Floyd County DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Floyd County DUI
Arrested for DUI in Floyd County, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI attorney familiar with the Floyd County Justice System? With 20 years of experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Floyd County DUI attorneys. We’ve studied the Floyd County Police DUI investigation manuals–the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations–and we use them to build your DUI defense. We know these DUI training manuals inside-out and we use our knowledge to show how they are unreliable, misused by police, and based on junk science. We expose the flaws inherent in Georgia DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information regarding a strong Georges DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Determined and Hardworking Floyd County DUI Lawyers committed to Fight for You in Court – the Winning DUI Representation You Deserve:
We have handled thousands of DUI cases, had hundreds of DUI arrests reduced to non-DUI traffic offenses like reckless driving prior to trial, and tried over of one hundred DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many Georgia DUI firms, we have valuable Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience, which is very important when defending a DUI charge. Ask other lawyers when was the last time they heard a jury say the words “Not Guilty” in a DUI Case. You will be surprised at how many so-called “expert DUI lawyers” cannot give you a straight answer.
GEORGIA DUI LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
There are Two Different Courts, Two Separate Suspensions, and the Ten-Day Letter. After a Georgia DUI arrest, if your breath or blood alcohol registers over .08 within three hours of driving, or you refuse a state administered chemical test of your blood, breath or urine, Georgia DUI law requires that you be issued a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Form 1205 as well at a Criminal Court summons or a Uniform Traffic Citation for DUI.
Hiring a Floyd County DUI Attorney
For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential
We do not hesitate to give you our office, 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’re anxious about your Floyd County DUI charge. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients everyday throughout the State of Georgia and always show our clients the care and attention they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel comfortable recommending us to your closest friends and family. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.
We will take care your DUI case so you can relax and get back to your work, family, and friends. Our initial consultation is always free and we will send a ten-day ALS DUI license hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the State Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee.
We have handled all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and blood test results, refusals of both blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with and without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents and DUI fatalities. DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Floyd County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is and extremely refined and time-tested process that leaves no stone unturned and had the potential to achieve even the most elusive DUI victories.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Floyd County DUI
A Floyd County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and License Suspensions
Even for a 1st DUI you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 40% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, 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 can be suspended anywhere from 120 days to 5 years. Do not try to handle your DUI without an experienced Floyd County DUI attorney.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Floyd County 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.
Floyd County Court Information
Rome, Georgia is the County seat of Floyd County. The Floyd County Superior Court and Floyd County Probate Court are located at the Floyd County Courthouse:
Three Government Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
The Clerk of the Superior Court:
Barbara H. Penson.
The Superior Court Judges are:
Walter J. Matthew, Chief Judge
Tambra P. Colston
J. Bryant Durham, Jr.
John E. Niedrach
The Probate Court Judge:
The District Attorney is Leigh Patterson. The District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys represent the State and prosecute all DUIs and other crimes.