McDonough DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a McDonough DUI
You just finished a pleasant dinner and a nice bottle of wine with your significant other at Seasons Bistro and you see blue lights in your rearview mirror. Taking your motorcycle out for an evening cruise, a pitcher of beer, and some pool at Motorheads, and you catch a yellow light on the way home….
Now you are arrested for DUI in McDonough, Georgia. Need an accomplished, professional DUI lawyer familiar with the Municipal Court? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal McDonough DUI Attorneys. We know ins and outs of the Henry County Georgia Justice System. We know the Courts, the Judge, the Prosecutor, and the Police, and they know we are able and willing to fight for each and every one of our client's rights.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by Police agencies all over the United States. These manuals are central to how we will evaluate your DUI defense and create a strategy to win your case. We have thoroughly studied these manuals and 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 McDonough DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Interests – 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 one hundred DUI Jury Trials. Unlike other McDonough DUI lawyers, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience, which is rarer than you might realize. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say the words “Not Guilty” in a DUI Trial. You will be surprised how many so-called “expert DUI lawyers” cannot give you a straight answer.
GEORGE C. CREAL JR. P.C. – RECENT SUCCESSES
Think your case is hopeless? Don’t worry, it’s not. George C. Creal Jr. P.C. has got your back! From falling asleep at the wheel to getting in an accident with a police officer, we’ve seen just about every set of circumstances surrounding a DUI arrest. Our case procedure is simple: we fight tooth and nail for you, your needs, and your rights in order to get the absolute best result whatever the situation. Sometimes we will win over 10 DUI jury trials in a row or go more than a year before we get a guilty verdict in a DUI case. We can’t win them all but we do win a lot of them. Still, think your case is hopeless? Remember, with a quality lawyer like George C. Creal Jr., virtually every DUI yields opportunities for a strong, persuasive defense.
Hiring a McDonough 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. 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 McDonough DUI arrest, but with our firm, you can relax. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients every single day throughout the State of Georgia and always ensure that our clients receive the care and respect they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident recommending us to your closest friends and relatives. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.
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. We will take care of your DUI case so you can get back to what matters in life: work, friends, and family. Our first consultation is always free and we will send an ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee. In order to request a hearing, these letters must be sent within ten business days of your arrest, so please contact us quickly if you would like us to send a letter.
We handle all Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of 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 police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our McDonough DUI attorneys haven’t seen at least once. Our DUI defense procedure is highly refined and has proven over time to be a formula for success. We do not miss critical facts and seize even the most difficult DUI acquittals.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a McDonough DUI
An McDonough DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and Lengthy License Suspensions – DO NOT Try 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, 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 a seasoned DUI lawyer.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your McDonough 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.
McDonough Municipal Court Information
DUI arrests are summoned to Court in Municipal Court. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic cases, DUI arrest, and misdemeanor marijuana arrest. Felonies, non-traffic, and non-marijuana misdemeanors have to be handled in Henry County State or Superior Court.
The Court address is:
369 Macon Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-954-2872 and 770-898-9575.
The Municipal Court Staff:
Judge – Gregory Futch
Solicitor or City Prosecutor – Pam Bettis
Court Clerk – Iris Sullivan
Court Hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Court accepts cash, money orders, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card for the payment of court fines and fees. Personal checks are not accepted. DUI offenders may pay fines and fees over probation.