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December 20, 2013 | Category: Commentary

Eddie Nealy Receives Death Sentence For Rape And Murder Of Teen In 1985

In recent weeks we’ve reported on the trial of Eddie Nealy, who was accused and recently convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of teenager Jody Lynn Wolfe. After deliberating for three hours over a period of two days, the same Fresno jury that convicted Eddie Nealy recently determined that he should be sentenced to death. Wolfe’s […]

December 20, 2013 | Category: In the News

Fresno Attorney Jeff Hammerschmidt Among Top Rated Lawyers In The Nation In Criminal Defense

In Fall issues of The American Lawyer magazine and Law Journal, Fresno Attorney Jeff Hammerschmidt of Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation in Fresno, California, will be featured as a national leader in criminal defense. In the October 2013 issue of Corporate Counsel, Mr. Hammerschmidt is listed among the Top Rated Lawyers in the nation for White Collar […]

December 19, 2013 | Category: Commentary

HBLC Law Answers: Can I Be Charged If Others Are Selling Drugs On A Property I Live On?

Law Question: I own a trailer, and I rent a space in the back property of a house. I have become aware that there is some marijuana growing in the main house, which I will only go into to do my laundry. Marijuana is also sold in the house, as well as prescription pills. It’s not […]

May 1, 2013 | Category: News Releases

Megan Martzen Accepts Plea – Putting Family First

“I wanted to keep fighting; I wanted to prove to a jury that I was innocent in the death of Ella VanLeeuwen. But I put my family first, and settled my case.” Megan Martzen- FRESNO CA, (May 1, 2013) – Mrs. Megan Martzen was charged with second degree murder and child abuse homicide. The minimum […]

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