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Eric H. Hintz is a criminal defense attorney in Sacramento, California. Mr. Hintz represents clients throughout Northern California in their cases involving criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, DUI, domestic violence, sex crimes, computer crimes, financial crimes and juvenile crimes.

In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Mr. Hintz has been recognized by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Criminal Defense.

A lifelong resident of the Sacramento area, Mr. Hintz graduated from Elk Grove High School in 1977. Mr. Hintz received his undergraduate degree in Economics in 1982 from the University of California at Davis.

After graduation from college, Mr. Hintz pursued and received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Upon graduating from law school in 1985, Mr. Hintz returned to Sacramento where along with his wife Ronda, he has raised his family consisting of four boys. Three of those boys are now married with children of their own. One of those sons, Brandon, has joined him in the practice of law.

Mr. Hintz has always been active in his community and his church. He is an ordained deacon in the catholic church. He is also an avid recreational athlete with interests that range from surfing to water and snow skiing to weight lifting, swimming and MMA. Over the years he has also coached youth sports including football, basketball, baseball and soccer.

With more than 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Hintz remains committed to a personal hands-on approach to practicing law; new business comes almost exclusively via referrals from satisfied clients or other attorneys.

Effective January 1, 2023, Mr. Hintz will be moving his office to 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 140,  Sacramento, CA 95833 where he will become "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Messing Adam & Jasmine while maintaining his independent criminal defense practice with the Law Offices of Eric H Hintz.


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