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White Collar Crimes: Some Basics on Forgery

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, white-collar crimes are common, with many New Yorkers being charged with different white-collar crimes daily. One prevalent white-collar crime in New York is the crime of forgery. In New York, forgery crimes fall under either misdemeanors or felony crimes, with felony crimes carrying more severe penalties than misdemeanors. As is with… Read More »

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New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 30.30: A Defendant Has the Right to a Speedy Trial

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Discussing the different rights that defendants have in New York is crucial because defendants need to know their rights to protect them. One of your rights as a defendant in New York is the right to a speedy trial. The New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 30.30 outlines what constitutes a speedy trial in… Read More »

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Criminal Diversion of Prescriptions: The Different Degrees of the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York has, for many years, battled the prescription drug epidemic. The epidemic was brought about by people who diverted opioids into the illegal market. However, New York remains strict at implementing laws that govern prescription diversion (NY Penal Law Article 178), hoping that this epidemic will end one day. Law enforcement officers usually… Read More »

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Commercial Bribery: Some Basics on the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Commercial bribery is the act of bribing; employees, agents, or the fiduciary to secure a competitive advantage over business competitors. Commercial bribery is a common crime throughout America and the world in general. In New York, it is unlawful for any party to accept or give a commercial bribe. There is no federal statute… 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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"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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