Lake City DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Lake City DUI
Visiting friends at Clayton State University and you have a couple of beers and you are pulled over for speeding. Driving home from shopping, dinner, and drinks around Southlake Mall and you run into a police roadblock….
Now you are facing a DUI arrest in Lake City, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI art lawyer who knows his way around the Lake City Municipal Court? With 20 years of experience fighting Georgia DUI charges, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Lake City DUI Attorneys. We’ve had an office in the area for over fifteen years and we know the Municipal Court inside-out. We know the Judges, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and most importantly they know we’re determined to defend our clients’ rights tooth and nail. Municipal Court Information.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by Lake City Police and Police agencies all over the State of Georgia. We use these manuals, the very manuals Lake City Police Department (LCPD) 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 they do and we use our knowledge to show judges or juries that 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 Lake City DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight For Your Interests – Aggressive DUI Representation You Deserve.
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 trial. 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.
DUI DEFENSE – DO I HAVE A CASE? OF COURSE!
Every Georgia DUI Case Has Potential. To truly evaluate your case, a competent DUI lawyer will need to look over the police reports, incident reports, video tape of the arrest, and 911 dispatch tapes, and at least attempt to speak with the police involved, although they are not required to talk prior to taking the witness stand. Here are a few examples of how we’ve built strong DUI defenses in the past:
Hiring a Lake City DUI Attorney
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 Lake City DUI lawyers haven’t seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone unturned and has the potential to win any type of drunk driving case.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Lake City DUI
A Lake City 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 of 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.
Lake City Municipal Court Information
Not all criminal cases are handled in the Lake City Municipal Court (LCMC). The LCMC handles routine traffic tickets, serious traffic offenses like DUI, Reckless Driving and Aggressive Driving, Marijuana Possession less than one ounce, shoplifting, and local ordinance violations. The LCMC does not handle Jury trial requests or felony criminal violations.
The Lake City Municipal Court is located at:
5455 JONESBORO RD
Lake City, GA 30260
Phone: (770) 471-4282
The Judge of the Lake City Municipal Court is C. Keith Wood. The Prosecutor is Jerry Patrick. The Prosecutor is the attorney that represents the City in the prosecution of crimes. The Court Clerk is Vu Van. The Clerk is the person you call to reset court appearances and about court filings.