Firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq. and Senior Associate Cherie R. Wallace, Esq. recently obtained Not Guilty verdicts on all counts in a 20 year maximum sentence felony sex case.
After jurors acquitted her of child sex abuse charges that would have sent her to prison for nearly two decades, former Hayward educator Mia Cummings walked free for the first time in two years into the Santa Rita Jail lobby lugging garbage bags of books and court documents, sat down and cried....Read Full Article
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BACL has been fighting for justice in their representation of an innocent young man accused of murder
An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that three young men charged in the fatal shooting of a Pinole man in Berkeley in December must now stand trial. ... Read Full Article
No prison time in fatal Concord dog mauling
A Concord man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for not preventing his three pit bulls from fatally mauling his 2-year-old stepgrandson in 2010 was given three years of probation Monday and avoided prison time. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy gave 55-year-old Steven Hayashi one year in county jail, but allowed him to remain free pending an appeal. ...Read Full Article
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Modesto rapper's bail disputed in rape case
A local rapper whose lyrics include references to pimping appeared in Stanislaus Superior Court on Friday morning on charges of rape and false imprisonment. Devon Tenille Bradford, 34, was arrested in May. The crime is alleged to have taken place in December. At issue was his $1 million bail, which his defense attorney said was 600 percent the normal bail amount for the charge of rape. ...Read Full Article
California Teen Moves in With Teacher
Teacher Says Couple Waited Until He Quit, Then They 'Took It to the Next Level' Amid a storm of controversy and police investigation, a California teacher who left his family and job to be with a teenage former student said he followed his heart and that the couple waited until he resigned before they 'took it to the next level'. ...Read Full Article
Soldier claims bookkeeper robbed him while at war
BRISBANE, Calif. (KGO) -- Prosecutors on the Peninsula are pressing charges against a bookkeeper, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a soldier serving in the Iraq War, but the bookkeeper's attorney says there was no embezzlement. ...Read Full Article
Trial to Begin For San Bruno Man Accused of Molesting Stepdaughter
According to the San Mateo County district attorney's office, the man allegedly began molesting his stepdaughter when they lived in India and continued to molest her when the family emigrated to San Bruno. The trial of a San Bruno man who is accused of molesting his 15-year-old stepdaughter multiple times over a year is set to begin today. ...Read Full Article
Santa Rosa Diocese Hit With More Abuse Lawsuits
The Alameda Police Department questioned Patrick Joseph McCabe, 74, who is accused of indecent assault in Ireland Alameda police say priest admitted to being attracted to young boys. A former Catholic priest who apparently lived in Alameda for more than a decade is in jail awaiting extradition to his native Ireland on charges he sexually assaulted six boys....Read Full Article
SEC busts traders over wives' conversations
The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday accused two traders of illegally profiting from information they gained listening into conversations by their wives working at Silicon Valley-based tech companies....Read Full Article
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