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Eric Hintz

Main Office:  (916) 465-6500

Direct Text: (916) 802-5979

24 Hours: (916) 802-5979

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Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; White Collar Criminal Defense; DUI; Drug Offenses; Domestic Violence; Sex Crimes; Embezzlement; Juvenile Crimes; Felonies; Misdemeanors; Expungements.

Admitted: 1985, California Bar

Law School: 1985 University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

College: 1982 University of California at Davis, BA Economics

Member: State Bar of California (Member, Criminal Law Section); 

Awards: Northern California Criminal Defense Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

2017 Saint Thomas More Award - Diocese of Sacramento

America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys

Born: Berkeley, California, May 22, 1959

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  • Eric Hintz cares about his clients and puts their needs first

    Eric Hintz cares about his clients and puts their needs first. I was recently referred to Eric from a previous client, and let me tell you, I'm glad I was. Eric answered my texts every time. He gave professional advice regarding my options and every possible resolution. The truth is I didn't have...
  • Forever Grateful

    We will be forever grateful for your services, our lives had been on hold for almost 2 years because of this – it feels wonderful June 17, 2019 
  • His performance and that of his staff has allowed me to move forward in my life with dignity.

    The Law Office of Eric Hintz was highly recommended when I was arrested for DUI and Hit-and-Run. Mr. Hintz did not take away the stigma of being locked in a cell, but he compassionately and expertly handled my case, which included his recent appearance in court on my behalf at the end of my three...
  • Thank you for everything

      I want to thank you for everything you did for me. From taking payments on my case to getting me the best possible outcome. I was expecting the worst and I was very happy with the outcome. Thank you again. I hope you and yours stay well. "S.P." Sacramento DUI client April 8, 2020  
  • An understanding and caring attorney

      Eric Hintz is a very understanding and caring Attorney... He cares for his clients and gives the best professional advice possible. Eric is well respected within the system and knows the law... he will do the best he can and always treats his clients as he would his own family 
  • Above and Beyond Expectations

    When my disabled adult son faced serious legal charges 5 years ago, I was filled with fear and uncertainty about how to proceed. Because my son was disabled and unable to fully understand the proceedings, I felt that he  was particularly vulnerable and susceptible to being  lost in the paperwork...
  • Eric Hintz is an outstanding lawyer

    Eric Hintz is an outstanding lawyer. When I was arrested for DUI, the DMV attempted administrative action to suspend my driving license for two years because I refused both a breathalyzer and blood test. I retained my license because Eric identified procedural errors during the arrest and present...


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