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Computer Crime

Attorney Mike Coco defended a military member accused of downloading child pornography onto his personal laptop. Law-enforcement agents interrogated the client for a number of hours. At the end of that lengthy interrogation, the client wrote out what appeared to be an eight page confession admitting to what the government alleged. However, through the cross examination of law enforcement agent in the case, Mike was able to show that the confession was a product of poorly used interrogation tactics. The defense was also able to use its highly experienced forensic computer analyst to suppress some unreliable “scientific” evidence the government attempted to introduce at trial. The client was acquitted of all charges and specifications.

Attorney Mike Coco also defended another military member accused of receiving, possessing and viewing child pornography. He was also charged with performing sexual acts via the Internet in front of a child. With the expert assistance of a highly skilled computer forensic analyst, Mike was able to show the images of the child found on the clients computer had never been opened before. The defense showed there was no evidence whatsoever that our client knew the images even existed. Also, through cross-examination of the alleged child in the images, the child’s mother, and other computer users in an online simulated society, Mike was able to show that many of the witnesses were divorced from reality and were confusing their online society with actual events. Our client was acquitted of all charges and specifications.
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Law Office of Michael J. Coco, P.A. is owned by Attorney Michael J. Coco. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces