March 7, 2017

When Bad Things Happen, You Need a San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney

“Why do bad things happen to good people?”  It’s a question as old as mankind itself and we still do not have a good answer. If you have been charged with a crime or have reason to believe you are under criminal investigation, this may be a question you are asking yourself. The truth is […]

January 19, 2017

What Are The Dangers Of The Dark Web?

The dark web and criminal prosecutions have become a hot topic thanks to recent news pieces and documentaries. It is a provocative subject that intrigues a large portion of the population. The dark web’s nature lends itself to illicit activities because people think that they are immune to prosecution. Of course, many people have been […]

December 30, 2016

DUI Arrests Double Over New Year’s Holiday

The holidays are a time to celebrate. During all of the festivities, especially those concerning the New Year, drinking plays a heavy role. Authorities are on the lookout for potential DUI arrests, there is a heavy spike in this during the New Year holiday. The New Year can be a time for family get-togethers certainly. […]

November 15, 2016

Should I Plead Guilty To DUI?

If you have recently been arrested and charged with drinking and driving you might be wondering if you should plead guilty to DUI. Although you may think you are guilty, in order for the court to find you guilty of DUI, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were above the legal […]

October 10, 2016

What To Say If An Officer Asks If You Know Why You Were Pulled Over

Just about every driver that has had their driver’s license for a significant amount of time has been pulled over by law enforcement at least once. It can be quite alarming and can make driver nervous and anxious even if they believe they have done nothing wrong. Other drivers may know that they are being […]

July 22, 2016

Domestic Violence Defense And The Subpoena Process

Often, in domestic violence defense matters, subpoena issues, service of subpoenas, and penalties regarding a witness not appearing after being served with a subpoena, play an important role in the defense strategy. Failure of witnesses to show up in court can mean that there is little or no evidence for the prosecution to present and […]

February 11, 2016

Attorney Jeff Hammerschmidt Comments on California’s Gun Confiscation Program

Attorney, Jeffery T. Hammerschmidt, comments on California’s gun confiscation program in the following article by Eyewitness News: “Eyewitness News Investigates a controversial state gun confiscation program that went online back in 2007.  It’s mission is to take guns away from criminals and those with severe mental illness.  Recently, the program launched a local man into […]

May 15, 2015

Excessive Force And Deceptive Report Writing By Clovis Police Unacceptable

“I think the Clovis Police Department in general is an excellent agency, however their conduct on this occasion is unacceptable,” Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt – FRESNO, CA (May 15, 2015) – Fresno based criminal defense attorney Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt is defending John and Travis Smith who stand accused of public intoxication and resisting arrest..  Both have […]