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Monthly Archives: October 2021


Advantages Of Accepting A Plea Bargain

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

While there are no precise estimates of the number of cases that are resolved through plea bargaining, researchers estimate that approximately 90 to 95 percent of criminal cases are resolved through this process. If this information is accurate, it means that only 10 or less than 10 percent of criminal cases actually go through… Read More »

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Can A Court Case Be Both Criminal And Civil?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The justice system in the U.S. consists of two different bodies: Criminal laws Civil laws Criminal laws apply when a person commits a crime such as murder, robbery, embezzlement, arson, bribery, assault, or any other kind of crime. In contrast, civil laws refer to laws that apply to almost all other disputes. Civil laws… Read More »

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Federal Mail And Wire Fraud Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The federal mail and wire fraud statutes are among the most commonly used tools in federal prosecutions of white-collar crimes in the United States of America. This might be because, in this day and age, nearly all frauds are alleged to have involved some means of communication that does not require people to meet… Read More »

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New York City Crime Statistics For September 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On October 6, 2021, the NYPD released its crime statistics for September 2021. According to the NYPD, as compared with September 2020, the number of shootings and murders went down in September 2021. In September 2020, there were 59 murder incidents in New York City, whereas, in September 2021, there were 46 murder incidents…. Read More »

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The Crime Of Embezzlement

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Many people have heard of the term “embezzlement,” but not many understand what this term means. Simply put, embezzlement is a type of grand larceny crime that involves a person stealing money they have been entrusted with. The crime of embezzlement is one of the most commonly perpetrated grand larceny crimes in the state… Read More »

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Popular Singer, R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A New York Jury on September 27, 2021, found R&B singer Robert Sylvester Kelly popularly known as R. Kelly, guilty on all charges in his trial on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. R. Kelly was found guilty of charges including bribery, racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, and sex trafficking involving five victims. Specifically,… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For July And August 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In August, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced citywide crime statistics for July 2021, and, in September, the police department provided the crime statistics for August 2021. Statistics for July 2021 According to the NYPD, for the month of July 2021, the number of murders and shooting cases in New York City went… Read More »

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Is Fleeing From An Accident Scene A Crime In New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being involved in a car accident in the state of New York, as a driver, the law obliges you to take certain steps. If you fail to do as required by law, you could end up facing serious consequences. Unfortunately, because of the confusion and stress that comes after a car accident and… Read More »

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