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New York’s Bail Law Changes: Will This Result in More People Lingering in Jail?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After making important criminal justice reforms here in New York involving the removal of cash bail for many low-level crimes – resulting in what the Center for Court Innovation has reported as a 40 percent drop in people behind bars just from April 2019 to March 2020, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature quickly… Read More »

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While Threat to Deport International Students Is Dropped, Questions Surrounding Reentry of Those with F-1 Visas Remain

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In a significant reversal on immigration policy and in response to several lawsuits brought by a number of universities, on July 14, the administration changed course and agreed not to deport international college students who rely on online courses here in the US. The administration had not only threatened to deport the students, but… Read More »

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Mark Cohen is Presenting in Part Six of the NYCBA’S CLE Webinar Series “Introduction to Federal Criminal Defense for the State Court Practitioner” Thursday July 23rd

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The NYCBA and Marino Legal continue their 10-Part CLE Webinar Series “Introduction to Federal Criminal Defense for the State Court Practitioner” this Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 3:30 PM sharp, with the sixth program in this series: “Federal Pretrial Dispositions: Guilty Pleas Pursuant to Cooperation Agreements”. The panelists for this presentation are Nicholas Kaizer,… Read More »

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Discovery Laws Change In New York, In Spite of Evidence of Prosecutorial Misconduct

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Prosecutors in the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office recently came under fire by one U.S. District Judge after they were caught violating state discovery laws; specifically, failing to hand over evidence favorable to the defense in the case brought against Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, who was accused and convicted of fraud, money laundering, and violating… Read More »

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Summer 2020 Immigration Update: Rules Applying to Asylum Seekers & Foreign Students in The US

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Below, we discuss some important recent regulatory directives and court decisions that apply to the rules and regulations that govern immigration in the US: Judge Overturns Rule Requiring That Immigrants First Claim Asylum in Country Reached Before The US In July, a federal judge ruled that yet another immigration policy put in place by… Read More »

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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.

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