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When you are facing a Criminal charge, DUI charge, or a Family Law matter, you want a local Lake County criminal defense or family law attorney vigorously representing your interests. Hinely Law has practiced in Lake County since 2008 and represented various cases stemming from Clearlake, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Middletown, Hidden Valley Lake, Clearlake Oaks, and Upper Lake, to name a few. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Lakeport, within walking distance of the Lake County Superior Court.

A Lake County Criminal Defense or Family Law Attorney is a Huge Advantage

One would think that the law is the law and that each county throughout the state is identical in how they apply those laws. However, the truth is that each county makes their own local court rules, and every judge applies laws and rules differently, even when in the same county. Lake County Superior Court is comprised of four Superior Court Judges and one Court Commissioner. Each of these judges have their own expectations and requirements of attorneys. Combine this with the fact that the Lake County Superior Court is overburdened with cases, often not even having enough seats in the courtroom for all cases on calendar, and it makes appearing in court even more stressful on you. It is imperative that you hire a local Lake County criminal defense or family law attorney, familiar with the local courts, that can navigate this system with your interests in mind, while reducing the stress that you are already going through. At Hinely Law we have appeared in front of all of the sitting judges in Lake County and know what is expected. Further, we are familiar with all the intricacies of the local court and prosecutor’s office, as well as the resources available within the county.

We Want to Understand Your Personal Needs

Within Lake County is Clearlake; the largest natural freshwater lake entirely within the boundaries of California, with 68 square miles of surface. This lake coupled with vast vineyards and Lake County being a major thoroughfare to the scenic California Coast, has brought residents and visitors from many aspects of life. Each and every person has their own interests when it comes to their legal matters. At Hinely Law we want to know about you so that we can effectively represent your interests. No two people are alike and what works for one person could be catastrophic for another. Our Lake County attorneys have successfully represented local residents; law enforcement officers; elected officials; as well as visitors to the area.

Lake County Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorneys Personally Assigned to You

When you are charged with a crime, including DUI, or dealing with a family law matter involving child custody, child support, and divorce, there is a lot of personal information that you want to share confidentially with your attorney. You do not want to explain your personal issues to one person and then see another, who knows nothing about you, when you appear in court. At Hinely Law, while the attorneys in our office may work together to provide you the best representation possible, we do not farm out our cases. The Lake County attorney that you hired will be the one personally representing you. It is through the personal service we provide our clients that we achieve the best results and why we maintain a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO.

Lake County Courthouse

Lake County maintains two courthouses, one in City of Lakeport and one in the City of Clearlake. The Lakeport courthouse is located at 255 N. Forbes Street and houses Departments 1-4 and all four Superior Court Judges. Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile, Civil, Veteran’s Court, and Jury Trials are all heard in Lakeport. The Clearlake courthouse is located at 7000 A South Center Drive and is staffed with a Court Commissioner. The Clearlake courthouse hears Small Claims, Infractions, including traffic matters, Unlawful Detainers, and Child Support matters.

Our Lake County Criminal Defense and Family Law attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss your situation and how we may be able to assist you. Contact us online or in Colusa at (530) 458-2950 or Lakeport at (707) 995-7006 for an appointment with our exceptional team of Lake County attorneys

Client Reviews
I was very upset and felt I had no one to turn too. I went into John's office and was immediately comforted with an open heart. John and Susi took the time to listen to me. I felt I was be being bullied by the court system. They both had my charges dropped due to lack of evidence. I would highly recommend them for any one needing a friend to help you with your defense. J.R.
This is a letter of appreciation for all of your diligence and hard work as an attorney, that you put forth in clearing my name. It is a weight lifted off of my shoulder. I can finally be a normal citizen without all the rumors flying around town about me. I would highly recommend you anytime. It is good to know that there is still justice without corruption. Thanks again. A.F.
I was charged with Transportation/Sales of Marijuana, Cultivation, and Possession. Everything was dismissed outright!! I would like to thank John and his staff for all of the diligent work they provided in getting this case dropped. John’s expertise and knowledge of the law in our case was impeccable. We will definitely refer him as an attorney and your firm to others. J.F.