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Michael Bernback, the Sherman Oaks man arrested on August 13, 2015 and accused of sexual assault, is under further investigation after being re-arrested on September 3.
Mr. Bernback was released from custody that same day after posting $2.1 million in bail. On September 3, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Mr. Bernback with eight felonies.
Most of the charges were sexual assault, rape, or another sex crime. Additionally, Mr. Bernback is charged with three misdemeanors related to controlled substances. He allegedly possessed ecstasy, GHB, and cocaine.
The government alleges Mr. Bernback sexually assaulted three women. However, the LAPD is investigating to determine if there are other victims involved in this case.
Sexual assault cases, like other major crimes, have the potential to generate publicity in the media. The publicity can be stigmatizing for the accused, while the legal consequences of a conviction for a sex crime are very serious.
If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been charged with a crime, it is critical to speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon and as early in the process as possible.
It is important to know about your rights and to protect them.
Ronald G. Brower is an experienced criminal defense attorney in the Southern California area. He handles all types of criminal cases, including the most serious like homicide, rape, and other sexual assault matters.
Contact the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower today to speak with an experienced lawyer.