|San Francisco Chronicle||The prosecution backs down against David Wise's defense||2000|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||David Wise gets three strikes thrown out on a Constitutional violation||1999|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Rock & roll lawyer/musician fights for the little guy||1998|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||David Wise gets first not guilty verdict in San Francisco on a Three Strikes Case||1995|
|Unknown||Eleven Things That A Good Criminal Defense Attorney Does||N/A|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||N/A||N/A||1993|
Posted by Rick
I FACED 6 Felonies, 25 – 30 years
A FREE MAN TODAY
My case was about as serious as they get.
People of the State of California vs. H.C. aka (rick)
I faced 6 felonies including 4 sex offenses; a total exposure of 25-30 years in state prison as a sex offender. At my age, 53, that was virtually a life sentence. On top of that, I faced lifetime registration as a sex offender. It does not get much worse than that.
My life was in David Wise’s hands and I am a free man today because Mr. Wise, through his dedication, legal expertise, unparalleled tenacity and attention to detail, was able to prove to the jury that I was innocent.
At trial, the district attorney added lesser charges, effectively giving the jury approximately 15 different ways to convict me instead of just 6.
Faced with this giant mountain of a case that had been damagingly magnified and exaggerated by the District Attorney, San Francisco Police Department and the media, Mr. David Wise was able to strategically break down its components and bring that giant to a full collapse in true ”David and Goliath” fashion.
Mr. Wise is also well-versed and equipped to discuss DNA scientific subject matter extensively with the experts at a scholarly level. He has a thorough knowledge of the testing processes and procedures and did not allow the experts to pull the wool over his eyes.
He helped me weigh the pros and cons to accepting a plea bargain, without undue pressure, and allowed me to make the final decision to proceed to trial.
His focus and aim were precision-calibrated. The distorted illusion that had been built up by the police and the media was surgically disintegrated by him in such a systematic way so that in the end, the jury only saw what Mr. Wise chiseled down to the true merits of the case. A unanimous verdict of NOT GUILTY on all counts was reached by the jury after only two days of deliberation.
It does not get any better than that. I owe Mr. Wise my life.
He is a true litigator; a craftsman of his profession. He is THE lawyer you want to fight for you.
If you want the BEST, hire David Wise.
Posted by Manuel
BEST OF THE BEST
I would not hesitate to hire David Wise to defend anyone else close to me whom I would want to keep out of jail.
We were hoping for the best and the best is what we got with a verdict of not guilty on all felony charges.
Mr. Wise has a subtle but clever wit and he is armed with the stealthy and effective skills of a black panther in the dark woods.
He has a gift for compelling the undivided attention and interest of the jury and for gracefully delivering the substance of his message to them.
Not one juror was falling asleep when Mr. Wise spoke. They were taking notes and paying close attention. Not true when the prosecutor had the floor.
He did not allow the judge or prosecutor to intimidate or rush him on the basis of court “time or budget restraints”. He tenaciously persisted with an issue until it was thoroughly discussed, vetted and resolved.
At times, during closing arguments, he had the Judge and jury laughing at tasteful bits of humor while making a serious point.
Closing arguments make or break a case and Mr. Wise piloted those arguments to a three point landing and a decisive victory--unanimous verdict.
These are unique professional skills that cannot be taught in law school.
He is obviously well respected in the courtroom both by the Judge and his adversaries. He is mild mannered, soft spoken, eloquent and articulate.
Extremely effective Lawyer.
Posted by cHRIS
DEFINITELY A GRAND SLAMMER
I am part of a satisfied group that helped to retain legal counsel for my brother in a serious felony case. He was facing 25+ years.
Mr. Wise demonstrates a resolute devotion to the fight.
He is not boisterous or arrogant. He appeared to be well liked by the jury.
He gets paid to score points a few at a time; points are what are needed to convince a jury that his client is innocent. AND, SCORE POINTS HE DID!
This case was unique in that the plaintiff was deceased and the defendant was tried based on hearsay evidence; all of which was slanted in favor of the prosecution.
Mr. Wise was effectively fighting a ghost. If that was not enough, much of the exculpatory evidence for the defendant was not admitted for the jury to hear.
Although it did not look good for his client, with his hands basically tied behind his back, Mr. Wise managed to hit a homerun out of the ball park in the ninth inning, count was 0 and 2 and bases were loaded as his team was losing 3 to zero. He scored a grand victory for his client as the jury delivered a decisive NOT GUILTY verdict on all counts.
He did it all without raising his voice once.
He is not just a major leaguer but a Grand Slammer; a gold medalist of the legal profession.
He will go the distance for his client.
John Kaman, Criminal defense Attorney
I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. David Wise is an excellent criminal defense attorney, both compassionate toward his clients and aggressive when he needs to be in Court. He specializes in serious and violent crimes and is an expert in DNA evidence. For the best representation do not hesitate to call David Wise.