Jonesboro DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Jonesboro DUI
Got a DUI in Jonesboro, GA? Need an accomplished, professional Jonesboro DUI Attorney that knows the ins and outs of the Jonesboro Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Jonesboro DUI Attorneys. We know the Municipal Court, the Judge, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and more importantly, they know we’re determined to fight tooth and nail to defend our clients’ rights.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by police departments all over the State of Georgia. These manuals are the foundation of your DUI defense. We know the procedures outlined in these manuals better than police and we use our knowledge to establish how DUI evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate, and abused by police. We expose the flaws inherent to Georgia DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Dedicated Jonesboro DUI Lawyers Determined to Find Reasonable Doubt – Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve
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. Unlike many Jonesboro 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 will 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.
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 Jonesboro 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, fatalities drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. There is no set of facts our experienced Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro DUI
A Jonesborp 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 40% 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 Jonesboro DUI Attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Jonesboro 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.
Jonesboro State Court Information
After a DUI arrest in the City of Jonesboro, Georgia, your first court appearance will be scheduled in the City of Jonesboro Municipal Court. The Jonesboro Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. No jury trials are held at the Municipal Court and any demands for jury trials must be bound over to the Clayton County State Court. The Jonesboro Municipal Court can only hear certain limited crimes including traffic offenses, shoplifting, DUI, misdemeanor marijuana possession of less than one ounce, and city ordinance violations.
Court convenes on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. The Court schedule can be obtained from the Court Clerk at (770) 478-7407. Probation is located downstairs at the Jonesboro Municipal Court Building. Probationers may report on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
170 South Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
The Court Staff
Judge: Ronald J. Freeman, Sr.
Prosecutor: Jerry Patrick