Cooke & Kline LLC in Hagerstown, MD. We are criminal defense attorneys in Hagerstown and we have successfully handled the following cases in Washington, Frederick and Allegany counties:
First and Second Degree Assault
First Degree Murder
DUI/DWI/Driving while Impaired
Drugs - Possession/Distribution
Post Conviction Relief
It's never a good idea to wait, no matter what the charges are. Get on top of your case by calling Cooke & Kline LLC. Our lawyers will immediately start investigating the facts, interview witnesses and intervene on your behalf. With over 65 years combined experience we offer effective misdemeanor defense and felony defense to our clients in Frederick, Washington, Montgomery, Allegany and Garrett Counties and throughout the state.
We are consistently in the newspapers for handling high profile cases in this area. See our recent press releases
Sex Charges - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, was co-counsel in a highly publicized case in Hagerstown, in which our client was acquitted of some of the charges. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/hagerstown-area-man-found-guilty-in-sex-case/article_6acd7387-efb0-5e71-9f4b-bf72fd9351a0.html
Theft Scheme - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, was able to secure a local sentence for a client charged with a theft scheme.
Bond Industry Comments - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, is featured in The Herald Mail, addressing bond reviews and the impact on criminal defendants, not only locally, but statewide. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/ira-c-cooke/image_6bb7eceb-b6e4-59b2-9655-5566aef86f6c.html
Board of Education - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, represented a Board of Education member in ouster of her position with the Board.
Handgun Charges - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, argued for release of our client at a bond hearing based on lack of video evidence.
First Degree Murder - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, was able to convince the jury to acquit our client on the First Degree murder charge.
First Degree Assault - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, represented an individual charged with first degree assault, and was able to secure a sentence of only 10 years.
Possession with Intent to Distribute - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, represented an individual charged and convicted of selling heroin.
First and Second Degree Assault - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, was above after 14 years and multiple appeals to have all charges dropped and dismissed by the State's Attorneys Office in Cecil County. (State v. Kranz)
Handgun Charges/Possession - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, represented an individual accused of possession of a handgun, transporting a handgun, and numerous drug charges. After two suppression hearings, and multiple motions to dismiss, Mr. Kline was able to have the majority of the charges dismissed by the State's Attorney at the first trial before the trial was declared a mistrial. Ultimately the case was "stetted" by the State's Attorney resulting in the free release of our client. (State v. Spencer) https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/washington-county-sheriff-s-deputy-gets-a-whiff-makes-drug/article_b2b700b0-7f08-11e8-8754-ab43f948ce60.html
Drug Trafficking Charges - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, represented a person charged in drug trafficicking in Washington County.
Post Conviction - Partner, Ira C. Cooke, argued for a new trial for a client claiming his prior attorney failed to call witnesses.
CDS- Possession with Intent to Distribute - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, was able to secure an acquittal on 7 counts of CDS charges in Allegany County. State v. Mackall, Case No. 19-000682.
Bomb/Explosive Device - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, represented an individual accused of possessing, using and/or manufacturing an explosive device/bomb in Washington Count. First, Kline was able to have his client released on bail. After being released on bail, and filing appropriate Motions with the Court, Kline successfully argued for Thorn's sentence to be limited to the time his client had already served. (State v. Thorn).
Homeowner Litigation - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, is
representing a homeowner in Cecil County, MD. Homeowner is suing the Town of Port Deposit, Cecil County Department of Public Works, and State of Maryland, State Highway Administration over flood and water damage. Robert Kline was able to successfully put forward claims of trespass, negligence, and negligent supervision against the parties.
Sexual Abuse - Ira Cooke and Robert Kline were successful in obtaining an acquittal of a U.S. Air Force enlisted soldier after a 5 day trial at Joint Base Andrews, MD (See Order of Acquittal below).
Sexual Abuse - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, was successful in arguing for a bail for a person accused of sexual abuse. (State v. Merson)
Sexual Abuse - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, was successful in arguing for a bail for a person accused of sexual abuse. (State v. Barnard)
Burglaries - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, argued suppression of the use of a GPS tracker on a vehicle (State v. Gardner)
Burglaries - Managing Partner, Robert Kline, is representing a young man accused of multiple burglaries in the Washington County area. (State v. Grimm)
Mr. Kline was able to have the 32 counts of burglary reduced to just one count of conspiracy in a favorable plea deal. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/hagerstown-area-man-gets-four-years-for-shed-break-ins/article_f01e4699-7dd9-5002-886b-9e2c49278cb7.html
Arson- Managing Partner, Robert Kline, represented a person accused of Firsts Degree Arson. Robert Kline was able to successfully argue that the sentence for the client should be the time served on the arson charge resulting in the client being released from the detention center after less than 6 months being incarcerated. (State v. Kuehnle)
Bank Robbery - Ira Cooke was able to obtain a favorable sentence for a person accused of bank robbery.
Assault - Not Guilty - Ira Cooke successfully defended a person accused of assaulting a woman. (State v. Turner)