BATTERY – Los Angeles

Client accused of a fight in a parking lot,  injuring attendant. Client bailed out, retained Mr. Berstein, advising both the Police & District Attorney’s office of this representation, it was decided that the case was not sufficiently strong enough to take to trial & not filed. Case: DISMISSED.

CIVIL – WRONGFUL DEATH Riverside

8 year old girl dies in car on flooded road after a  storm. Defendant was the County of Riverside, alleged that the County should have put up a sign of road condition. In CA, unless witness to the accident, parents have limited rights to damages.  At trial County offered $150,000.00 & the clients accepted.

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.

INSURANCE FRAUD – Los Angeles

Chiropractor staged insurance fraud ring, which was infiltrated by the Department of Insurance with an undercover on the inside. A staged collision occurred, monitored, & documented. Undercover, “soft-tissue injured” in collision, went to the Chiropractor for “treatment” & secretly audio taped. Insurance then billed for over 40 treatments. 6 mos. home detention, electronic monitoring.

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.

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL, State Of California

Accused of manslaughter when she fell asleep while driving her vehicle in Malibu & struck opposing traffic killing a person. Charges dismissed & the DMV revoked the drivers license for reckless & deadly conduct. Result: An administrative writ of mandamus against the State of California was filed & granted & license returned immediately.

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.

1st CALIFORNIA CASE TO APPEAL

1st case in CA to challenge governments ability to commit crimes to catch criminals. Dept. of Insurance provided a car to a “staged accident” to be crashed into innocent 3rd parties to falsify claims. State would not let its own undercover go in the car. False insurance claims made & convictions obtained is basis of the appeal.