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Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel
John Hinkle

2007 W. Hedding St., Suite 100
San Jose CA 95128
(408) 246-5500

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Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel

Please Call : 408-246-5500


San Jose Criminal Defense Attorneys

Successfully Defending Clients for more than Thirty Years

Have you been arrested or cited for a criminal violation? Are you facing DUI charges? Have alcohol, prescription drugs or illegal drugs led to your arrest? Have you been charged with a crime of theft or violence? Do you require the services of a skilled criminal defense lawyer to keep you out of jail following allegations of spousal abuse or a sex crime?

Contact the law offices of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel to schedule an initial consultation. We are the largest criminal defense law firm in San Jose, and the South Bay area. Our criminal defense lawyers have been defending people charged with crimes in Santa Clara County for more than thirty years.

The California criminal defense lawyers at the law offices of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel can help you stay out of jail and get back to work and your family.

Aggressive Attorneys Striving for the Best Results

At the law offices of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel, we believe that every citizen deserves competent, aggressive counsel. When the government arrests you, state and federal prosecutors have almost limitless resources at their disposal to convince a jury that you are guilty. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are committed to your case and to keeping you out of jail. We have the resources available to counter or attack the prosecutor's charges.

Our team of criminal lawyers includes two former police officers and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). We understand the procedures police and prosecutors are required to follow and will assure you that your civil and constitutional rights are not violated in either state or federal court.

Our Practice Areas

Our firm represents clients facing a wide range of charges. From traffic cases such as DUI/DWI and DMV cases, to sex crimes involving allegations of child molestation or prostitution, we strive to obtain results for you.

Many other misdemeanor and felony cases we handle include:

We Have Hope in Our Clients' Futures

Few who commit a crime are bad people. They may have just made a bad decision at the wrong time. That is precisely why we look for ways to minimize the effects of a criminal conviction, including reducing felonies to misdemeanors or expunging prior convictions from criminal records. We also offer dedicated assistance to our clients' who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

Contact an Experienced and Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been or are about to be charged with a criminal offense, contact the San Jose, California, law offices of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel immediately. We proudly serve citizens of Santa Clara County, and throughout the South Bay area.

Please Call : 408-246-5500

Attorney profile

John H. Hinkle 
San Jose, California
Founding Partner
phone 408-217-0356
877-295-4814
fax 408-246-1051
email Email Me

John Hinkle is a founding partner of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel, having practiced criminal law since 1976. He served as a San Jose Police Officer from 1969 through 1974, gaining valuable experience in relationships with local law enforcement. This law enforcement background gives him unique knowledge of the criminal justice system from both sides, as well as the political knowledge to produce excellent results in the negotiation of cases which might or might not benefit from trial.

He has served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Superior and Municipal Courts in Santa Clara County and serves on the Board of Directors of the Teen Counseling Center of the West Valley (President 1997 and 1998), Pate House, Inc., Alcohol and Drug Recovery Home (President 1995 through 1996), Volunteers In Parole, serving juvenile offenders currently released on parole from the California Youth Authority, having served as president of that organization as well; he is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Founding Member of the California DUI Defense Lawyers, and has served on many committees of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, including the Ethics Committee and the Mediator/Arbitrator Committees.

John Hinkle's experience in defending police and firefighters in their discipline and criminal cases has earned him a following of loyal clients for whom he has successfully represented cases from homicide to petty theft. He maintains a strong focus in sex cases and spousal abuse.

"Good citizens rights are rights that are regularly trampled by ill conceived laws and overly aggressive enforcement."

John is a family man, married with two children. He enjoys playing tennis, golf, playing guitar, mandolin and banjo and is a member of the Peninsulaires, men's barber shop chorus.

John Hinkle has the experience, as Managing Partner of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel, to steer your legal problem to the right conclusion, with the right counsel. Call John Hinkle directly for immediate personal contact and advice. (408) 246-5500.

Criminal Law practice areas:

DUI, DMV & Traffic Violations
DUI
1st Offense DUI
2nd Offense DUI
3rd Offense DUI
4th Offense DUI
DUI with Injury
Traffic Misdemeanor
DMV Cases
Assault, Abuse & Sex Crimes
Spousal Abuse
Assault & Battery
Sex Crimes / Child Sexual Abuse
Child Molestation
Rape
Spousal Rape
Child Pornography
Prostitution
Theft & Fraud
Petty Theft
Grand Theft
Theft & Embezzlement
Shop Lifting
Robbery
Burglary
Internet Crimes
Tax Fraud
Mortgage Fraud
Notary Fraud
Mortgage and Notary Fraud
Drugs & Violent Crimes
Drug-Related Offenses
Law & Addiction
Homicide / Murder / Manslaughter
Vehicular Manslaughter
Juvenile Law
Juvenile Law
Juvenile DUI / Underage Drinking
Felonies, Federal & Criminal Records
Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors
Expungement / Dismissal of Criminal Records
Federal Cases

Areas of Practice:
Drug-Related Cases
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
DUI, DWI, DMV
Federal Cases & Tax Fraud
Juvenile & Dependency
Law & Addiction
Misdemeanors & Felonies
Spousal & Child Abuse
Sex Offenses
Bar Admissions:
California, 1976
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Superior and Municipal Courts, Santa Clara County
Judge Pro Tem

California DUI Defense Lawyers
Founding Member

Teen Counseling Center of the West Valley
Board of Directors, Past President

Teen Counseling Center of the West Valley, 1997 - 1998
Past President

Pate House, Inc., Alcohol and Drug Recovery Home
Member

Pate House, Inc., Alcohol and Drug Recovery Home, 1995 - 1996
Past President

Volunteers In Parole, California Youth Authority Santa Clara County
Executive and Board of Directors

Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member

Santa Clara County Bar Association, Ethics Committee
Member

Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, Mediator/Arbitrator Committee

Santa Clara County Criminal Defense Bar
Member

Past Employment Positions:
San Jose, California, Police Officer, 1969 - 1974

Miller & Hinkle Attorneys at Law, Founding Partner

Please Call : 408-246-5500

Attorney Profiles

Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel

San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyers

Motor Vehicle Cases • Spousal Abuse • DUI • Drug-Related Offenses • Misdemeanors and Felonies

Our Lawyers Have Over 100 Years of Combined Experience in the Bay Area

At the law offices of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel, two of our lawyers are former police officers including John Hinkle, former San Jose Police Officer. Richard Pointer is a Certified Criminal Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization. We understand the procedures police and prosecutors are required to follow, and will assure you that your civil and Constitutional rights are not violated. Our knowledge of issues of addiction and law proves helpful in many cases. All of our attorneys offer our clients aggressive representation delivered with the insight necessary to win a case in state or federal court. Learn more about the talented members of our legal team through the links below.


John H. Hinkle

Richard P. Pointer

Michael L. Horner

Richard A. Wingerden

Gerald A. Emanuel

Albie B. Jachimowicz

Braid  Pezzaglia

Joel P. Waelty

Firm Overview

Our law firm is responsive and committed to the needs of individuals facing DUI charges. Whether you are facing your first offense or you have a previous record, we will explore all of your options and aggressively protect your rights to minimize the consequences of a DUI arrest. At Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience dedicated to DUI law and drinking and driving defense.

Contact us today to discuss your options and alternatives. We will help you understand your situation and help you take necessary actions to protect your rights.

Focused Criminal Defense

Our attorneys offer aggressive and dedicated criminal defense services. We understand the multiple issues faced by our clients, including chemical dependency, licensing, job loss and the family problems that may affect an individual charged with a DUI. You can trust that we will focus on minimizing the consequences of a DUI arrest.

When you hire our firm, we will:

  • Fully investigate the charges against you by examining police reports, witness statements and all other evidence used in your case
  • Challenge field sobriety or blood alcohol tests and the validity of the usage of those tests in your case
  • Integrate the facts and law to present a compelling defense on your behalf
  • Seek to protect your license and keep you out of jail

Aggressive and professional legal services

We take an aggressive but professional approach to every case. From the initiation of your case through its final resolution, our DUI attorneys can be trusted as steadfast advocates for your cause. While we seek to defeat the charges, we will also work to minimize the consequences of any DUI conviction. With our experience and record of results, we are a legal team that will always strive for your best interests.

Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer. Our attorneys in San Jose and Gilroy, California, are dedicated to providing aggressive criminal defense on your behalf.

Contact Us

Main Office
2007 W. Hedding St., Ste. 100
San Jose, CA 95128
Ph: 408-217-0356
Toll-free: 877-295-4814
Fax: 408-246-1051
Email Us

Gilroy Office
7539 Eigleberry St.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Ph: 408-217-0356
Toll-free: 877-295-4814
Fax: 408-246-1051


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