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Jay Blass Cohen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Blass Law PLLC

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    All types of DWI cases, blood draw, breath test, accident, felony and misdemeanor cases, intox assault, intox manslaughter

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Felony and misdemeanor cases, possession with intent, manufacturing and delivery of controlled substance, gun crimes, concealed handgun license, assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, gambling, evading arrest

    14 years

BLASS LAW PLLC, HOUSTON BASED CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND DWI ATTORNEY

Jay is an aggressive criminal lawyer and founder of Blass Law PLLC law firm in Houston, Texas. Cohen has been fighting for citizens accused of DWI, felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and other crimes for 9 years. He will do everything possible to ensure you get the best outcome. Charged with a crime in Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Bellaire, Sugarland, The Woodlands, or Katy, Texas? Call to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney with a reputation for success. 

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Posted by Elizabeth | March 3, 2013
Jay got my DWI dismissed
I was arrested for DWI and the police said I failed all of the tests. A friend told me to call Jay Cohen. Jay is very smart, he told me how this whole process was going to work and how he would handle it. I had so many questions and Jay was always available to answer them. He is a really honest and hard working lawyer. He promised me he would fight it until the end and that's what happened. He got my case dismissed. I recommend Jay to all of my friends. Thank you!
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Posted by Josh | June 12, 2013
Jay Cohen fights to the end!
A friend recommended I call Jay immediately after I was arrested. I thought there was no way to win my case. I met with Jay and he was very realistic and promised me he would do everything he could. It was a long process, we had to go to court so many times. Jay didn't call very often but I found out that is because he had no reason to call, apparently the criminal system works very slowly. Once Jay had all of the evidence we sat down and went through it all, and then he said we should go to trial. This only delayed things further, but we went to trial and we WON! Thank you Jay! I would highly recommend Jay Cohen to everyone!
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Posted by Becky | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man is the Truth!! Don't lose your freedom by trusting anyone else!!
Jay is simply BRILLIANT!! This man is the best!!! He has represented myself and a few friends already, and he never ceases to amaze me. He's more than excellent in my opinion, he sets the standard of excellence in Houston for Criminal defense. He really cares and works diligently to prove his client's innocence. Jay is a fighter that refuses to allow the law to be used against his clients, instead he forces prosecutors to actually do their job and to uphold the law to the standard in which it was written. He doesn't allow his clients to be ran over by over zealous prosecutors in search of political gain. He really fights for your rights....the rights so many have fought to uphold for each and everyone of us, Equally!!! He is reasonable with his fees especially in comparison to other Houston attorneys of a lesser caliber!! He takes your freedom seriously, he's aggressive and is savage about your defense and perseverance of your name. There isn't a lawyer that I have found that can hold a candle to Jay B Cohen, he really is the epitome of what an excellent defense attorney should be!! Although no one wants to find themselves in need of a criminal attorney, if you do, you couldn't ask for a better one. I urge anyone in need of a criminal attorney to use Jay, you won't be disappointed.....he is brilliantly amazing.
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Posted by Simeon | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney ever
Mr. Cohen was the best attorney I could have ever hired he is worth every penny we spent and I whole heartedly recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Liliana | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Charged with two first degree felony drug charges I thought my life was over. Jay Cohen was amazing, first he listened to me and believed this wasn't me. It was a mistake but I needed out of it. I thank God for Jay Cohen. I have a second chance now, this will never happen again. I was with the wrong people who were moving a lot of work. When you need the best lawyer ever to defend you, call Jay Cohen. I send all my friends.
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Posted by Arnoldo | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my case and cleared my record
Jay Cohen is an incredible attorney. He won my case in a jury trial! He fought the DA the whole time. The people testifying looked so dumb when Jay asked them things, he is very smart and made them change their story after what they said to the DA. After trial Jay got everything removed from my record. Thank you so much Jay!!!!!!!
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Posted by Will | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my career!
I was charged with felony drug possession and didn't know what to do. I met with Jay Cohen and didn't know how I could afford to hire him, but I had to. It was worth it! After 10 months of going to court, Jay got my case dismissed!!!! It was a really stressful situation for me and I am so thankful for Jay Cohen's help.
Posted by Matt | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Cohen Navigated the Courtroom With Surgical Precision
Simply stated, getting a DWI is Hell. From the second you are arrested, an overwhelming sense of dread washes over you. You have no idea what your future holds. You feel completely powerless and ill-informed all day, every day. The one thing you can and must do is hire the right attorney. Beyond providing you with the best legal defense possible, having a great lawyer eases some of the anticipatory stress one experiences as their trial date draws near. I learned this lesson the hard way. A couple of years ago, I was arrested for driving under the influence just a few blocks from my own home in the Woodlands. It was a surreal experience, but I did as a very wise lawyer once advised me. I shut my mouth and refused to submit to a breathalyzer without my attorney present. I acquiesced to the rudimentary field sobriety tests one would generally expect in a DWI arrest (lots of balancing on one foot and following a flashlight with your eyes). Next thing I knew, I was in handcuffs in the back of a police car on my way to Montgomery County Jail. After what seemed like an eternity, I made bail. My first phone call was to Jay Cohen. While I had the luxury of knowing Jay socially for a considerable amount of time, our friendship had absolutely nothing to do with my decision to acquire his services. Jay is laser-focused, whip smart, dynamic, and charismatic. Nothing gets past him. Most importantly, the man knows what he is doing. DWI law is extremely esoteric, lengthy, and specific. Jay is an expert on every facet of the subject. For consistency's sake, there are very strict procedural guidelines in place that police officers must follow during the administration of a field sobriety test. Deviations from these guidelines can result in a officer's findings being declared inadmissible in court. Jay capitalized on his knowledge of these guidelines by demonstrating the officer's failure to properly administer several tests during my arrest. Nystagmus is a rapid eye movement that commonly accompanies dizziness or intoxication. In court, nystagmus and blood alcohol content are the only forms of evidence that are considered "scientific". I did not submit to a breathalyzer; so, that scientific component was already absent. Jay saw an opportunity here. If he could find some way to get my nystagmus tests thrown out, the case would be completely devoid of scientific evidence. A nystagmus test must be performed in a very specific way to be considered evidence of intoxication in a court of law. During this test, the officer instructs the suspect to follow a bright flashlight with his or her eyes. The guidelines explicitly state where to hold the flashlight and for how long. Using my arrest video and a stopwatch, Jay expertly demonstrated that this officer's nystagmus test did not comply with established procedures. Consequently, the judge did not allow the results of my nystagmus testing to be considered. The nystagmus test was the backbone of the prosecution's entire case. Absent any scientific evidence, the prosecution knew that a conviction was virtually impossible and dropped the charges. The fact that Jay Cohen knew more about nystagmus testing than an actual cop is the only reason in the world that I don't have a criminal record and I will owe him for the rest of my life. He is a genius and I truly do not know where I would be right now without his help.
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Posted by Edward | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Houston
Best lawyer in Houston... I want to thank Jay from the bottom of my heart for helping me out with my case ... I was looking at 4years for failure to register as a sex offender ... The first time I met Mr.Cohen, we went over my case he didn’t feed me no bull crap he told me everything that can happen he didn’t tell me anything that I want to hear happen but he also said I will work my hardest to do the best thing for you in your case .. I was looking at 4years.. Today Mr. Cohen called me and told me they drop my charges ... every case is different but believe me Mr. Cohen will work his hardest to get you the best results on your case... like I said he don’t beat around the bush he will tell you what you could be facing and tell you what he can do about it so if anybody is looking for a lawyer this is the man you want to be by your side...Thank you Jay...
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Posted by Jennifer Aguilar-Muniz | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Failure to ID Case Dimissed
In 2016 I was detained by the police and was taken into custody for failure to ID. I had a friend who used Jay Cohen's services a couple years prior and was able to get his DWI case dismissed due to a technicality. I immediately contacted Jay. He was available to meet with me right away and was point blank with how he wanted to proceed. Being that I had no priors it was really important to me that my record remain clean. I was very lucky to have a lawyer that was determine to keep it that way as well. The whole situation was unfortunate but Jay never made me feel like I were just his client. Jay develops a relationship, and defends you as if you were a long time friend. I was blessed to get referred to a lawyer so passionate about the law. My case was dismmised a couple months later thanks to Jay. Houston needs more lawyers like Jay Blass Cohen!
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Response from Jay Cohen September 7, 2017
Jennifer, thanks for the review! Our goal is to do whatever it takes to get the best possible outcome. We are committed to defending good people and are proud of the results.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
Jay is an excellent Attorney, he is very knowledgeable and professional. I was charged with a DWI when I was actually the passenger of the vehicle that was involved in an accident. When I went to Jay's office and explained my case to him he was very upfront with me on what to expect and he immediately had his investigator start interviewing witnesses. After going to court 3 times my case was dismissed. I appreciate everything Jay did to assist me during this process, I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal council for DWI or DUI related charges.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2013
DUI
I received a DUI. The consultation with Mr. Cohen was very informative to the point that I felt he was the attorney for the job. Mr. Cohen didn't say he would win my case he said "I will not leave any rock unturned to get the results you are looking for". He helped in getting dates for court that wouldn't affect my work schedule. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. When you get a DUI, it affects your life and your future. It NEVER goes away on your record, so you need an attorney that will fight for you. The final result my case was "DISMISSED" and I got my life back. I feel I can never pay Mr. Cohen back for what he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Perfect outcome! Always accessible
Mr. Cohen was always happy to answer all of my questions. This was the first time I have ever been in this situation so I had a lot of questions! Mr. Cohen kept me informed throughout the entire process and got me a perfect outcome! Thank you!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Blass Law PLLC
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BBA
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Texas v CM
  • Not Guilty
  • Texas v JV
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas DWI Defenders
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion - Forensic Chromatography XVII
  • Axion Analytical Laboratories
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion - Forensic Principles of DUID V
  • Axion Analytical Laboratories
  • 2016
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion - Forensic Drug Analysis V
  • Axion Analytical Laboratories
  • 2014
  • NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion - Forensic Chromatography VII
  • Axion Analytical Labs
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion - Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • Certified Practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2011
  • Certified Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion - Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • 2017
  • Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • 2014
  • Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • 2013
  • Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (29)
Endorse Jay
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Cohen. I can tell you that he is the reputation, knowledge and experience to make a meaningful difference to the life of the citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. Most of all, he has guts. He doesn't shrink away. He is professionally aggressive and a good person on top of that. Give him a call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jay is an incredibly talented, hard working lawyer. I worked with him on several cases when I was a prosecutor. He was always prepared and always got the best result possible for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay cares about his client's and is committed to fighting for each client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows how to navigate the case, knows the law, and most importantly, he actually cares!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay cares about his clients and works hard advocating on their behalf. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is truly a dedicated practitioner. He is very dedicated to his clients and provides top notch and unparalleled representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is hard-working and diligent. You would be lucky to have him represent you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a super smart hardworking lawyer that never shys away from a fight. If want a lawyer who will fight for you (which you do) then Jay is an excellent choice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked near Jay Cohen for three years. He's a smart, driven young lawyer. I endorse him as an excellent choice for DWI defense in Houston."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Cohen is an excellent lawyer and also one of the most hardworking people I know. Staying on top of current issues with criminal defense and working long hours are emblematic of Jay’s work ethic. Jay has had many successes in his legal career and they are testament to his hard work and strong character. He is an asset not only to his client but also to our legal community as a whole. I proudly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jay Cohen for three years. He is one of the brightest, hardest working young lawyers I have ever seen. He is totally committed to defending his clients. He leaves no stone unturned in his search for exculpatory evidence. His hard work often pays off with dismissals, granted suppression motions, and not guilty verdicts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay works very hard to represent his clients to the fullest. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an excellent lawyer. He always fights until the end for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a fine young lawyer who is on his way to becoming a great criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a highly experienced criminal attorney. He possesses all the qualities you want in an attorney he is dedicated, a hard worker, knowledgeable, and most importantly he is tenacious- he is not scared to fight for his clients benefit in court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a lawyer that will not back down from a trial. He is very skilled in his area, and anyone would be lucky when facing criminal charges to be able to call themselves a client of Jay Cohen."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Cohen is a hardworking lawyer who continues to impress with his consistent results. He works hard for his clients, takes time to prepare his cases thoroughly and continues to get wins for his clients. Any client would be lucky to have Jay on their side in defending against a DWI/criminal defense case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I think he's in the perfect area for his skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Cohen is a very knowledgeable DWI defense attorney in the Houston community. He has had extensive training in all aspects of blood and breath test cases. Jay is also a talented trial lawyer. I recommend his services for all criminal defense cases."
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