In Florida, capital punishment - that is, death at the hands of the state - is a legal penalty for certain serious crimes. This sentence is primarily reserved for especially egregious murder convictions, but still affects hundreds of individuals each year. Indeed, there are currently nearly 400 inmates awaiting execution.
Given the stakes involved, it is essential for individuals facing murder charges to hire an experienced attorney to defend them. For many individuals, finding qualified representation is the most important decision they will ever make. A skilled lawyer knows how to challenge the prosecution effectively. Certain types of evidence - hair samples, blood samples, fingerprints, computer records, cell phone transcripts, polygraph results and the like - may seem irrefutable. They aren't. Forensic scientists have found major shortcomings with nearly every type of evidence once thought to be infallible.
Drawing on our broad base of knowledge in the field, the attorneys at The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen will seize upon any questionable evidence - or evidence obtained in a questionable manner - and leverage it to our clients' advantage. We have tried more than 50 murder cases, and argued more than 200 matters before a jury. Indeed, our firm has developed a record for effectiveness in the courtroom, especially when defending our clients in cases involving serious crime.
Putting Our Experience To Work For You
We have more than 30 years of combined experience protecting individuals in Orlando and throughout the region against capital charges. Our principal attorneys are both former prosecutors - in fact, both formerly served as head of Orange County's homicide division in the state attorney's office. We have a thorough understanding of how the opposition pursues murder offenses. And we have a thorough understanding of how to cast doubt on their arguments.
Our firm possesses the knowledge to challenge evidence taken from a full spectrum of sources, including:
- Toxicology reports
- Gas chromatgraphy-mass spectrometry (GS-MS - often used in drug tests)
- DNA samples
- Gunshot residue
- Computer and cell phone records
- Pathology and autopsy reports
We work with investigators, forensicists and other subject matter experts, assembling an array of witnesses to support your case. Indeed, when you retain our firm, you are not hiring a lone practitioner, but a team of professionals with experience that is difficult to match.
Our only aim is to get the possible result in your case, and we are tireless in our efforts to achieve this.
Protecting Your Interests, Your Rights And Your Future
It is no exaggeration to say that the attorney you choose will directly affect the course of the rest of your life.
Don't leave matters to chance. To learn more about how we can assemble the strongest possible defense for you, call our office at 888-390-8937 or contact us online.
Initial consultations are always free.