ATTEMPTED MURDER FACING TOTAL 160 YEARS – Van Nuys

Client charged with 4 separate charges of attempted murder involving 4 victims & gun enhancements, facing total time of 160 years-Life. D.D.A. offered a resolution to avoid trial.  Client accepted responsibility for 1 count of unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, 5 years State Prison. Client accepted & to serve approximately 18 months.

ATTEMPTED MURDER – Ventura

Charge: driving during gang drive-by shooting, person shot & two others shot at. Great bodily injury, gang & gun enhancement plus  multiple attempted murder counts or DEATH in Prison. D.A. offered a plea of guilty to PC 32, being an accessory after the fact, credit for time served awaiting trial, & immediate release.

MURDER LIFE TO 6 YEARS- Los Angeles

Charge: 1st degree Murder plus gun enhancement. Mandatory 50 years-Life. Client gave 4 video taped statements/confessions wherein she admitted her husband was out all night & cheating on her & she shot him fatally once in the head.  Defense claimed accidental shooting sufficiently &  D.A. accept a plea of involuntary manslaughter. Sentence: 6 years.

MURDER – Salinas

Charge: Gang & gun charges, 1 count Murder & 1 count attempted Murder, shooting at 2 brothers.  Client gave a full video taped confession & wrote a letter of apology to the victim’s family. Witnesses all co-operated with police, giving statements that corroborated his confession. Normally 90 years-Life; pled to 18-Life & eligible parole.

JUDGE ITO’S COMMENTS

Judge Lance Ito, was recorded saying this about Bob Bernstein, “Mr. Bernstein is an excellent attorney & he has done some excellent work in this courtroom before, Mr. X (Unmentioned Client), so your family might want to do what is necessary to retain him, because he is a real fighter.” See the L.A. Times article here.

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT-Los Angeles, CA- MURDER APPEAL

Client charged & convicted with killing his wife at point blank range. Bernstein retained to file an appeal of the jury verdict. After battling with state & federal appeals court, a writ of habeas corpus filed based upon judicial error regarding juror conduct at trial. Writ granted by the magistrate judge & client was released.

ATTEMPTED MURDER

Client shot into car thinking it contained rival gang members, bullet destroyed seventeen-year-old’s eye. Client facing 3 counts of Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, great Bodily Injury, & Handgun Enhancement. Client facing Jail time of 15-20 years. Plea bargain: 3 years.

MULTI-COUNTS FELONY- ARMED ROBBERY, ATTEMPTED MURDER

Client robbed elderly couple as they left ATM machine. Attempted to shoot male victim when he resisted, Confession Multi-Counts Felony Armed Robbery, Attempted Murder, Handgun Enhancement. Plea bargain: 3 years.

MURDER with GUN ENHANCEMENTS

Client charged with murder & attempted Murder with Gun Enhancements facing 60 years-life. Client admitted to shooting one unarmed deceased victim & attempting to shoot other victim. Both gang members. Deal Time: 9 years.

ATTEMPTED MURDER-Riverside , CA

Involved in gang fight with unarmed rival gang members. Rival gang member stabbed plus a 4 inch torso slash. Client had one strike & was facing life in prison. Bob Bernstein asserted self defense & D.A. agreed to compromise as simple assault with a deadly weapon. Client agreed to 3 year plea bargain.