News and Press about Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC


Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC Was Recently Retained in a High-profile Matter Out of Alameda County Involving Local High School Students and Allegations of Extortion Through Various Social Media Platforms

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC  firm owner David J. Cohen was recently retained in an Alameda County matter involving a former Berkeley High student alleged with hacking into social media accounts, posting personal photos to their accounts, and extorting them for money. Click here to read the full article.

Firm Owner and Senior Attorney David J. Cohen Defends the First and Second Amendment Rights of Client Facing Allegations of Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice in California Federal Court

Firm owner and senior attorney David J. Cohen represents alleged Grizzly Scout militia member in California Federal Court as he defends client against charges involving conspiracy to obstruct justice by destroying records stemming from a shooting of a federal officer in Oakland in May 2020.… Read Full Article

The Jury is Out as Firm Owner David J. Cohen and Associate Alexander P. Guilmartin Wait for the Jury to Deliver a Verdict in a Special Circumstances Murder Trial in Contra Costa County

Anticipation builds as Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC firm owner David J. Cohen and associate Alexander P. Guilmartin wait for the jury to deliver their verdict in a trial that has lasted over a year, including four days of closing arguments.… Read Full Article

San Jose Mercury

Firm Owner David J. Cohen and Associate Alexander P. Guilmartin Continue Trial in a Special Circumstances murder trial in Contra Costa County

After many months of delay due to the pandemic, trial has resumed in Contra Costa County for the alleged murder of Bay Area rapper Lil G.… Read Full Article

San Jose Mercury

Firm Owner David J. Cohen, Esq. and Senior Associate Cherie R. Wallace, Esq.  Obtain Not Guilty Verdicts on All Counts in a 20 year Maximum Sentence Felony Sex Case Involving a Minor.

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

See other related news:
NBC Bay Area: Jury Acquits Catholic School Aide Accused of Molesting Boy
Daily Democrat: Jurors Find Hayward Catholic School Worker Not Guilty at Child Sex Abuse Trial
San Jose Mercury News: Jurors Find Hayward Catholic School Worker Not Guilty
abc7NEWS: Attorney: Hayward School Aide Acquitted of Sex Charges ‘Thrilled’
Inside Bay Area: Former Hayward Teacher Acquitted: ‘I Will Never Work With Children Again’
KUSI: Hayward Teacher Acquitted on Molestation Charges


NBC Bay Area: Teacher’s Aide Acquitted of Sexually Abusing Student Plans Career Change

San Jose Mercury

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC Continues Client’s Fight 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 step-grandson 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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ABS CBN: Step-grandfather Sentenced in Pinoy Toddler’s Death

SF Gate

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

The Modesto Bee

California Teen Moves in With Teacher

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

ABC News

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

ABC7 News

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

San Bruno Patch

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

USA Today

Firm Owner David J. Cohen Discusses San Quentin Conditions

Firm owner David J. Cohen of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC was interviewed by Stuart Horne of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team on a radio program.  The Pacifics baseball team played against the San Quentin Giants inside of San Quentin prison. In the interview, Mr. Cohen was asked about the infamous San Quentin prison conditions. Mr. Cohen explains how allowing inmates to participate in recreational activities such as the baseball program, exemplifies humane treatment of inmates.

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