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Kevin Cooke is Going to Jail

Defendants charged with assault on police do heavy time.  The Pennsylvania Crimes Code acknowledges that charges on public officers should face a stiffer penalty.  Specifically, the code grades anyone who assaults an officers as a felony assault.

With this in mind, it is reasonable to suspect the Kevin Cooke is going to jail for a long time.  Cooke, of Montgomery County, has been charged with numerous counts for allegedly dragging a police officer with his vehicle. The incident occurred February 8, 2016 at about 2 a.m. in Overbrook. While officers were doing their nightly traffic stop, one officer was dragged down Lancaster Avenue until letting go and skidding about 20 feet.  Police were on the search for Kevin Cooke and spotted him several times but were unable to detain him. Officers finally arrested Mr. Cooke after engaging in a short foot chase. Officers say that Mr. Cooke had blood shot eyes and smelled heavy of alcohol.

Cooke will face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, driving without a license, drunk driving, and fleeing an officer.  He will likely do even more time because the case is in the counties, rather than Philadelphia.  Cooke needs an expert criminal defense lawyer.  If you find yourself in a situation similar to Mr. Cooke, contact the Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos.  When you are facing criminal charges you need an expert opinion, who can provide you with invaluable insights on your legal situation.

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