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Robert Lee Hamilton

DUI and DWI Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    55%

  2. Landlord or tenant
    15%
    Diligent and knowledgable

  3. Car accident
    10%

    15 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Passionate, tenacious, and knowledgable

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Thorough, diligent, knowledgable

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My goal is to defend or represent your rights as though they were my own.  In other words, my goal is to pursue every legal process possible on your behalf and to act as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

 

ABOUT ME:

Robert Lee Hamilton grew up in Northern California; graduated from Red Bluff High School where he was a starting offensive and defensive tackle for the undefeated Spartan Football Team – and took his place on the podium for placing 4th in the California State Wrestling Championships.

 

After high school, Mr. Hamilton ventured to Alaska and pursued a career as a commercial fisherman for ten years.  He was on the cover of National Fisherman in the summer of 1987 [FV Pegasus]; in 1988/89 he fished the Bering Sea for Snow Crab on the FV Alaskan Monarch [often seen on the TV show "Deadliest Catch" and other documentaries]; in 1989, he purchased a commercial fishing boat and permit, which he operated for 5 years; and in May of 1992, became a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer.

 

Mr. Hamilton has a bachelor's degree in journalism, with a minor in business, from CSU, Chico, and a Juris Doctor from Cal Northern School of Law (Chico, California). While in law school, he was elected for two consecutive terms as President of the Student Bar Association, appointed lead counsel for the prevailing party at the school's moot court competition, and passed the California Bar Exam without taking the conventional bar review courses.

 

While in law school, Mr. Hamilton started an Attorney Services business. The business quickly expanded as he began providing eviction services for attorneys and pro per litigants; paralegal services for attorneys; process serving, court filings, fax filings, skip tracing; along with mobile notary and certified loan signing services. During law school, Mr. Hamilton also authored a treatise entitled the "Attorney's Guide to Professional Process Serving".

 

Mr. Hamilton's unusual success and legal experience is the result of ingenuity, hard work, and an innate sense of justice.  Mr. Hamilton understands, first hand, the emotional plight of anyone caught up in the legal system.  His style of litigation is courageous, relentless, passionate – and often creative. No one will work harder to get you a just result than Robert Lee Hamilton.

 

DUI Specific Training and Experience:

 

National College for DUI Defense (Graduate/Member)

 

STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS (SFSTs): Robert Lee Hamilton is trained in DWI Detection and SFSTs by both the NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) and the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE (IACP). If charged with a DUI, your attorney should be thoroughly familiar with SFST procedures because, according to NHTSA, "IF ANY ONE OF THE STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TEST ELEMENTS IS CHANGE, THE VALIDITY IS COMPROMISED."

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Location

Robert Lee Hamilton Attorney At Law
1745 Yuba Street
Post Office Box 992237
Redding, CA, 96099

Reviews

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Posted by Templeton D. Fountaine 3rd | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI DISMISSAL! !!!
Mr. Robert Hamilton is a really good attourney,when your back is against the wall ,this is the man u want in your corner!! I hope I won't need his services again,but if I do, I will be giving him a return call. Thanx for the good work!!
Posted by Kerry | December 25, 2014
DUI with chemical test refusal, dismissed...
As an out of state driver, I was scared and intimidated by the legal charges facing me in a small, rural California town. Needing to find the right attorney from two time zones away, I naturally had to rely on the internet in my search. What struck me at first about Mr. Hamilton's legal practice was that he did not rely on scare tactics that all the other attorneys seemed to shout from their websites. He does not harp over and over about the penalties, fines and punishments that were facing me, or make promises he can't keep. Just an honest reputation, built on his own life experience, his integrity, and a legal practice standing firm on the bedrock of the Constitution of these United States. He was able to manage the case for me long distance, without any appearances by me until the trial date, kept me informed constantly, and advised me of all my legal options as the case progressed. He did in fact work tirelessly, over the course of 17 months, making a number of long distance trips across his own state, and attending several court appearances to secure the right time and venue for me to appear. In court Mr. Hamilton was without a doubt "confident, but concerned", and deeply vested in proving my innocence in the matter at hand. His jury selection process was spot-on, securing a group of people who were open-minded, objective, and not inclined to take the police's side just because they said I was "guilty". Mr. Hamilton was able to turn the police officers report and witness testimony into liabilities for the prosecution, clearly illustrating to the jury the lack of probable cause for my arrest, punching holes in the officers handling of the field sobriety tests, and debunking the witness on the stand. Mr. Hamilton was in complete command of the courtroom from beginning to end, swaying the jury to my side, illustrating me as the victim, and essentially turning what was likely a 'slam dunk' case against me, into a instance of road rage on behalf the witnesses, and a case of unwarranted prosecution on the part of the police. Most importantly, thru out the entire process, Mr. Hamilton was genuinely concerned for my personal well being, and the stress and anxiety I was naturally going thru. He was a friendly, reassuring voice on the other end of the line when I needed one, gregarious and outgoing in person, never once failing to pick up the slack or cover the fine details. I must also mention his assistant and investigator Samantha, who was indispensable in my legal defense. She uncovered every detail, flaw, and inconsistency in the prosecution's case against me. If you are facing a DUI charge, regardless of the circumstances, I would strongly advise you to secure Mr. Hamilton's services. He is a pillar of virtue, and I can honestly say, that not only did he save me from the legal charges that I was facing , but I believe I am also a better person for having met him. Thank you, Mr. Hamilton, my hat is off to you.
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Posted by Lisa | November 10, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best phone call I ever made!
A phone call with Counsel Attorney Hamilton after hours in a small town called Greenview in Northern California, helped me immensely to alleviate fears that I was on the right track in obtaining exceptional representation in a legal matter that was really bad, I will be hiring this intelligent fast thinking lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Robert was worth every penny! He was extremely professional and friendly and made such a difficult process very seamless. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Shawna | January 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jury Trial Acquittal, .174 DUI and DMV Set Aside.
If ever in this horrible situation I highly recommend Robert Hamilton (LegalSaint.com). My situation was unique in that I was given a date rape drug that resulted in a DUI. I still have no memory for 8 hours prior to the DUI. I don't think another lawyer would have taken my case to trial (much less been successful) as the legal system/court is based on facts and proof (which I didn't have). I'm extremely grateful for Mr. Hamilton believing in me and representing me through this horrible journey. The jury found me NOT guilty on all counts meaning I was Acquitted of a DUI with a .174 BAC and the DMV Action Was Set Aside (completely removed from my driving record). I will always struggle with the fact that this happened even though I wasn't conscious of my actions. To all those still listening, never take an open drink from someone you don't know, even if you think "they’re a good guy".
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Posted by Dan | December 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Dismissed!!
Mr. Hamilton was very responsive to my case. He is very well versed in the legal matters surrounding a DUI. He was diligent and tenacious in representing me and we were able to receive the best possible judgment. I feel very fortunate and lucky to have secured Mr. Hamilton to represent me.
Posted by BRUCE | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-Notch Attorney
(This is a copy-and-paste of my GoogleMaps review.) Years ago, I learned the hard way never retain professionals who advertise, they aren't looking after your best interest. For that reason and the fact his reputation is stellar, I hired Robert for my case. It was a roller coaster ride and took much longer than I anticipated due to Covid, but he let me know what what was going on and answered all of my questions along the way. At the end of the day, I was delighted with the outcome which is why I give attorney Hamilton my highest recommendation. I plan on inviting him to my house for a barbeque this summer (assuming I get my remodeling completed).
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Posted by Patricia Garica | March 13, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Patricia Garcia
I have a case in Tehama coming and I have a case in Glenn County I need an attorney and mediately their felony cases ?:patricia Garcia (530 936 3048
Posted by Crystal | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Expert!
He is so knowledgeable of the laws! He went above and beyond making appearances when they could have been done online. My DUI was dismissed and he also helped with my DMV hearing regarding this DUI. He eased my anxiety regarding all the proceedings. I definitely would recommend calling him!
Posted by Brian | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional DUI Attorney
Robert represented me in a DUI case. He secured a dismissal in a my case which was surprising to me as I though the DA had an open and shut case. Great attorney and I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Suzanne | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest guy who knows the business
I would like to start by saying thank you to Mr. Robert Hamilton. From our first conversation I could tell that he genuinely cared and wanted to help me clear up what was happening. His service was exceptional to the point where he brought me to the location of where I got the dui that night. I was a nervous wreck as this was my second dui and I wasn’t from the area so I didn’t know anyone. When I was referred to him, through a highly reputable lawyer in the Bay Area, and spoke to him I was so relieved to hire him! After interviewing multiple lawyers in the area he was the only one who wasn’t overpromising and just trying to get my business. What ended up happening is a complete miracle all because of his skills and GREAT relationships with all the DA’s and justice department. I didn’t have: jail time, ankle bracelet, community service and I had the ability to CONTINUE driving as long as I got a breathalyzer installed in my car. What really hit homebase is when I called him a few days ago because I got pulled over. He completely took care of it and took it out of my hands just out of loyalty! The fact that he picked up the phone and didn’t charge me right then and there just shows that he’s the real deal. I’m thankful to have come across Mr. Robert Hamilton while looking for representation because Mr. Hamilton exceeded all my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!! He won every case for me!!! DUI dropped, Gun Charges Dropped!!!
Robert won every case for me. He won my DUI, He beat my concealed weapons charge and he evicted my bad tenants. Highly recommended. Money well spent.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI dismissed
Mr. Hamilton provides excellent legal counsel. He noticeably dedicates himself to his clients and their cases. I am happy with his services and would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I cannot speak highly enough of the services Mr. Hamilton an his staff have provided. This has been such a difficult and overwhelming process that I could not have gone through alone. I was advised against having legal representation since this was my first offense. I am glad I didn't listen. Mr. Hamilton provided unprecedented representation and was there for me every step of the way, with prompt responses to my many questions along the way. Mr. Hamilton negotiated a deal I could not have gotten on my own. saving me from feeling helpless in an intimidating environment. Not to mention a significant amount of time, money, and frustration. I recommend hiring Mr. Hamilton if you are looking for strong sound representation.
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Posted by Sam | July 1, 2014
.09 DUI Dismissal
Mr. Hamilton is the most thorough Attorney I have had the pleasure working with. I have unfortunately had to deal with a few different legal representatives over the past few years, and none compare. Mr. Hamilton has a unique way of digging up everything and leaving no stone unturned. He fights tirelessly for the rights of his clients and does everything possible to get a the best outcome for each individual situation. After being prepared for jury trial, Mr. Hamilton got me a full dismissal. I couldn't be more grateful. I feel that no other attorney would have received this result for me.
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Posted by Dale | June 18, 2014
Dui case won!
Thanks to Richard Hamilton my DUI (2.4 BAC) was dismissed. I was pulled over because an unidentifiable person at the local casino called the police and told them I was drunk. A BOLO was issued and I was pulled over solely because of what this person said. I don't pretend to know everything that went on in the court room but, he did manage to use a recent case to prove there was not suffient reason to pull me over. I wish I was better at conveying what happened, just know that Mr. Hamilton will do everything possible for you and your case.
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Posted by Jim | June 25, 2013
Criminal Justice System V. Jim L.
My Gratitude for Robert Lee Hamilton and John E. Carelli is beyond words. Something pointed me in the right direction and I was very fortunate to find this outstanding legal team to represent me. I will be forever grateful for what these two gentlemen accomplished for me and ultimately, my family. Do yourself a favor and look no further if you need legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2011
Making a bad situation better
Robert has done a excellent job with my case. It has been difficult with quite a few ups and downs. Maybe even an argument or two. In the end he got almost all charges dropped. He didn't take the first few deals that were offered and kept going until he was satisified that we had pushed as far as we could. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an Attorney who will fight for them until the very end. Thank you Robert for all that you have done.
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Posted by Ken | October 10, 2009
One Sharp and Talented Attorney
What surprised me the most about Mr. Hamilton was that he performed well above and beyond the call of duty. He charged me a reasonable flat rate but performed work much beyond what was bargained for initially. Many extra motions were filed that were not discussed. Many extra hours were poured into the case which I did not expect. Mr. Hamilton was very thorough and worked the court system to the hilt. In the end I was acquitted on my .18 DUI (not a typo) which was unprecedented for the judge and the D.A. The judge didn't even know how to acquit a DUI of any measure so the D.A. taught him. "Hold a one minute trial with no jury and no witnesses and acquit the defendant ". And so it was ... I've dealt with lots of other attorneys in the past but none of them come close to the talents, expertise, and dedication of Mr. Hamilton. He was always very easy to get a hold of and most of the time just picked up his cell phone and there he was. I recommend him highly and would definitely use him again even for other legal issues.
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Posted by VAN | September 17, 2009
PROFESSIONIAL AND DETAILED ATTORNEY
MR. HAMILTON AS PROVIDED ME WITH CONSTENT EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE ON ALL MATTERS CONCERNING MY CASE. HE IS RELENTLESS IN HIS POSTION TO OPPOSING LITIGATION AND HAS ALWAYS ACTED IN A PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert Lee Hamilton
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Grad II
  • 2016
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Yes
  • 2014
  • Bob La Pier and Associates
  • Certificate of Training Award (updated)
  • 2014
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Yes
  • 2012
  • National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • Yes
  • 2011
  • Bob La Pier and Associates
  • Certificate of Training Award
  • 2010
  • CAL Northern School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • P v Brandon B
  • All Charges Dismissed (and enhancements) .43/.41 DUI
  • P v Scott W
  • ALL CHARGES DISMISSED (and enhancements)
  • P v Shawna P
  • ACQUITTED of all charges by JURY (.174 BAC).
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Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of completion in blood analysis and trial advocacy
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion: DUI Defense
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion:DUI Defense (Harvard University)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts & Bolts of DUI
  • Discussion: Laws & Politics of DUI
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (14)
Endorse Robert
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is a regular contributor to California DUI Lawyers list. He is guest speaker on DUI Trial Tactics, trained in Field sobriety test. Highly recommended for best results. Results speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can recommend Robert without reservation. He is a capable and dedicated attorney who cares deeply for his clients. I would trust him to represent me and you should too."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Robert while at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College. Robert is sharp, dedicated and truly cares for his clients. He is an excellent attorney who I am proud to endorse."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer with whom I have spent time with working on cases. Rob is an outstanding and devoted advocate and lawyer that represents his clients with integrity and passion. If you want an attorney that honors the practices of law and ethics inside and outside of the courtroom, and genuinely cares about you personally and professionally, then Rob is the attorney for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His breath of experience speaks for itself. I highly recommend him to any potential clients looking for a proven and battle tested professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is hard working and leaves no stone unturned when defending a client. He continually strives to educate himself on the latest trial techniques and legal issues relating to DUI and other areas. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to see Robert do a masterful cross examination of an expert witness. His ability to think quickly on his feet distinguishes Robert from most other attorneys. I fully endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Hamilton at a three day "Standardized Field Sobriety Testing" [SFST] training, in Oakland, in October 2009. Since that time, I've also witnessed his involvement on the California DUI Lawyers Association list-serve, wherein the best DUI attorneys in this State, share information with each other relevant to DUI defense. The information he shares and the issues he raises demonstrate an understanding of DUI cases, that the casual practitioner just doesn't possess. This is a complex area of law to practice in. It involves a deep understanding of science, law and the politics of representing persons accused of a crime that the public, prosecution and judiciary appear to believe people should simply plead guilty to. He speaks in a simple and straight forward way. It's very much like talking to a neighbor. You don't need big words and Latin phrases that lawyers learn in law school. You simply need to know what you are facing and what your options are."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Robert has a vast knowledge in the area of DUI defense. He works tirelessly to represent his clients in all phases of the case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hamilton knows DUI law. Not only is he a fierce advocate for his clients, he also participates in continuing education to remain cutting edge. I highly recommend Mr. Hamilton if you have a DUI in the Redding area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"robert and I have spent time together at what are considered some of the best DUI seminars in the country. He is constantly striving to better himself in a very difficult and challenging craft to help his clients. I have referred people to Robert who have legal issues. He has done excellent work for them. I will not hesitate to continue to do so. He is caring and empathetic to valued qualities for a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Hamilton is an experienced and dedicated advocate who cares about his clients and does a great job for everybody he represents."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have been impressed with the depth of his legal knowledge and his ability to relate it to individuals feeling the stress of legal trouble. I watched him win an extremely difficult DUI trial and was greatly impressed by court presence. Anyone needing a knowledgeable, skilled attorney could do no better than Robert Hamilton."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for a few years and have always been impressed with his ability as an attorney. I have been impressed because of his care of the client, attention to detail, aggressiveness, and proactive attitude. Furthermore, Robert has a very practical and appropriate approach to the law - do no harm to the client. This appears to be expressed in his demeanor with opposing counsel as well as his temperment before the court. All around, my opinion of Robert is as an excellent attorney. You would be hard pressed to find a better attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is an innovative lawyer. I am pleased to have strategized several cases with him, and to see him take cases to success for his clients. He is tenacious in his efforts for each of his clients and their respective cases and/or issues, as such I can attest, and offer my endorsement of his skills and services to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert's work because I know how many times his clients have very successful outcomes. It is that simple."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hamilton is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who fights hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DUI attorney in and around the Redding area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best assets that Robert brings to any case is his passion for winning. He is constantly staying on top of both the science and the law in the DUI defense field. He is but one of a handful of Attorneys trainned in the art of proper performace of Field Sobriety Test, which is a huge assest in defending any DUI matter. If you are thinking of hiring Robert, don't hesitate! Consider yourself lucky if he takes your case...."
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