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Eisner Gorin LLP
TOP 5% U.S. CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM
  • All Criminal and DUI Defense:
    Before Court, Trials and Appeals
  • State-Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialists
  • Over 60 Years Courtroom Trial Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, UCLA and Pepperdine Law
  • Former Senior Deputy District Attorney
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  • Offices in Century City and Van Nuys

Aggressive Criminal Defense in State & Federal Court

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Successful Case Results

Los Angeles Superior Court - Felony Case Dropped After Pre-Filing Intervention

 

Our firm prevented felony charges being filed against our client after his felony arrest for assaulting tow truck drivers attempting to repossess his vehicle. Despite the a use of a deadly weapon and a prior felony conviction, the arrest and charges were dropped due to our presentation of defense evidence to the prosecutor that established the tow company was not operating with a valid license and the repo men disturbed our client's family in the middle of the night and provided no paperwork to explain why they were there. Our criminal defense attorneys also showed our client had been current on car payments and that the alleged victims were actually the aggressors in the ensuing physical confrontation. The client has been completely exonerated.

 

Sylmar Juvenile Court - Teenagers Arrested for Burglary - No Formal Juvenile Charges

 

Our juvenile clients were arrested for breaking into vehicles, theft, and being intoxicated. Our law firm was successful with intervention with police and the probation department by providing them with character letters, grades, work history, and making full restitution to vicims car's. The intervention secured an informal resolution, which allowed them access to rehabilitative services such as counseling while preventing formal criminal charges from being filed against in juvenile court. Their records will remain clean which improves their odds of getting into the best colleges and reaching their professional goals.

 

San Fernando Superior Court - Not Guilty Verdict on Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide

 

Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Alan Eisner, partner at Eisner Gorin LLP, successfully defended a two-count vehicular homicide case at the San Fernando Courthouse. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty verdict following the two-week trial. The client was accused of speeding and street racing causing his car to lose control and crash, resulting in the deaths of his two passengers. Three civilian witnesses testified that client was going between 70 and 90 miles per hour, cutting in and out of traffic. Attorney Eisner successfully argued that the police’s accident reconstruction procedures were unreliable, and that the accident was caused by a hit and run driver. The jury’s verdict confirmed the defense position that there was insufficient evidence to find client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Los Angeles Federal District Court - Jury Acquittal Of Felony Assault

 

Client was charged with a violation of 18 USC 113(6)-Felony Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, an accusation carrying a sentence of up to ten years. The incident involved a dispute between passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from LAX to San Francisco. The victim, seated directly behind our client, reclined her seat prior to takeoff. She ignored our client’s request to put her chair in upright position, as required, prior to takeoff. The victim reclined again just after takeoff. When our client attempted to engage her in conversation, the two argued, and the victim then called our client an expletive. Our client then assaulted the victim. Testimony at trial revealed that client either ‘choked and punched her head’ or simply ‘took hold of her shoulders and shook her’ in frustration. The government presented testimony that the victim suffered a concussion, which included symptoms of headaches, loss of memory, nausea and anxiety. The defense called five witnesses: The EMT/fireman who assessed the victim on the plane; a passenger who characterized the assault as shaking the victim from her shoulder area;, and two character witnesses who had known our client both personally and professionally, who both testified about his good character, including character traits for non-violence and law-abidedness. Client also testified on his own behalf. The jury acquitted our client of Felony Assault, the indicted charge. They found him responsible for simple misdemeanor assault, 18 USC 113(5), a charge carrying a maximum sentence of six months. The case was covered in the media.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - DUI Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was arrested for DUI after a .08 BAC reading at the Van Nuys police station. After court negotiation, our DUI lawyers were successful on getting the driving under the influence charges dismissed. Instead, our client settled their case for a minor traffic violation of making an illegal turn.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Hit and Run Charges Dismissed

 

All hit and run criminal charges against our client were dismissed after our Los Angeles criminal attorneys were able to obtain a civil compromise. Our client was able to walk out of the courtroom with a clean record.

 

Los Angeles Superior Court, LAX Courthouse - Robbery Acquittal

 

Client was facing multiple counts of robbery with a firearm at a fast food restaurant. A witness observed our client at the drive through window before the incident, his license plate was taken down, and police detectives placed his photograph in a lineup. Our client was positively identified as the suspect restaurant employeess and faced 17 years in prison. We employed an eyewitness identification expert at trial were able to show the jury the suggestiveness of the photographic lineup, the suggestiveness procedures used by police, the discrepancies suspect description, and lack of evidence against the client. After a five-day jury trial, our client was acquitted of all charges.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Domestic Violence Dismissal

 

Client charged with spousal battery against his ex wife, and facing a probation violation. We were able effectively negotiate the case with the District Attorney and the case was dismissed. At the probation violation hearing, we cross examined the complaining witness. The court found no violation and our client was reinstated on probation.

 

Los Angeles Airport Court - DUI Causing Accident Charges Dismissed

 

In spite of .09 DUI BAC results at the police station, our Los Angeles DUI attorneys were successful in getting the charges dismissed. Instead, our client settled for a reduced, non-alcohol related charge, of speed exhibition after our lawyers convinced the prosecutor they had legal issues with proving the allegations. 

 

San Fernando Superior Court - Assault & Battery Acquittal

 

Client was facing assault and battery charges after a family dispute. The victim and witnesses testified that our client struck, kicked, and pushed the victim, causing several injuries. We were able to demonstrated to the jury the victim and witness had financial motives, and provided medical records that the victim had pre-existing injuries along with a history of dizziness and loss of balance. After a four-day jury trial, our client was acquitted of the charges.

 

Torrance Superior Court - DUI Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was arrested for DUI after a breath-alcohol test posted .14 results. Our Los Angeles DUI lawyers were successful in plea negotiations with the prosecutor, who agreed to dismiss the DUI charges after an agreement tp plead to a non-alcohol driving charge and pay a fine. Our attorneys were also successful with our clients DMV hearing where they were allowed to keep their California driver’s license without a suspension.

 

Newhall Superior Court - DUI Dismissed

 

Client was facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). We challenged the legality of the stop by police during pretrial motions, efectively making the argument there was insufficient probable cause to stop our client’s vehicle. After consideration, the Judge agreed and dismissed the case prior to trial.

 

Central District of California, Federal Court - Drug Case Dismissed

 

Client faced federal charges of purchasing pseudo-ephedrine in mass quantities for transportation and resale and faced a 40 year prison sentence. DEA obtained consent by our client to enter his home after claiming they were earthquake inspectors. We challenged the legality of the home entry and search of his home and seizure of property on grounds that consent was obtained unlawfully. The U.S. District Court Judge agreed with our argument and suppressed the contraband that resulted in dismissal of the entire case.

 

Pasadena Superior Court - Robbery & Assault Dismissal

 

Client was facing robbery and assault charges. His license plate was written down at the crime scene and he was positively identified as the suspect by two witnesses from a photograph. The case involved witnesses proving his location at the time of the alleged crime. Our independant investigation was prepared and presented to the District Attorney who decided to dismiss the case prior to trial.

 

Santa Clarita Superior Court - DUI Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was arrested for DUI after a posting breath test result of .09. Our Los Angeles drunk driving lawyers were able to show the prosecutor they had problems with proving their case. After negotiations, the prosecution agreed to dismiss the DUI charges after our client agreed to a reduced charge of reckless driving, a non-alcohol related offense.

 

Sylmar Juvenile Court - No Charges Filed in Juvenile Weapons Possession

 

Our juvenile client was arrested at his high school after school officials obtained his consent to search his car, where they found a knife-like object. We immediately contacted the police and District Attorney’s office and preseneted them with character testimonials and questioning the legality of the conduct by police. After consideration, the District Attorney’s office decided not to file criminal charges against our client.

 

Van Nuys Court - DUI and Refusal, Charges Dismissed

 

A driver was involved in an accident after falling asleep at the wheel causing injuries to the occupants. LAPD officers arrested our client for felony DUI charges after establishing that he took too much prescription medication. The officers decided at the scene that he was not cooperative with their request charged him with refusing blood alcohol testing because of bad communication because English was his second language and he had a strong stutter. We were able to have all his DUI charges dismissed and the allegation that he refused the testing was also dropped.

 

San Fernando Superior Court - Not Guilty Verdict on Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

 

Our client was charged with four separate charges related to assault and domestic violence. He was facing a sentence of three years in state prison. During the two week trial, we were able to present an effective defense against all the criminal charges. Once the jury started their deliberations, they returned a not guilty verdict within 10 minutes. Furthermore, the judge ordered his police reports to be sealed and destroyed. 

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - DUI for Marijuana Charges Dismissed

 

Our client, a licensed car salesman, was charged with DUI marijuana. If convicted, his license would be suspended causing him to lose is job. The initial DUI blood test showed positive for marijuana. Our DUI attorneys in Los Angeles obtained the services of an independent lab to conduct further blood testing. Their tests revealed negative results for THC 9, which is the active ingredient in marijuana that will have an impact on the ability to drive a motor vehicle. We presented this test to the prosecutor who agreed to dismiss the DUI charges after our client settled for a speeding ticket with a traffic school. Our client was able to retain his license and continue his career.

 

San Fernando Superior Court - Two Gang-Related Murder Charges Dismissed

 

Prosecutors claimed our client was the driver of the vehicle during two separate gang-related murders in the San Fernando Valley. If convicted, he was facing a life without parole sentence. During extensive negotiations with the prosecution attorneys, we were able to secure a plea deal where one of the murder charges were dismissed at the preliminary hearing. We were also able to reach a settlement on the second murder charge where our client would enter a plea of voluntary manslaughter and serve his time in Los Angeles County jail, not a state prison.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Driving on Suspended License  Due to DUI Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was facing a significant jail sentence because they were driving with a suspended license with several prior DUI arrest. They were under criminal investigation by a special DUI unit. Our DUI defense lawyers in Los Angeles proved our client’s driver’s license was not actually suspended at the time they were arrested the DUI unit, which followed our client from  the courthouse. After aggressive negotiations with the Los Angeles County prosecutor, the charges were reduced to simple driving without a drivers license. This is a misdemeanor charge that carries no jail time or points on their record. The initial charge was dismissed. 

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Felony Evading Police Charge Reduced to Probation

 

Our client was charged with evading police while driving under the influence. At the initial preliminary hearing, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the charges. However, the prosecutor decided to refile charges and were seeking a state prison sentence. After extensive negotiations, we were able to secure a plea deal where our client received probation only, with no jail time.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Not Guilty of Murder By Reason of Insanity

 

Our client was charged with first degree murder and was facing a prison sentence of 25 years to life, if convicted. The jury agreed with our court argument and found he was insane at the time of the offense. He was ordered to a mental facility for treatment.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Domestic Violence Criminal Charges Dismissed

 

Our client had a previous domestic violence conviction in another county at the time he was arrested in Los Angeles County for another domestic violence charge. Therefore, the prosecutor decided to file felony charges and a separate criminal threats charge. After we announced ready for trial and presented evidence there were significant problems with the prosecutors proof, the case against our client was dismissed.

 

Malibu Superior Court - DUI Accident Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was driving on the Freeway when they crashed their car. The police arrested our client for DUI due to prescription medication. Our Los Angeles DUI attorneys were able to prove to the prosecutor that there was no relation between the prescription drugs and the car accident. Our lawyers were able to show their medication was within the prescribed legal limits and lawful. The prosecutor agreed with our argument and we settled the DUI case for a non-alcohol related traffic violation. The DUI charges were dismissed.

 

Los Angeles Downtown Courthouse

 

Our client was already on probation in Riverside County when police arrested him in Los Angeles County. He was charged with numerous felony offenses, including drug possession for sale, drug transportation, and possession of an illegal weapon. We successfully negotiated a plea bargain where he only received probation in the LA County case and was reinstated on probation his Riverside County case. In total, he only had to serve four months in a jail. 

 

Pasadena Superior Court - Probation on Theft and Elder Abuse Charges

 

Client was facing at least a five year state prison sentence after he was accused of violating a position of trust on an elderly victim. We extensively negotiated with the prosecutor and were able to secure a plea bargain where our client only ordered to perform some community service.

 

Van Nuys Superior Court - Client Resentenced After Receiving One Year in Jail

 

Our client was represented by another attorney and had already pleaded guilty on two criminal cases. They received a one year sentence in the Los Angeles County jail. Due to the amount of time they were sentenced, it made their case an aggravated felony offense for the INS and our client was facing deportation. At this point, our client retained our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers. We began an aggressive legal strategy by having our client complete a substantial drug rehabilitation program. Afterwards, our lawyers show the prosecutor the weaknesses in their case and he was resentenced to no jail time.

 

Glendale Superior Court - Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was charged with domestic violence and the police detectives assigned to the case attempted to convince the prosecutor to take the case to trial. After our own independent investigation, we were able to present exculpatory evidence to the prosecution that raised serious reasonable doubt they would be able to secure a conviction. After careful consideration, the prosecutor agreed with our findings and dismissed the case.

 

Newhall Court - Battery on a Minor Charges Dismissed

 

Client was facing a one year jail sentence after being charged with battery. We negotiated a plea bargain where our client would attend counseling classes. After successful completion, the crimina charges were dismissed and our client maintained their clean history.

 

Sylmar Juvenile Court - Robbery and Carjacking Charges Dismissed

 

Client had an extensive criminal history, including serving time in a juvenile camp. The District Attorney was attempting to prosecute our client as an adult and faced a ten year prison sentence. After a thorough review of all the specific details on their case, we convinced the prosecutor it was a case of mistaken identity. They eventually agreed and the all the strike offenses were dismissed.

 

San Fernando Superior Court  - Assault and Battery Charges Dismissed

 

Our client was arrested for allegedly assaulting his neighbor and the prosecutor set the case to go to trial. We conducted our own investigation and were able to locate a witness who contradicted the evidence in the case. After reviewing the our witness statements and evidence, the DA continued the case for a later date and set for an informal city attorney hearing. At the hearing, all criminal charges against our client were dismissed.