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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 […]

March 14, 2018 | Category: In the News

Alternative Sentences for Drug Crimes

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you don’t necessarily have to spend time in jail as punishment. Alternative sentencing is available for those charged with drug crimes to avoid penalties such as jail or prison. This sentencing is mostly available for drug crimes where there is no sales allegation but can also be […]

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