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The Curious Case of LeSean McCoy What Takes Place Before Criminal Charges are Levied

Bills country has been reeling over the past month, since video footage surfaced showing star running-back LeSean McCoy engaged in an altercation inside of a Philadelphia nightclub. According to the video posted by TMZ, McCoy and company can be seen throwing punches and kicks at three off-duty police officers who were left with broken ribs and a skull fracture. The melee took place February 7th, yet despite being a key suspect in the investigation for the alleged assault of the police officers, McCoy has yet to be charged with a crime. The Philadelphia Police Department has since concluded their investigation and now all eyes are on the district attorney’s office to see if an arrest warrant will be issued for McCoy.

Immediately following the incident, McCoy retained the services of high-profile Philly defense attorney Dennis Cogan. Last week, Mr. Cogan issued a statement proclaiming: “I’m here to say and I’m telling you that McCoy did nothing wrong, nothing wrong. And he was sober.” The defense team has been working diligently over the past few weeks, to nip this matter in the bud as quickly and as quietly as possible.

As illustrated by the McCoy case, the work of a good defense attorney begins well before charges are levied in many scenarios and the earlier the involvement of an attorney, the higher the chance of a favorable outcome. In addition to advising their client throughout a police investigation and making sure their rights are upheld, defense attorneys are often in communication with the district attorney’s office during these early stages. In some cases, attorneys can negotiate for the dismissal of charges or negotiate a plea bargain well before a trial begins.

The McCoy case shows the importance of a qualified defense attorney during the preliminary stages of a criminal case. With a team of former-prosecutors, nobody knows this process better than Team Green Lawyers. Using their knowledge of the system, Team Green Lawyers are able to expertly navigate these early stages to achieve the outcomes you deserve. As soon as you or an individual know becomes involved in a criminal case, it is essential to reach out to an attorney immediately. Call us at (315) 215-0517 for a free consultation, fill out our contact form here, or email us at