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Monthly Archives: December 2021


Ways To Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Not every person who is charged with a crime goes to trial. According to Pew Research Center, only 2% of the people who were defendants in federal criminal cases in 2018 went to trial. All the other defendants avoided trial because of two main reasons; 90% of them pleaded guilty, while the remaining 8%… Read More »

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Who Is Prohibited From Possessing A Firearm?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Under both state and federal law, you have the individual right to possess a firearm. However, it is crucial to note that this right is not absolute and is subject to reasonable restrictions. Both state and federal laws make it unlawful for certain categories of people to possess firearms. Usually, state firearm laws are… Read More »

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Intellectual Property Theft

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Intellectual property refers to people’s or companies’ ideas, inventions, and creative expressions and include, among many others, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade secrets, movies, software, and music. Therefore, intellectual property theft involves robbing individuals or companies of their inventions, ideas, and creative expressions. There are many variations of intellectual property theft since there are… Read More »

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New York Crime Statistics For November 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On December 8, 2021, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced crime statistics for November 2021. According to the NYPD’s report, murder cases reduced by 17.2.% for the month of November 2021, compared with November 2020. In November 2020, 29 murder cases were recorded, whereas in November 2021, 24 murder cases were recorded. This… Read More »

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Robbery: The Differing Degrees Of The Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Simply put, robbery involves taking another person’s property by force or threat of force. Suppose an individual physically assaults another individual and takes their money. In such a case, actual force has been used. Now, suppose an individual threatens to physically assault another individual unless they turn over the money they have, and the… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Robbery And Burglary?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Many times, people use the words “burglary” and “robbery” interchangeably. However, in New York, the two terms are completely different when looked at from a legal perspective. Robbery and burglary are two separate crimes in New York. So, that means some people use the word burglary when a robbery has occurred and vice versa…. 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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