The arresting officer pulled out behind our client and noticed him drifting in his lane. According to the police report, the client's wheels touched the center line multiple times. After the officer pulled him over and made contact, he claimed to notice the the smell alcohol. Reportedly, the client's eyes were watery and bloodshot. Client admitted to having had “a sip but not much more” of alcohol earlier. He consented to field sobriety tests, and performed poorly on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (eye test) and moderately well on the nine-step walk and turn. He blew a .116 on a preliminary hand-held breath test. He was arrested and consented to state-administered breath test, which returned a result of .089 BAC. The client was charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI per se, and DUI less safe. more
Client allegedly crossed over lanes and ran onto the curb, then proceeded to swerve back onto the roadway and straddle the center lane line. The client was pulled over and when the officer approached the vehicle he noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The officer notified a DUI Unit Officer to meet him for a possible DUI. The officer then had the client step out of the vehicle and asked him how much he had had to drink. The client initially responded that he didn't drink, but later said he drank one beer earlier in the evening. He consented to field sobriety tests. more
The police found our client asleep at the wheel with his vehicle stopped and running in the south end of Clayton County. After being roused, our client sat on his rear fender. Reportedly, when asked to approach the police car for field sobriety tests the client staggered back and forth violently enough for the officer to reach out and support him. The client was unable to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (eye test) and, according to police, had red and glassy eyes. The client was also unable to perform the walk and turn and one leg stand evaluations, so the police decided to do the finger to nose test. Allegedly, when the police explained the evaluation, our client started too soon, but was still unable to perform it correctly and was then arrested for DUI less safe. When read his implied consent rights, our client nodded yes, but refused to submit to a blood test after being transported to jail.more
Client was pulled over for failure to maintain lane on Old Alabama Road and Buice Road in Johns Creek in Fulton County. Officer reported that when he approached the window the client's eyes were bloodshot and that he could smell the odor of alcohol emanating from his person. The client stated that he had consumed a few beers with dinner and agreed to take voluntary field sobriety exams. He performed poorly on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (eye test), the walk and turn, and the one leg stand. The client blew into a preliminary hand-held breath test which showed positive for alcohol and was then arrested for failure to maintain lane and DUI. When read his implied consent rights, our client consented to a blood test. The officer specifically requested a breath test and took our client's request for a different test as a refusal.more
Client was asleep at the wheel on Jonesboro Road near I-285 East with the car in drive in the City of Atlanta, Fulton County. When the police approached his vehicle, our client was reportedly disoriented, had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. When prompted, the client said that he had had one beer around three hours ago. A strong odor of alcohol greeted the officer when our client stepped out of the vehicle. Our client informed the Officer that he diabetes and believed his blood sugar was low, but said that he was able to perform field sobriety tests. The cop had him state the alphabet starting at B and stopping at M. Our client began with B and ended with Z. The officer asked him to perform the test again and our client started at B and stopped at Q. The officer then had our client perform the walk and turn test, in which he was unable to step heel to toe and stumbled off the line multiple times. He was then arrested and refused any further testing.more
Client was pulled over on I-85 North in Coweta County after an anonymous report of erratic driving. According to police, our client was drifting in and out of her lane. Her tag lights were dysfunctional as well. When the officer approached the vehicle he detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the client's person. Reportedly, upon exiting the vehicle the client nearly fell over and had trouble following the officer's orders. The client failed or was unable to complete field sobriety tests. After being arrested, our client refused any further testing and was formally charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane, expired tag, improper tag-light, and reckless driving in Coweta County State Court.more
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
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