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Eric Nathan Bernstein

Eric Bernstein’s Legal Cases

19 total


  • State v. Burroughs

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    not guilty, armed robbery with a firearm
    Description:
    Client accused of pointing gun at alleged victim and forcing him to drive to an ATM so as to withdraw cash from his bank.
  • State v. Calunga

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts, including armed burglary with a firearm
    Description:
    Client, who was the handyman for the apartment complex, was accused of drunkenly harassing some children from in the neighborhood. He was further accused of knocking on the door of one child's home and pointing a gun at the mother after she answered the door.
  • State v. Dieterich

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Outcome:
    Motion 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.
    Description:
    Client was found to be in possession of small amount of marijuana in his car and then a large amount of marijuana in his home.
  • State v. Ferguson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted by court on trafficking in methamphetamine and possession charges
    Description:
    Client was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana that was found in her bedroom that she shared with husband.
  • Wedderburn v. State

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on all counts
    Description:
    Juvenile client was found not guilty by the Judge after being accused of a fight that occurred in school. Defense and State each called witnesses, but theory of self defense prevailed.
  • State v. Davis

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    acquitted by Judge
    Description:
    Client was charged with attempted murder second degree. I second chaired the case and cross examined the main eye witness and gave the opening statement. Client was acquitted by the Judge after the State failed to make a prima facie showing of the evidence.
  • State v. Gallardo

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Outcome:
    Client found not guilty on all counts by jury
    Description:
    Client was accused of DUI and driving an unsafe vehicle. In a one day trial, client was found not guilty on all counts by the jury
  • State v. Martinez

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Outcome:
    not guilty to assault on a police officer
    Description:
    Client was accused of assaulting an off duty police officer in a park on a weekend morning. Client had allegedly been drinking with his brother at their apartment near the park. An altercation ensued between the officer and my client. After a fierce cross examination of the officer, client was found not guilty of assault on a police officer.
  • State v. Musgrove

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts
    Description:
    Client was accused driving with suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing to sign a summons. Our theory of defense was that client was never behind the wheel. The State was unable to prove that my client the driver and thus the jury found him not guilty on all counts.
  • State v. Betancourt

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Mar 06, 2007
    Outcome:
    not guilty to DUI; pled guilty to driving with suspended license
    Description:
    Client initially blew over the legal limit. After a motion was granted to exclude the results of the breath test on account that the officer failed to properly advise Mr. Betancourt of his rights, client was found not guilty by the jury.