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June 14, 2018 | Category: In the News

Have Uber and Lyft Led to a Reduction in California DUIs?

Recent studies, including one conducted by the University of California at Davis, have shown a marked decrease in DUI arrests in major cities across the state. The studies suggest that DUI arrests fell 32 percent in San Diego, 28 percent in San Jose, 26 percent in Sacramento and 14 percent in Los Angeles as well […]

May 14, 2018 | Category: In the News

Are There Weaknesses to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests?

Police officers rely on multiple methods to determine whether motorists are under the influence of alcohol. One of the most traditional methods is the “Standardized Field Sobriety Test” (SFST). The SFST consists of three separate tests that officers use to measure coordination, balance and eye movement. The three parts of SFST are as follows: The […]

April 19, 2018 | Category: Press Releases

Former Federal Prosecutor Kevin P. Rooney Joins Hammerschmidt Law Corporation

Hammerschmidt Law Corporation is pleased to announce that attorney Kevin P. Rooney, a former federal and state prosecutor, is joining the firm as Of Counsel. See this press release for more information on Mr. Rooney.  

April 14, 2018 | Category: In the News

What You Can and Can’t Do Under California’s Recreational Cannabis Laws

The state of California has passed some new laws regarding the recreational use of cannabis. California’s Proposition 64 allows for recreational use for marijuana but with some restrictions regarding the public use of marijuana, the amount that can be purchased, and driving while high. If you’re facing charges due to cannabis use, make sure to […]

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