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Chris saved my life!

By Emma
November 7, 2017

I received a letter from Chris, and many other lawyers, after getting arrested for marijuana possession. Chris Hemmel's letter stuck out to me because it was the only letter I received that gave any indication of aiming to lessen the charges given to me. As this was my first time being arrested, I was very nervous that my whole life would be ruined if I was to be convicted. I made a few calls to lawyers but again, Chris was the only one who wanted to really fight the charges. Not only did he do that, but he helped keep me calm during the entire process. I ended up crying on multiple phone calls and he was there giving me the wisdom I needed. On the day of the trial, I was prepared for the absolute worst case scenario and thanks to Chris it turned out to be the best case scenario! My charges were dropped down to a summary offense of disorderly conduct, which immediately induced a wave of happy tears from me! Chris gave me amazing legal and life advice that I will surely never forget; he is so kind and knowledgeable and I am so grateful that he was able to take on my case and help put me on the right path.

Hire Chris Now!

By Anonymous
October 20, 2017

From day one, facing multiple felony charges, Chris reassured me that my outcome would be favorable and he delivered. After heavily researching and consulting with mulltiple criminal defense lawyers, I found Chris Hemmel to be most actionable and informative of the rest. Chris's expertise and years of experience in criminal law were instrumental in fully resovling my case. His rapport and reputation with the local court system validated that I had a strong reiable attorney who was willly to fight for me. His process was steamless which made the experience mostly effortless for me. A resolution was quickly devised and my case was dismissed. There are "talkers" who will take your money and do nothing, Chris is a "do-er" who will deliver the highest level of service resulting in the best outcome for your case!

High quality and professional

By Patrick
June 23, 2017

Christopher Hemmel represented me for my DUI case. I had consulted with many lawyers and chose Chris to represent me. He was not the most cost efficient on the market but was well worth the investment. Chris was always organized, focused, and quick to answer any of my questions. He is well connected into the legal community as I often saw him interacting with colleagues. More importantly he was professional and helped me resolve my charges. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone inquiring about his services.

Chris Hemmel Esq.. An Excellent Defense Attorney!

By George
June 21, 2016

Chris Hemmel Esq., is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He will fight for you from beginning to the end. He will explain the entire process, and work diligently to win your case, which he did for me. It was my first time ever having to deal with the Pennsylvania court system. I was nervous, scared, and at times very frustrated. But Chris was there every step of the way. He answered all of my questions, and explained the entire process in detail. I highly recommend Mr. Hemmel as your attorney, if you find yourself in need of one. He has been there for me, and I’m sure he will be there for anyone who is in need of his professional services.

Excellence in defense of one's life and livelihood.

By Kathleen of Bossy Pants
April 9, 2016

Chris was my lawyer in a life in jail versus freedom case. I could have lost my freedom, been jailed and then lost my career and the ability to practice in the future, after losing my ability to practice nursing. Chris was always available to me, answered innumerable questions, and the best, was always LISTENING.

I highly recommend Chirs

By Keith
February 15, 2016

When you want to win at anything, first you need to have your own resolve but this can be very difficult in trying and confusing times when facing legal issues. You just need to find a very competent lawyer ...enter Chris Hemmel. Chris was great from the very beginning. He said right away ..."we will win this and this is the plan". Along with his thorough planning I found that Chris also possesses an extremely vibrant personality that is extraordinarily engaging. This is very evident in his cordial demeanor with the court system personnel and overall atmosphere. I found Chris to be a very thorough lawyer and available to me for all my needs anytime I called. He made me feel I had a very good friend fighting for me. It was great to have him by my side and we still stay in touch. I would absolutely reach out to him again if needed and highly recommend him.

Great attorney

By Harvey
February 4, 2016

I have consulted with Mr. Hemmel to resolve a few criminal and traffic ticket issues. He always took as much time with me as I needed and never made me feel rushed. If I could fix the problem myself he was honest with me and would explain what I needed to do. If not he would take charge and resolve the problem. If I ever get into some trouble again I am going to give him a call.

Charles was charged with assault and other crimes because he was involved in a bar fight. The district attorney refused to work out any kind of negotiated solution, so we took the matter to trial.

The judge found Charles NOT GUILTY on the most serious charges, and only the most minor charges remained.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dear Christopher Hemmel,

I am writing to you today to thank you for the wonderful job you did handling my case. Not only did I receive the desired results in the verdict, but there are many other factors that add to my gratitude.

From the first minute that you were made aware of my case you treated me with respect and always made me feel as I was an important part of your caseload. Never did I feel as I was a burden to you when I would call you with questions or concerns regarding my case no matter how small or minor they were. You were kind, friendly caring and compassionate. I always had a deep sense that you were genuinely concerned for me and the outcome of my case. Furthermore, there is a desire and a love that you have for your work that is evident from initial consultation until the closing of the case.

In closing, please be assured that in the future if I or anyone I know has a need for first rate counsel, yours will be the first name that is mentioned.

Sincerely yours,

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Deborah was charged with theft in Delaware County. She felt that the charges were unjustified. I explained to the attorneys for the Commonwealth that a theft had not occurred, but the county continued to prosecute her for theft. The Assistant District Attorney on the case offered to drop one of the charges, but still wanted Deborah to plead guilty to a remaining theft charge, which she was unwilling to do.

I filed a Motion to Quash, and wrote a lengthy brief for the judge, explaining why this case must be dismissed. The judge agreed with me, and all charges against Deborah were dismissed. Below is a letter from Deborah expressing her impressions of how I handled her case.

Dear Chris,

From the moment I hired you to represent me, I knew I had chosen the right attorney. The first thing I remember you saying to me was, "Stop worrying and let me do the worrying for you". You told me to call you at any time, day or night, whether I had-a question or a point to make, or if I just needed a little reassurance. So many times, I did just that. I was scared and needed to have you remind me again and again that it would all work out. Not only did I get the reassurance I needed, but you treated me like I was equally as important to you as all of your other clients. If you did not answer the phone right away, you always got back to me the same day. Never once did you leave me hanging. I felt that you were not only doing your job, but that you were in my corner every step of the way.

I learned not only that you love the law, but that you care about making your clients feel at ease and that they are worthwhile human beings who are not alone. You listened to me cry. You comforted me. You put me at ease and fought for me as if I were your top priority. You did not simply present my case. You spent hours upon hours, compiling case law after case law in order to make sure that we walked into that courtroom fully prepared for anything that might be thrown our way. You could have won this case by simply presenting the obvious; that this was not a criminal matter, but you went way above and beyond that and came ready with a mountain of ammunition. You gave a compelling speech, which lasted longer than forty five minutes. You showed in that courtroom that you were not only well versed in the law, but that you were ready and willing to fight to see it upheld.

You did not let me back down and accept any plea bargains. You would only allow me to accept what was rightfully mine; a full dismissal of all charges. You believed in me and made me believe in myself. You taught me to fight and stick it out to the end when I'm in the right. You made me hold my head up high.

It is not the fact that you won this case for me, but rather the way that you won it. You went well above and beyond anything I had hoped for in the way you fought for me and made me feel about myself. I am grateful that my case was won, but even more grateful to have met a man who cares about his career and his clients the way you do.

Thank you, Chris, from the bottom of my heart.

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About Christopher Hemmel

Christopher Hemmel has been a licensed attorney since 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Eastern College in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. He practices exclusively in the field of criminal law and DUI law in Delaware County and the surrounding communities.