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Review QuoteSir, you have been well served by your lawyer. You and your family owe him . . . a debt of gratitude.

Review QuoteI had gotten into some legal trouble in NYC and I’m from Boston so I was scrambling to look for good legal help. A close family friend referred me to Mark Cohen, and it was possibly the best thing that could’ve happened to me.

Review QuoteI was going to [sentence you] to do 36 months, which is what Probation recommended, but, you know, after listening to Mr. Cohen's elegant presentation, I'm going to accept his recommendation of 30 months of custody.

Review QuoteMr. Cohen is great! He was the 'best criminal attorney in NYC'. I paid him for a consultation and he found out what the problem was within hours. Unfortunately I was having money problems at the time and couldn’t afford his services. But I highly recommend him.

Review QuoteI was recommended to seek the professional help of Mark I. Cohen for some legal matters I had encountered. After our initial meeting I had no hesitation in the successful outcome of my case.

Review QuoteMark Cohen was reccomended to me by a friend after I had got into some legal trouble in New York City. Mr. Cohen is the epitome of professionalism and I would happily reccomend him to anyone that is in need of a good NYC criminal defense attorney.

Review QuoteI had gotten into some legal trouble in NYC and I’m from Boston so I was scrambling to look for good legal help. A close family friend referred me to Mark Cohen, and it was possibly the best thing that could’ve happened to me.

Review QuoteI was referred to Mark by a trusted friend. I had total confidence in Mark's ability. Mark was very patient and willing to hear out my numerous questions as this was my first experience hiring a defense lawyer.

Review QuoteHighly recommend him, He's very professional. He kept me very well informed throughout the whole process. Thank you Mr.Cohen!

Review QuoteWe have hired Mr. Mark I. Cohen to represent our son twice over the past 10 years. In each case, Mr. Cohen fought relentlessly to find the best outcome for him, with compassion and understanding ...

Review QuoteNever thought I would see a courtroom in my life except in movies! but things happen & my experience has been very positive, not only Mr. Mark Cohen is competent, attentive & reliable but he was proactive, the best...

Review QuoteMark took a case of mine over 20 years ago. We stood in contact over the years... Mark takes great pride in very case today like he did 20 years ago..Mark works hard for his clients and will get the best outcome for your case.

Review QuoteReached out about a specific issue and Mark went out of his way to be responsive and helpful, drawing on years of experience to give me real piece of mind. Would hire him in a heartbeat if necessary.

Review QuoteHe saved my life from doing 5 years to just 1 year city time.He used his expertise knowledge to help me with my problem. Very professional and very understanding when it comes to payments. Wouldn’t choose another lawyer or doubt him. He’s the best!

Review QuoteOne of the best criminal lawyers in NYC. Not only did Mark Cohen win my case but he motivated me to do better with my life, graduated high school because he’s consistent push for me to do better. He also helped me enroll into college.

Review QuoteExcellent lawyer , he did the best for my cousin case! Im very happy with you Mr. Cohen

Review QuoteI should have written this review awhile ago but I've just been busy with work thanks to Mark. See, Mark helped me keep my job after getting jammed up in some trouble and he was able to keep my record clean.

Review QuoteMark was my lawyer for 15 years and he's one of the best criminal lawyers in New York I know and my case was dismissed and he give me a lot of confidence I'm right nowI own my own business thank you Mark

Review QuoteOne of the best criminal lawyers in NYC . Not only did Mark Cohen win my case but he motivated me to do better with my life, graduated high school because he's consistent push for me to do better . He also helped me enroll into college.

Review QuoteWe hired Mr. Mark Cohen to represent our son twice over a 10 year period. Each time, Mr. Cohen fought relentlessly to find the best resolution for our son, with understanding, compassion and kindness, keeping us up-to-date each step of the way.

Review QuoteI highly recommend Mark I. Cohen to anyone who has serious cases.he dismissed my drug case A1 felony on dec 14,2017. If you are looking for an attorney who has your best interest and actually willing to listen to your worries and needs ...

Review QuoteI was referred to Mark by a trusted family friend who had total confidence in both Mark's ability and trustworthiness. Mark was very patient and willing to hear out my numerous questions as this was my first experience hiring a defense lawyer.

Review QuoteReliable, trustworthy, well experienced, caring, and understandable. These are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe Mr. Cohen. Mr. Cohen gave me the confidence and security since we met him for the first time. I am very grateful ...

Review QuoteMr. Cohen represented my sister and he went above and beyond to get her the best deal. He kept me updated and explained everything that was going on and what he was doing to get my sister a better deal. Unfortunately we had to let go the previous lawyer ...

Review QuoteI met with several lawyers when I was dealing with my case and it wasn’t until I met with Mark that I felt comfortable and secure. Mark went above and beyond into finding the best resolution to my case and he did just that!!!

Review QuoteMr. Cohen was hired by my family in the late 90’s and his professional performance and his diligent work on the case was amazing, since then we have referred him to many many satisfied clients.

Review QuoteMr. Cohen is a great criminal lawyer. Deciding to choose him was one of the best decision I have made. He always made sure to answer our question to our satisfaction. I highly recommend him.

Review QuoteMark Cohen is a very honest and trustworthy attorney. He explained to me step by step what was going to happen with my case. Mr Cohen got my case dismissed in 3 months. I would highly recommend Mr. Cohen to anybody who needs an honest and professional attorney.

Review QuoteMr. Cohen was great to work with. He was professional and courteous from the beginning. Always kept me aware of everything with my case. I felt secure that the best outcome would come at the end. Thank you Mr. Cohen. I would definitely recommend him.

Review QuoteI've been in a couple bad situations where I called for Mark Cohen. He's been our family lawyer for roughly 10 years now. He is great at what he does and I was grateful to see him work and defend me. I received no jail time on both sentencings.

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New York City Criminal Defense

New York City Criminal Attorney

An Experienced Defense:

For over 30 years, Mark I. Cohen has defended those accused of crimes in the New York City area and surrounding counties. His career is built upon providing exceptional criminal defense, in the most complicated and routine cases. From the inception of his practice in 1990, he has provided his guaranteed best effort in every client's case.

A Personal Approach:

Every criminal case presents different issues and your case will be handled by Mr. Cohen as his top priority. He listens and asks probing questions to develop the best strategy for your defense. Whether yours is a bribery, assault or white collar criminal defense case, Mr. Cohen's results are based upon his personal attention to each case. His successful results in and out of the courtroom have established a client base more than a quarter-century old.

A Positive Outcome:

The process of defending a criminal case is stressful and complex for the client, friends and family. Mr. Cohen is accessible and keeps his clients informed of all important developments in their cases. Mr. Cohen has achieved successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases including mail and insurance fraud, computer crimes and narcotics/trafficking offenses.

As you face New York State or federal criminal charges, you need the best NYC criminal attorney money can buy. Mark I. Cohen provides you with the outstanding representation you desire in the defense of your case.

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Criminal Charges in New York State Courts

As a former NYC prosecutor, Mark Cohen provides a comprehensive and informed defense to theft and larcenies, drug possession, weapons crimes, and other criminal offenses in New York.

Criminal Charges in United States Courts

NYC criminal attorney Mark Cohen has handled some of metro NYC’s toughest federal cases, such as defense to insurance or health fraud, computer crimes, and other white-collar offenses in New York and New Jersey.

NYC Criminal Attorney

New York City criminal defense attorney Mark I. Cohen is highly respected throughout the United States and New York State criminal justice systems for his aggressive pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Cohen has provided exceptional criminal defense legal services to individuals and businesses in pre-arrest investigations and post-arrest cases. In the United States District Courts, Mr. Cohen regularly defends cases throughout New York and New Jersey and has handled cases in Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida.

Mark I. Cohen practices throughout New York City in the New York State court system.

Our experienced NYC criminal attorney also represents individuals and businesses in the defense of a variety of United States, New York State and New York City Administrative Agency licensing and disciplinary actions.

New York City Criminal Defense

  • Automobile Crimes
  • Criminal Record Sealing
  • Desk Appearance Tickets (DAT)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • Grand Larceny
  • Federal Illegal Reentry
  • Fraud Defense
  • Identity Theft / Immigration / Passport Crimes
  • Money Laundering and Unlicensed Money Transmission Crimes
  • Narcotics Crimes
  • RICO and Enterprise Corruption Offenses
  • Weapon Charges
  • White Collar Crimes

Representing clients in these types of cases requires a thorough understanding of both state and federal law. Fortunately, Mark I. Cohen has decades of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases both in and out of the courtroom, making him uniquely equipped to represent New York defendants.

How an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

Being charged with a criminal offense can have devastating consequences for the accused’s personal life and reputation, with many being unable to focus on work, sleep, or concentrate on day to day activities. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can go a long way towards alleviating some of these stresses, as they are able to:

  • Provide clients with an honest view of their situation and potential defenses;
  • Explain the law to their clients in a clear and concise way;
  • Conduct in-depth investigations into a client’s case;
  • Uncover evidence that will support their client’s defense;
  • Request the dismissal of evidence that was obtained improperly by law enforcement;
  • Negotiate plea agreements on their client’s behalf;
  • Protect their clients’ legal interests in the courtroom by providing aggressive representation;
  • Submit appeals in the event of conviction; and
  • Help clients seal or expunge their criminal records.

The steps our legal team can take to help you with your own charges depends on a number of factors, including where you are in your case, as the stages of criminal prosecution tend to be complex and confusing. For this reason, we dedicate ourselves to helping our clients through each step of their case, from the initial arrest and arraignment to plea deal negotiations and trial.

The Stages of Criminal Prosecution

Each stage of a criminal prosecution is important and can have major repercussions for defendants, so it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible after arrest, including when:

  • Given a written notice of arraignment, which is also known as a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) and can lead to an earlier release;
  • Being booked prior to arraignment, which usually occurs within 24 hours of arrest;
  • Required to attend a pretrial interview, where a court officer will attempt to gather information about the case, including whether the accused will be represented by a public defender or a privately retained attorney;
  • Being arraigned, which constitutes an accused’s first official court appearance, where he or she will be given notice of the charges and the judge will set bail, release the individual, or remand him or her into custody; and
  • At trial, which must take place within a certain time frame, usually six months for felony trials and between 60 and 90 days for misdemeanor charges.

No matter where you are in the criminal prosecution process, we can help represent your interests. To learn more about how a dedicated New York criminal defense lawyer can help you build a strong defense in your own case, please contact Mark I. Cohen, Esq. today via phone or online message.

A Track Record of Success

Our firm’s successes are not limited to cases involving violations and minor misdemeanors, but include well-known felony cases, in which our clients faced stiff penalties. Whether a case is small or large, our legal team is dedicated to using the same strategies and exhibiting the same commitment to all of our clients. Our goal is always the same: to help you get your life back. Please call our legal team today to learn more.

Contact An Experienced NYC Criminal Attorney

Contact Mark I. Cohen today to work with an NYC criminal attorney who had decades of experience. Put your future in the hands of someone who can achieve the best outcome for your New York City criminal defense case. Mark I. Cohen is available 24/7 for all emergencies at 917-414-8585 or contact us online.

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"... Mr. Cohen's effort... in everything he has done before the Court, is A-Plus... [R]ecently, in another case... [before me], the result he achieved for his client... was quite impressive." Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


"So I have very sophisticated counsel here and, Mr. Cohen, [your client] is very fortunate in having you as his attorney, and I hope he appreciates that." – Quote from the Honorable Denise L. Cote, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


"As Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer who has tried cases throughout the city and was a prosecutor in the Bronx, pointed out, there is a saying among defense lawyers in New York." – As provided in the New York Times City Room Blog.

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