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Monthly Archives: November 2020


Some Basics on Expungement And Criminal Record Sealing

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Expungement and criminal record sealing are procedures that offer individuals with prior arrest or conviction records a form of relief from some of the consequences of such records. An example of a consequence that affects formerly arrested or convicted individuals are employers’ denying them work because of the records. These two procedures not only… Read More »

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Man Who Stole a Bike Worth $11,400 From a Forest Hills Bike Shop Risks Spending Up to 7 Years in Prison

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to a post on the New York Daily News website, a man stole a bike from a bicycle shop in Forest Hills, Queens, on October 26, 2020, around 6:30 p.m. According to the police, the suspect posed as a customer and told workers at the bicycle shop that he wanted to take the… Read More »

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Understand Some Basics on New York Orders of Protection

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, Orders of Protection are sometimes referred to as restraining orders. These are legal orders that dictate how someone should or should not conduct themselves. Once a judge issues an order, the respondent/defendant needs to adhere to it, and failure to do so warrants an arrest. Apart from being arrested, an individual… Read More »

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Filing False Police Reports in New York: Proposed Law Could Make Doing So, in Specific Situations, a Hate Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On May 25, 2020, Amy Cooper, a white woman, made a false report to the police when she called 911 on Christian Cooper, a black man. Christian, a birdwatcher, asked Amy to leash her dog because she was in the Ramble. Individuals walking with dogs in the Ramble are always expected to leash their… Read More »

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Learn About Leandra’s Law and Why You Need To Install and Maintain an IID When Charged Under the Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After an 11-year-old girl, Leandra Rosado, died in an accident caused by a drunk driver, Leandra’s Law took effect. Leandra’s Law is also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act. For a driver to be charged under this Law, they must be drunk and have with them in the vehicle a passenger younger than… Read More »

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Former New York Congressman Sentenced To Over Two Years in Prison for Insider Trading: Understand the Statute, Crime, and Penalties

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In January 2020, former congressman Chris Collins was sentenced to over two years in prison. Chris Collins was found guilty of providing his son with some private information he obtained from the White House. The former congressman admitted that he shared this private information with his son to prevent him from making losses. Mr…. 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.


"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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