November 16, 2018

What Could Happen if I Refuse a DUI Chemical Test in California?

California follows the implied consent law, which means drivers imply their consent to blood alcohol content (BAC) testing just by operating a motor vehicle. If a driver is arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, they will be required to complete one or more of the following chemical tests: DUI Chemical Tests in California […]

May 14, 2018

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 […]

October 28, 2015

DUI: Medical Marijuana Scrutiny

California’s Governor, Jerry Brown recently signed into law a three-bill package known as the “Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act” which calls for regulation of the medical marijuana industry. The aim of the act is to create oversight in an industry that has been, largely, unregulated since California voters approved Proposition 215 in 1996.    […]

October 5, 2015

According To Avvo, Hammerschmidt Attorneys Are A Perfect 10!

All five attorneys at Hammerschmidt Law Corporation have individually scored a rating of 10.0 on Avvo.com, the highest rating possible. Attorneys Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt,Rachel W. Hill, William A. Parry, and Christina A. Widner Roberson have each scored a 10.0 rating, which is an uncommon accomplishment for all attorneys in one firm to obtain this rating. […]

September 29, 2015

Jeff Hammerschmidt Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Northern California Top 100 List

Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt, partner at Hammerschmidt Law Corporation, was recently named to the Top 100 list of attorneys for 2015 Super Lawyers Northern California. This is the sixth year in a row that Mr. Hammerschmidt has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list, and his first time being named on the Top 100 […]

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 […]

December 31, 2013

New 2014 California Laws Impacting Your Life

Hammerschmidt Law Corporation wants you to be aware of the new California laws that stand to affect you.  On January 1st, 2014 dozens of new laws take effect – impacting labor, economy, the environment and many more aspects of our community. We’ve collected just a few laws that may potentially touch your life: TEEN DRIVER/DISTRACTED […]

December 24, 2013

California Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud

A California chiropractor recently pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare. Houshang Pavehzadeh, a.k.a. “Danny Paveh,” a chiropractor from San Fernando Valley who was the second highest Medicare biller in California for chiropractic services, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud in violation of federal statutes. He admitted that, between 2005 and 2012, he submitted bills to Medicare for patients […]