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Monthly Archives: March 2021


Causes of False Confessions

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Thousands of people across the U.S. are in prison due to wrongful convictions. In fact, it is believed that there are more innocent individuals in American jails today than ever before. Wrongful convictions happen for a variety of reasons. For example, flawed facial recognition software can lead to a wrongful conviction. Cases of law… Read More »

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Tips for Choosing the Right New York Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The New York criminal defense attorney you hire to help you with your criminal case can make or break your case. An attorney may not guarantee you freedom or less severe penalties, but the right attorney will do everything possible to help your case. Therefore, you must hire the right criminal defense attorney if… Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea for a DUI Defendant To Represent Themselves in Their New York DUI Case?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York law does not require DUI defendants to have lawyers represent them, although most defendants choose to hire lawyers. Therefore, a DUI defendant has the right to and can represent themselves in their New York DUI case. However, the vital question here is not whether a defendant can represent themselves in their New… Read More »

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How Much Will It Cost Me To Hire a New York Criminal Defense Attorney?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When charged with a criminal offense in New York, you should hire a criminal defense attorney without hesitation. Before hiring an attorney, defendants usually ask many questions. One of the questions defendants ask is how much it costs to hire a criminal defense attorney. That is a valid question, and you have every reason… Read More »

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What Happens When You Resist Arrest in New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

No matter the situation, it is never in a person’s best interests to resist arrest. Resisting arrest complicates cases for individuals guilty of the accused crimes and leads to additional charges. Even when you are 100% sure you did not commit a crime, cooperate with the police officer making the arrest, and let your… Read More »

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Have You Been Accused of Stalking? Here’s Some Vital Information About This Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York, like all the other 49 states, considers stalking a crime. If you stand accused of stalking, you should not take such an accusation lightly. Stalking is a serious offense that bears serious consequences. As an accused person, you might be feeling confused. When it comes to stalking, feelings of confusion on the… Read More »

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Admissible and Inadmissible Evidence: Some Crucial Information About the Two

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Evidence is crucial in any criminal case because it can prove a person’s innocence or guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A judge can never consider a person guilty or innocent until the evidence admitted in court proves them to be either guilty or innocent without a reasonable doubt. Courts may accept different types of… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Investigations: The Way You Conduct Yourself Before an Arrest Can Affect Your Case

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Criminal investigations occur in two phases; before an arrest (pre-arrest) and after an arrest (post-arrest). Pre-arrest investigations can last for a short time or for a considerably long time, depending on the situation. For instance, a pre-arrest investigation after a traffic stop may take a short time, whereas a pre-arrest investigation in a high-profile… 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.


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