In June 2023, Mr. Cohen found himself in the midst of a high-stakes legal battle, defending his client, Dwight Lynch, against charges of Aggravated Battery with a firearm. This first-degree felony in Florida carries a daunting minimum mandatory 25-year sentence, putting Lynch’s freedom in jeopardy.
The case, State v Dwight Lynch, unfolded over four intense days in the courtroom. The heart of the matter revolved around the serious charge of Aggravated Battery, a crime that alleges intentional harm with a firearm. As the trial progressed, the stakes became increasingly clear – a guilty verdict would mean a lengthy prison sentence for Lynch.
One pivotal moment in the trial was Mr. Cohen’s cross-examination of the state’s crime scene investigator. Through a strategic line of questioning, Cohen demonstrated that the trajectory of the projectile, the centerpiece of the prosecution’s case, did not align with an intentional act of violence. This revelation lent substantial weight to the defense’s argument that Lynch had not intentionally shot the alleged victim.