Law Office Of Donald R. Hammond

Law Office Of Donald R. Hammond

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11 years in business

About this pro

Being arrested is one of the most traumatic things that an individual can experience, and the average American male has a 52% chance of being arrested in his lifetime. We understand what you and your loved ones are going through. We understand the intricacies of police and criminal procedure, and we can help preserve your rights. Before you talk to the police, you need to consult an attorney. The best time to seek help is before you are arrested. You don’t have to talk to the police, and consulting an attorney early in the process keeps your options open to reach the best outcome in your case. A qualified criminal defense attorney can talk to prosecutors before your case is filed, which in many cases results in a “DA Reject” – where no case is ever filed against you; in other cases, the charges filed are lesser than they otherwise would have been. Once charges are filed, your criminal defense attorney can help preserve and enforce your rights by fully investigating the facts surrounding the alleged crime and the police procedure involved in your arrest. We can file various motions to exclude evidence, and present the prosecutor with evidence and witness statements to help negotiate the best possible outcome. If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial before a jury of your peers. Examples of cases include: Arson, Drug Sales, Assault, Grand Theft, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery, Rape, Burglary, Robbery, Conspiracy, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Three Strikes, Drug Possession, and Unlawful Intercourse with a Minor (Statutory Rape). For immediate help, call 323.529.3660.

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Long Beach, CA 90810
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I help the client understand the legal process, what they're up against, and how I can help them get through it. We can meet at any of my convenient offices in Torrance, San Pedro, Long Beach or El Segundo. In most cases, I can go to court on my client's behalf, so the client can focus on getting on with his/her life, while I take care of the legal case.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have the same DUI investigation training that the police are supposed to have.  I'm qualified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and I commonly spot mistakes that police make in their investigations.  I have a law degree (JD) from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree from Occidental College. I have attended countless hours of seminars and conferences related to criminal defense and DUI defense. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Once I understand the nature of the case, I am usually able to set a flat rate for handling the case up to trial.

How did you get started in this business?

I attended the LA County Sheriff's Academy in 2001, then went back to school and finished my education, including a bachelor's degree and a law degree. While in law school, I represented lifers before the California Board of Parole Hearings, and my criminal defense practice was born from that experience.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Clients have been accused of DUI (Driving Under the Influence), possession of a controlled substance, theft, vandalism, drunk in public, robbery, assault, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of prohibited firearms, and many other crimes.  Regardless of what a client is accused of, we work to minimize the consequences and provide connections to resources to get the client's life back on track.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Make sure you get someone who is focused on cases like yours.