

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