Forsyth, GA, Monroe County DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Forsyth, GA, Monroe County DUI
Arrested for DUI in Monroe County, Georgia? Need an experienced, professional Monroe County DUI attorney? With over 40 years of experience combined experience litigating DUI arrests, George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers are the Real Deal Monroe County DUI Attorneys. Heading home after Bragg Jam, on the way to the beach and deciding to have a beer with lunch, or traveling to a music festival like Bonnaroo and getting pulled over for a move-over violation, we can help with DUI arrest, Drug Possession, or Drug Trafficking. We know the Monroe County Judicial System. We understand the Courts in Monroe County, and the Judges and Prosecutors in Monroe County know that we will fight for our client's rights to the fullest extent of the law. We use the very same DUI training manuals employed by police to lay the foundation to win your DUI case. Police officers all over the United States use the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations to train and prosecute DUI investigations. We use these manuals to evaluate your DUI defense and create the most viable and appropriate strategy to win your case. We have mastered these DUI training manuals and use them to expose the flaws and inconsistencies in DUI detection and establish your innocence. For more information, visit our Helpful GA DUI Page.
Deteremined Forsyth County DUI Lawyers Dedicated to Fighting For Your Rights – Aggressive DUI Defense.
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 trials. 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.
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Sick of the legal jargon, sales pitches, and getting the runaround? Want to know who you’re going to give your hard-earned money to for your DUI representation? The lawyer who’s supposed to take care of your DUI so you can keep your driver’s license, safeguard your job, and get back to your friends and family? At George C. Creal Jr. P.C. Trial Attorneys we believe that you deserve to know about our credentials, professional experience, social service, and community involvement.
Hiring a Forsyth, GA, Monroe County DUI Attorney
For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential
We do not hesitate to give you our office and cell phone numbers. 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 Monroe County DUI arrest. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia. Our goal is that at the end of your case you feel confident in recommending us to your closest friends and relatives. Customer Service is priority number one for our firm.
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 have your life back. Our initial consultation is always free and within 10 days of the arrest, we will send a DUI Administrative License Suspension (ALS) license hearing request letter with no charge for our time or even postage as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services $150.00 filing fee that the State requires.
We handle all types of Georgia DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of blood, breath or urine tests, and cases with or without Standardized Field Sobriety Evaluations. We have handled DUI accidents and DUI fatalities, DUI drugs, fleeing and eluding the police, marijuana possession, felony, and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Monroe County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Our DUI case procedure is proven to be a formula for success. Our process is methodical and exacting and has the potential to win even the most difficult DUI cases.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Forsyth, GA, Monroe County DUI
A Monroe County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines, and License Suspensions
Under Georgia law, for a first DUI, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with 100% tacked on as court costs, spend up to 12 months in jail, do 40 hours of community service, submit 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 DUI lawyer.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Monroe 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.
Monroe County Municipal Court Information
Monroe County Probate Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It handles only non-jury city ordinance violations, DUI, traffic, and marijuana possession of less than one ounce. The Monroe County Probate Court is located in the old Courthouse in Downtown Forsyth just north of Macon at:
Monroe County Probate Court
1 Courthouse Square
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-7036
The Probate Judge is Donna Robbins. Prosecutions in both Probate and Superior Court are handled by the District Attorney’s Office of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. The District Attorney is Jonathan Adams. Adams was elected in 2016 and took office in January of 2017. If a Jury Trial is required the case must be bound over to the Monroe County Superior Court. The Judge of the Monroe County Superior Court is the Honorable Thomas H. Wilson. Jury trials are typically held at the Old Courthouse on the square in Forsyth, Georgia. Most over court appearances are held at the Monroe County Justice Center located at:
145 L. Cary Bittnick Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-7057