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Case Results

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Grand Larceny

Favorable Disposition

Grand Larceny

The Charges

  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Penal Law § 155.30-8)
  • Criminal Possession of Stole Property in the Fourth Degree (Penal Law § 165.45-5)
  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree (Penal Law §175.30

The Result

Mr. Cohen expertly negotiated a settlement, and the Client Plead guilty to a Disorderly Conduct (A VIOLATION) with restitution.

Harassment, Mischief, and Assault

Case Dismissed

Harassment, Mischief, and Assault

The Charges

  • Assault in the Third Degree (Penal Law §120.00)/li>
  • Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree (Penal Law § 145.004)
  • Harassment in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 240-26)

The Result

On March 10, 2015, client received an ACD (Adjournment in contemplation of dismissal- which means he must stay out of trouble for six months and then the charges will be dismissed). He received NO JAIL TIME, and the full order of protection was lowered to a limited order of protection.

Sale of a Controlled Substance

Favorable Disposition

Sale of a Controlled Substance

The Charges

  • Two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree (Penal Law § 220.41-1)
  • Eight counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (Penal Law § 220.39-1)
  • One count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (Penal Law § 220.03)

The Result

On November 25, 2014, the client plead guilty to one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree. On December 9, 2014 he was sentenced to three years in prison with five years post release supervision

Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Awarded $45,000

Criminal Possession of a Weapon

The Charges

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree

The Result

Mr. Cohen brought a claim false arrest, malicious prosecution and unlawful imprisonment for the violation of his client’s constitutional rights. Client was awarded $45,000 for the harassment and emotional distress he experienced.

Attempted Murder & Conspiracy

Favorable Disposition

Attempted Murder & Conspiracy

The Charges

  • Attempted Murder in the second degree (Penal Law § 110/ 125.25-1)
  • Conspiracy in the second Degree (Penal Law § 105.15).

The Result

On December 19, 2014, Client, only 17 years old, was facing serious prison time for these charges. Mr. Cohen got the Attempted Murder charge dismissed. The Court determined that the evidence was legally insufficient to establish the commission of the crime of Attempted Murder.

The Client plead guilty to Conspiracy in the Second Degree and received NO JAIL TIME. He was sentenced as a Youthful Offender with five years’ Probation.

DWI – Multiple Charges

Case Dismissed

DWI – Multiple Charges

The Charges

  • Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 120.20)
  • Reckless Driving – (VTL § 1212)
  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence / alcohol or degree / aggravated (VTL § 1192-2-A)
  • Operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (VTL § 1192-3)
  • Disorderly conduct- (Penal Law § 240.20)
  • Consumption of alcoholic in certain motor vehicles (VTL § 1227-1)

The Result

All charges dismissed on defense's argument that the People violated the client’s speedy trial rights. People were unable to provide a supporting deposition in the allotted amount of time, and therefore defense argued and won on a speedy trial (Criminal Procedure Law- 30.30) argument.

Harassment and Assault

Case Dismissed

Harassment and Assault

The Charges

  • Assault in the third degree (Penal Law § 120.00)
  • Harassment in the second degree (Penal Law § 240.26)
  • Aggravated harassment in the second degree (Penal Law § 240.30)

The Result

All charges dismissed on defense argument that the People violated the client’s speedy trial rights. Defense argued and won on a speedy trial (Criminal Procedure Law- 30.30) argument.

Civil Rights Violation
$18,500

Civil Rights Violation

The Charges

  • Criminal Possession of a weapon in the second degree (Penal Law § 265.03-2)
  • Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree (Penal Law § 265.0-3)
  • Criminal Possession of a firearm (Penal Law § 265.01)
  • Criminal Possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (Penal Law § 265.01-1)

The Result

After having the case dismissed in Manhattan Criminal Court for lack of probable cause, Mr. Cohen filed a 1983 Civil Rights Action against the state of New York for violating the client’s Fourth Amendment Rights to Unlawful Search and Seizure. Client was awarded $18,500 for the five nights he spent in jail.

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