Once a meeting ground between rival Cherokee and Creek People, the Johns Creek area was declared a “sacred place,” where tribal families could feel safe during peace talks. Johns Creek, located in Fulton County, Georgia, was also part of America’s first Gold Rush, as well as the forced flight of Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma, known as the “Trail of Tears.” Johns Creek grew and developed over the years, eventually housing more than 200 companies—many of them Fortune 500 firms. Today, Johns Creek, Georgia is home to the University of Atlanta, which has more than 2,000 students in attendance.

Johns Creek Police Department—Taking Pride in Their Community Located just thirty miles northeast of the Atlanta city limits, some of the major thoroughfares in the area include State Bridge Road, McGinnis Ferry Road, Medlock Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road. The Johns Creek Police Department takes pride in delivering the highest level of quality service possible to Georgia’s tenth-largest city. The Johns Creek Police Department works closely with the citizens and businesses in the area with community services such as PACT (Police & Community Together), the SHIELD business watch program, the Underage Drinking Diversion program and the safe teen driver program, STOP.

Each year when fall arrives, the Johns Creek Police Community Services offers a Citizens Police Academy. The CPA offers an in-depth look at the policies and operations set forth by the Johns Creek Police Department, meeting one night a week for nine weeks. Classes are limited to 25, so it is imperative to sign up early. The CPA includes instruction and information on the internal affairs, criminal investigations, K-9 units, and the CSI, SWAT and narcotics teams which support the Johns Creek community.

Like most communities, Johns Creek voluntarily submits information to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, headed by the FBI. Results are published each year, and include such crimes as criminal homicide, rape, burglary, assault, larceny, arson, DUI, white collar crimes, drug abuse, sex crimes and for those under 18, violations of curfew and loitering laws. Interestingly, Johns Creek has only been an “official” city since December 2006, however it has been a community for much, much longer. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies on the eastern border of Johns Creek, Georgia, offering the natural beauty of the river as well as fishing and boating for enthusiasts.

When One Bad Decision Results in Johns Creek DUI Charges As with most college communities, there are great local bars and restaurants in the Johns Creek area. On occasion, too much fun and too much drinking can occur. Attorney Melanie Ellwanger knows that even the best person can sometimes make an error in judgment. Melanie believes one mistake should not completely derail the rest of your life. If you find
yourself in the unfortunate position of being arrested in Johns Creek on charges of DUI, remember attorney Melanie Ellwanger is available 24/7, and will respond proactively, with compassion for your situation as well as solid legal strategies to minimize the outcome of your charges. Melanie will work zealously to build your DUI case—call 404-803-3105 today for experienced assistance for your DUI case.