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Monthly Archives: July 2021


4 Steps To Take After Being Accused Of Domestic Violence

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being accused of committing a domestic violence crime can cause substantial damage to your personal and professional life. Even if you are not convicted of the crime, you may end up losing friends or even your job. Because of the negative effects such an accusation can have on your life; it is only natural… Read More »

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A Taunted Officer Risks Facing Criminal Charges After Attacking Handcuffed Suspects

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On July 22, 2021, a police sergeant in New York was charged because of attacking two arrested criminals in two separate events. The sergeant is said to have attacked the two suspects by kneeling on the back of one of them on a subway station floor and punching the other one in the face… Read More »

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Self-Defense In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When charged with a criminal offense in the state of New York, you may have one or more defenses against the crime in question. When it comes to assault and domestic violence crimes, one of the most commonly used defenses is self-defense. In New York, a defendant may also use this defense if they… Read More »

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Directs New York State Hate Crimes Task Force To Help Investigate Anti-Semitic Attack In Flatbush

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On July 16, 2021, the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol shared a video of two people abruptly attacking another person who was walking on a sidewalk behind a bush. According to the Safety Patrol, the victim seen being beaten and robbed in the video is a man who was headed to a synagogue. A day… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Charges: 3 FAQs

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

As criminal defense attorneys, we understand that domestic violence charges can be scary to handle. Whenever someone is arrested and charged with domestic violence, they will have so many questions. In today’s article, we answer three commonly asked questions about domestic violence arrests and charges. It is crucial that as you go through the… Read More »

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Some Important Information About The Constitutional Right To Remain Silent

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The wording used when an individual is being ‘Mirandized’ is quite plain and straightforward: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for… Read More »

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22-Year-Old Man Who Was Drunk Driving, Charged In A Maspeth, Queens Crash That Killed A 47-Year-Old Lyft Driver

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On June 13, 2021, a driver, registered on Lyft, was fatally hit by an unlicensed motorist at a busy intersection in Maspeth, Queens, moments after informing his wife that he was headed home. The married father of three died after being hit by a drunk driver. The Lyft driver had his last client when… Read More »

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Man Faces Hate Crime Charge After Sucker Punching A 55-Year-Old Asian Woman In NYC’s Chinatown

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On June 1, 2021, Yuh-Line Niou, a New York State assembly member, posted a video showing a man sucker-punching an Asian woman while walking on the street. In the security camera video, one can see people walking on a sidewalk next to what looks like a restaurant’s outdoor setting. An Asian woman is seen… 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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