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Sean McIlhinney

Sean McIlhinney

GA Traffic Ticket & Criminal Defense Lawyer - 24 years experience
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law ...
  • Georgia
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Attorney Sean J. McIlhinney is a seasoned criminal defense attorney with over 24 years of legal experience and has earned the reputation as of Georgia's best traffic ticket attorneys in the state!

Sean holds a J.D. from Georgia State College of Law where he was on the Law Review and graduated with Honors, Cum Laude. After graduating from law school in 1995, he joined King & Spalding, the premier law firm in the Southeast and worked as an attorney in the firm’s products liability division. Though he enjoyed his time spent there, he left King & Spalding, after three years to realize his dream and open his own law firm in 1999.

He handled all types of criminal cases and has successfully defend clients accused of DUI, hit and run, and many other traffic violations. He has helped thousands of clients fight their speeding tickets in courts all over Georgia to keep the tickets off their DMV driving records!

Practice Areas
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Juvenile Law
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 493728
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
McIlhinney Law
- Current
King & Spalding
Law Clerk
Fulton Superior Court
Law Clerk
Gwinnett County Juvenile Court
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Evidentce & Criminal Defense
Honors: Graduate Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review, Associate Editor
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North Carolina State University
B.A. (1991) | Political Science & Communications
Honors: Graduate Cum Laude
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People To Know
Gwinnett Magazine
Rising Star - DUI law
Georgia Super Lawyers (Atlanta Magazine)
Legal Elite - Criminal law
Georgia Trend
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia  # 493728
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Articles & Publications
Georgia State University Law Review - Legislation Peach Sheets
Speaking Engagements
What it is like to be a Criminal Defennse Lawyer, Medlock Bridge Elementary
DUI Field Sobriety Testing
Ron Llyod
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
53 Questions Answered
Q. I'm 18 years old and got a reckless driving charge in GA. Am I allowed to drive (safely) between now and my court date?
A: In Georgia an under 21 years old's driver's license is not suspended just merely based on the issuance of a reckless driving charge. If you are convicted of the reckless driving you will suffer a 6 month license suspension. A lawyer may be able to help you avoid the suspension by negotiating the charge to a lesser offense or beating it at trial. Good luck!
Q. Do I need a high powered attorney?
A: I agree. It is difficult to answer without more information. Contact 2 or 3 attorneys directly for a case evaluation and then you can make the best decision for your situation. Good luck!
Q. Is cruelty to children 3rd degree a felony or jail time. This is my first time charge
A: Cruelty to the children in the 3rd degree is a misdemeanor and is the least severe of the Under O.C.G.A. § 16-5-70(d), any person commits the crime of cruelty to children in the third degree when 1) such person, being the primary aggressor, intentionally allows a child under the age of 18 to witness the commission of a forcible felony, battery, or family violence battery; or 2) such person, who is the primary aggressor, having knowledge that a child under the age of 18 is present and sees or hears the act, commits a forcible felony, battery, or family violence battery. For the first conviction and second conviction of cruelty to children in the third degree, a person is punished for a misdemeanor. This means the potential penalty is up to 12 months in jail or on probation. Upon a third or subsequent conviction for this crime, a person is punished as for a felony and faces a potential sentence of from 1 year up to 3 years in jail or on probation. I would advise you to secure free consultations with experienced GA DUI criminal defense attorneys who will be able to give you a complete case evaluation after learning more about the specific facts of your case. Then hire the attorney who you feel most competent and comfortable with. I have been practicing law in GA for over 20 years and regularly handle criminal cases through out GA. My office is located in Norcross which is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Please feel free to call or email for a free case evluation and fee quote if you like. My contact details are set out below. Sean McIlhinney, Esq. Email: Cell: 404-932-3099 Office: 678-387-6920
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Contact & Map
McIlhinney Law Group
1770 Indian Trail Lilburn Road
Ste. 140
Norcross, GA 30093
Telephone: (404) 923-8118
Cell: (404) 724-5461
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
McIlhinney Law Group, LLC
205 3rd Street
Vienna, GA 31092
Telephone: (678) 387-6920
Cell: (404) 932-3099