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Monthly Archives: February 2021


Some Basics on Conspiracy Crimes

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Conspiracy occurs when at least two people agree to commit a crime. When charged with the crime of conspiracy, you need to work with a qualified conspiracy crime attorney because the penalties of the crime can be quite severe. Immediately after being charged with conspiracy, you need to discuss your case with an experienced… Read More »

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Flawed Facial Recognition Software Could Land You in Jail and Have You Paying Monetary Fines for a Crime You Did Not Commit

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

To law enforcers and citizens in general, facial recognition technology bears several benefits. However, facial recognition technology is prone to flaws, just like most types of technology. Cases of innocent people paying the price for crimes they did not commit after being falsely identified by a flawed facial recognition software are not uncommon. An… Read More »

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Here’s How You Can Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Your Case

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When charged with a crime, regardless of whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, people always worry about the consequences of the crime. Whether you spend one year or twenty-five years in jail, whether you pay a fine of $100 or $10,000, being convicted of a crime can have lasting negative impacts on… Read More »

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2020 Witnessed an Increase in Auto Thefts Despite the Harsh Penalties Associated With the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York law enforcers take auto crimes seriously and anyone convicted of an auto crime risks facing harsh consequences that range from jail sentences to monetary fines. Despite this, 2020 witnessed a rise in auto thefts. According to an article published in August 2020, rates of reported car thefts had risen by 60% in… Read More »

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Avoid Making These 5 Mistakes if You Are Facing a DUI/DWUI/DWAI Charge in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After a DUI/DWUI/DWAI arrest, a person could end up making several mistakes because of fear or confusion. When arrested for DUI/DWUI/DWAI in New York, you must avoid making a mistake that can hurt your case. It would be best to handle your case with caution to increase your chances of seeing positive outcomes. If… Read More »

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Article 177 of the NY Penal Law: Health Care Fraud

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Article 177 of the NY Penal Law explains what constitutes health care fraud in New York. According to the Law, healthcare fraud is divided into five different degrees. Although a crime of health care fraud is categorized as either a first, second-, third-, fourth- or fifth-degree crime depending on various factors, two elements are… Read More »

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Members of the Jawahir Enterprise Fraud Ring Risk Spending up To Twenty-Five Years in State Prison for Car Insurance Fraud

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

At least twelve people were indicted for allegedly being part of a New York auto insurance fraud ring at the beginning of December. For two years, law enforcers conducted an investigation, which they dubbed “Operation Sledgehammer.” According to prosecutors, the defendants committed insurance fraud by damaging cars and intentionally making car damages worse. The… Read More »

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Burglary: The Differing Degrees of the Crime, and the Possible Defenses Under Each Degree

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Burglary is an offense that generally involves unlawfully entering a location, typically a building or a dwelling, intending to commit a crime in the area. In the U.S, burglary is considered a felony in many states, with New York being one of the states that categorize burglary as a felony. New York law divides… 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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