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John Kevin Hinely

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me


After 14 years in Law Enforcement and working as a Paralegal for the Public Defender, Mr. Hinely was determined to become a Criminal Defense Attorney.


 


After graduating from law school, Mr. Hinely opened his private practice, while also serving as a Contract Public Defender. During this time, Mr. Hinely recognized that the Public Defender Offices were extremely impacted and forced to handle many more cases than could be appropriately researched, investigated, and prepared for court. Subsequently, Mr. Hinely made the decision to terminate the Public Defender position and focus on his private practice, providing clients with the time and care needed to appropriately prepare their case for court.


 


At the Law Offices of John K. Hinely it is our policy that if you hire Mr. Hinely; then Mr. Hinely will be working on your case. We do not "farm" out cases to other attorneys, etc. You came into our office expecting a specific attorney to represent you and this is what we will provide you. Of course office staff may be used for administrative functions, but legal functions will be completed by Mr. Hinely.


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    7 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Jesse Burl Chrisp

    John is a dedicated advocate who understands how to be effective in court. His legal research, legal writing, and knowledge of the criminal law are all outstanding. John has the ability to synthesis complex criminal matters to produce strong results for his criminal clients. John uses both his in court advocacy, as well as his motion work to advocate in front of tough conservative courts in Lake County.

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    Jesse Chrisp Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anna C Gregorian

    I have worked along side John Hinely for almost two years. His work is meticulous and he is an aggressive attorney. His legal work is outstanding; many times I have heard a judge say, "this is how the motion is supposed to be done." He is an outstanding choice as an attorney if you are faced with criminal charges.

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    Anna Gregorian Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of John K. Hinely

P.O. Box 35
317 5th Street
Colusa, CA, 95932

Law Offices of John K. Hinely

55 First Street, Suite #206
Lakeport, CA, 95453

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice Award-Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Client's Choice Award-DUIAVVO2014
Client's Choice Award in Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
Client's Choice Award in DUI DefenseAVVO2013
Witkin Award for Academic ExcellenceThompson West Publishing2009
Political Science HonorsPi Sigma Alpha2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of John K. Hinely2008 - Present
Certified Law ClerkCalifornia Attorney General's Office2007 - 2007
Paralegal/InvestigatorPrivate Company2004 - 2006
ParalegalPublic Defender Office2001 - 2003
LieutenantState Of California1986 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationVice President2015 - Present
Cal NORMLMember2013 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationSecretary2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Phi Beta LambdaProfessional Member2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI with InjuriesDismissed.
Child Endangerment Likely to Cause Great Bodily HarmDismissed.
Possession for Sale, Transportation, Possession of Concentrated CannabisAll charges Dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
SelfSEARCHES OF CELL PHONES REQUIRE WARRANT2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
CAL Northern School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2008
California State University, ChicoPolitical ScienceBachelors2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI LiveDUI Awareness and Prevention2013
California State University, ChicoCalifornia Criminal Justice2006