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Eric Nathan Bernstein

Eric Bernstein’s Legal Cases

19 total


  • State v. Farley

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Feb 05, 2015
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was involved in a two car accident and blew over the legal limit. We exposed the limitations of the State's breath testing and the inconsistencies in their case to get a Not Guilty on all counts in less than an hour.
  • State v. Escobar

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Apr 02, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    This was a DUI trial where client was accused of weaving in and out of lanes, failing all three sobriety tests, and refusing testing. The case was mis-tried the first time due to prosecutor's misstatement of the law. A juror later told they'd already voted to acquit him. During the second trial, the jury found client Not Guilty in literally five minutes. I was able to impeach the officer's testimony through his prior testimony at a hearing, through another officer's testimony, and through the video. The jury had no choice but to acquit once the officer was discredited multiple times on the stand.
  • 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. 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. 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.
  • 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. Alvin

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts
    Description:
    Client was accused of possession of coke with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Police allege that client sold undercover narcotics, but client was not arrested until weeks later. After attacking police procedure in identifying and arresting client weeks after alleged sale took place, jury acquitted client on all counts.
  • State v. Eloi

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Outcome:
    Client pled guilty but was given no jail or probation in light of mistrial
    Description:
    Client was accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy. After a series of cross examinations exposing the varying stories from each police officer, and after eliciting evidence that there were some major issues with the impounding of evidence, case was mistried when prosecutor improperly commented on defendant's silence. Defendant later pled to a sentence that included no probation and no jail time.
  • State v. Bryant

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Sep 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    not guilty to fleeing and eluding
    Description:
    Police allege client fled and possessed marijuana. Before trial state no actioned the marijuana charge. During trial, officer testified that client would not stop for him. Client testified he stopped as soon as he noticed officer behind him. Jury acquitted client.
  • State v. Chirinos

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    May 05, 2009
    Outcome:
    Client found not guilty of battery by strangulation and guilty of misdemeanor assault
    Description:
    Client was accused of misdemeanor assault and felony battery by strangulation. Client's girlfriend alleged that he put his hands around her neck while intoxicated. Defense was that girlfriend was lying to get client deported. State was unable to show any injuries to alleged victim, although they introduced pictures which they claim showed redness around her neck.