4th Offense DWI with Serious Physical Injury Dismissed

A Boone County man was charged with DWI Resulting in Serious Physicial Injury after allegedly crossing the center line and hitting another driver head on causing serious physical injury. Toxicology records indicated defendant had multiple opiates and benzodiazepenes in his system. Because he had three DWI priors, Client faced up to ten years in prison at 85 percent and a ten year denial of his license if convicted. The client's previous attorney told him he had no choice but to plead guilty. We retained a top toxicologist to combat the testing done in the case. During a pre-trial hearing, attorney Brian Cooke forced the State's expert to admit the testing done by the hospital could not conclusively prove our client was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The prosecution dismissed the case the day before trial and our client pled to careless and imprudent driving, a minor traffic...

3 Counts Assault 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action Dismissed

A St. Louis County man was charged with three counts of Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly shooting at three people in a hallway. At the preliminary hearing, Attorney Brian Cooke was able to get multiple counts dismissed. Additionally, we presented evidence that the alleged victims had instigated the conflict and shot at our client first. The alleged victims became uncooperative thereafter and the case was dismissed on the day of trial.

DWI Dismissed, Felony Leaving the Scene Reduced to Misdemeanor

Client charged with DWI and Felony leaving the scene after allegedly rear ending a parked car and leaving the scene. Client was subsequently arrested at her home almost an hour later and blew over the legal limit on a breath test. We were able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the DWI on the basis that it was possible that client had drank after returning home. As a result the DWI was dismissed and the felony leaving the scene was reduced to a misdemeanor with SIS probation.

DWI Dismissed

St. Charles County man was charged with DWI Drugs and Alcohol after allegedly admitting to drinking and smoking weed, blowing over the legal limit on a portable breath test, and failing all field sobriety tests. We were able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the DWI charge after showing that the officer improperly administered the field sobriety tests. As a result our client was able to plead to a minor traffic violation and recieved no points on his licens.

St. Louis Man Acquitted of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

During a traffic stop police claimed our client had a stolen gun in plain view sticking out between the driver's seat and center console. During the trial we were able to poke holes in the officers' credibility and ultimately forced them to admit they couldn't say for certain whether our client knew the gun was in the car and that the car did not belong to him. The jury returned a quick not guilty verdict.

First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder Charges Reduced, Armed Criminal Action Dismissed.

Client was charged with first degree murder, assault in the 1st degree, and armed criminal action after allegedly shooting into another vehicle 20+ times, killing the driver and injuring a passenger. Client initially faced life in prison without parole or the death penalty, which the state elected not to seek. According to the police, client's vehicle and cell phone were traced to and from the scene of the murder and shell casings matched another shooting attributed to our client. After attorney Cooke thoroughly discredited the State's cell phone expert and lead detective during depositions, the prosecutor offered to reduce the murder to charge to voluntary manslaughter and agreed to a disposition of 22 years. As a result, our client will be eligible for parole in 11 years instead of dying in prison.

Unlawful Possession of Firearm Dismissed

A Cooper county man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and felony driving while suspended after a gun was found in his vehicle. Client had multiple felony priors. During discovery, we uncovered that the police had left a passenger unattended in the vehicle as they questioned our client. Our client had also initially been combative with police but subsequently consented to a search--both factors calling into question whether or not he actially knew the gun was in the car. As a result of negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to get the gun case dismissed.

Murder Charges Reduced, Armed Criminal Action Dismissed

Client charged with Murder 2nd degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon after allegedly shooting a man multiple times during an altercation at a gas station. Client was a prior and persistent offender and faced up to life in prison. As a result of plea negotiations, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the murder charge to voluntary manslaughter and dismiss the armed criminal action charge. As a result, our client received 20 years will be eligible for parole after ten years instead of facing life in prison.

Robbery 1st Degree, Assault, Armed Criminal Action Charges Dismissed.

Client was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Felony Assault after allegedly pistol whipping and robbing the alleged victim, who later identified our client in a photo lineup. During our investigation, we uncovered that the police suggested our client as the perpetrator and showed the victim a photo of our client before conducting the lineup. The police further attempted to conceal this by ommiting it from their report entirely. After we filed a motion to suppress identification, the prosecutor dismissed the case. As a result, our client gets his life back instead of facing 8 to 18 years in prison.

Domestic Assault Charges reduced, Armed Criminal Action dismissed. Probation instead of Prison.

A St. Louis County woman was charged with Domestic Assault Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument. Client faced a mandatory prison sentence if convicted. As a result of lengthy plea negotiations, Attorney Brian Cooke was able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the domestic assault charge and dismiss the armed criminal action charge. As a result, our client is home on probation instead of prison.

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