Criminal Defense- State and Federal:
Special Circumstances Cases
Manslaughter- Voluntary and Involuntary
Solicitation of Murder
Murder for Hire
Assault and Battery
Firearms and Weapons Offenses- Possession and Use
Assaults and Great Bodily Injury
Resisting Arrest and Evasion
Drug Offenses- All Controlled Substances
Petty Theft with a Prior
Sex crimes carry a stigma and a sex offender is marked for life. A conviction for any sex crime is serious. Long term prison sentences and social banishment for the convicted are normal for even possession of some pornography. The impact after prison continues- the defendant's address and photograph are publicized, and sex offenders are limited in the kinds of jobs they can have and places where they can live. Even the wrongfully accused face negative consequences. If you are being accused of, investigated for, or charged with sexual misconduct including sex abuse, date rape, child pornography, internet sex crimes, people trafficking, or prostitution, it is essential to hire an experienced criminal attorney to protect your rights. You need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible, ideally prior to being charged. Chris Cosca will not only aggressively pursue your case, he is professional and compassionate at the same time. He has been extremely successful in keeping such cases confidential and out of the media, and his clients are treated with respect and dignity.
White Collar crimes including tax, real estate, bank and general business fraud are on the rise. These criminal allegations and related civil matters require an experienced, knowledgeable advocate on your side to litigate, eliminate, resolve and minimize the dispute. Business litigation is extremely complex and full of peril for corporate executives. Chris Cosca has handled both civil and criminal white collar cases. Usually, timely action is necessary. Chris Cosca will act immediately with an appropriate legal response.
Anti Trust Violations
The mortgage industry is increasingly complicated- even professional mortgage brokers can make mistakes that can, and do, lead to serious State and Federal criminal charges. If you are being investigated, you cannot afford to ignore this situation. It is important to act quickly, prior to indictment or other charges, if possible. Chris Cosca has experience in such Federal criminal cases. He has aggressively defended individuals and companies against charges related to mortgage fraud. He also negotiates with federal agents, detectives and prosecutors, both pre-filing and after. Being proactive about your defense can help you avoid formal charges. These cases can involve home and land flips, shell games, bogus loans, failures to disclose, falsifying information, predatory lending, false appraisals and more. Chris has the background in real estate litigation, criminal and civil, and he's professional and compassionate. Several clients have retained Chris because of his success in keeping legal matters and identities confidential and out of the media.
Driving and Causing Injury to Another
Violations of Court or Restraining Order
Simple Assaults and Battery
Representation of targets, suspects, subjects, and witnesses in criminal investigations and Grand jury proceedings.
Dismissals and Expungements
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution:
"Chris Cosca- 2007 recipient of Outstanding Victim Service
by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Victims who suffer great emotional and physical injuries at the hands of others have rights under the law. In California, a victim is considered to be the person who directly suffers the effects of the crime, such as the person who is assaulted, murdered or otherwise injured, and immediate family members who suffer the secondary effects, such as a loved one.
In victim-related cases, Chris Cosca works thoroughly and investigates the abuse or tragedy in your case, identifies the responsible parties, consults expert witnesses, negotiates and conducts discovery, if necessary. All efforts are directed toward resolving your case favorably and aggressively pursuing those responsible, often resulting in a monetary award. It is not uncommon to settle a case before a lawsuit is filed. Chris is professional and compassionate- he has been extremely successful in keeping matters confidential and out of the media. His clients are treated with respect and dignity.
Assault and Battery
Slander and Libel
Injuries caused by animals
Invasion of Privacy
Negligent and Intentional Acts Causing Harm or Injury