Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC won a major victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of United States v. Liu. In a unanimous 32-page decision authored by Judge Jacqueline Nguyen
The Ninth Circuit reversed a state court conviction where a prosecutor failed to disclose exculpatory evidence, and the court held that the California Court of Appeal's decision to the contrary was an unreasonable application of Brady v. Maryland. Aguilar v. Woodford, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 15395
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers announced that they are working on a two-day Preliminary Hearing for a case involving a high profile possible Life sentence of a Kidnapping/Armed Robbery case.
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers filed a Motion to Dismiss due to Distric Attorney's destruction of the urine sample in a Sacramento Driving Under the Influence case.
Superior Court Judge Mills in Contra Costa County reprimanded by Commission on Judicial Performance for personally involving himself in family member's case.
Federal Judge sentences two Berkeley men to sentences approximately half of the government's view of the United States Sentencing Guidelines in insider trading case.
The Supreme Court held that the use of a drug-sniffing dog on defendant/home-owner's porch to determine the contents inside the home constitutes a 'search' within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Supreme Court held that, "Any fact that, by law, increases the penalty for a crime is an 'element' that must be submitted to the jury and found beyond a reasonable doubt," including facts that increase the mandatory minimum sentence for a defendant.
Firm owner David J. Cohen and attorney Jason T. Campbell recently had the tremendous satisfaction of seeing one of our clients released from custody with a complete DISMISSAL of all charges after spending approximately 20 months in county jail facing a wrongful charge of first-degree murder with special circumstances.
Experienced criminal trial attorney and owner David J. Cohen, Esq and his senior associate Cherie R. Wallace successfully represented a defendant facing serious felony sex charges involving a minor in Alameda County who was faced with a sentence of two decades. After 2 years of strategic and persistent litigation by the criminal attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, Not Guilty verdicts on all counts.
The dedication, persistence and hard work of firm owner David J. Cohen and associate attorney Michael J. Pellegrini, paid off in the dismissal of our client on all charges after three long years of motions and litigation
Case involving huge marijuana grow, alleged cultivation, and alleged money laundering in Butte County results in straight probation
Motion for release of individual confined for almost nine years at the Napa State Hospital after jury verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was granted two months after Bay Area Criminal Lawyers was hired to handle the case and fix the interminable and ongoing confinement issue. The prosecution's motion for continuing indefinite confinement was dismissed and denied.
Our client was validated as a gang member in a high security California prison, denied good time/work time credits, and locked down in administrative segregation 23.5 hours a day.His release date was decreed by the CDCR to be five years later than initially calculated. BACL's motion for post-conviction relief succeeded in all respects. The client was released into the general population with good time/work time credits restored and his original release date five years earlier.