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Monthly Archives: August 2022

DUI_Check

Some Crucial Information About Field Sobriety Tests

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When law enforcement officers suspect a driver is driving under the influence, they will stop them to evaluate their sobriety. Generally, law enforcement officers at New York DUI checkpoints rely on two testing methods to determine whether a driver is driving under the influence: breath tests and field sobriety tests. After administering a test,… Read More »

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WhiteCollarCrime

Top Defenses To White Collar Crimes

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

White collar crimes are crimes that do not involve violence. These crimes are committed for financial gain. White collar crimes are characterized by concealment, deceit, or violation of trust. Most people assume that only government officials and professionals can be charged with white-collar crimes. This is far from the truth. In reality, anyone can… Read More »

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Can You Negotiate A Plea Deal?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Most criminal cases in the U.S. are resolved through a plea agreement. According to Pew Research Center, in 2018, nearly 80,000 individuals were defendants in federal criminal cases, but only two percent of them went to trial. If you are facing criminal charges, you can choose to take your criminal case to trial or… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For July 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On August 5th, 2022, the NYPD announced citywide crime statistics for July 2022. According to the report, shootings, murders, and other crimes increased significantly in New York City in July 2022 compared to July 2021. Also, according to the report, overall index crime in New York City increased in July 2022 compared to the… Read More »

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Should A Defendant Testify In Their Criminal Trial?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’re facing criminal charges and your case is going to trial, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is whether you should testify in court. The law allows you to testify or choose not to testify in your criminal trial. If you are innocent, you might feel compelled to take the… Read More »

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5 Signs You Hired The Wrong Criminal Defense Attorney And Need A New One

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person is facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to an attorney. This right is guaranteed to criminal defendants in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is crucial for criminal defendants to exercise this right and avoid tackling their criminal cases alone. You did the right thing if you… Read More »

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Recognized.

"... 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.

Reviewed.

"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.

Respected.

"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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