THREE STRIKES-Los Angeles , CA

Client charged with new robbery & new bank fraud case with old robbery prior. Facing 25 years-life. Bernstein got robbery case dismissed after investigation was able to get “victim” to tell true story. Bank fraud resolved at no time, client simply makes restitution, as financially able, while on probation.

THREE STRIKES- Van Nuys , CA

2 previous violent strikes, 3rd strike charge possession of Nunchukas on the street plainly observable. Due to extensive gang history & priors, DA refused to offer deals & sought 25 years-life.  Request to reduce charge from felony to misdemeanor was granted, immediate plea to the misdemeanor, for time served & immediate release.

THREE-STRIKES-Fullerton , CA

Registered sex offender stopped in Orange County for flicking a lit cigarette from a car window. Discovered Client had been staying in OC more that 5 days without registering as required by Law, a felony. 2 priors strikes, 3-strikes filed. Client fled to Canada, now charged with 4-strikes. Charges dropped, not jumping bail & fleeing.

THREE STRIKES-Van Nuys , CA

3rd strike charge-possession of Nunchukas, plainly observed by gang-unit police. Client had extensive gang history & prior negative contacts with the police so DA sought 25 years to life.  Court asked to reduce the charge from felony to misdemeanor status. Motion granted, client  plead to the misdemeanor, credit for time served & was immediately released.

MURDER, VIOLENCE, 3-STRIKES CASES

Shooting, 3 “Crips” & 3“Blood” gang members on the grounds of Pasadena High School during an evening basketball game. All three “Blood” gang members survived.Client was ID-ed & charged with 3 counts of attempted murder, gun enhancements, & gang enhancements also illegal discharge of a firearm on school property.Trial results: NOT GUILTY on ALL counts.  

THIRD STRIKE INMATE WINS HIS FREEDOM-Los Angeles County

Third-Strike Inmate Wins His Freedom The janitor’s robbery conviction was reversed on appeal because of errors by trial judge and public defender. He was serving 70 years to life. By Steve Berry LA Times Staff Writer February 1, 2003 A Los Angeles janitor who was serving a prison sentence of 70 years to life for […]