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Case Results

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Criminal possession of forged instrument
Not guilty

Criminal possession of forged instrument

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
$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!

Arson in Queens, New York

No Jail Time

Arson in Queens, New York

The Charges

  • Arson in the Third Degree (Penal Law § 150.10)
  • Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree (Penal Law § 120.25)
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 145.10)

The Result

Client plead guilty to Arson in the Third Degree and received NO JAIL TIME. Client also received NO PROBATION on the condition that he attends a treatment program and pays restitution.

Robbery, Menacing, and Assault

No Jail Time

Robbery, Menacing, and Assault

The Charges

  • Robbery in the Second Degree (Penal Law §160.10)
  • Assault in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 120.05)
  • Assault in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 120.05)
  • Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Penal Law § 195.05)
  • Menacing (Penal Law § 120.15)
  • Harassment in the Second Degree (Penal law § 240.26)

The Result

On June 15, 2015, Mr. Cohen expertly negotiated a plea deal in which the client plead guilty to a misdemeanor with only 7 days of community service. Client received NO JAIL TIME and NO PROBATION. Upon completion of the community service all charges will be dismissed. The client was sentenced as a Youthful Offender.

Father’s Rights – Custody

Favorable Disposition

Father’s Rights – Custody

The Facts

  • A loving father suing for custody of his child away from an unfit mother

The Result

Mr. Cohen was able to place the focus on the child’s “best interest”. It is rare for a Judge to side with the father in a custody matter. The mother is usually considered the more fit primary caregiver. However, Mr. Cohen delivered a passionate defense and effective cross examination, in which, the mother was unable to answer relevant questions such as whether she was working and how she could pay for the daily expenses of her child.

Due to Mr. Cohen’s skillful representation the judge ruled in his favor and granted the father full custody. Furthermore, granting very limited visitation rights to the mother for her failure to be forthcoming to the court.

Civil Rights Violation
$7,500

Civil Rights Violation

The Charges

  • Robbery in the first degree (Penal Law § 160.15)
  • Robbery in the Second Degree (Penal Law §160.10)

The Result

Mr. Cohen then filed a 1983 Civil Rights Action against the city of New York for violating the client’s Fourth Amendment Rights, protection against unlawful search and seizure. The client was awarded $7,500 for emotional injuries as well as deprivation of his constitutional rights.

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.

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