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Case Results

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Criminal Possession of a Weapon | Queens, NY
Case Dismissed

Criminal Possession of a Weapon | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. [265.01] Class A misdemeanor.

The Result

On August 30, 2017, Mr. Cohen’s international client was arrested in Queens, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. The client was found to be in possession of brass knuckles.

In just one short month, Mr. Cohen had the case adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. The client received NO JAIL TIME and all charges were dismissed.

Attempted Murder in the Second Degree | Queens, NY
No Jail Time

Attempted Murder in the Second Degree | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. [110/125.25] Class B felony.
  • Assault in the First Degree. [120.10] Class B felony.

The Result

On February 20, 2017, Mr. Cohen’s client was arrested in Queens County for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Assault in the First Degree. Mr. Cohen skillfully negotiated a plea deal and the client plead guilty to disorderly conduct, a VIOLATION. Client received NO JAIL TIME and NO PROBATION.

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance | Nassau County, NY
Case Dismissed

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance | Nassau County, NY

The Charges

  • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. [220.39] Class B felony.
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree [220.16] Class B felony.

The Result

On March 15, 2017, Mr. Cohen’s client was arrested in Nassau County for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. The case went to the grand jury. Due to Mr. Cohen’s extensive investigation and knowledgeable counsel, the grand jury returned a No True Bill. The client was not indicted and the entire criminal case was DISMISSED!

Burglary | Queens, NY
Not Guilty

Burglary | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Burglary in the First Degree [140.30] Class B Felony
  • Burglary in the Second Degree [140.25] Class C Felony
  • Petit Larceny [155.25] Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree [265.01] Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree[165.40] Class A Misdemeanor
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana [221.05] Violation

The Result

On April 11, 2015, Mr. Cohen’s client was arrested in Queens County for Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree. The client was facing up to 25 years in jail if convicted. Believing his client’s innocence, Mr. Cohen took the case to trial. Mr. Cohen expertly cross-examined the prosecution’s witnesses, undermining their credibility and showing grave inconsistencies in their testimony. After two days of jury deliberations, the jury was deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. The client was ultimately found NOT GUILTY on the top five charges and was only found guilty of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a mere VIOLTATION. Client received NO JAIL TIME.

Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree | Queens, NY
Case Dismissed

Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree. [140.10] Class B misdemeanor.

The Result

On October 19, 2016, Mr. Cohen’s client was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.

In just two short months, Mr. Cohen had the entire case against his client dismissed for lack of probable cause.

Mr. Cohen then filed a 1983 Civil Rights Action against the city of New York for violating his client’s constitutional rights. The client was awarded $9,000 for emotional injuries due to unlawful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and false arrest.

Criminal possession of forged instrument | Queens, NY
Case Dismissed

Criminal possession of forged instrument | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Criminal possession of forged instrument in the Third Degree. (170.20) Class A misdemeanor.

The Result

On November 4, 2016, Mr. Cohen's client was arrested while on the Long Island Railroad for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree.

Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyer Mr. Jeffrey D. Cohen thoroughly investigated the charges against his client.

Upon providing the Manhattan District Attorney's office with evidence that the crime his client was charged with was a mere understanding, the Manhattan District Attorney's properly dismissed all the charges against Mr. Cohen's client in the interest of justice.

Manslaughter and Gang Assault
Favorable Disposition

Manslaughter and Gang Assault

The Charges

  • Manslaughter in the First degree (Penal Law § 125.20 (1)
  • Gang Assault in the First degree (Penal Law 120.07)

The Result

Over three days of deliberations, the jury was deadlocked and could not come to a verdict on the top three charges of Manslaughter in the First degree, Gang Assault in the First Degree and Gang Assault in the Second Degree. The client was found guilty of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.

Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree | Bronx, NY
Not Guilty

Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree | Bronx, NY

The Charges

  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree

The Result

On December 8, 2016, Queens Criminal Defense Lawyer Mr. Jeffrey D. Cohen exacted a deep and complex cross-examination of the arresting officer to undermine his credibility showing the officer's inconsistent testimony to the grand jury. The client was found NOT GUILTY.

Endangering the welfare of a child | Queens, NY
Awarded $8,000

Endangering the welfare of a child | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • 120.14 – Menacing in the Second degree – A class “A” Misdemeanor
  • 261.10 – Endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree – A class “A” Misdemeanor
  • 240.26 – Harassment in the Second degree – a Violation

The Result

On January 7, 2016, Mr. Cohen was able to get all the charges dismissed against his client. Not only was Mr. Cohen able to get all the charges dropped, but he also believed his client’s rights were violated.After bringing a claim for a false arrest, unlawful imprisonment for enduring several hours of incarceration, client was awarded several thousand dollars for the harassment and emotional distress he experienced while he was in jail.

Burglary in the 2nd degree | Queens, NY
All Charges Dropped

Burglary in the 2nd degree | Queens, NY

The Charges

  • Burglary in the 2nd degree

The Result

On September 8, 2015, based on Mr. Cohen’s experience and knowledgeable counsel, the grand jury returned a No True Bill against his client. A No True Bill is a finding by a grand jury concluding no probable cause to believe the person charged is the person committed the crime. The client was facing a minimum of 3 ½ years in jail if convicted. The client was not indicted and the ENTIRE criminal case was dismissed!

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