Case Results

Throughout many years of service as a Florida and federal prosecutor as well as in private practice, Mr. Cohen has established a reputation as a tough litigator. As a criminal defense lawyer, he has represented his clients in many major court cases. Listed below are some of these noteworthy cases.

State v. Owran Green

After Mr. Cohen submitted his appellate briefs and presented his oral argument, the Florida Supreme Court changed the law regarding foreign born individuals who seek to withdraw their guilty pleas after failing to be warned about the deportation consequences of those guilty pleas.

Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments click here.

United States v. Ali Hussein Khalaf

In United States v. Ali Hussein Khalaf Case No: 11-20075 CR Ungaro, the defendant was charged in a multi count Indictment with conspiring to aid and abet the manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine); he was also charged with aiding and abetting the distribution of controlled substances and sale of drug paraphernalia including cut (the substance allegedly used to dilute the purity of controlled substances); After the filing of motions to dismiss by the defense, all the charges against Mr. Khalaf were dismissed by the government.
Posted August 10th, 2012

United States v Joel Hernandez Sanchez

In United States v Joel Hernandez Sanchez Case No 12-CR-20173 Cr Lenard the defendant was charged with Aggravated Identity Theft in count I of this Indictment and two additional counts of Bringing in and Harboring an Alien. After a four day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts of the Indictment.
Posted August 10th, 2012

United States v. Daniel Cleary

In United States v. Daniel Cleary, Case No:11-CR-60019-WPD the defendant was charged with two counts of impersonating a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and thirty one additional counts of possession of law enforcement badges and identification cards as prohibited by law ; Mr Cleary was sentenced to probation on one of the counts of the Indictment only; All of the other 33 counts in the Indictment were dismissed.
Posted August 10th, 2012

United States v. Damaris Elias

In United States v. Damaris Elias, the defendant was charged in Count I of the Indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and a second count of maintaining drug involved premises; After Mr. Cohen initially entered a not guilty plea on his clients behalf,all of the charges against this defendant were ultimately dismissed by the Government.
Posted July 14, 2012

Operation Swordfish

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Cohen, along with three other Assistant U.S. Attorneys, prosecuted this case. It was an example of the first major type of case of its kind prosecuted by the United States government dealing in money laundering against over more than one hundred indicted individuals.

Doe v. JNC of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

This case determined the applicability of the judicial application used by Judicial Nominating Commissions in the State of Florida to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

United States v. Minor

The Copyright Act's prohibition against infringement of intangible property, does not extend to interstate transportation of stolen property.

United States v. Posado

Polygraph tests are not as such precluded in a criminal proceeding. Admissibility would be governed by the United States Supreme Court Daubert decision and Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which overruled the intrinsic inadmissibility outcome of  the United States v. Frye.

Zealous defense of your constitutional rights

When you need an experienced and successful defense lawyer for your Florida state or federal criminal case, contact Michael B. Cohen, P.A. online or call 954.928.0059, 561.366.8200 or 212.448.6259.

Michael B. Cohen is now "of counsel" for the New York City based law firm of McLaughin & Stern LLP. Please see the link to our website.