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Criminal Charges need Criminal Defense

When you have been arrested or facing criminal charges, you are looking for the best criminal defense attorney that you can find. Deciding who is the right counsel, who can defend you is the most important decision that you can make. Ms. Hinton manages every case with direct personal attention. You will never get the factory law office treatment. Heather Hinton will mount a criminal defense that is as serious as the criminal charges you are facing. Heather Hinton understands exactly what is needed when fighting felony or misdemeanor charges. She understands and fights for defendant rights. If you are facing conviction and jail time, there is no time for delay. From start to finish of your criminal case, Heather Hinton will manage your defense. Ms. Hinton is experienced in fighting; white collar crime, fraud, sex crimes, and violent crimes.
Make an appointment for a no-charge consultation, and being your aggressive defense today.


Bail & Release Help

Bail is your right.  The first step in any criminal case that begins with an arrest is procuring the right criminal defense attorney that can aid with the defendants release.  If you or your family member is in custody, Heather Hinton can often schedule a "bail hearing" to get bail reduced or to secure an "OR release".  Once release is obtained mounting a professional defense can begin.

California DUI Cases

Let Heather Hinton law firm fight your DUI charges. The Hinton law firm defends underage DUI, hit and run, Vehicle Code 23152(a), and DUI causing injury.

California Violent Crime Charges

Being charged with a crime is not a determination of guilt.  The determination of guilt is the end result of the criminal judicial process.  Defendants charged, in many cases are found to be innocent, or have their chargers reduced to reflect that actual facts of their case.  There can be many reasons and defenses that can help cases resolve such as; self-defense, mistake, false accusation, or mental disease. I will search these options to help fight the case.

Prosecutors and judges take violent crimes the most seriously. California's mandatory sentencing laws can lead to harsh prison sentences.  I also defend clients prosecuted for California gang enhancement laws.
Among the violent crime charges I defend against are:
Penal Code 187 Murder
Penal Code 207 Kidnapping
Penal Code 211 Robbery
Penal Code 215 Carjacking
Penal Code 245 Assault
Penal Code 422 PC Criminal Threats
Penal Code 451 Arson

California Financial Crime Charges

Most people prosecuted for theft crimes are respectable members of the community with marginal records who took a wrong course of action. And others are simply defendants caught up a wrongful prosecution, whichever the case may be.   Hinton Law will help you fight the charges to help keep your record clean.
I represent clients as to property crimes, such as
Penal Code 459 PC Burglary
Penal Code 487 Grand Theft
Penal Code 488 Petty Theft (Shoplifting)
Penal Code 496 Receiving Stolen Property
Penal Code 503 Embezzlement
Penal Code 666 Petty Theft with a Prior

California Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is plaguing our society.  As with any important issue that effects so many, there are times when the judicial system sweeps up those that are not criminals or have committed a criminal act.  Furthermore it is easier to be unfairly accused of domestic violence charges than any other criminal offense. On certain occasions there can be a mishap or accident between a husband and wife. Other times the party accused was not the aggressor but was acting in self-defense. Domestic violence cases are complex. Details of Domestic abuse case can be clouded with emotions.  Situations may occur where one of the parties is jealous or angry and false accusations are made. One of the parties alleges violence when trying to manipulate the court as in trying to gain custody of a child. In every event, a thorough and methodical defense is needed.  Being charged with Domestic abuse is serious and requires a serious response.
I defend clients against charges of domestic violence, spousal battery or spousal abuse such as,
Penal Code 243(e)(1) Domestic Battery
Penal Code 273a Child Endangerment
Penal Code 273d Child Abuse
Penal Code 273.5 Corporal Injury to a Spouse or Cohabitant

California Drug Crimes

California drug laws are changing rapidly.  Some previous convictions are now matter for dismissal before the court.  Drug crimes when the appropriate defense is mounted can be treated as a medical condition.  When prosecuting a possession or distribution charge is it not uncommon for Police to use undependable informants, defective warrants and other questionable or even illegal techniques to obtain evidence.  Hinton Law will contend these illegal searches and search warrants, to have the tainted evidence collected be excluded from trial.  For clients engaged in trying to overcome an addiction problem, I can try to resolve the case through Prop 36, PC 1000 Drug Diversion or other treatment programs as an alternative to jail.
I represent clients in narcotic crimes such as,
Health & Safety Code 11350 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance
Health & Safety Code 11351 HS Possession for Sales
Health & Safety Code 11352 HS Sales or Transportation of a Controlled Substance
Health & Safety Code 11377 HS Possession of Methamphetamine.
Contact me
Call me at (442) 600-4659 or email me to schedule a consultation

Law Office of Heather Hinton
14338 Park Avebue, Suite 3

Tel: (442) 600-4659