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Monthly Archives: July 2024


Can You Legally Own a Firearm if Your Husband/Wife Is a Convicted Felon?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York law bars individuals convicted of a felony or a serious offense from possessing a firearm. In New York, certain felons are even prohibited from restoring their gun rights due to the nature of their convictions. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a serious crime that carries serious consequences. But… Read More »

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FAQs About Criminal Record Sealing in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Criminal convictions can result in consequences that go beyond jail time and fines. A conviction on your criminal record can affect, among other things, your chances of getting employment, housing, and loans. Fortunately, individuals in New York with a criminal record may be able to seal their criminal records under certain conditions. Expungement, another… Read More »

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Understanding Restitution in Criminal Cases

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person is convicted of a crime, they may face several penalties. One of the penalties that can be imposed after a criminal conviction is “restitution.” Restitution is often overlooked and misunderstood. Restitution is a mechanism for crime victims to recover compensation for the costs caused by a crime. It goes beyond punishing… Read More »

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What Is a Federal Target Letter?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Receiving a federal target letter can be a daunting experience, filled with doubt and worry. A target letter is a critical document that can change the trajectory of a person’s life. Simply put, a federal target letter signals that you are the focus of a grand jury investigation and will likely face federal criminal… Read More »

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Tips for Navigating Employment After a Conviction

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A criminal conviction can have far-reaching consequences that go beyond a prison sentence. One of the most impactful consequences of a criminal conviction is the difficulty in finding employment. Re-entering the workforce can be challenging for people on probation, those who have finished serving their jail time, and parolees. According to a July 2023… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for June 2024

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On July 5, 2024, the New York Police Department (NYPD) released the crime statistics for the month of June 2024. For the month of June 2024, the overall index crime reduced in New York City compared to the same month in 2024. In June 2024, there was a 4% drop in major crimes compared… Read More »

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Ways Your Defense Attorney Can Address the State’s Evidence

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When arrested and charged with a crime, the most crucial thing to do is to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney. Whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it is not a good idea to represent yourself even though you have the right to do so. Representing yourself is risky because you lack legal… Read More »

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Social Media Mistakes To Avoid When Facing Domestic Violence Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

We live in a world where social media is integral to our lives. Billions of people across the globe use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (also known as X), and Snapchat. Research has found that seven in ten people in America use social media. However, with all the benefits that social media… 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.


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