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Monthly Archives: April 2021


Amidst A Pandemic, New York Witnesses An Increase In Some Violent Crimes

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to an article written by Ali Watkins, a reporter on the Metro desk at the New York Times, New York recorded 447 homicides in 2020. This number is said to be the most since 2011. Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be getting better in 2021. In fact, just between March and April, things… Read More »

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Handling False Accusations

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The thought of going to jail or paying fines for a crime you did not commit can be scary. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for innocent people to end up paying hefty fines or in jail after being accused of committing crimes they did not commit. A false accusation can happen for a variety… Read More »

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Senate Bill S854A: New York Passes Bill That Legalizes Adult Use Of Recreational Marijuana

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Legalizing recreational marijuana has been one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s priorities for some time now. However, over the years, the Governor’s efforts to legalize cannabis have failed. For instance, in 2019, legalization efforts failed because of disagreements and hesitation from some lawmakers. Finally, after years of trying, Governor Andrew Cuomo has legalized recreational marijuana…. Read More »

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Tampering With Physical Evidence: Understanding This Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The act of tampering with physical evidence is considered a class E felony in New York. If found guilty of this particular crime, you could end up going to jail or facing other harsh penalties. Therefore, to understand this crime, you must first understand what the New York Penal Law defines as “tampering with… Read More »

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Tampering With a Witness: The Differing Degrees of the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

It is unlawful for anyone to tamper with a witness in New York. Prosecutors in New York do not take this crime lightly. If found guilty of witness tampering, you could end up serving a jail term of up to 1 year or one of up to 25 years. The amount of time a… Read More »

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Drug Charges: Some Important Terms You Need To Know About

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being accused of a crime, you must understand some crucial aspects of the particular crime you are accused of. Therefore, when charged with a drug crime, you should understand the penalties associated with the specific drug crime you are accused of committing. For instance, suppose you stand accused of criminal possession of a… Read More »

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What Is the Meaning of “Possession With Intent to Sell?”

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York highly condemns drug crimes. If you stand accused of any drug crime in New York, you should work with a qualified criminal defense attorney. The penalties associated with drug crimes are quite strict. One type of drug crime that can land you into a lot of trouble in New York is “drug… 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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