Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending High-Profile Clients Accused of Criminal Conduct
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm has kept cases out of court for professional athletes, movie producers, and entertainers.
Representing high-profile clients requires unique skills, knowledge and experience.
Criminal defense attorneys who represent movie and television figures face issues that will not typically arise in normal legal proceedings.
The long term consequences of a celebrity or high-profile arrest are typically much more significant than those facing a defendant who has not lived his life in the public spotlight.
Any negative publicity can devastate the career of a well-known person, be it a music producer or a CEO of a major company.
The role of a criminal defense lawyer in a celebrity case includes fighting for charges to be dropped, which will protect the client's ability to keep working.
The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal wrote an article "Partners in Defense" about how our law firm often represents high-profile individuals who have gotten into a legal issue.
Sexual Related Accusations
Wealthy and well-known individuals often have targets on their backs for extortion attempts. Their former partners make threats to go to the police and ask to be paid in exchange for silence.
In some sexual related cases, where the alleged victim knows the celebrity, a common police tactic is to have the alleged victim call the high-profile individual with prepared questions hoping to get them to apologize or admit a criminal act. In this type of investigative technique, police detectives are listening and recording the conversation.
Caught off guard, the suspect could make incriminating statements. This type of evidence is admissible in court and devastating, even if the high-profile person decides to remain silent later. An experienced high-profile Los Angeles criminal attorney would know to warn their client in advance of police tactics, potentially saving them public embarrassment and years of incarceration.
Bill Cosby Convicted on Three Counts of Sexual Assault
Dmitry Gorin, a former sex crimes prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and a criminal defense attorney discussed the verdict on National Public Radio. Listen to the interview here.
Entertainer Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era of awareness about sexual assault and harassment.
The jury concluded he sexually violated a Temple University employee at his home in 2004. She was the only woman among dozens who pursued criminal charges against the comedian. Mr. Cosby is one of the nation's most admired actors widely known for his role in the 1980's popular program “The Cosby Show.”
He was described in the Philadelphia courtroom as a sexual predator and deviant during his trial. Prosecutors claimed he was a “con artist” who used his television image to trick victims to trust him so he could drug them. Six women testified in detail about Mr. Cosby drugging them in separate incidents from the 1980's until 2004. The conviction comes in a retrial of a 2017 case where a mistrial was declared. No sentencing date has been set.
Harvey Weinstein Rape Allegations
With a lack of physical evidence, will rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein hold up in court?
Dmitry Gorin, a former sex crimes prosecutor in the Los Angeles County DA's office and a criminal defense attorney discussed the possible prosecution of Harvey Weinstein on National Public Radio. Will he be criminally charged despite the lack of physical evidence?
Following several months of high-profile sexual-related allegations, the rape accusation of an Italian model against Harvey Weinstein could be the one that will proceed to trial. The Los Angeles Times reported that an Italian model-actress accused Harvey Weinstein of rape in her hotel room in Beverly Hills five years ago.
Her case might have a chance because of who she told soon after the alleged sexual assault, but there is a lack of physical evidence and no solid proof that Weinstein was even at the hotel at the time of the alleged incident. However, testimony is admissible in California courts from other women who have accused him of sexual related misconduct, even if the accusations don't lead to criminal charges.
The numerous allegations might be able to prove a pattern of behavior, leading to a conviction. In total, there are over 80 reports of sexual related misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has to make a decision on whether to pursue criminal charges. Weinstein's attorneys have denied he engaged in non-consensual sex acts. You can listen to the interview here by clicking on the file in the upper left of the page.
Contact a High-Profile Case Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
Dmitry Gorin and Alan Eisner have litigated some of the most recognized white collar crime, sex crime, computer offenses, and narcotics cases nationally. Many of the firm's cases have been profiled by media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Daily Bruin, Daily Mail UK, Variety Magazine, ABC, NBC and Court TV.
Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers are Bar-Certified Criminal Law Specialists, specializing in defending clients in complex criminal matters in state and federal courts nationwide. Our partners have litigated hundreds of jury and court trials, successfully defending other attorneys, large business owners, celebrities, medical professionals who were facing serious felony offenses.
If an arrest has happened and an arraignment is pending, our firm's focus is on having the charges dismissed before the formal filing of criminal charges in court. Numerous cases involving allegations of domestic violence, child molestation, and other serious cases have been dropped before court after our law firm's intervention.
The law firm understands the critical importance of a criminal defense professional to intervene early and aggressively. This includes an immediate independent crime scene investigation, interviewing witnesses, and other defense techniques that might convince a prosecutor not to file formal charges.
Besides providing criminal defense services nationally, our criminal defense attorneys have often asked to serve as a legal experts for a variety of national and international media outlets and have previously provided commentary on the criminal prosecutions of Phil Spector, Roman Polanski, O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray, Justin Bieber, Bill Cosby, Mel Gibson, Caitlyn Jenner, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Lindsay Lohan, among others.
Call our law firm immediately for a criminal defense consultation, before speaking to law enforcement. We are just one call away.
See Related: Media Requests and Technical Consultations - Criminal defense attorney Dmitry Gorin is available for legal commentary and production consultations in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Gorin's past appearances have included television commentary on CNN, NBC, HLN, and international media in Canada and Great Britain, and extensive legal analysis to print media as well.