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.