A St. Louis City man was charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly carjacking a man at gunpoint. Through our investigation we were able to show the prosecutor that the alleged victim had multiple felony priors and a misdemeanor prior for filing a false police report. Additionally, we filed a motion to suppress evidence that our client was in possession of the gun purported to have been used during the robbery. All charges were dismissed.
A St. Charles County man was accused of attempting to burn an apartment complex down during a meth binge. He initially faced up to 15 years in prison, of which he would have to serve a minimum of 85 percent. Client was also caught with meth on a prior occasion and was on probation for attempted robbery. Attorney Brian Cooke was able to negotiate the Arson charge to a lower felony and get the client placed in a 120 day drug treatment program–instead of a lengthy mandatory prison sentence.
Client was accused of struggling with officers while being arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. Attorney Brian Cooke was able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss all charges by pointing out that the officers were in plain clothes and did not show their badges.
Client was accused of allegedly threatening to make his former boss a widow and making dozens of offensive facebook posts about her. At trial, we were able to show that the Petitioner was not credible and that the facebook posts were constitutionally protected speech. After a long trial, the judge made a quick ruling in favor of our client and denied the restraining order.
A Pulaski County man was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation. After the stop he consented to a search of his vehicle which resulted in the discovery of multiple illegal drugs. Attorney Brian Cooke was able to show that the initial stop and detention were illegal. As a result, the prosecuting attorney had no choice but to dismiss the case.
Client was accused of DWI and leaving the scene after allegedly stumbling out of a gas station with a 30 pack of bar and rear-ending a parked car. Police claim he failed all field sobriety tests, became belligerent, and refused a breathalyzer. During a pre-trial hearing attorney Brian Cooke was able to show that the police officer did not correctly administer the field sobriety tests. Furthermore, attorney Cooke was able to argue that there was no probable cause to arrest the client because enough time had lapsed between the alleged driving and arrest that it was impossible to prove the client was intoxicated at the time he was accused of driving.
Client was charged with Assault in the first Degree and Armed criminal action after allegedly shooting a man during an altercation. Client had previously been to prison and was on parole and probation for the same charges, with a backup sentence of 15 years. We were able to get the client discharged from his probation due to legal technicality this saving him from an automatic 15 year sentence. After preliminary hearing on the new charge, we were able to show that the eyewitnesses were not credible and that the client likely had acted in self-defense. The state agreed to reduce the charges to a low level felony and agreed to a five year sentence. As a result, our client will be eligible for parole after two and half years.
Client was charged with DWI drugs after allegedly almost hitting a police car, pulling over on curb, failing all field sobriety tests, and refusing a blood draw. He faced a one year revocation of his Driver’s license for refusing the blood test. We were able to show that the officer’s version wasn’t credible, that the client passed a drug test a week after the stop, and that the client likely failed the field sobriety tests because he was forced to walk 90 yards through a muddy field before the tests were administered.
Crawford County man was charged with felony possession of methemphetamine after police found methemphetamine in his truck and admitted to ownership of the drugs. We used Missouri’s Good Samaritan law to argue that the drugs were found as a direct result of our client seeking medical attention for a passenger in the truck. As a result, the charges were dismissed entirely and our client can move on with his life with a clean record.
A St. Louis City Man was charged with Murder and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly shooting and killing a man in downtown St. Louis. Attorney Brian Cooke served as co-counsel to notable St. Louis criminal lawyer Phil Eisenhauer during the trial and re-trial of the defendant. Shortly before the third trial, the State dismissed the case.