Riverdale DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Riverdale DUI
Arrested for DUI in Riverdale, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI attorney familiar with the Riverdale Municipal Court and Clayton County Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Riverdale DUI Attorneys. We know ins and outs of the Riverdale and Clayton County Justice Systems. We know the Courts, the Judges, the Prosecutors, and the Police, and they know we are able and willing to fight for each and every one of our clients’ rights. Riverdale Municipal Court Information.
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 Riverdale 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 of one hundred DUI Jury Trials. Unlike other Riverdale DUI lawyers, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. 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.
Hiring a Riverdale DUI Attorney
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Why are There Separate Charges on My Ticket? DUI stands for driving under the influence, and in Georgia there are six different kinds of DUI. Three involve driving under the influence of drugs, one involves inhalants, and the last two, which are the most common types of DUI we encounter in Georgia, are alcohol related. There are two types of alcohol related DUI charges: “per se” and “less safe.”
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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 Riverdale 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 Riverdale DUI
An Riverdale 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 an experienced Riverdale DUI attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Riverdale 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.
Riverdale Municipal Court Information
The Riverdale Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It does not have the jurisdiction to handle Jury Trials. Jury Trials must be bound over to the State Court of Clayton County. Felony offenses in Riverdale are sent to the Clayton County Superior Court. The Riverdale Municipal Court can handle only pleas and bench trials or trials of guilty or innocence before a judge without a jury. The Riverdale Municipal Court can also only hear certain types of misdemeanors such as traffic offenses, serious traffic offenses such DUI and Reckless Driving, Shoplifting, Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce. The Riverdale Municipal Court also handles municipal ordinance violations. The Riverdale Municipal Court is located at
The Forest Park Municipal Court is located at:
7200 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274.
The Judges that preside over the Municipal Court are:
Chief Judge Ronald Freeman
The City Solicitor is Jerry Patrick.