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Successes

Below listed are a small sampling of the successful outcomes of cases achieved by Attorney Michael R. Cohen over his almost 26 year career. He has successfully handled a very large number of cases in the Trial Courts, but has also successfully argued in all levels of the Appellate Courts in the State of Wisconsin, including in the State of Wisconsin Supreme Court.


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State of Wisconsin vs. G.H. (Chippewa County)
Client charged with OWI 2nd.  Client carried a CDL, and therefore would lose job if convicted.  As a result of pre-trial motions file by the Defense, and other issues raised by the Defense, case was resolved with no criminal convictions and a dismissal of the OWI 2nd.  Charges reduced to an ordinance violation and a reckless driving.

State of Wisconsin vs. R.S. (Buffalo County)
Client originally charged with OWI 8th, which carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of not less than 3 years in prison.  As a result of pre-trial motions filed by the Defense, case was amended down to an OWI 5th.  Defendant received 3 years of probation and 6 months county jail time with work release privileges.

State of Wisconsin vs. S.S. (Burnett County)
Client originally charged with Felony Aggravated Battery involving the death of her child.  Due to issues raised pre-trial by the Defense, all charges were dismissed.

State of Wisconsin vs. C.H. (Rusk County)
Client originally charged with Felony OWI 5th.  Pre-trial motions file by Defense reduced charge to Misdemeanor OWI 4th.  Client found not guilty at jury trial.

State of Wisconsin vs. L.F. (Dunn County)
Client charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault.  As a result of pre-trial motions and issues raised by the Defense, all charges dismissed.
 
State of Wisconsin vs. J.L. (Washburn County)
Client charged with multiple counts of Felony Theft.  Through pre-trial issues raised by the Defense, client was convicted of only misdemeanor theft.  Client avoided all jail time.
 
State of Wisconsin vs. S.H. (Eau Claire County)
Client charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide.  As a result of pre-trial issues raised by the Defense, client was found not competent to stand trial, and was civilly committed.  All criminal proceedings indefinitely suspended.  Client not convicted of First Degree Intentional Homicide.
 
State of Wisconsin vs.  X.V. (Eau Claire County)
Client originally charged with multiple drug offenses, including Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin.  As a result of pre-trial motions filed by the Defense, evidence was suppressed.  Felony drug delivery charges dismissed.
Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle – State of Wisconsin vs. G.F. Dismissed by State after successful Pretrial Motions filed by Defense.

Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle – State of Wisconsin vs I.N. Charges amended to Reckless Driving and Misdemeanor Endangering Safety after successful Pretrial Challenges by Defense.

Causing Great Bodily Harm by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle (2Counts – 2 Victims)
State of Wisconsin vs. L.T.
Defendant found not guilty at Jury Trial.

1st Degree Reckless Endangering Safety – State of Wisconsin vs T.H.
Charges dismissed.

Battery/Disorderly Conduct – State of Wisconsin vs. K.V.
Not guilty at Jury Trial.

1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child – State of Wisconsin vs. K.S.
Charges dismissed before Trial.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (Multiple Counts) – State of Wisconsin vs. J.S.
Defendant found not guilty at Jury Trial.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (Repeated Acts) – State of Wisconsin vs. T.S.
Defendant found not guilty at Jury Trial.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (Repeated Acts) – State of Wisconsin vs. S.V.
Despite multiple acts of assault by a father on step-daughter, client was not imprisoned in the Wisconsin State Prison System.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (Repeated Acts) – State of Wisconsin vs. T.A.
Despite multiple acts of assault by a father on step-daughter, client was not imprisoned in the Wisconsin State Prison System.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child – State of Wisconsin vs. L.C.
Charges dismissed before Trial.

2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child – State of Wisconsin vs. V.G.
Charges dismissed before Trial.

OWI 5th Offense (amended to OWI 3rd Offense) – State of Wisconsin vs. L.H.
Charges amended after successful Pretrial Challenge by Defense.
OWI 5th Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. R.O.
Charges amended to OWI 3rd Offense – Misdemeanor after Defense Pretrial Motions.

OWI 4th Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. J.C.
All charges dismissed by State after successful Pretrial Motions by Defense Counsel.

OWI 4th Offense (Felony) – State of Wisconsin vs. T.H.
Charges amended to Misdemeanor OWI 3rd Offense – no prison.

OWI 4th Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. C.H.
Charges amended to OWI 1st Offense (Non-Criminal) after successful Pretrial Motions by Defense Counsel.

OWI 4th Offense (Felony) – State of Wisconsin vs. T.H.
Charges amended to Misdemeanor OWI 3rd Offense – no prison.

OWI 4th Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. C.H.
Charges amended to OWI 1st Offense (Non-Criminal) after successful Pretrial Motions by Defense Counsel.

OWI 3rd Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. L.S.
Not guilty at Jury Trial.

OWI 3rd Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. C.A.
Charges dismissed by State after successful Pretrial Challenges by Defendant.

OWI 3rd Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. V.G.
Charges dismissed after successful Defense Pretrial Motions.

OWI 3rd Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. V.L.
Charges dismissed by State after granting of Defense Pretrial Motions.

OWI 1st/Offense/Refusal – City of Ladysmith vs. R.S.
All charges dismissed by City after granting of Defendant’s Pretrial Motions.

OWI 1st Offense – City of Ladysmith vs. B.S.
All charges dismissed by City after granting of Defendant’s Pretrial Motions.

OWI 1st Offense – State of Wisconsin vs. M.H.
Charges dismissed after Defense Pretrial Motions.

State v A.L. (Eau Claire County) - Attempted Reckless Homicide,
First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety – Not Guilty All Charges

County of Rusk v. A.F. - OWI dismissed due to suppression of evidence after successful challenge to officer's arrest of defendant