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The Affirmative Defense Of Necessity

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In a criminal case, an affirmative defense comes into place when a defendant introduces true and reliable evidence, voiding criminal liability, even if all the allegations in the complaint are true. Generally, an affirmative defense can help a defendant escape the consequences of an illegal act. When you bring up an affirmative defense in… Read More »

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New York Police Department Provides Citywide Crime Report For February 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On March 3, 2022, the New York police department provided a citywide crime report for February 2022. According to the NYPD, major crimes across the city spiked by almost 60% in February 2022, compared to the same month in 2021. Every major index crime category witnessed an increase in the month of February 2022… Read More »

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Rights Of An Arrested Person

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, you are under arrest when a police officer apprehends you or restrains you, either verbally or physically, for you to answer for an offense or a crime. In New York, a police officer can arrest you even if they do not have a warrant. For example, the police may arrest you… Read More »

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New York Man Faces Identity Theft Charges And Other Serious Felony Charges In $1.9 Million COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A 40-year-old New Yorker, Yohauris Rodriguez Hernandez, was charged with aggravated identity theft and other serious felony charges for attempting a COVID-19 fraud scheme that was meant to steal over $1.9 million from the New York State Department of Labor and other state agencies tasked with the administration of unemployment benefits. The 40-year-old New… Read More »

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The Offense Of Fleeing The Police In A Motor Vehicle In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

It is crucial for you to understand your rights during a traffic stop. For example, you have the right to remain silent and the right not to consent to a search of your vehicle after getting pulled over. However, while it is crucial for you to understand that you have these and many other… Read More »

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Trespass Charges In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

It is not nice to enter someone else’s property without their consent. It is also not nice to remain on someone else’s property after being told to leave. However, not only is it not nice to do these things, but it is also against the law. In NY, if you’re found guilty of trespassing,… Read More »

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3 Most Common DUI Defenses

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’ve been arrested and charged with DUI, you must talk to a DUI attorney as soon as you can. You need to understand that you are facing serious charges and that a conviction could lead to, among other things, jail time. You might be thinking there’s no way for you to defend yourself,… Read More »

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Identity Theft Is Now Considered A Form Of Elder Abuse In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On December 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.1560/A.1994) into law. The Governor signed this legislation to protect seniors from fraudulent use of personal information. Legislation S.1560/A.1994 allows law enforcement and the Office of the Aging to recognize identity theft as a form of elder abuse and take the necessary action to help… Read More »

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An FDNY Firefighter Faces Felony Charges For Bringing Ghost Gun Parts Into New York City

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) was on February 13, 2022, arrested after allegedly purchasing large-capacity ammunition, “ghost gun” parts, and an assault weapon at a gun show in Philadelphia and bringing them into New York City. According to news sources, the 49-year-old firefighter who is posted… 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.

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"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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"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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