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Fresno Criminal Defense Attorneys

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A criminal allegation can affect your public record, tarnish your name and create roadblocks when it comes to finding future employment. Without a criminal defense attorney, you can face life-altering consequences such as jail-time and/or permanent blemishes on your record. The lawyers at our Fresno criminal defense law firm are here to help make sure this does not happen.

At Hammerschmidt Law Corporation, we focus on being proactive and doing everything we can to help you achieve the best result possible. Our criminal defense firm understands that being accused of a crime can be one of the most stressful and difficult situations in your life. Our team will help you manage that stress by keeping you up to date, ensuring that you feel confident about your case every step of the way. We have a saying in our office that we live by: “Our goal is to contact you more than you contact us.”

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Proactive in Our Approach

Our criminal defense attorneys handle felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, expungement, and victim representation cases. As soon as you discover that you are under investigation or have been arrested, contact our Fresno criminal defense law firm. Ultimately, our goal is to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.

Our team of professionals often collaborate together to scrutinize evidence, cross-examine witnesses and negotiate with prosecutors. We are prepared to defend you in any type of criminal charge brought against you.

Criminal Defense Team

  • Criminal Defense Attorney - Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt

    Criminal Defense Attorney

    Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt

    Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt is a Fresno County criminal defense attorney who represents men and women in criminal matters in state and federal courts. For more than 12 years Mr. Hammerschmidt worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Fresno, where he served as President of the Fresno County Prosecutors Association. He also served as senior legal advisor to the Fresno Police Department, an agency of more than 800 officers, where he advised the Chief of Police's executive staff on various legal issues.

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  • CFO/COO

    Kayleen Hammerschmidt

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  • Norma Hernandez

    Legal Assistant

    Norma Hernandez

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  • Criminal Defense Attorney

    Sally Vecchiarelli

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  • Norma Hernandez

    Legal Assistant

    Norma Hernandez

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  • CFO/COO

    Kayleen Hammerschmidt

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Practice Areas

We Handle All Types of Criminal Cases

Drug Crimes Fresno

Drug Crimes

If you’re charged with any drug crime, - from simple possession to possession for sales - you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. We work with the best people and treatment programs to get you or someone you know the help they need to get off drugs or alcohol.

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DUI & BUI Defense

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be either a misdemeanor or felony in California. The best DUI defense lawyers are proactive and the team at Hammerschmidt Law Corporation knows how to proactively build a defense that gets you the best result possible.

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Felony Crimes Fresno

Felony Crimes

Felony crimes can have life altering consequences if you’re convicted. They are the most strictly punished offenses in the judicial system and felony convictions can have long lasting consequences on both your personal and professional life.

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Violent Crimes Fresno

Murder, Homicide & Violent Crimes

If you’re facing murder charges, you’re facing the most serious consequences in our judicial system. These cases require a criminal defense attorney willing to turn over every stone. That’s why you need the very best attorney you can get and that’s a Hammerschmidt attorney.

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes consist of many criminal activities including paper crimes, computer crimes, fraud, embezzlement and many others. Our office regularly defends white collar crimes in both state and federal court. The procedures in federal court are very different than state court.

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Gang Crimes Fresno

Gang Crimes

If you’re charged with crimes involving gang allegations, you need an experienced defense attorney because it is one of the most complex areas of the criminal justice system. It is also one area of the law where being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to a lifetime behind bars.

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Domestic Violence Fresno

Domestic Violence

Threats or physical abuse against a current or former spouse, cohabitant, or girlfriend/boyfriend is considered domestic violence in California. A conviction can result in substantial punishment, including a possible prison sentence. A domestic violence defense attorney will make sure your rights are protected.

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Juvenile Delinquency Fresno

Juvenile Delinquency

The procedures and rules used in juvenile courts are different than adult courts. We work with the best people and programs to make sure your son or daughter not only has an outstanding defense, but also gets the essential help they need to move forward with their life.

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Professional License Discipline

There are more than 60 different types of professional licenses in California. If you have a professional license or are looking to get one, you need to be aware that if you have a criminal conviction it could cause you to lose your license or prevent you from getting one.

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Expungement

If you were placed on probation for a crime in California and you’ve successfully completed that probation, you are most likely eligible for an expungement. The expungement would take the conviction off your record for most purposes, including for employment purposes.

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Three Strikes Fresno

Three Strikes

At Hammerschmidt Law Corporation, we understand California's complex Three Strikes Law and how it applies to individuals with prior felony convictions. If you’ve been convicted of a previous felony, we can help you understand what your options are.

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Victim Representation Fresno

Victim Representation

Many victims think the district attorney or prosecutor is their attorney. This is not the case. In California, the prosecutor is the State’s attorney and they do not represent your rights. As a victim, you are entitled to hire a private attorney to represent you.

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Meet Our Team

Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt
Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt
Attorney At Law
 
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Kevin Rooney
Kevin Rooney
Of Counsel
 
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McKenna Hammerschmidt
McKenna Hammerschmidt
Administrative Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt
Erica Valenzuela
Legal Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
Kayleen Hammerschmidt
Kayleen Hammerschmidt
CFO/COO
 
 
 
 
 

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