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July 14, 2018 | Category: Commentary

What Is California’s Gang Enhancement Law?

Gang crimes are still a problem in many cities in California. State law enforcement officials still struggle with this area of criminal law and how to track down certain gang members and groups. A gang enhancement is a felony committed for the benefit of, in association with, or at the direction any criminal gang. Under […]

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.  

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