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Case Results

Through our comprehensive knowledge of the law, extensive case preparation and individualized representation, Schwartz & Weinrieb continues to achieve excellent results for our clients. Our recent case results include the following:

(January 2019) 3RD STRIKE CASE DISMISSED AT PRELIMINARY HEARING! Mr. Weinrieb's client had two strikes and was facing a life sentence on a new burglary case. The District Attorney's offer was initially at life sentence and later 12 years in prison. Mr. Weinrieb and his client rejected the District Attorney's offer because the case was not provable beyond a reasonable doubt. After the Preliminary Hearing where Mr. Weinrieb examined 4 police officers, the Judge DIMISSED all charges.

(September 2018, Van Nuys Court) CASE DISMISSED.  Mr. Weinrieb's client was charged will illegally possessing a mass quantity of prescription medications.  In truth, his client was in possession of the medications because he works for a sober living facility and was holding the medications to distribute to the patients.  After carefully presenting these facts to the prosecutor, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges and to return the medications, cash, phones and keys belonging to Mr. Weinrieb's client.

(July 2018, Van Nuys Courthouse) Mr. Weinrieb's client was charged with felony residential burglary AND violating probation on a prior burglary conviction.  Before Mr. Weinrieb was hired the District Attorney offered his client 32 months in state prison.  After Mr. Weinrieb has hired and he worked extensively with the District Attorney and Judge to settle the case, his client received only 180 days in county jail.  A huge victory.

(April 2018) Case Rejected! Mr. Weinrieb’s client was charged with a hit and run causing death when he unfortunately ran over a homeless individual who was intoxicated and laying in a dimly lit street.  Mr. Weinrieb worked closely with the LAPD and the District Attorney’s Office and the case was rejected for filing.  This was the correct result, as this was a tragic accident but not a criminal act.  A note of gratitude to the LAPD and District Attorney’s Office for making the correct decision to reject this case for filing.

(February 2018, Van Nuys Court) Mr. Weinrieb's client was charged with felony vandalism and a probation violation.  Mr. Weinrieb hired his investigator and it was determined that the alleged victim had planted a small camera in his client's wall and was spying on him with computer software.  Accordingly, the client had the legal right to take and destroy the camera.  All felony charges against Mr. Weinrieb's client were dismissed.

(October 2017, Juvenile Court) - Mr. Weinrieb's juvenile client was charged with felony vandalism.  Mr. Weinrieb persuaded the victim to agree to settle the case civilly, with all criminal charges dismissed.  The client can now seal his juvenile criminal history and move forward with his life.

ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE DISMISSED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY! Mr. Weinrieb’s client, a 19 year old male from San Fernando, was charged with attempted murder with a gun and gang allegation. If convicted, he would likely spend the rest of his life in prison. After 9 months of fighting the case, the District Attorney finally dismissed all charges against Mr. Weinrieb’s client. Mr. Weinrieb was able to prove though his client’s cell phone records and cell tower records that he was not at the park where the shooting occurred, but rather was at his mother’s house several miles away in San Fernando.

Client, a U.S. Marine Combat Veteran, was falsely accused of raping the mother of his child.  The woman completely fabricated this story during a child custody dispute.  Mr. Weinrieb was hired before formal rape charges were filed in order to prevent the District Attorney from proceeding.  Numerous witnesses were interviewed, all confirming the client’s story that no rape or any other improper sexual contact occurred.  These findings were presented to the police and the District Attorney’s Office.  As a result of this work no charges were filed and the client can return to his life as a caring father and high level government contractor.

CASE DISMISSED-Van Nuys Courthouse.  Client on active military duty in Iraq was charged with disorderly conduct when he returned home to visit his family.  Mr. Weinrieb worked the prosecutor and explained how any criminal conviction could greatly harm his client’s successful military career. The prosecutor made the correct decision and decided to dismiss this case.

Garret Weinrieb was referred to me by a trusted friend after I was falsely arrested by the L.A.P.D. in their attempt to transform my future into the posture of perpetual supplication. I knew from my very first meeting with Garret he was the suitable choice. Many defense attorneys in this city are cowards when facing the L.A.P.D and try to force their innocent clients to take preposterous plea deals. Plea deals are a trick of the prosecution (unconstitutionally imposed on the poor in my opinion) strictly to give you a conviction on your record while saving prosecutors the headache of trial and simultaneously "saving" you thousands of dollars by not going to trial. Sounds good right? WRONG! The "savings" you get with a plea deal conviction on your record will cost you a fortune in the long run when you can't find a job, can't rent an apartment and permanently lose your right to vote. Because of these obvious conclusions most people don't utilize the time to brainstorm; I decided to take a chance with a trial. Garret was brutally honest with my options and backed my decision all the way. Garret is not one of those shysters who will take your money and you never hear from him again. He would always respond to my messages by phone or email the same day. He worked diligently to construct my defense and get me ready for trial. I could see early on that Garret was considerably more prepared than the prosecutors. He was always ten steps ahead doing his own investigation of my case, finding and interviewing witnesses long before the prosecutors did. Garret's expeditious and astute strategy reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from a former lawyer and the first Republican American President Abraham Lincoln, "I dared not trust the case on the presumption that the court knows everything. In fact, I argued it on the presumption that the court didn't know anything." In conclusion because Garret was substantially more equipped for trial than the prosecutors, it ultimately compelled them to dismiss my case entirely just a few days before jury selection. Because I could never submit myself to malicious prosecution I had to find a defense attorney who was not only smart but possessed true grit. I got exactly what I wanted with the unfounded case against me consigned to the dustbin of Los Angeles criminal court history. I was extremely lucky and very grateful to have had Garret Weinrieb on my side.

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