Stockbridge DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Stockbridge DUI
Arrested for DUI in Stockbridge, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI attorney familiar with the Stockbridge Municipal Court and Henry County Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Stockbridge DUI Attorneys. We know ins and outs of the Stockbridge 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 clients’ rights. Stockbridge Municipal Court Information. Unlike most law firms, we let our courtroom results and clients do our talking for us. Click here to read about our courtroom victories and see a sample of our 5 star client reviews. For more information on a strong DUI defense, visit our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Dedicated Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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.
PULLED OVER AND SUSPECTED OF DUI?
If it’s the First Time or Next Time, it’s Always Good to be Prepared. Even if you’re not technically DUI, if there is an odor of alcohol on your breath you are likely to be arrested and taken to jail. If the police cannot arrest you for DUI per se (blowing over 0.08), they’ll most likely arrest you for DUI less safe: blowing under the legal limit, but being “less safe” to drive because of the presence of alcohol or drugs.
Hiring a Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge DUI
An Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge DUI attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Stockbridge 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.
Stockbridge Municipal Court Information
If you were arrested for DUI in Stockbridge, your maybe arrested by either the Henry County Police Department or the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. The City of Stockbridge does not have its own police department–it was disbanded by Governor Lester Maddox. Initially, it was policed by the Georgia State Patrol, but the City of Stockbridge came to contract with the Henry County Police Department
DUI Arrests made in Stockbridge can be filed in the Henry County State Court or the Municipal Court of Stockbridge. There are no DUI jury trials in the Municipal Court. All requests for Stockbridge DUI jury trials have to be bound over to the Henry County State Court.
Probation is handled by ZSI Probation Service which may be reached at (770) 504-0340.
PAYMENT OF FINES: The court accepts cash, money orders, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX credit cards and debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo and payment online at https://stockbridgega.governmentwindow.com/ticket.html DUI cases can not be paid in advance and generally representation by a qualified DUI attorney is strongly recommended. DUI fines can be paid on probation.
Personal Checks are not accepted. Money orders may be made out to City of Stockbridge and mailed to be received prior to the court date, to:
Copies of accident or incident reports may be obtained from the Henry County Police Department 770-954-2900.
4602 North Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281-3651
Judge – Matthew McCord
Solicitor – Julie Kert
Clerk of Court – Genea Stanley