Mr. Hinman has been a practicing criminal defense attorney in Dalton and northwest... more
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 tria... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.