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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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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
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
- 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
54 Questions Answered
Q. How much is a speeding ticket in Georgia tift county 92 in a 70 with code 40-6-181. Nothing said about super speeder law
A: I know Tift County State Court very well.

The local court fine for Tift State Court is set according to the court's own fine schedule. You can check with the Clerk's office to determine the local court fine amount for this speed if you were to just plead guilty to the ticket without negotiating the case.

An attorney who is familiar with the court can help you negotiate case to keep the ticket off of your DMV driving record so that your car insurance does NOT increase and you are NOT hit with the additional $200 super speeder that is normally assessed in addition to the local court fine by the State of GA for a conviction 85 mph or greater without you having to appear at court.

However, Tift State Court will not reduce the local court fine even though the ticket is reduced to a non reportable disposition with no $200 Super Speeder fine.

Good luck! Best regards,

Sean McIlhinney, Esq.
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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!
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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 (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed