Cohen Defense Group Gets Results

No Charges Filed

Amber Zehrung

My client was arrested for domestic violence when his wife called the police to remove him from the house. I put together a packet for the DA that included my client’s school enrollment, proof of employment, character letters, and his wife’s statement. After reviewing the packet, the DA declined to file charges. Continue reading →

Client Avoids Life in Prison

David Cohen

My client was charged with stabbing someone and faced 25 years to life in prison. My investigator found a critical witness for the defense. The case resolved for two misdemeanors and my client was released from custody. Continue reading →

Case Dismissed!

Camille Halley

I brought a 4th Amendment challenge to the search of my client’s car by a police K9 unit. The judge ruled in my favor and my client’s drug charges were dismissed. Continue reading →

Case Dismissed!

Camille Halley

My client was charged with domestic violence. I presented positive information about my client to the DA and pointed out why I thought they would have trouble proving the case. After hearing from me, they dismissed all charges. Continue reading →

DMV Suspension Set Aside

Zachary Merliss

My client’s driver’s license was suspended based on an allegation of driving under the influence. I challenged the suspension at a DMV hearing and won, because the time of driving could not be established. My client’s driving privilege was reinstated. Continue reading →

Record Expunged

Amber Zehrung

I petitioned the court to reduce my client’s felony to a misdemeanor and expunge his record. The court granted both motions based on the documents and legal briefs I filed that demonstrated my client’s compliance with probation and rehabilitation. Continue reading →

Case Dismissed

Zachary Merliss

I challenged geofence tracking evidence at a preliminary hearing. The court found the evidence was insufficient to support a charge and dismissed my client’s case. Continue reading →

Diversion Granted

Ryan Couzens

My client fled from the police in a 100+ MPH chase, resulting in a felony evading charge. He is a young man with no record who was diagnosed with ADHD. I submitted expert opinion and extensive briefing asking the judge to allow my client to participate in Mental Health Diversion, and the judge agreed. If my client participates in mental health treatment, his case will be dismissed. Continue reading →

No Charges Filed

Ryan Couzens

Client fought with her boyfriend in a public place. She was arrested for domestic violence as the “primary aggressor.” After gathering evidence and witness statements, I provided them to the DA. They reviewed the information and decided not to file charges. Continue reading →

No Charges Filed

Amber Zehrung

My client was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend. I submitted a statement from the girlfriend to the DA, along with letters reflecting my client’s good character and proof that he attended counseling. The DA considered this information and decided not to file charges against my client. Continue reading →

Charges Avoided

Amber Zehrung

When my client was arrested for domestic violence, I had my investigator interview the alleged victim about what really happened. I submitted that statement, along with positive information about my client, to the DA and they decided not to file any charges. Continue reading →

No Jail Time

Camille Halley

My client faced significant time in jail for multiple violations of probation and two misdemeanor charges. The judge granted my motion to allow my client to participate in Mental Health Diversion. My client got to participate in treatment and didn’t have to serve any time in jail. Continue reading →

No Charges Filed

Amber Zehrung

My client was arrested after arguing with his wife. I submitted a packet to the DA with his wife’s statement, character letters, and proof of family counseling. After considering this information, the DA elected not to file any charges against my client. Continue reading →

Immigration Status Preserved

Zachary Merliss

My client was charged with a felony theft which threatened his immigration status. I litigated the case at a preliminary hearing and the judge reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. Because I was able to avoid the felony, my client’s immigration status was preserved. Continue reading →

Charge Reduced

Camille Halley

I moved to suppress evidence discovered during a search of my client’s purse. Before the judge could hear the motion, the DA dismissed my client’s drug charge and the case resolved as a traffic infraction. Continue reading →

Case Dismissed!

Camille Halley

My client was charged with battery on his girlfriend. His girlfriend did not want to prosecute and could assert her 5th Amendment privilege to remain silent and not testify against him. I emailed the DA and laid out the problems I saw with their case against my client. The DA dropped the charge and the case was dismissed. Continue reading →

Prison Avoided

Ryan Couzens

My client was charged with evading police as a felony. Because of his prior record, he was facing time in prison. By briefing the law and presenting evidence at a preliminary hearing, I was able to convince the judge to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, removing the threat of a prison sentence for my client. Continue reading →

Illegal Search Leads to Dismissal

Camille Halley

My client was charged with possession of illegal drugs after police conducted a “pat search” of his person and found a substantial amount of methamphetamine. I filed a motion to suppress and asked the judge to exclude the drugs from evidence because the officer had no legal basis for the pat search. The judge agreed and the case was dismissed. Continue reading →

Record Expunged

Amber Zehrung

My client was convicted of two crimes many years ago, when he was struggling with mental health issues. I petitioned the court to expunge his records, submitting extensive documentation of the positive progress my client has made. The court expunged my client’s record over the DA’s objection. Continue reading →

Client Avoids Prison

Amber Zehrung

My client was facing prison time under the 3 Strikes Law. He was already on probation for domestic violence. Through investigation, I showed the DA that the alleged victim was not a reliable witness and that my client’s mental health issues were being addressed. The case was reduced to a misdemeanor and my client did not have to go to prison. Continue reading →