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Sean McIlhinney

Sean McIlhinney

GA Traffic Ticket & Criminal Defense Lawyer - 24 years experience
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  • Georgia
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Joshua Sacks
Joshua Sacks April 3, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I highly recommend Sean. I have sent many friends, fellow lawyers, and others to Sean to assist with traffic tickets and anything else having to do with criminal law. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients and he has a thorough knowledge of the law. He also understands the complexities of the court system. He tailors his advice to the individual needs of his clients; in my experience with Sean, his attention to detail in the area of traffic tickets and DUIs is second to none.
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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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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
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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
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52 Questions Answered
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
Q. would i get my license suspended for another 6 months for speeding 91 in a 65 and improper lane change
A: This is an excellent question. Many more details would need to be known about you, your type of license and your current driving history in order to give you a complete answer. It is best to contact an experienced Georgia traffic ticket attorney who can give you a complete evaluation after learning all of the necessary details. I have been practicing law in GA for over 20 years and regularly handle speeding ticket cases in GA. Please feel free to call or email to discuss your specific situation. My contact details are set out below Sean McIlhinney, Esq. Email: Cell: 404-932-3099 Office: 678-387-6920
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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 (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
McIlhinney Law Group, LLC
205 3rd Street
Vienna, GA 31092
Telephone: (678) 387-6920
Cell: (404) 932-3099
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