Criminal Defense Attorneys Specializing in the Van Nuys and San Fernando Courts

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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:

Mr. Weinrieb's client was charged in High Profile case with "Peeping Tom" after posting nude pictures of another person online. Mr. Weinrieb filed a motion to dismiss the case since his client's conduct was in poor taste BUT NOT a crime. The District Attorney dropped the charges, and refiled the case as Disturbing the Peace -- a much less serious offense. The Client's case will be DISMISSED in 1 year.

Mental Health Diversion granted! Mr. Weinrieb's client was charged with several counts of battery and resisting arrest after a confrontation in the park. Mr. Weinrieb got his client evaluated by a psychiatrist, who determined that he was in a bipolar manic episode at the time of the crime. Mr. Weinrieb filed a petition for Mental Health Diversion which was granted after 8 months of hearings. After completing counseling, Mr. Weinrieb's client's criminal record will be sealed and destroyed.

Residential Burglary charge dismissed! Mr. Weinrieb's 18 year old female client was charged as the getaway driver in a residential burglary, which is a felony strike. She had no criminal record, was in college and working. Mr. Weinrieb was able to get the District Attorney to replace the Residential Burglary charge with a much less serious offense that his client can ultimately get removed and cleared from her record. The family was extremely grateful.

(September 2019, San Fernando Courthouse) – Mr. Weinrieb’s client was charged with multiple counts of kidnapping for robbery and was facing a sentence of life in prison. He was also on probation on 4 separate cases. Following the preliminary hearing, and after extensive negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Weinrieb negotiated a 5 year prison sentence for his client. Mr. Weinrieb’s client and his family were extremely grateful of the result and the Judge informed the client in open court of the outstanding settlement he received.

(September 2019, Van Nuys Courthouse) – MILITARY VETERAN DIVERSION GRANTED to Mr. Weinrieb’s client, a Marine combat veteran, charged with his second DUI. Upon client’s successful completion of counseling and therapy, all charges will be dismissed and the client will have NO CRIMINAL RECORD. Mr. Weinrieb worked closely with his client’s therapist to obtain diversion for his client over the objection of the City Attorney.

(August 2019, Van Nuys Courthouse) – MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION GRANTED to Mr. Weinrieb’s client charged with invasion of privacy for putting a recording device in a restroom. Upon client’s successful completion of counseling and therapy, all charges will be dismissed and the client will have NO CRIMINAL RECORD. Mr. Weinrieb worked closely with his client’s therapist to obtain diversion for his client over the objection of the District Attorney.

(June 2019, San Fernando Courthouse) Mr. Weinrieb's client, a husband and father of three, was facing deportation due to a felony drug conviction. Mr. Weinrieb field a motion to terminate his client's probation early and expunge his record. Over the prosecutor's objection, the motion was granted and the client was taken off probation. He recently obtained his Green Card to remain in the United States with his loving family.

(March 2019, Van Nuys Courthouse) DIVERSION GRANTED to client charged with felony forgery and credit card fraud. Client is a single mother that made a bad decision in a financially tough time. Mr. Weinrieb worked with the prosecutor to understand his client's situation and ultimately get her leniency. After client completes 15 hours of community service at a women's resource center her case will be fully dismissed with all charges dropped.

(February 2019, San Fernando Courthouse) – Probation granted to Mr. Weinrieb’s client charged with transporting 1 kilogram of heroin from Los Angeles to Northern California. The District Attorney’s initial plea offer was 6 years in county jail. Mr. Weinrieb filed a “motion to suppress the evidence” based on an illegal search of his client’s vehicle. Based on the motion, the Judge overruled the District Attorney and offered Mr. Weinrieb’s client probation with 1 year – not 6 years – in custody.

(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.

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