Houston County DUI Information
What to know if you've been charged with a Houston County DUI
Arrested for DUI in Houston County, GA? Need a Houston County DUI attorney familiar with the Houston County State Court? With over 40 years of experience in defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Houston County DUI Attorneys. We have real jury trial experience, real former prosecutors, former public defenders, and former judicial staff attorneys. We know the system from every side. We are an Atlanta law firm but because of our expertise in DUI cases, we are hired by people arrested for DUI in Houston County for our expertise and reputation. We have police DUI training manuals that give us the information we need to win your case. We have an Intoxilyzer Breath testing device in our office. The same device was used for DUI prosecutions in the State of Georgia from 1993 to 2014. We understand DUI breath testing science. We have more training and knowledge in DUI testing than most police. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training manuals in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by police departments all over Georgia. Because of our intimate knowledge and access to these training manuals we evaluate and build your DUI defense from the inside out. We know the procedures outlined in these manuals better than the police and even the prosecutors, and we use our knowledge to establish how the DUI evaluations are unreliable, misunderstood, and misused by police. We expose the flaws in DUI investigations and expose DUI junk science to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.
Dedicated Houston County DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight For Your Rights – 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 to Not Guilty verdicts across Georgia. Unlike many DUI firms, 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 Case. You would be surprised at how many so-called “DUI experts” cannot give you a straight answer.
TEN DUI SECRETS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1. Refusing a Blood or Breath Test is Not an Admission of Guilt: Georgia law only provides for a presumption of the presence of a prohibited substance in your system if you refuse to take a State-Administered Blood or Breath test in a DUI case.
2. If You Refuse the Test You Will NOT Definitely Lose Your License for One Year: …
Hiring a Houston County DUI Attorney
Client Communication is Essential For Out Firm – We Work for Positive Reviews and Referrals, Never a Quick Buck
We do 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. We understand you are nervous about your Houston County DUI arrest. We represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients every single day throughout the State of Georgia and always show our clients the care and compassion they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of your case that you feel comfortable recommending us to friends and relatives. Customer Service is job 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 we will send your license letter for free as long as you pay the Georgia Department of Driver Services the $150.00 filing fee and contact us within ten business days of your arrest.
We handle all 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, fatalities, drugs, Fleeing and Eluding the police, marijuana possession, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, there is no set of facts our Houston County DUI attorneys have not seen at least once. Through our 40 years of combined experience, we have developed a DUI case procedure that leaves no stone unturned and can achieve even the most difficult DUI victories.
How to Hire a Lawyer for a Houston County DUI
A Houston County DUI is Serious and Can Result in Jail Time, Fines and License Suspensions – DO NOT Opt to Represent Yourself
Under Georgia law, you can be fined up to $1000.00 with up to 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 Houston County DUI Specialist.
Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Houston 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 20 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.
A Houston County DUI lawyer is standing by. Do not enter a plea in Houston County State Court without calling us first. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at [email protected] for a FREE CONSULTATION.