ROBBERY – IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles

Using a Public Defender, conviction of numerous armed robbery counts & 3 strike enhancements. Mr. Bernstein requests new trial, but denied, client sentenced 70 years-Life.  Court of Appeals granted a new trial. Resulting in all charges being dismissed, before trial,  &  immediate release, & the front pages of the L.A. Times.

FEDERAL FELONY MAIL THEFT

Postal Worker faces Federal Felony Mail Theft Charge & years in Federal Penitentiary. Deal Time: Misdemeanor & Probation.

ROBBERY- FORGERY Los Angeles, CA

Client was charged with 2 counts of robbery & 1 count of forgery. She was facing state prison when her family contacted Bob Bernstein. Result: Client was released with credit for time served after promising to make restitution for the forgery. All other accusations were dismissed.

BURGLARY

Client burglarized homes to steal guns to sell to gang members, arrested by SWAT team & stolen guns recovered. Multiple Felony 1st degree Burglary counts. Plea bargain – probation.

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.

MULTI-COUNTS ARMED ROBBERY

Client pulled T-shirt over his head as a disguise and robbed bartender & six patrons at gunpoint at local neighborhood bar of which he was a frequent patron, woman broke leg falling down stairs in fearful flight. Multi-counts Armed Robbery, great Bodily Injury, Handgun Enhancement. Plea bargain: 18 months.

ROBBERY/FORGERY-Los Angeles , CA

2 separate crimes in 2 separate jurisdictions, 1 of 2 counts of robbery & 1 count forgery plus probation violations. She was facing state prison in 2 separate jurisdictions. Client was released with credit for time served after promising to make restitution for the forgery. All other accusations were dismissed. Probation was reinstated.

ARMED ROBBERY-Barstow, CA

$600,000 stolen jewelry from Zales.Client & 2 co-defendants captured in flight & ID-ed by surveillance video. Fingerprints & evidence of client also recovered. Charged with armed robbery, 2-victim kidnappings, & gun enhancements; plus prior robbery conviction enhancements.Facing multiple life terms.Client offered 18 years at 85% time. Co-defendants received 2 life sentences + 50 years.

MAJOR ROBBERY-Ventura, CA

Gang member led gang on a robbery spree. There were 4 separate armed robberies of multiple victims, multiple locations, & different times in the same day. Client & conspirators were positively identified by multiple victims. Facing 3 strikes & life in prison. Coordinated 8-year deal for all of the charges.

BANK ROBBERY-Anaheim, CA

Armed take-over of a Bank of America, multiple hostages (39), firing handgun, involving FBI & OC SWAT team, & national TV.  Client disputed counsel in Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity plea to the Federal Court. Proven insanity client was committed for treatment.   Medical diagnosis: previously un-diagnosed schizophrenic. Released to family on probation.