RAPE – Riverside

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, accused of using his position to get a young female recruit in compromising circumstances, then forcing her to have non-consensual sex. Conviction results in Prison & sex offender registration for life. Pre-trial publicity brought forth additional witness that assisted prosecutor’s assertions. Settlement: 1 count of sexual battery, NO sex offender registration.

RAPE – Los Angeles

Accused: Luring young girl to his apartment & forcible rape. Complete rape kit/report done at USC Rape Treatment Center & consistent with forcible, non-consensual sex. Client admitted to police girl was in his apartment, denied sex acts. Charges: forced oral copulation & rape. Settlement: Prison, max 10 yrs, life-time sex offender registration. Jury trial results:

SEX CRIMES- Pomona

Accused by 9 year old step-daughter of continuous sexual abuse since she was 7 years old including oral & anal copulation & oral copulation of his 4 year old son. Conviction of the 8 sex crime charges would result in a “DIE IN PRISON” sentence. Jury Trial resulted in “NOT GUILTY” on ALL charges.

US MARINES-MOLESTATION

Client accused of molesting fellow Marines’ daughter left in his care when fellow Marine shipped out, Bernstein defended at court marshal, Verdict: Not Guilty.

US NAVY-MOLESTATION

Client accused of molesting two generation of step-children. Initially represented within service, convicted for 10 year sentence, reversed on repeal. Bernstein defended at court marshal, Verdict: Not Guilty.

NAVY-MOLESTATION

Client accused of molesting 8 year-old neighbor child on-base housing. Bernstein defended at court marshal, Verdict: Not Guilty.

MULTIPLE SEX CRIME TO MINOR-Pomona, California

Multiple sex crimes upon his 8 year old step-daughter & his 4 year old son, spousal battery with a prior spousal battery conviction enhancement & attempting to dissuade a witness from testifying by threats of force or violence. Client facing 2 consecutive 15year-Life terms.Result after jury trial, Client was found to be NOT GUILTY.

TWENTY-EIGHT COUNTS of RAPE and ASSAULT with GREAT BODILY INJURY

Client charged with over twenty-eight counts of Rape & Assault with great Bodily Injury. Witnesses testified against client. Facing multiple life sentences. Scientific discovery & detective work were used to prepare the case for trial. Attorney Bernstein’s closing arguments resulted in hung jury.

FORCIBLE RAPE, CHILD MOLESTATION

Client allegedly initiated twelve year-old daughter into sex by holding her down & letting a drunken friend rape her. Multiple Felony counts Forcible Rape, Child Molestation. Jury trial-verdict: Not Guilty.

RAPE-Los Angeles , CA

Client is store owner accused of multiple forcible rape counts by woman interviewing for job. Positive DNA. Client facing life. At trial, Bernstein’s cross-examination of victim convinced the jury that all sex acts were consensual. Jury verdict: Not Guilty.