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Monthly Archives: April 2022


Can A Victim Drop Your Criminal Charges In New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Several things can happen after you are charged with a criminal offense in New York. For example, if you do not hire a skilled criminal defense attorney, you might end up convicted even if you are innocent of the crime in question. On the other hand, if you hire a qualified attorney, you may… Read More »

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Tips For Teenage Drivers When It Comes To Dealing With The Police During A Stop

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Regardless of your age, it is scary to get pulled over by the police. No driver wants to see the red and blue lights in their rearview mirror. But the reality is that, as a driver, you cannot escape having an interaction with the police. If you are a teenage driver who just started… Read More »

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New York Man Charged With Felony And Misdemeanor Hate Crimes For Attacking 7 Asian Women

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On March 2, 2022, the NYPD arrested a man for allegedly attacking seven Asian women on the same day in late February. And on April 4, 2022, it was announced that the man had been indicted on misdemeanor hate crime and felony charges. Steven Zajonc, 28, is being charged with a misdemeanor hate crime,… Read More »

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What Rights Do You Have If The Police Come Knocking At Your Door?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the United States of America, the privacy of a person’s home is highly respected even in the Constitution. According to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you have the right to be secure in your home and against unreasonable searches and seizures. In the U.S., the police cannot just enter your home anyhow…. Read More »

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Should I Admit Guilt To My Criminal Defense Attorney?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being arrested and charged with a crime, you need to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, hiring a criminal defense attorney can be very advantageous. An experienced criminal defense attorney can create a strong defense to help you fight your… Read More »

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Some Basics On Appealing A Conviction

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being charged with a crime can be scary. But what is even scarier is being convicted. Fortunately, a guilty verdict does not necessarily mean the case is over. A defendant who believes they have been wrongfully convicted has options. For example, a defendant can file an appeal, which is a request to a higher… Read More »

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Deportable Criminal Offenses

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

It is crucial for people to avoid being convicted of crimes. But it is especially vital for people who have not yet been naturalized as citizens to avoid conviction. For immigrants, being convicted of a criminal offense can have devastating consequences, with one of the possible consequences of a conviction being deportation. If you… 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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