If you think it is expensive to hire a professional to handle your Georgia DUI case, just wait until you wager your future with a “plea” lawyer or an amateur.
We are more than expert DUI lawyers. We solve DUI problems.
George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers are the best DUI lawyers in Metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. We get results.We are a law firm representing people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). Our firm has advised thousands of DUI clients primarily in Metro Atlanta and its surrounding counties. We know the Court system from the inside out. We know the Judges, the Prosecutors, the Police, and they know we fight for every inch of our clients’ rights. We have been in the Courtroom defending DUI charges for a combined total of 47 years. A DUI arrest can be overwhelming, but we handle DUI charges everyday and know what it takes to win.
To check out some of our phenomenal DUI success stories, go to our client review page where you can read client review from customer satisfaction forms submitted by people we have represented just like you and find links to sites like Facebook, Yelp, Avvo and Google where clients have posted 5 star reviews online.While other DUI lawyers call you clients, we call you friends. Our philosophy for customer service is guided by the Golden Rule: we endeavor to treat you like we would want to be treated if we were arrested for a DUI.
Think your case is hopeless? Don’t worry, it’s not. George C. Creal Jr. P.C. has got your back! From falling asleep at the wheel to getting in an accident with a police officer, we’ve seen just about every set of circumstances surrounding a DUI arrest. Our case procedure is simple: we fight tooth and nail for you, your needs, and your rights in order to get the absolute best result whatever the situation. Sometimes we will win over 10 DUI jury trials in a row or go more than a year before we get a guilty verdict in a DUI case. We can’t win them all but we do win a lot of them. Still think your case is hopeless? Remember, with a quality lawyer like George C. Creal Jr., virtually every DUI yields opportunities for a strong, persuasive defense. Check out our Recent Successes page to see for yourself.
We Treat our DUI Clients Like Family: We Give You Our Email, Office, and Cell Phone Numbers So We’re Always Available:
You can call or email us 24/7 with questions and concerns regarding your DUI case. We know you may be anxious, but we’re always willing to take cases to trial and win! Many lawyers are quick to take your money and even quicker to plea you to a DUI. While we cannot win every case, we fight tooth and nail make sure you get the best result possible under Georgia law. We will go to court again and again to get the result you deserve. We have taken hundreds of cases to trial and thousands of cases dismissed or reduced from DUI to reckless driving. If necessary, we provide the resources our clients need to recover from alcohol dependence and minimize jail time if the evidence is overwhelming. Our goal is simply to help our clients, win their trust, and have them feel comfortable referring us to family and friends in need of legal expertise.
More Efficient and Effective Than Our Competitors, We Use Google Powered Legal Research, Case Law Alerts, and Email Court Date Reminders to Optimize Your DUI Defense. We Leverage the Power of the Cloud to Help Win Your DUI Case
Good DUI lawyers are not cheap and cheap lawyers will cost you more money than you realize! A good DUI defense takes time. Ask any lawyer you interview what’s the average amount of time they spend on a DUI case. Divide that number by their fee and see what they charge an hour. Court appointed attorneys can earn between $85 and $125 per hour in State and Federal cases. So why would a private attorney charge less than that? Answer: they won’t.
Beware of unethical DUI lawyers that guarantee results with unreasonably low fees. They will take your money then tell you your case is hopeless at your first court appearance. These unethical lawyers will often try to convince you to plead guilty before they have even seen the police report and video. They will tell you that if you fight your DUI, you will go to jail for long periods of time, and, after scaring you into submission, will plead you guilty at the first opportunity.
Call, visit or email:George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Unit 190Atlanta, Georgia30312, Phone: (404) 333-0706, Map of our Downtown Officeor email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation! Our offices are conveniently located across the Metro Area or we can meet at a location near your home, chat online, on the phone, or via email – whatever works best for you. We are flexible and would love to help with your DUI case.
In the wake of the Obamacare Supreme Court decision, the leverage given to the federal government to dictate state policy through funding may be weakened. Currently, the federal government uses the prospect of funding to influence state law. For instance, it’s up to a state legislature to decide the legal drinking age, driving age, and legal BAC limit for DUI, but to receive federal funding for certain initiatives there’s an understanding that the states must follow the federal government’s lead. more.
DUI in Georgia: Tough New Laws
The toughest DUI laws in Georgia history went into effect on July 1, 2009. These laws require jail time for all DUI convictions, increased look back for mandatory sentencing from five years to 10 years, felony treatment for a fourth DUI in ten years, license suspensions, twelve months of reporting probation, and extensive community service. Some DUI offenders will have all of their license plates confiscated and be required to perform 30 days or 240 hours of community service!
44 Ways That We Have Beaten a Georgia DUI Arrest!
For your Georgia DUI you will face two courts: a criminal court and a driver’s license court. Further, if you do not request a hearing within ten business days of your arrest and mail in a $150 filing fee to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, thirty days after your arrest your license will be suspended in some cases for as much as five years, usually before you even go to court for your DUI.
Georgia has some of toughest DUI laws in the country. Many Georgia citizen jurors believe in the infallibility of government and are blind to the culture of incompetence that pervades many state and local governments and law enforcement agencies. We seek to educate the public six jurors at a time and expose government inefficiencies, injustices, and the junk science used to incarcerate innocent citizens. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere.”
Georgia’s Tough New DUI penalties make legal representation essential. If you do not contact us, please contact another DUI lawyer. Do not go to court unrepresented. If you can’t afford to miss work for a year, you can’t affordNOT to hire an experienced Georgia DUI attorney.
We take all major credit cards, Paypal, Google Checkout and have payment plans for qualified applicants. We are an established law firm that is here to help you. We will never plead your case guilty unless you tell us you don’t want to go to trial. Call us at (404) 333-0706 for a free consultation, email or fax us a copy of your tickets or police report at (770) 961-5544, or scan and email them to email@example.com.
Closing Argument Quotable
“I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine, 1789. ME 7:408, Papers 15:269
‘” The purpose of a jury is to guard against the exercise of arbitrary power–to make available the common sense judgement of the community as a hedge against the overzealous or mistaken prosecutor and in preference to the professional or perhaps over conditioned or biased response of a judge.” Justice Bryon White, Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 US 522, 530 (1975).
Fantastically knowledgable and friendly! George Creal is the only attorney that I have had, but if I need another, I hope they’re as good. I felt confident with George handing my case. We ended at a motion hearing in Cobb and we were offered a reduced charge which we gladly took. Rating:★★★★★ 5/5 stars
What is the average cost of a DUI lawyer?
The average cost for a DUI lawyer of sufficient training and experience to successfully defend your DUI is about $5000.00. DUI lawyers can range from $2500.00 to $10,000.00 based on reputation and depending on the level of skill and expertise. At the lower end of the price spectrum, you will find “plea lawyers” who charge low fees for quick pleas. They won’t invest time and energy on your case but simply go to court and get you to plea to the first offer. Some even charge extra to review the evidence in your case! Hiring a “cheap” lawyer can be one of most expensive mistakes a person can make.
Who is the Best DUI attorney?
The term “Best” is a vague and ambiguous word at best. Many lawyers call themselves the best when they are in fact the worst. First, “Google” and “Yelp” reviews are great indicators of which lawyer do the best job for their clients. Second, the best DUI lawyers know the law inside and out and are on the cutting edge of legal developments in the DUI field in Georgia. George Creal not only knows the law inside out, he makes new law. George has been to the Supreme Court twice. Another measure of the best DUI lawyer is how many DUI cases that lawyer has taken to verdict. George and his team have taken hundreds of DUI cases to a jury verdict. If a lawyer claims to be the best but is not taking DUI cases to trial, then he or she is not the best but the worst DUI lawyer you can hire.
Do you need a lawyer for a first time DUI?
Yes, would you play poker without knowing the rules? If you would, you will certainly be giving your money away. Abraham Lincoln said it best when he said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” There are many areas that a lawyer can help a first time DUI arrest. First, if you are going to fight a DUI, the first DUI is the one you want to fight because if you lose there is less exposure for mandatory minimum punishments. Second, any DUI can be challenged. Illegal stops, improperly executed field sobriety evaluations, mis-read rights and other constitutional violations can get a case dismissed or result in a not guilty verdict are common. Third, a lawyer can help to mitigate or minimize potential punishment if you decide to plead guilty to DUI. You should never go to court when jail time is a possibility without a lawyer.
Can you get a DUI Dropped?
Many times our DUI lawyers can find legal issues with the stop, field sobriety test, or the blood or breath test that can result in a DUI being reduced to a reckless driving or other lesser included traffic offense either in Municipal Court or State Court
George C. Creal, Jr. is a trial lawyer with 18 years of courtroom experience. He is one of only 6 Metro DUI lawyers with both an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale.com and a 10.0/10.0 Superb rating on Avvo.com. With over 100 not guilty jury verdicts under his belt, George knows how to convince a jury that the State has not proven his client guilty of DUI beyond a reasonable doubt. George Creal Attorney Profile
Eric Bernstein, with over 10 years of courtroom experience representing clients in matters ranging from DUI traffic crimes to murder as a Criminal Defense Attorney, is a top rated Attorney. Currently specializing in DUI defense, he also handles major and minor drug offenses, probation, and felony cases. His unparalleled dedication to those whom he represents is demonstrated by the positive reviews and comments received from former clients. Eric is known as the "Burner" by police and prosecutors for his take no prisoners, scorched earth style in the Courtroom. As an attorney who refuses to be pushed around, Eric Bernstein will stand up and fight for you in a court of law.
As his name suggests, there is no Justice without Justin. Justin Goodman has over nine years experience in the courtroom as a criminal prosecutor. He has handled a wide range of misdemeanor criminal offenses including DUI, traffic, vehicular homicide, and domestic violence in his six years as an Assistant Solicitor General. He also spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts where he litigated misdemeanor and felony offenses in one of the nation's most highly respected District Attorney's offices. He has handled thousand of criminal matters and tried over 50 jury trials. Justin's uncommon insight into the prosecution of crimes in Georgia sets him apart from other lawyers. He knows how to get straight to the weaknesses in the State's case. Justin wins cases where others fear to tread.