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Jonathan D Cohn

Jonathan D Cohn

Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New York
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Biography

Jonathan Cohn is a partner at Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang. His practice is focused on criminal defense -- with an emphasis on alcohol-related offenses. This includes litigating difficult DWI cases where the outcome is of the utmost importance for his clients. In addition, Jonathan Cohn routinely lectures throughout the State on DWI topics.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2008)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Lafayette College
B.A. (2004) | Government and Law
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Honors: Government and Law
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Professional Experience
Partner
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Law Clerk to the Hon. Karen Drago at New York State Unified Court System -- Legal Fellows Program
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Speaking Engagements
Challenging the Breath Test: What you must know as a defense attorney, Webinar
New York State Bar Association
This course is designed for attorneys who handle DWI cases and are looking for ways to challenge the breath test.  We will break down the discovery material provided by the prosecutor in order to use it to your advantage.  In addition, we will focus on cross-examining the breath test operator to show potential issues with the chemical test. Finally, this course will provide an overview of defenses used to challenge the test result and when an expert witness may be necessary. 
Interstate and International Collateral Consequences of NYS 1192 conviction, Webinar
New York State Defenders Association
DWAI Drugs -- Cross of the Arresting Officer, Big Apple XX, Albany, New York
New York State Bar Association
Discovery with a Twist: CPL Article 245 and VTL/DWI Practice, Webinar, Online
New York State Defenders Association
The New Discovery Law - Practical Impact in Criminal Practice, Webinar for the New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York
New York State Bar Association
Cross Examination | Handling a DWI Case in NYS Review of New Criminal Discovery Legislation, NYSBA Bridging the Gap, New York City
New York State Bar
Cross Examination of a Witness | Key Skills in Handling a DWI Case in NYS, Bridging the Gap, Albany, New York
New York State Bar Association
Practical Problems in Everyday Practice, Handling a DWI Case in New York State -- The Nuts and Bolts, Long Island, New York
New York State Bar Association
Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer a DWI Case, Tactics and Techniques in DWI Defense, Syracuse, New York
New York State Defenders Association
Criminal Law Update and Advising Clients Charged with DWI, NYSBA Bridging the Gap, New York City
New York State Bar Association
Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DWAI-Drug Case, 3rd Annual Master Class in DWI Defense: Drug Edition, Canandaigua, NY
National College for DUI Defense
DWI Update & Local Criminal Court Practice/Client Counseling, Bridging the Gap March 2019, New York City
Effective Client Representation in Criminal and Vehicle and Traffic Matters, Bridging the Gap, New York City
New York State Bar Association
DWI Update & Local Criminal Court Practices, Bridging the Gap, New York City
New York State Bar
Crossing the DRE, Master Class in DWI Defense: Drug Edition, Canandaigua, NY
National College for DUI Defense
The Stuff You Have to Know: Practical Problems and Solutions, DWI on Trial - Big Apple XVIII, New York, New York
New York State Bar Association
Defense Theory in a DWI Case, DWI Trial Skills Program, Rochester, New York
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office and the New York State Defenders Association
Nuts & Bolts Dispositions -- Problems & Pitfalls, Master Class in DWI Trial Defense, Canandaigua, NY
New York State Defenders Association
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Chair of the Vehicle and Traffic Law Committee
Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Faculty Member
- Current
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National College for DUI Defense
State Delegate
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
210 Great Oaks Blvd
Albany, NY 12203
Cell: (518) 779-5857