SOURCE: Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC

May 02, 2012 12:50 ET

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers Are Victorious in Numerous Criminal Defense Cases

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - On Wednesday, May 1, 2012, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC were victorious in another in a long string of significant criminal law victories. BACL's client, facing 45 years in State Prison at 85% for alleged sex crimes involving a minor and mandatory lifetime registration, was released from custody after a trial and permitted to plead guilty to a non-sex crime felony involving no lifetime registration. This amazing result occurred after BACL succeeded in winning an important motion resulting in the suppression of key prosecution evidence, and after BACL succeeded in having the District Attorney's Office reprimanded by a Superior Court Judge for conduct bordering on prosecutorial misconduct.

This latest success occurred not long after a complete victory, after a second trial following an earlier mistrial in a three-strikes serious sex case in which the client was facing a mandatory minimum of 50 years at 100% to life. In this second case, all charges were dismissed, and the client was released without, of course, any probation or requirement to register as a sex offender.

In a third recent federal criminal case involving armed bank robbery, gangs and weapons, BACL's client was released on probation after facing a 40-year sentence at 85%, with 30 of those years being required to be served under the federal minimum mandatory sentence requirement.

In a fourth recent three strikes case involving firearms, attempted assault on a state police officer, and alleged burglary, while the client was already on probation, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers won an acquittal on the three strikes charges and the client, facing 50 years at 100% to life, was sentenced to a total sentence of three years on the earlier probation violation.

BACL's results over the last 12 months have included other major successes which can be reviewed on its website,

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a criminal defense firm located in San Francisco, California. Its principal, David J. Cohen, Esq. is certified by the State Bar of California as an expert in criminal law, and its other lawyers and staff are experienced, tenacious and committed in handling federal and state criminal cases both at the trial and appellate levels.

Contact Information

  • David Cohen
    Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC
    300 Montgomery Street, Suite 660
    San Francisco, California 94104
    PH: 415-398-3900