Mr. Hinman has been a practicing criminal defense attorney in Dalton and northwest Georgia since 1987. He has represented thousands of people charged with criminal offenses.
He graduated from the Mercer University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1981. He received his college degree from Emory University in 1973. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia trial and appellate courts, in federal trial and appellate courts, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hinman served as legal counsel in the State Senate, as an Assistant Attorney General in Atlanta, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Dalton and Chatsworth. Thus he has worked for all three branches of state government– legislative, executive and judicial.
His practice is now primarily devoted to the defense of DUI and serious traffic offenses. He also handles driver’s license issues such as suspensions and revocations.
Mr. Hinman is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
He has attended advanced level trial practice courses at several sessions of The National College for DUI Defense. He is certified in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests that are used by DUI task force officers, and has been certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing machine used in Georgia since October of 1996.
Licensed since 1981
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I endorse this lawyer. Ralph is well known in North Georgia as the hardest working criminal defense lawyer around. Ralph has been practicing many years. His experience, knowledge and skill as a lawyer are a rare find. I highly recommend Ralph to represent you in any criminal matter including DUI.
Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1981||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|2012 Member of the Year||Georgia DODD Group||2012|
|Owner||Law Offices of Ralph Hinman||1998 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Vice President||2007 - Present|
|Dean v. State, 214 Ga.App. 768, 449 S.E.2d 158||Conviction reversed.|
|Dempsey v. State, 197 Ga.App. 674, 399 S.E.2d 239||Conviction reversed.|
|Perkins v. State, 279 Ga. 506, 614 S.E.2d 92||Court of Appeals reversed, in favor of the State.|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|