Now he can turn his attention fully toward his office after a jury acquitted him of all 27 felony counts against him in his racketeering trial.
According to broadcast media accounts, when the verdict was read, Hill and his legal counsel hugged one another in the courtroom.
Hill, who was charged with 37 felony counts in the original indictment, had those whittled down to 27 as 10 of the charges were dropped or dismissed before or during the trial.
Hill remained on trial for the remaining counts, which included racketeering, theft by taking, making false statements and violating his oath of office.
If Hill had been found guilty on just one of the remaining counts against him, he would have been taken into custody and not allowed to continue as sheriff.