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Recent Victories

Here are just a few of the vast number of successful cases of Barry G. Sands...

 

Dr. Drew Pinsky (Loveline, Celebrity Rehab, Strictly Dr. Drew) has worked with Barry G. Sands Extensively. His words below reinforce the appreciation and depth Barry G. Sands has in dealing with high profile individuals in need of legal guidance.

I have had the great good fortune of working with Barry Sands for many years. His skills as an attorney have been invaluable to my patients. His own life path has given him a deep compassion for the struggles of the addicted patient. His commitment is to the recovery of his clients.

Because of his probity and deep understanding of the needs of the addict judges have developed and abiding trust of Barry and the recommendations he brings before the court. He emphasizes treatment over punishment and his clients are the proof of the wisdom of this approach.

He has a particular skill in assisting the needs of those who have a public profile or celebrity although he assists me with all of my patients with legal needs. Barry is always my first recommendation.

Drew Pinsky MD

MR. SANDS’ CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER, 2 COUNTS OF FELONY DUI WITH ACCIDENT INJURY AND ONE COUNT OF VEHICLE MANSLAUGHTER. HE WAS FACING A POTENTIAL PRISON SENTENCE OF 15 YEARS TO LIFE.

MR. SANDS HAD THE 2ND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE DISMISSED AND PLEAD TO ONE COUNT OF GROSS VEHICLE MANSLAUGHTER. HIS CLIENT WILL BE OUT OF JAIL IN 4 YEARS, 20 YEARS SOONER THAN EXPECTED!

READ THIS AMAZING TESTIMONIAL

Dear Barry,

I just want to take this moment to express how grateful I am for your services.
How I found you, out of so many Los Angeles lawyers is nothing short of miraculous. From the moment we met during the free consultation, I knew you where the right man for me. You listened to my situation with full attention and you truly believed that you could help me to win my case. I was facing felony charges that surely would result in jail time. You worked my case extremely well and your attention to detail along with your connections and due respect inside the courthouse, resulted in zero jail time with no criminal record on my file.
You are a true Godsend Barry, and I am forever grateful. You should be happy to know that I have taken this second chance opportunity with my life and have completely turned myself around. I have since gotten married, bought a house and am doing better than ever in the business world.

Thank you so very much!

MD

Dear Barry,

I would like to make everyone out there aware of what a very terrific man you are and how you have forever influenced my life as well as my entire families lives.

As you know my brother Robert was in very much need of an intelligent and reliable Criminal Lawyer immediately several months back. After meeting with a few attorneys my brother, our family and I decided to hire you. I can remember as I am sure you do how terribly hard it was to get to your office due to the circumstance at the time.

From the get go I was continuously on the phone with you while you coached on what necessary steps had to be completed in protecting Robert in his case being brought against him.

Our family pulled together and bailed Robert out the day he was arrested. By the end of the night the city’s Police Department was looking for him and would not give any explanation on there purpose of doing so. They searched three of our families’ homes and his place of employment. Randomly they spoke with neighbors insinuating that Robert was hiding out. Also, the Bail Bond that we went through to bail him out was paging my brother’s pager erratically; I had the pager in my possession. When returning the page they said papers were not signed. I didn’t believe them; I had gone through everything thoroughly with them before leaving their office that afternoon. And Barry you know how thorough I can get. Yes, indeed Robert was getting the Royal Mess Me Over. And of Course no one would let us know the reasoning behind why they wanted to speak with him. Reasoning ended up being that they had recharged Robert and raised his bail significantly. However, despite their attempts, Barry, you still gave us hope, especially my brother.

You knew the system and were prepared to take it on with my brother. You along with my brother were ready and willing to fight all the way. Barry you walked into that courtroom with Robert and laid it all out and let them know the two of you meant business. No more games. Even the press was printing false information; you put an end to that too.

First thing was to start building our defense. You referred us to the very best specialist in the field that you were associated with. As our Private investigator we brought on Robert Celano and as our Reconstruction Expert we brought on John Gritten. They along with you worked as a dynamic team, which everyone knows is the best way to work and get things done the right way.

There were many times certain individuals in our family felt like hope was drowning with all that the system was trying to bring up against Robert. Always when one hit the lowest point, you were there to bring it right back up. You gave countless consoling words to my family and I. They are indeed appreciated and will not go forgotten.

As you always said, “No question is a stupid question”. I definitely climbed my toll latter on that quote. I thank you for always making time for my questions and promptly returning my numerous phone calls whether they were on a weekday or a weekend. Also, I would have never understood what was coming next without you translating court jibber babble to human language for the rest of us in explaining details and what to expect next in Robert’s case. One thing Barry, you never believed in giving false hope to me. How I wanted to hear what I wanted to hear — you just wouldn’t do it. That’s because you aren’t out to make a pretty penny with lost words or at that working just for our worries. You didn’t care what we thought or wanted at that. Your concentration was on Robert; he was your client, not me or my concerns. Robert will tell you just as I will, that you did do so by keeping him high up on a pedestal.

You went to visit Robert and kept him up to date on urgent matter while he was incarcerated. You would offer your expertise advice on what Robert should do. Robert did take it and followed it. Keep faith you always told my brother and I. I thank GOD faith was always there, because we kept it all along. I guess you can say, “Where Barry goes Faith will follow”.

Robert never wanted to get off free, but he wanted to be charged correctly — not falsely. You made that possible, along with that gave him a chance at a new beginning in the near future. Just as you believe Robert will come home a new man ready to take life on with a new outlook at things. The Lord’s words are ones he follows by and will influence others as well.

I honestly believe that the day when I found your website that GOD assisted me in locating you in the directory which had been put upon the screen in front of me. To confirm my belief is the fact that when I called your office you were actually in. We both know what a miracle that is with you always up and down from courthouse to courthouse. From that day on, your words gave me hope, and hope has been delivered to Robert.

I can only offer countless motions of appreciation towards you and all your hard work through these past months. In my book you’re a four star Criminal Attorney.

In ending, I would just like to once again say “Thank you” and that Barry you will always be in my prayers.

If anyone is indeed in need of a great criminal defense lawyer — you have definitely got my referral.

Sincerely,

G.M.

Hey Barry:

How are you doing, hopefully the best you can be. As for myself I’m doing a lot better now. Barry, I just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did for me. I thank God for you because without the both of you it wouldn’t have been possible. I really believe that the Lord works through you to help others, but you also do your job very well. You went in there and fought for me and you are a professional at it, and I just can’t tell you how much I appreciate it all. Words will never be enough cause if it was I’d be calling you every day to say Thank You.

Now that I have another chance at life, I’m gonna use it and make the best out of it, cause all of this is really making me see life and understand what it should be about. I’m gonna use these next 4 years to think about what I’m gonna do when I go home, but whatever it is, it’s going to be something positive.

So, thank you once again Mr. Sands for another chance.

Sincerely,

Robert N

P.S. God bless you and may the Lord keep working through you.

Dear Mr. Sands:

I just wanted to express my gratitude, and tell you that you’re the best lawyer I have ever dealt with! That, in my book, is simply the best in the business!! Thanks so much for dealing with my case and taking concern in it! I can now start my life over and get on living like a normal person. Thanks once again, and may God bless you always!

Sincerely,

Gabriel R.

Dear Barry,

We all three wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts what you did for Ben. You helped him start a new life and as I’m sure you can see, he is taking full advantage of it. His personality is back to what it was before drugs took hold of him and we are so very happy for him.

The trials and tribulations that led up to his arrest and subsequent recovery undoubtedly saved his life.

Once again, Thank you Barry, and also thank you for your generousity regarding your fee and support for the AA program.

With Great Gratitude,

J.M. R.S. – 2 Counts DUI with .119 BA – Inglewood, CA.

DUI’s and drunk driving arrests in California are almost sure to land the arrested in jail. Mr. Sands successfully Plea Bargained this client’s charges down to one Count of Reckless Driving with a small fine. NO JAIL TIME and NO LOSS OF THE CLIENT’S DRIVER’S LICENSE!!

Below is a letter of gratitude from this client:

“I was arrested and charged with DUI. I was afraid for my job and family. I found confidence in Barry Sands, an attorney who has first hand knowledge on helping people who have problems with alcohol – not beating them with moral judgments. His understanding brought about solutions to my situation legally and personal in dealing with alcohol. I gladly recommend this lawyer to anyone. Thank you Mr. Sands!.”

Gye Z. – 417 P.C. Brandishing a Weapon, California.

Mr. Sands excels at attaining alternative sentencing for his client and KEEPING THEM OUT OF JAIL! This client was arrested for violation of 417 P.C. – Brandishing a Weapon, which carries a Mandatory Minimum of 90 Days in Jail. The client’s first attorney told him he would Have to go to jail and remain there for the 90 days. Mr. Sands took the case to a Jury Trial and was successful in getting his client Home Confinement and NO JAIL TIME!

The client and his mother are eternally grateful to Mr. Sands.. here is what they have to say:

“Thank you so much for taking the time to be there when I needed you. Thanks for helping to see me through so much. Thank you for taking the hours out of your own precious days to make a little more sunlight shine in mine. Thank you for being a generous soul and a beautiful spirit in a world that could use a million more people just like you. Thanks so much for everything you’ve done and for all that you continue to do. You’re the Best, and You’re Appreciated More than Words Can Say. God Bless You – Mr. Sands!”

Alphonse S. – Burglary and Terrorist Threats, Pomona, CA.

Mr. Sands represented the defendant in this case on 4 Counts of 422 PC (Terrorist Threats) and 1 Count 459 PC (Burglary) in Pomona, California. Mr. Sands got the defendant’s sentence reduced to time served (no further jail time), N0 RESTITUTION and only 5 years probation.

The following is a portion of a letter of thanks from the defendant’s family after the case was concluded:


“Dear Barry: Thank you very much. We will always be grateful for all the help & kind consideration. You will remain in our hearts and daily prayers, forever. …All the help and support you have given us are priceless. We thank God for sending you as an instrument to help up. He is all good and all knowing, that is why we should always TRUST GOD….”

Betty B. – Embezzlement, Carson City, Nevada

Mr. Sands successfully defended the defendant on a Class B Felony Charge of Embezzlement of over $20,000.00 from her employer. This charge carries a minimum State Prison sentence of 1-5 years. Mr. Sands was successful in getting the defendant NO JAIL TIME. Mr. Sands got the defendant’s sentence reduced to 5 years probation, a 1 year suspended sentence and NO fine.

The following is an excerpt from a thank you letter received from this client:

“Dear Mr. Sands:…Words can’t tell you how grateful I am to you for your performance as my attorney. You saved me from a jail sentence and you play a very important part in helping me turn my life around. May God be with you and yours….You are a truly caring person and I am glad our paths crossed. God Bless…”

Bonny K. – Petty Theft with 5 priors, Beverly Hills, CA.

Mr. Sands successfully represented this defendant on a charge of 666 Petty Theft. The defendant had 5 prior offenses and was originally charged with a felony. Mr. Sands got the defendant’s charge reduced to a misdemeanor with NO time spent in JAIL. Mr. Sands successfully reduced the defendant’s sentence to 2 years probation, 90 days House Arrest with NO RESTITUTION and NO FINES.

The following is a portion of the commendation letter received by Mr. Sands from this client:

“Barry, You are a true soldier. In the line of duty you carried out your mission with generosity, legal expertise, and at the same time caring for my well-being. I appreciate your integrity. Thank you very much.”

Marshall R. – Felony Theft, Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs, Arizona

Mr. Sands successfully represented the defendant in this matter on a Class 6 Felony Theft and Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs Charge in Kingman, AZ. The defendant was charged with Felony theft of $2 Million dollars from a major department store as well as manufacturing in a Meth lab. Mr. Sands was successful in getting the defendant NO JAIL TIME in this case as well. Through Mr. Sands’ hard work, expertise and determination to get the absolute best for his client, the sentence was reduced to 2 years probation, 80 hours community service and NO RESTITUTION. All other counts were dismissed and the felony charge is to reduce to a misdemeanor at the end of the 2 year probation period.

JAMES I. – 7 Major Misdemeanor Counts, Orange County, CA.

Mr. Sands successfully represented James, who was arrested for 7 Major Misdemeanor counts and 2 Minor Misdemeanor Counts and was facing Jail time of at least 180 days. Attorney Sands Plea Bargained the two minor counts and successfully reduced the sentencing to 15 days work release to clean up the park and a $200.00 fine. Again, Mr. Sands’ expertise in the area of alternative sentencing resulted in NO JAIL! Below is a thank you letter from the client’s mother.

Dear Barry,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything that you personally have done on my son’s behalf. When I first learned of my son’s need for an attorney, a co-worker referred me to you. I left you a voicemail and you responded immediately. You spent a great deal of time talking to me collecting information and expressing your concerns. After our first conversation, I truly felt blessed to have found you. From my first initial contact, you have been there for us without hesitation. It has been truly amazing. It has been evident to me since our first conversation; you care about your clients and their families. You are a wonderful and genuine individual. Although minor in comparison to your normal caseload, you defended his cases with compassion. Without you, these cases could have had a serious impact on a positive future for James. You never rolled over or sold out, you worked his case non-stop until you felt it had been settled to your satisfaction and to his best interest. In your field of expertise, the type of person you are is a very rare commodity. You are definitely one in a million. Words really can’t express the appreciation we feel for all you have done. You will always be in our prayers and if there is ever anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate. Again, thank you so much for everything.

Sincerely,

Shelly I.


Dear Barry,

I just want to take this moment to express how grateful I am for your services.

How I found you, out of so many Los Angeles lawyers is nothing short of miraculous. From the moment we met during the free consultation, I knew you where the right man for me. You listened to my situation with full attention and you truly believed that you could help me to win my case. I was facing felony charges that surely would result in jail time. You worked my case extremely well and your attention to detail along with your connections and due respect inside the courthouse, resulted in zero jail time with no criminal record on my file.

You are a true Godsend Barry, and I am forever grateful. You should be happy to know that I have taken this second chance opportunity with my life and have completely turned myself around. I have since gotten married, bought a house and am doing better than ever in the business world. Thank you so very much!


MD

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