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Getting A Hardship License In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In most DUI cases, a defendant’s license is suspended at arraignment. If a defendant’s license is suspended at arraignment, they will have no driving privileges until their case is concluded unless they get a hardship license, also known as a conditional license. A hardship license can allow you to drive legally under restrictions placed… Read More »

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Do I Need An Attorney If This Is My First Time Getting Arrested?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’ve recently been arrested and it is your first time getting arrested, you might wonder whether hiring a criminal defense attorney is necessary. Getting the answer to the question, “Do I need an attorney if this is my first time getting arrested?” from a criminal defense attorney might seem like you are getting… Read More »

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Understanding The DUI Police Report

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person is arrested for a crime, the police write a report. It is no different in the case of a DUI arrest. It is crucial that you understand what information is contained in a DUI police report and the facts about DUI police reports. A DUI police report generally contains all the… Read More »

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Reasons Your Domestic Violence Charges May Be Dropped

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being arrested and charged with domestic violence can be a traumatic experience. If a person is arrested and charged with domestic violence, they risk facing fines and a prison sentence. If a domestic violence charge arises from a sex offense, the accused could end up being required to register as a sex offender. Additionally,… Read More »

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What Makes A Competent Witness In A Criminal Case?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When an individual is facing criminal charges, the court cannot consider just any evidence. The court can only consider competent evidence in a criminal trial. Competent evidence is that which is legally admissible, relevant, and material. Competent evidence is evidence that a reasonable individual might acknowledge as adequate to support a conclusion. Even the… Read More »

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Can My Criminal Defense Attorney Tell On Me?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are facing criminal charges and working with a criminal defense attorney, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is whether your attorney can reveal the information you share with them to another person. In other words, you are likely asking yourself, “Can my criminal defense attorney tell on me?” So,… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For December 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On January 5, 2023, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of December 2022. Once again, New York City saw a decrease in overall crime. To be precise, December 2022 saw an 11.6% decrease in crime compared with December 2021. In December 2021, the NYPD recorded a total of… Read More »

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6 Reasons It Is Best To Avoid Being Your Own Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are facing criminal charges, you can represent yourself or hire a criminal defense attorney. There are many reasons a criminal defendant may wish to represent themselves and avoid hiring an attorney. For example, you may want to represent yourself because you think you cannot afford an attorney or it is not worth… Read More »

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Reasons You Should Hire An Attorney If You Got A DUI Over The Holidays

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The police are extremely vigilant for intoxicated drivers over the holidays. Because of police vigilance, DUI rates usually increase over the holidays. Thus, it is crucial that you remain mindful of your drinking habits during the holidays so you can avoid a DUI charge. In the event that you get a DUI charge over… Read More »

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Defending Against Conspiracy Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Sometimes, people are arrested and charged even if the illegal act never happened. In other words, sometimes, people are arrested and charged with conspiring to commit a crime. For example, a person can be arrested for conspiring to commit robbery even if the actual robbery never occurred. If the robbery happened, a person could… 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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