Gwinnett DUI Lawyer

George C. Creal Jr., P.C.,

Gwinnett County DUI Lawyers | (404) 333-0706

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Arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County, Georgia? Need an accomplished, professional DUI attorney familiar with the Gwinnett County Justice System? With over 50 years of combined experience defending DUI arrests, George C. Creal Jr., P.C. are the Real Deal Gwinnett County DUI Attorneys. 

A Gwinnett County DUI arrest will trigger both proceedings in an administrative drivers license court and a criminal court starting at the Gwinnett County Recorders Court and can also be heard in the Gwinnett County State Court as well as one of many municipal Courts in Gwinnett County including Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwannee, Sugar Hill, Buford, Dacula, Lilburn, Snellville, Loganville and Norcross. You have only 30 calendar days to request a driver’s license hearing so you do not lose your driver’s license administratively before your are even convicted in criminal court. Criminal court carries deadlines as well such as filing motions before or within 10 days of arraignment that will otherwise be waived. Further, any competent DUI lawyer will obtain initial police incident reports, supplemental Police incident reports, accident reports, 911 tapes, police body camera video, police dash camera video, private surveillance video, and place the police under oath at a motions hearing or license hearing to obtain the full story before negotiating any plea deals or deciding to go to trial. You never know what a police officer will say until you put him or her under oath on the witness stand. Too much is at stake to take short cuts in defending a DUI arrest. We have the expertise not only to obtain this evidence but to cross-examine and bring light to weaknesses in the State’s case that can result in reductions in charges, punishment or sometimes even dismissal of all charges. Further, a DUI arrest with children under 14 can result in a DUI for each child and increased jail and license suspensions up to five years in some cases. Further, if this is a 4th 

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) training protocols in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Evaluations are used by police departments all over Georgia. We know the procedures outline in these manuals like the back of our hand, and we use our knowledge to show how sobriety evaluations are unreliable, inaccurate, and abused by police. We expose the flaws inherent in Georgia DUI investigations in order to prove your innocence. For more information on a strong Georgia DUI defense, check out our Helpful GA DUI Guide.

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Dedicated Gwinnett County DUI Lawyers Determined to Fight for Your Rights –  Aggressive Representation You Deserve:

Did you know that Gwinnett County makes more DUI arrests a week than all other Metro-Atlanta counties combined! 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 won and/or tried hundreds of DUI Jury Trials. Unlike many Georgia DUI law firms we have real Not Guilty Jury Trial Experience. Ask other DUI lawyers when was the last time they heard a Jury say “Not Guilty” in a DUI case. You would be surprised how many so-called “expert DUI lawyers” cannot give you a straight answer.


If it’s the First Time or Next Time, it’s Always Good to be Prepared. Even if you’re not technically DUI, if there is an odor of alcohol on your breath you are likely to be arrested and taken to jail. If the police cannot arrest you for DUI per se (blowing over 0.08), they’ll most likely arrest you for DUI less safe: blowing under the legal limit, but being “less safe” to drive because of the presence of alcohol or drugs. In the end, don’t panic and provide as little evidence as possible… more

For Our Firm, Client Communication is Essential:

We do not hesitate to give you our office numbers, 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 your anxiety about your Gwinnett County DUI charge. Every day we represent a diverse group of DUI and traffic clients throughout the State of Georgia and always show them the care and compassion that they deserve. Our goal is that at the end of our representation you feel confident recommending us to your closest friends and family members. For our firm, customer service is priority number one.

With One Click or Call We Can Begin Your Gwinnett County DUI Case: Online Case Evaluation or (404) 333-0706

We will take over your DUI case so you can have your life back. Our initial consultation is always free and we will send a ALS DUI license-hearing request letter for free as long as you pay the State Department of Driver Services’ $150.00 filing fee.

We handle all type of Gwinnett County DUI cases including those with or without breath and/or blood test results, refusals of 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, and felony and misdemeanor obstruction. Believe us, our Gwinnett County DUI attorneys have seen almost every possible DUI scenario at least once. Through our experience, we have honed our DUI case procedure down to a methodical and thorough process that leaves no stone un-turned and has the potential to win even the most vexing Gwinnett County drunk driving case.


A state trooper conducts the HGN field sobriety test on a volunteerIn the second paragraph of this article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about DUI refusals prompting warrants for blood, there is a telling quote from a Douglas Chief Deputy: “If we have someone refuse, and if we have enough probable cause, we contact a State Court judge and request a search warrant for that person’s blood.” How much probable cause is enough? more.

A Gwinnett 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 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 Gwinnett County DUI Attorney.

Advice as to who you decide to hire as your Gwinnett 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.  

A Gwinnett County DUI lawyer is standing by. Call TODAY (404) 333-0706 or email us at for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Gwinnett DUI Court Information:

DUI arrests in Gwinnett County are taken to the Gwinnett County Jail. All DUI arrests are generally sent to the Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court for trial, which are all non-jury trials. Typically, only DUI pleas are handled in Recorder’s Court, although some DUI cases can be reduced to non-DUI traffic violations like reckless driving in Recorder’s Court. If a jury trial is requested or motion to exclude evidence or dismiss the case is filed, then these matters are typically bound over to the State Court of Gwinnett County. For multiple DUI offenders facing harsh jail sentences, Gwinnett County DUI Court is an option, which provides a program of rehabilitation rather than jail time, It should be said that the DUI Court is a time-consuming, strenuous program that is definitely not for everyone. 

The Gwinnett County DUI Court was created in 2005 under a pilot program offered by the State and in cooperation with the State Court Bench, the Solicitor’s Office, the Defense Bar, Treatment Providers and probation offices. 

The Gwinnett County DUI Court program is a minimum of twelve (12) months and a maximum of twenty-four (24) months and consists of 3 phases: 

Phase I – Active treatment and early recovery, 

Phase II – Relapse prevention, and 

Phase III – Continuance of Care.  

The DUI Court program includes both vocational and educational components in conjunction with substance abuse treatment monitored by the DUI Court judge. If you would like to participate in the Gwinnett DUI Court Program: 

  • Speak with your attorney; 
  • Read the DUI Court Participant Handbook and DUI Court Contract and discuss any questions you might have with your attorney; 
  • If you are still interested, complete the Participant Application Form and the Defendant Waiver form; 
  • Finally, deliver the documents to the DUI Court Office: by mail, by fax, or in person.Gwinnett County Courthouse

By Mail

Gwinnett County Courthouse
Attn: Court Administration,
75 Langley Dr., , Lawrenceville, GA 30045

By Fax – (770) 822-8559. (A fax must be followed by delivery of the original documents.)

In Person – All documents may be hand delivered to the control desk on the 2nd floor of the Gwinnett County Courthouse.

Once your Gwinnett DUI Court application is received, an appointment will be set for you to be assessed by the DUI Court Staff. The Solicitors Office will review your case and your criminal history and the Gwinnett DUI Court Team will review all of this information and make a group decision concerning your acceptance into DUI Court.  If accepted, your DUI attorney should contact the  Solicitor’s Office for a plea recommendation of punishment and a DUI plea date (DUI Court still means punishment as DUI laws carry minimum mandatory jail time, community service and probation – just less of it). Once you enter your plea your treatment will begin right away.


Most DUI arrests in Gwinnett County that are not made by a municipal police department start in the Recorders Court of Gwinnett County. There are no jury trials in Recorders Court only Bench Trials (Trials with a Judge only).  If you can not get your DUI case reduced to a lessor included offense, have a technical legal issue that requires a motion or want a jury trial, then you must bind your case over to the Gwinnett County State Court. The Court is located at: 

Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court
115 Stone Mountain Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6900

Chief Judge Michael Greene

Judge Katherine Armstrong

Judge Ramon Alvarado


Solicitor’s Office 770-619-6140

Lead Assistant Solicitor

Allison Cauthen 770-619-6133

Assistant Solicitor:  Judge Alvarado

Brittany Carter  770-619-6135

Assistant Solicitor:  Judge Green

William Patterson 770-619-6131

Assistant Solicitor: Judge Armstrong

Kipling Briggs 770-619-6149

Legal Supervisor

Katrina Osmer 770.619.6137
Legal Assistant

Natary Lee 770.619.6128
Legal Assistant 

Rocky Beebe 770.619.6126

Fax I 770.619.6006

Solicitor’s Office 770.822.8300

Mailing Address:
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA  30046

Brian Whiteside 770.822.8300

Chief Assistant Solicitor
Daphne Parker 770.822.8368

Supervising Attorney
Matt Miller 770.822.8319

Office Manager

Rachel Pirkle 770.822.8355

IT Associate

Patrick Nielsen 770.822.8593

Fax I 770.822.8339  
Fax II 770.822.8530


Assistant Solicitor:
Thais Fortin 770-619-6733
Legal Supervisor: 
Tre Thomas 770-619-6731

Legal Assistant:
Kiana Evans 770-619-6730
Victim Witness Coordinator
Tiffany McKenzie 770-619-6732


(770) 822-8515
Lead Assistant Solicitor
Joseph Morales 770.822.8338

Assistant Solicitor

Jayna Easton 770.822.8342

Legal Assistant

Marianna Garcia 770.822.8096

Victim-Witness Coordinator

Amber Walton 770.822.8295



Lead Assistant Solicitor

Joseph Morales 770.822.8338

Assistant Solicitor

Michael Murphy 770.822.8292
Legal Assistant
Sarah Clanton 770.822.8318
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Abbey Galviz 770.822.8269



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Chelsey Murphy 770.822.8290

Assistant Solicitor

Heather Sampah 770.822.8326
Legal Assistant
Brianna Wormsby 770.822.8594
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Lindsay Carson 770.822.8327



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Ahren Johnson 770.822.8346

Assistant Solicitor

Jennifer Spear 770.822.8342
Legal Assistant
Jordan Mitchell 770.822.8592
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Merritt Cowart 770.822.8397



Lead Assistant Solicitor
Jasmine Joseph 770.822.8311

Assistant Solicitor

Angelina Davis 770.822.3102
Legal Assistant
Marianna Garcia 770.822.8096
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Hilary Ference 770.822.8595


Lead Assistant Solicitor
Hillary Schaeffer 770.822.8309

Assistant Solicitor

Mari Lee Torrence 770.822.8325
Legal Assistant
Lori Edelkind 770.822.8590
Victim-Witness Coordinator
Kaitlin Norris 770.822.8595

If you have been arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County Georgia, one of the first things you should consider doing is to obtain your DUI police incident report.  A DUI incident report may be obtained in person from any of the six Gwinnett County Police locations:

Gwinnett County Police Headquarters
770 Hi Hope Road
Lawrenceville, Ga 30044
West Precinct
6160 Crescent Drive
Norcross, GA 30071
South Precinct
2180 Stone Dr
Lilburn, Ga 30047
North Precinct
2735 Mall of Ga Blvd
Buford, Ga 30518
East Precinct
2273 Alcovy Rd.
Dacula, Ga 30019
Central Precinct
3125 Satellite Blvd
Duluth, Ga 30096

There is a $0.25 per page copying charge for incident reports and a flat fee of $5 for accident reports. DUI incident reports maybe requested by mail by sending a request including the case number, your name, and $3 for incident Reports or $5 for accident reports (check or money order, payable to “Gwinnett County Police”) with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gwinnett County Police Department, Attn: Records, PO Box 602, Lawrenceville GA 30046. The police stations are closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and are open other days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but are closed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for lunch

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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 and a 10.0/10.0 Superb rating on  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.
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