Why Choose Robert Ernenwein to be Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

At the Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, PC we understand that being charged with a crime is one of the most difficult and traumatic events in a person’s life. After an arrest occurs, and with a criminal case pending, you need and deserve an effective, experienced, and caring professional ready and able to fight for you. The Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, PC is staffed by a team of skilled and competent professionals ready to assist in your legal defense.

Robert Ernenwein is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney with over 30 years of experience in criminal defense cases. He is also Board Certified in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification is a title given only to the best criminal attorneys. Robert Ernenwein has been recognized for several years as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine. His experience, credentials and professional recognition place him among the most respected criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, providing the highest level of legal services to individuals charged with criminal offenses.

We specialize in the following areas of Criminal Defense:

Practice Area – Violent Crimes

Domestic Violence

Allegations of domestic violence may result in felony or misdemeanor charges. Early intervention and investigation can be key to successfully resolve these cases.

We will pursue all aspects of your particular case and key on the following types of questions:

  • Are the allegations false?
  • Did you act in self-defense?
  • Are there witnesses that need to be interviewed?
  • Did you suffer injuries that need to be documented?

These are some specifics that Mr. Ernenwein addresses every day. Preparation and reaching out to law enforcement and prosecuting agency early can often result in the dismissal or reduction in charges.

Assault and Battery

Here a just a few examples of the types of cases we defend:

  • Bar fights
  • Altercations arising from traffic disputes
  • Arguments that result in an arrest

Whatever the scenario, we know how to defend the case.

We will pursue all aspects of your particular case and key on the following types of questions:

  • Is there sufficient evidence to prove you were involved?
  • Did you act in self-defense?
  • What witnesses or evidence do we need to secure?
  • Should we have our investigator involved?
  • Should we reach out to law enforcement or the prosecutor’s office to tell your side of the story?

These are typical approaches we take in these types of cases.

Other common offenses we handle in the Violent Crimes area include:

  • Felony Assault
  • Assault with Weapons
  • Criminal Threats
  • Child Abuse
  • Elder Abuse

Any case involving physical assault or abuse of any person or involving any threats of harm are common cases we handle.

Practice Area – Drug Related Cases

  • Possession of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Prescriptive Medication, MDMA, Ecstacy

We defend Drug cases vigorously and focus on the following types of questions:

  • Is there sufficient evidence you were in possession of the item?
  • Did the police unlawfully detain or search you?
  • Did the police act illegally and should the evidence be suppressed and the case dismissed?

In many of these cases, you may be eligible for a “Prop. 36 Program” that would also allow for the dismissal of the case. Under Proposition 47, many felony cases are reducible to misdemeanors. Mr. Ernenwein has over 30 years of experience in substance abuse cases and can refer you to in-patient, out-patient, and live-in programs.

Practice Area – Drug Sales and Possession for Sale and Cultivation

These cases can be very serious. At the Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, we aggressively research whether there was an illegal search and seizure that might result in the suppression of the evidence and the dismissal of the case. Mr. Ernenwein looks to attack the case and attempt to establish that the items were possessed for personal use and not for sale. This strategy can result in the lowering the charges to a misdemeanor and allow for ultimate dismissal.

Practice Area – Theft Related Offenses

If you have been charged with a theft, you may be eligible for the dismissal of the charges through a diversion program. Under Proposition 47 many felony theft charges are now reducible to misdemeanors. Judges also now have the discretion to allow for the deferral of sentencing and the ultimate dismissal of theft-related cases in many circumstances.

Mr. Ernenwein is experienced at placing client’s cases in a position to secure a dismissal or other favorable outcomes. Common crimes we defend in this Practice Area include:

  • Petty Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Theft from a retail store
  • Theft from an employer – Embezzlement
  • Commercial Burglary
  • Residential Burglary
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Robbery

Practice Area – Sexual Misconduct


Confidential and careful handling of these cases is our main approach. Mr. Ernenwein works very hard to make sure that the majority of these cases are ultimately dismissed through some type of diversion. In most cases, you will not have to appear in Court and the matter can be handled quietly.

Other Sexual Misconduct Charges we Defend:

  • Sexual Battery
  • Rape and Statutory Rape
  • Child Pornography

Mr. Ernenwein has extensive experience in the handling of serious sexual misconduct cases. He aggressively handles these matters seeking to avoid custody time and the sex registration requirement. A thorough investigation, the gathering of mitigating information, and focused negotiation often lead to the right result for the client in these cases.

Practice Area – Other Types of Cases and Service

Mr. Ernenwein represents clients in all criminal cases, including:

  • Vehicle Code
  • Penal Code
  • Health and Safety
  • Business and Professions Code Violations
  • Hit and Run
  • Suspended License Violation
  • Public Intoxication
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons Cases
  • Expungements
  • Motions to Vacate
  • Motions to reduce felonies to misdemeanors

In short, if the police have cited you for any violation requiring you to go to Court, The Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, PC is available to provide you a thorough defense with the goal of obtaining a dismissal of your case.

We know that you may have questions about your individual case. Please consider calling us for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Office Line: 310-375-5858

Robert Ernenwein cell: 310-892-3712