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Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt
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Jeffrey Hammerschmidt’s Legal Cases

21 total

  • People v. Lawson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissed!
    Description:
    Client was stopped in Tulare County in a DUI checkpoint and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. My office obtained documents showing that the breath machine used on my client was unreliable. The DA's office dismissed the case.
  • People v. Volak

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case not filed
    Description:
    Client was accused of assaulting a co-worker. While case was pending filing by the DA's office, I authored a letter to the Deputy DA handling the matter and convinced him that the alleged victim lacked credibility. I further established my client's good work history and reputation. The DA's office thereafter decided not to file charges.
  • People v. Lipe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Felony drug cultivation reduced to misdemeanor
    Description:
    Client was charged with felony marijuana cultivation. Case was plea bargained to a misdemeanor with no additional jail time.
  • People v. Lipe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Felony drug cultivation reduced to misdemeanor
    Description:
    Client was charged with felony marijuana cultivation. Case was plea bargained to a misdemeanor with no additional jail time.
  • People v. Pinheiro

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissed!
    Description:
    Client was charged with second time DUI with 0.15 blood alcohol level. Trial court denied motion to suppress evidence. I filed writ, which was granted, and all charges against client were dismissed.
  • United States v. Toulu Thao

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    The entire federal case was dismissed.
    Description:
    Dr. Toulu Thao was arrested at gunpoint by five U.S. Marshalls at his office, the Fresno Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was the first person ever to be prosecuted for allegedly filling our a government ethics form incorrectly. The government conducted a five-year investigation that resulted in nearly nine thousand (9000) pages of reports and documents. My office was able to establish that each of the charges against Dr. Thao were false, and that Dr. Thao actually filled out the ethics form perfectly. On July 8, 2009, all charges against Dr. Thao were dismissed. Dr. Thao returned to work at HUD on July 13, 2009. He will be filing a federal lawsuit against HUD in the near future to recover three and a half years of back pay and other damages. See his client evaluation of my office, located on this website.
  • People v. Megan Martzen

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    Jury trial ended in a hung jury, with the jury voting 10-2 and 8-4 not guilty on Counts 1 & 2, case settled for probation and community service.
    Description:
    Ms. Martzen was charged with second degree murder and child abuse homicide. The minimum sentence, if convicted of the charges, was 25 years to life in prison.
  • People v. Dana Ewell and Joel Radovcich

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 03, 1998
    Outcome:
    Life in prison without the possibility of parole for both defendants.
    Description:
    I was one of the two prosecutors on this case in which Dana Ewell hired his college buddy to murder his mother, father and sister for the $8,000,000 estate. The case received national attention and was the subject of four national criminal law programs, including Forensic Files and Solved.
  • People v. Talia

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 03, 2013
    Outcome:
    Client pled to a misdemeanor theft and received creidt for time served. Client received one day of probation, after which the case was expunged from the record.
    Description:
    Client was charged with robbery. A conviction for this offense would have prevented the client from joining the military. The client had been accepted by the military on the condition that it not result in a felony conviction
  • People v. Dean

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Outcome:
    The court granted Mr. Hammerschmidt motion to reduce all felonies to misdemeanors and the client was permitted to serve his jail time as community service.
    Description:
    Client was charged with ten felony counts of illegal possession of firearms and one misdemeanor count of illegal possession of firearms.