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 […]

June 14, 2018

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

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 […]

June 29, 2016

Avoid a DUI This 4th of July

In the summer everyone likes to take it easy on the weekends. This 4th of July holiday weekend will be no different. There will be more picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and pool parties than you could ever attend. What typically goes along with parties? Alcohol. So, how do you avoid a DUI this 4th of […]

October 30, 2015

Halloween 2015: Don’t End Up Dressed As An Inmate

California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has scheduled “Halloween California Avoid DUI Task Force Enforcement Campaign” for October 30-31, 2015. The campaign provides local law enforcement agencies with grants to increase efforts in preventing and enforcing driving under the influence. It is likely that the state will see an increase in the number of DUIs […]

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.    […]

June 27, 2015

Hammerschmidt Law Corporation Observes National PTSD Awareness Day

FRESNO, CA – June 27, 2015 – Soldier’s Heart, Shell Shock, The Thousand Yard Stare, all terms for what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hammerschmidt Law Corporation recognizes June, 27th, 2105 as being National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day.  Hammerschmidt Law Corporation supports the use of Veteran’s Courts, and fights hard in court for […]

December 27, 2013

Fresno Motorist Gets 8 Years For Causing Death and Injury in DUI Hit and Run

A man from Fresno has been sentence to eight years for the killing of two people while he was driving under the influence (DUI). The man, Kenneth David Almeda, 48, pleaded no contest in Fesno County Superior Court. He was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury and hit and […]