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Eric Nathan Bernstein

Eric Nathan Bernstein

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

After fighting on behalf of indigent clients as a Public Defender early in my career, I am currently working alongside attorney George Creal in all matters criminal and civil.  Though only 34 years old, I've have already tried dozens of criminal cases, felony and misdemeanor alike.  My felony cases tried before a jury consist of murder charges, armed burglary, armed robbery, and drug trafficking.  Additionally, I have tried assault and battery cases plus smaller level felony drug and property offense cases.  Most of my misdemeanor cases consist of DUI charges, some with a breath test and some without.  I have also tried felony and misdemeanor cases before various judges in juveniles courts.  An overwhelming majority of my cases have resulted in either an outright acquittal or a guilty to a lesser charge.  Additionally, I have filed and/or argued over 200 motions to suppress in felony and misdemeanor cases.  A number of these motions resulted in the dismissal of my client's case, including a dismissal for trafficking in cocaine and a dismissal of an armed robbery case.  Lastly, I have taken over 1,300 depositions of state witnesses in different types of felony and misdemeanor cases.  In addition to police officers and detectives, these have ranged from eye witnesses to expert witnesses.  I have deposed expert witnesses the fields of  DUI, drug recognition, ballistics, fingerprints, and DNA.  My goal is to make sure I am more informed than the judge, prosecutor, and witnesses about the facts of my case each time I step into a courtroom.  I will always allow for a free consultation, so please don't hesitate to call me if you are in need a defense attorney who will bend over backwards for you. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    9 years, 2.77 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years, 1.87 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • Michael P Cognata

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bernstein is a giant in the community and quite expert at what he does. He cares for every one of his clientele.

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    Michael Cognata DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • David Gregory Sarif

    I endorse this lawyer.

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Contact Info

George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers

480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA, 30312

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200907/06/2015
FLInactive200705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2013
Academic ScholarshipZeta Beta Tau2006
English Honor SocietyUniversity of Alabama2005
Honors ProgramUniversity of Alabama2003
Cum LaudeUniversity of Alabama2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateGeorge C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDade County Public Defender2006 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI Defensemember2014 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - 2012
Florida Bar, Administrative Law SectionAttorney Member2007 - Present
University of AlabamaEnglish Honor Society2005 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Burroughsnot guilty, armed robbery with a firearm
State v. CalungaNot guilty on all counts, including armed burglary with a firearm
State v. DieterichMotion to suppress granted in part after a three day motion to suppress hearing. I successfully argued that State's police dog was not properly trained and qualified in detecting and alerting to the odor of marijuana.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Defense of Drinking Driver's InstituteDUI defensecertificate of completion2014
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seminarroadside exercisescertificate of completion2013
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of AlabamaEnglishBachelor of the Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winning the FingerprintFingerprint Cases2012
Miami Dade Public Defender's Intra-office SeminarDrug Dog Sniffing Case Law and Strategy2011
Professional Career DayThe Criminal Justice System2009