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Anthony D. Cotton

Anthony Cotton’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • Billy Brooks

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Mr. Brooks was accused of Burglary, three counts of hit and run, and two counts of battery. After a three day jury trial he was found not guilty of all charges in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Eunique Morgan

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Ms. Morgan was accused of carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing an officer. The police had a written confession that they claimed Ms. Morgan made. The judge dismissed one of the charges and the jury found her not guilty on the other.
  • Chit Thein

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 28, 2008
    Outcome:
    Amended to Disorderly Conduct
    Description:
    Mr. Thein was accused of a series of charges relating to an accident that happened on the busiest shopping day of the year in 2007. The judge agreed to dismiss the felony charge of Injury by Negligent Handling of a Dangerous Weapon. Although Mr. Thein was accused of driving under the influence, his alcohol level was below .08 and the charges were reduced to disorderly conduct.
  • Joe White

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Mr. White was accused of Recklessly Endangering Safety. The District Attorney's Office accused him of shooting into a person's house. We showed that the witnesses had a grudge against Mr. White and were lying about what they observed. The jury acquitted Mr. White in less than two hours.
  • Kevin Kelly

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 06, 2006
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Mr. Kelly was on bail for selling drugs. He was subsequently accused of selling drugs, a second time, to an undercover officer. The jury found Mr. Kelly not guilty in approximately 20 minutes.
  • United States v. Armando Zugastia

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Heroin conspiracy reduced
    Description:
    Armando was charged in a multi-defendant heroin conspiracy. We were the only ones in the indictment who challenged the case. His charges were ultimately reduced to misprison of a felony and he was placed on probation for one year.
  • State of Wisconsin v. Nicole Gallman

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 02, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Ms. Gallman was charged with a number of crimes relating to suspected abuse of her children. She always maintained her innocence and swore that her daughters were exaggerating her discipline. The trial lasted for three days - Ms. Gallman was acquitted in three hours.
  • State of Wisconsin v. Eddie Cannedy

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Outcome:
    charge reduced to misdemeanor
    Description:
    Mr. Cannedy was charged with felony causing substantial bodily injury while intoxicated. He was accused of driving into a police cruiser at more than 40 miles per hour. The officer claimed serious injuries and Mr. Cannedy was looking at up to 15 years in prison. As we challenged the case we filed a motion to secure the officer's hospital records. Because the prosecutor's office failed to provide the records in a timely manner, we were able to get the medical evidence suppressed. The state had no choice but to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with a maximum of 9 months jail.
  • State of Wisconsin v. Angela Hernandez

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Ms. Hernandez was charged with felony child abuse. Under Wisconsin law, a parent may use physical discipline against their children. Ms. Hernandez had a valid claim that her actions were protected under Wisconsin law. We were able to get the case dismissed shortly after it was charged. The county also filed a CHIPS action (Child in Need of Protection or Services) because the county felt the children were in danger. That matter was dismissed as well.
  • United States v. Amanda Bustamonte

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Ms. Bustamonte was charged with harboring a fugitive. The case was dismissed shortly before trial due in part to a lack of evidence.