I am FORTUNATE to have known Attorney Robert Helfend for over 25 years.
UNFORTUNATELY for ME, I required his services 25 years ago because I got myself into trouble with a violent, (now ex)-wife.
After posting bail, I was LUCKY to select Attorney Helfend from a dizzying array of attorneys (in the then “Yellow Pages”- remember, 25 years ago).
I telephoned his office and was treated cordially and with respect when requesting his representation. I hired Mr. Helfend without hesitation.
When I did meet with Attorney Helfend, he was a confident, no nonsense young man- and I was very impressed with his demeanor as well.
If you ever find yourself in the position I was facing, you will comprehend the gravity of the importance of the aggressive confidence Attorney Helfend presented.
This is EXTREMELY important in an attorney.
NOT arrogance, NOT wishy-washy, or ill prepared (as I have had some experience with in a civil case in which I lost).
Under Attorney Helfend’s guidance & leadership, we prevailed in my criminal case with a ruling of exoneration, case dismissed.
Fast-forward 25 years, and no further brushes with the law; I was interested in exercising my 2nd Amendment right to purchase a firearm. Pursuing due diligence, I submitted a PFEC (personal firearm eligibility check) to the California DOJ.
To my horror and dismay, I got a reply stating I was “ineligible” to purchase or possess.
Anyone who has had to deal with the California DOJ, knows this to be an undesirable endeavor... red tape, bureaucracy, and delays.
I quickly submitted an inquiry of my criminal record to the FBI and the results indicated no reason for the “ineligible” status. No convictions- which was accurate.
I then realized I found myself in a similar situation as 25 years ago.
I needed an attorney.
You shouldn’t be surprised that my FIRST thought was of Attorney Helfend.
Thankfully, I found he was still practicing law in the area and I called to discuss my case.
He quickly returned my call and we began strategizing a plan of attack.
Admittedly, Attorney Helfend’s forte is criminal law, but it is his wisdom and calculating talent that provided a path to an excellent resolution of my 2nd Amendment status from “ineligible” to “eligible” with the California DOJ.
Since then, I have successfully, legally, made 2 separate firearm purchases, with no issues what-so-ever.
It feels good to be treated as a citizen with ALL my U.S. Constitutional rights.
I am forever indebted to Attorney Robert Helfend. Thank you Sir.