Incorrect eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, Robert M. Bernstein, represented a client at trial in Case Number SA071722, People of the State of California v. David Brown, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Mr. Brown was charged with seven counts of Armed Robbery, in violation of CA Penal Code Section 211.
Mr. Bernstein’s client had been arrested in July of 2009 following a series of armed robberies at Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles. If convicted, Mr. Brown would have been facing 20 years in state prison.
Although there were numerous witnesses and a video tape of the incident, Mr. Bernstein maintained that his client had been misidentified and that he was not involved in the robberies. Unfortunately, incorrect eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. Following a two week jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the jury acquitted Mr. Brown on all charges, returning unanimous verdicts of not guilty to all the counts of the criminal complaint.
Mr. Bernstein is noted as Los Angeles’ Premier criminal defense attorney, with offices in Beverly Hills, California.
Robert M. Bernstein, Esq.
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212