Criminal Defense Attorney Mark J. Werksman is a former Deputy District Attorney and former Assistant United States Attorney who has been practicing criminal law since 1986.
Attorney Mark Werksman’s 29 year old client was falsely accused of molesting two neighborhood children and was subsequently charged with felony child molestation, with a significant prison sentence hanging over his head should he be convicted. Instead, at the preliminary hearing Werksman was able to convince the court to grant his client a complete dismissal of any charges.
Longtime Los Angeles lobbyist and a former Los Angeles City Council aide, along with his wife, were accused of corruption in an alleged scheme to help an elected official siphon thousands of dollars in public money for their own personal use. After a very difficult trial and more than two days of deliberation, jurors found Mark’s client not guilty on all counts.
Wilmington man accused in New York federal court of laundering drug money through the sale of laptop computers. Mark was able to get the case transferred to federal court in Los Angeles, where he convinced the United States Attorney to reduce the charges. His client was sentenced to probation with no jail time on a misdemeanor conviction.
Los Angeles securities trader and hedge fund manager facing federal prosecution for securities fraud. If indicted, he would have been stripped of his securities licenses and was facing five years in a federal prison. Mark convinced the Unites States Attorney’s office to decline prosecution. Case closed.
Glendale man accused of bribing DMV officials to obtain false drivers licenses for people whose licenses had been suspended. Facing four years in state prison and deportation if convicted. Mark got the case dismissed after a two-day preliminary hearing.
Beverly Hills man accused of date rape, facing eleven years in state prison and registration for life as a sex offender. Mark got the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing.
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