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George Chadwell Creal Jr.

George Chadwell Creal Jr.

George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury...
  • Georgia
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Mr. Creal is an excellent attorney overall. Patient, ethical, well-prepared, communicates well with this clients and opposing counsel.
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Summary

George C. Creal, Jr., P.C. is a law firm concentrating in DUI Defense and Personal Injury and Work Injury Prosecution. We have represented thousands of individuals arrested for DUI, secured over 100 not guilty jury verdicts for our clients and secured millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for those injured at work and through the negligence of others. As reflected in our 5 star client reviews across the internet, our dedication to customer service and the well-being of our clients are second to none. Rated AV Preeminent on Martindale.com and 10.0/10.0 on Avvo.com. If you are in Metro Atlanta or North Georgia and are looking for the Real Deal DUI or Injury Attorney, please call (404) 333-0706 or visit us on the web at www.georgecreal.com

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Bentley, Seacrest & Karesh
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Insurance Defense Litigation
Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (1996)
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. | Economics, Political Science, Juris Doctorate (Law)
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Mead Data Central, Inc.; LEXIS Associate. Responsible for instructing students at U.G.A. Law School in computer aided legal research. 1992, 1993.
Honors: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Cum Laude with High Honors, March 1990. MajorlMinor: Economics/ Political Science Honors: U.G.A. Alumni Scholarship 1986-1990; Sigma Phi Epsilon Pledge Academian; Golden Key National Honor Society; U.G.A. Honors Program Junior Certificate; High Honors U.C.A.; Dean's List; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Wh o's Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1990. Activities: Controller (1989), Assistant Controller (1988) Sigma PM Epsilon Fraternity. Vice President (1989-1990) University of Georgia Student Alumni Council. University of Georgia Model United Nations Team, National Model United Nations Competition, Most Outstanding Delegation (1989), Honorable Mention (1988). Delegate European Unification Celebration, Twinning of Sigma Phi Epsilon with the "Corpo de Droit" of the University of Lyon ( Lyon III) in Lyon, France.
Activities: Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law , Special Projects and Research Editor '92-'93, Summer Editor '92, Editorial Board '91-'92.Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law; Environmental Law Association; Student Bar Association; Brussels Seminar on the Law and Institutions of the European Communities held in Brussels, Belgium, Summer 1991; Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands, Summer 1991. Honors: Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship to the Brussels Seminar.
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Awards
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence.
10/10 Rating
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top Attorneys
National Law Journal
Professional Associations
Atlanta Criminal Lawyers
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Current
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Atlanta Bar Association
Member
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Sustaining Member
Current
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Clayton County Law Library Board
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DUI Case Law Blog
George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
2015 DUI Update, 2015 LIster and Hold Public Defender CLE Conference, Georgia Archives
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
Other Acts Evidence in Georgia, Georgia DUI Update, Georgia Bar Building
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
Certifications
NHTSA DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, General Criminal and DUI website
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. How long will my License be taken for an under age dui
A: In Georgia for under 21 DUI drivers, there are 4 possible outcomes: 1) one year for refusing a test resulting from an administrative license suspension with no limited permit; 2) a 30 day administrative suspension for blowing over the legal limit with a limited permit and day for day credit toward any conviction suspension; 3) 6 months for registering under 0.08 but over 0.02 with no ability to drive; and 4) 1 year from registering over 0.80 with no ability to drive. Even if you have your DUI reduced to a reckless driving you will lose your license for 6 months for having a 4 point offense or 1 year if this is a second 4 point suspension for under 21. The only remedy is be found not guilty or have you case postponed until you are 21 years old, then the regular rules that apply to adults are applicable. Hiring an DUI specialist attorney is mandatory to even have an opportunity to avoid negative license implications.
Q. Ex-girlfriend arrested for DUI and a few other offences. What kind of jail time is she looking at?
A: A first DUI arrest in 10 years carries a minimum of 24 hours in jail. The best course of action is to consult with an experience DUI lawyer. There are two pieces to a DUI arrest in Georgia that must be analyzed. First, the criminal component. The criminal case can be broken into four parts. The traffic stop, the DUI investigation, the DUI arrest, and the DUI test. First, all law enforcement traffic stops must be based on an articulable suspicion of a traffic violation. Random stops by police are illegal and can result in the dismissal of the entire case. Second, the DUI investigation involves standardized DUI field sobriety evaluations. We are certified in these evaluations and can point out short comings in police investigations that can lead to dismissal of the case for lack of probable cause or exclusion of testing as a result of improper procedures. Finally, the DUI test must be given after following specific state law mandated rights and protocols and must pass constitutional muster under both the 4th Amendment and 5th Amendment. Many tests and refusals are subject to exclusion for violation of the Constitutional rights of the driver. The second piece to a DUI arrest is the administrative license suspension. In Georgia you have 30 calendar days to request a hearing to avoid an administrative drivers license suspension or to by pass the license suspension process altogether by installing an interlock alcohol breath testing device on your car for one year. An experienced DUI lawyer is a must. This area of law is highly technical. A DUI arrest does not have to end in a DUI conviction. We will review your police incident report, police video and interview the Officers and work toward a dismissal of the case, a reduction in charges to something like a reckless driving or a Not Guilty verdict after trial. We can also help minimize punishment when a DUI conviction is unavoidable.
Q. I heard I will get a 10 day letter for a DUI. What does that mean?
A: In Georgia, you don't get a 10 day letter, rather you have to send a letter requesting a hearing within 10 business days of your Georgia DUI arrest. If you do not send a 10 day letter requesting a hearing after your DUI arrest, your Georgia Driver's License or privilege to drive on the highways of Georgia will be administratively suspended for between 30 days or several years if a DDS form 1205 was issued. Sometimes you license will be administratively suspended without the ability to even get a permit to drive to work. You should quit guessing about DUI law and call a qualified DUI lawyer for a free consultation. Most lawyers will draft the letter for free, you will have to pay the $150 filing fee for sending the letter to the Georgia Department of Driver services.
Q. Would I be able to go on a cruise to the Bahamas while on misdemenor probation for DUI?
A: An attorney can have the judge add a provision to your sentencing order at the time of your plea or conviction that you are allowed to travel to the Bahamas. Otherwise, a motion to modify sentence must be filed with the court unless the probation officer approves your travel plans.
Q. Is there any way I may be able to get a DUI charge dropped down to a reckless driving charge.
A: There are a million ways to get a DUI reduced to reckless driving. The trick is finding the facts in your case that will convince the prosecutor handling your case to offer a plea to reckless driving. An example could be a questionably legal traffic stop. Another example might be a video which shows no unsteadiness and good performance of DUI field sobriety evaluations. The list goes on and on.
Q. What is the maximum punishment I can get for having a charged with possession of a drug-related object.
A: The first offense is a misdemeanor and carries up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. A second offense is a felony and can carry 1 to 5 years in state prison and fines up to $5000.00.
Q. If I'm charged with a DUI is there any way I won't lose my license?
A: You could have your DUI charged reduced to a lesser included offense that does not carry a license suspension like reckless driving or distracted driving.
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Atlanta Office
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312
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Telephone: (404) 333-0706