November 20, 2017

Do I Still Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer If I Admit Guilt?

In our previous blog post, we discussed criminal defense strategies if a defendant claims he or she is innocent. In this blog post, we are going to explain what criminal defendants can do if they admit guilt, including ways that a criminal defense attorney can attempt to have their charges reduced. Common Defenses Against Criminal […]

March 7, 2017

When Bad Things Happen, You Need a Fresno 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 […]

September 23, 2015

Court Ruling Could Change The Way You Use Social Media

Social media privacy rights have been a hot topic in the news recently, especially when it comes to criminal prosecutions. Earlier this month, the First Appellate District Court in California ruled on some of these privacy issues related to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The case at issue, Facebook, Inc., et al., v. The Superior Court […]

September 8, 2015

Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt named as Northern California Super Lawyers for 2015

FRESNO, CA (September 8, 2015) –  On September 7, 2015, the Fresno Bee announced that Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt  were named as 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers.   # # # The Board Room for Sept. 7 Announcements ▪ The Rotary Club of Fresno welcomed Brian Traverso, vice president of Roush Investment Group, and Craig Wagoner, CEO of […]

July 2, 2015

Hammerschmidt Law Corporation Celebrates The U.S. Constitution

FRESNO, CA (July 2, 2015) – This 4th of July let us not forget the sacrifices of our nation’s patriots whose blood and sacrifices have served as stone and chisel, ensuring America’s freedoms never vanish over time.  A multitude of current cases in our local, State, and Federal courts both challenge and confirm the freedoms […]

June 8, 2015

Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt Discusses The Technology Law Enforcement Are Using To Monitor Private Cell Phones

International spy agencies aren’t the only organizations secretly collecting data from privately owned cell phone. State, and local law enforcement agencies now have the ability to monitor individual cell phones. Law enforcement agencies are now utilizing new phone tapping technologies, including mobile devices that monitor cellphone data in real time. California police agencies have access […]

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 […]

January 7, 2014

Fresno Man Accused of Murdering His Wife While High on Meth Goes to Trial

During opening statements at a criminal trial in Fresno County Superior Court, prosecutor Jeff Dupras said a Fresno man shot and killed his wife last year in front of his mother. The man, Daniel Joseph Galvan, 36, is charged with murdering his wife, Ann-Marie Galvan, 41, while he was intoxicated and high on methamphetamines. The […]

January 3, 2014

Fresno Man To Be Tried For Homeless Man’s Killing

A man on trial in Fresno has admitted to causing the death of a homeless man last year. However, Frank Ruben Castillo, 49, says he did not intend to kill Johnny Salvio when he beat and kicked him while was sleeping on the ground. Pictures showed to the jury by Prosecutor Sam Dalesandro during opening statements revealed […]

December 31, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts California Man In $2.5 Million Ponzi Scheme Case

A federal jury recently convicted a Sacramento, California man for his role in a massive Ponzi scheme. James G. Berghius, 41, was convicted on four counts of mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and one count of money laundering in furtherance of a Ponzi scheme he had been operating. According to a press release from […]