Mr. Kousouros has represented a wide variety of alleged narcotics offenders in the state and federal courts. These cases range from low-level transactions to major distribution conspiracies and racketeering enterprises.

MR. KOUSOUROS SECURES NOT ONLY THE SUPPRESSION OF A FEDERAL WIRETAP, BUT A FINDING OF PERJURY FOR THE FEDERAL AGENT

After a year of litigation, painstaking review of wiretap applications, and pre-trial hearings, Mr. Kousouros secured the suppression of a federal wiretap and a finding of perjury for a federal Agent. In a 46 page decision, the Honorable Jack Weinstein noted that virtually every wiretap application – which is made by the government without defense counsel’s input – is granted, and then found that inaccurate and false affidavits in this climate could not be tolerated. After the decision, Mr. Kousouros secured bail for the client and then fended off a government appeal of that bail, facilitating his client’s prompt release pending trial. The government has appealed the wiretap suppression.

ACQUITTAL ON ALL GROW HOUSE CHARGES DESPITE P.O.’S TESTIMONY THAT CLIENT WAS SEEN LEAVING THE BUILDING

The client was observed by detectives leaving a 4-story marijuana grow house, which had pilfered over $500,000 in electricity charges. He was acquitted of all charges following two years of litigation and three weeks of trial. The acquittal resulted in the dismissal of the federal supervised release charges.

FACING 9 YEARS, CLIENT GETS PROBATION

In a significant narcotics trafficking case, Mr. Kousouros identified several mitigating factors and skillfully framed his arguments in such a way as to secure a sentence of probation from a guidelines range of 87-108 months.

CLIENT IN “CARTOON NETWORK” CONSPIRACY CASE GETS NON-JAIL PLEA

Avoiding possible multi-year imprisonment, Mr. Kousouros secured a non-jail plea for his client in the Eastern District of New York.

NON-JAIL PLEA OVER PROSECUTOR’S OBJECTION FOR LARGE QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA

A client accused of transporting a large quantity of marijuana from Florida to New York was arrested in Eukon, Maryland. After obtaining his release on bail, Mr. Kousouros secured a non-jail plea over the objection of the prosecution.

PUERTO RICAN NARCOTICS FIGURE AVOIDS 15-YEAR SENTENCE RECOMMENDED BY PROSECUTOR

After being convicted of gun possession, this client hired Mr. Kousouros for his sentencing and appeal in the federal court in the District of Puerto Rico. The sentencing procedure became a mini trial on issues of drug trafficking and other alleged violence, during which the government fought for a 15-year sentence rather than the four-year sentence called for by the sentencing guidelines. Following 8 months of litigation and hundreds of pages of briefs, the client was sentenced to 44 months in prison.

19 YEAR OLD CLIENT ACCUSED OF MAJOR NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTION RECEIVES MERCY OF THE COURT

Given the overwhelming evidence of guilt in this prosecution in the District of Baltimore, our challenge in this case had less to do with guilt or innocence, and more to do with persuading the court that this particular young man, despite his mistakes, deserved its mercy due to the tragic consequences of his life. The client faced a sentence ranging from life to one that was short enough to give this lost, but potentially productive, 19 year old the opportunity to live a law abiding and successful life. He was sentenced to probation.

ACQUITTAL OF HEROIN CHARGE DESPITE ALLEGED INCULPATORY STATEMENTS OVERHEARD BY DETECTIVES

This client was accused of possessing ten pounds of heroin, and two detectives testified at trial to alleged inculpatory statements he made at the scene. Following Mr. Kousouros’ skilled cross- examination of the two detectives, the client was acquitted of all charges.

FACING OVER 20 YEARS, CLIENT RECEIVED 87 MONTHS

This client, who qualified as a career offender, faced a major narcotics prosecution with insurmountable evidence. Mr. Kousouros conducted a thorough investigation and prepared a sentencing memorandum thoroughly documenting a life history of tragic proportions. With that memorandum, Mr. Kousouros was able to secure a non-guidelines sentence of 87 months.

FAVORABLE RESULT ACHIEVED FOR EMPLOYEE OF MANHATTAN NIGHTCLUB

This client was arrested, along with 14 others, in a major sting operation by Federal prosecutors in the Federal District Court in Manhattan. After an exhaustive review of the evidence, Mr. Kousouros was able to secure a favorable result for his client. Read Article (pdf).