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Bert W. Cohen
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Bert Cohen’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • State v. F. (identity witheld at client's request)

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed after judge ruled that because the traffic stop was illegal any evidence obtained as result of illegal violation of Defendant's right against unreasonable searches and seizures must be suppressed at trial.
    Description:
    Cobb County Georgia Defendant arrested for DUi. Breath test was .21.
  • State v. Allen 262 Ga. App. 724

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed, Indictment Quashed
    Description:
    Georgia State Trooper prosecuted for aggravated assault three times in two separate indictments and by accusation. Both indictments were eventually no billed (dismissed). State also attempted to prosecute for assault by accusation. Trial court dismissed first indictment because trooper was considered on duty at time of the altercation with citizen. Court of Appeals affirmed trial court's dismissal of the accusation because State did not allow Allen opportunity to be heard at a grand jury. State attempted to indict Allen a second time. Allen testified at grand jury and indictment was "no billed" (dismissed by grand jury.) State later attempted to try Allen by accusation but could not. The accusation was nolle prosequi. (type of dismissal)
  • Client requests anonymity

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 05, 2000
    Outcome:
    Judgment of conviction vacated
    Description:
    Petitioner prevailed in habeas proceeding in State Superior Court, State chose not to appeal. He had been convicted of felony theft. In habeas corpus proceeding, Petitioner alleged that the conviction should be adjudged void because the guilty plea was not knowing and intelligent. The trial court erred in not explaining the immigration consequences of a guilty plea.Conviction vacated, defendant found not guilty.
  • State v. King, 191 Ga. App. 706

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    May 02, 1989
    Outcome:
    Case against defendant dismissed
    Description:
    Police claim they found felony amount of marijuana in defendant's car after they stopped and arrested defendant for traffic violations. Defendant won motion to suppress because trial court agreed the search was illegal. Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that police don't have the automatic right to search in this situation unless they had a need to conduct an inventory search pursuant to impound of vehicle.