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Dismissal With Prejudice Vs. Dismissal Without Prejudice

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being charged with a crime can be a nightmare. A conviction can come with harsh consequences, such as jail time and hefty fines. After being charged with a crime, all criminal defendants hope for a dismissal. A criminal case can be dismissed before the trial, during the trial, or even after the trial. When… Read More »

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Signs You May Be Under Criminal Investigation

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

As criminal defense attorneys, we always tell people to reach out to us as soon as they find out they are under criminal investigation. However, because law enforcement officers use different techniques when investigating crimes, sometimes it can be difficult for a person to know they are under criminal investigation. Unfortunately, if you do… Read More »

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Can I Get A Non-Automobile DUI In New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense. And the state takes this offense very seriously. Some possible penalties for driving under the influence in New York include jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges. When people hear of DUI charges, they often think of automobile… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For September 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On October 7, 2022, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of September 2022. Overall, in September 2022, New York City saw a decrease in shootings and murders while the overall crime index increased. According to NYPD statistics, shooting incidents in New York City reduced by 13.2% for the… Read More »

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6 Important Rights Criminal Defendants Have In The U.S.

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Everyone in the U.S. has rights, including criminal defendants. This is true regardless of whether a criminal defendant is innocent or guilty or has a criminal history. If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial that you understand the rights that the U.S. Constitution grants the accused. When you know the rights you… Read More »

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Debunking Some Common Myths About White-collar Crimes

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Almost everyone has heard of the term “white-collar crimes.” However, many people do not understand these types of offenses and what they mean. A white-collar crime is a type of crime that does not involve violence. Usually, white-collar crimes are characterized by concealment or deceit to obtain money or property, avoid losing property or… Read More »

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Here’s What You Should Not Do If You Miss Your Court Date In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When facing criminal charges, there are several things you need to avoid doing. One of the things you need to avoid when facing criminal charges in New York is failing to appear in court when you are required to. It is extremely risky to show a lack of seriousness toward the court when facing… Read More »

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Most Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are facing criminal charges, you can represent yourself or hire a defense attorney. While you are not legally obligated to hire a defense attorney to represent you in your criminal case, it is advisable that you hire one. It can be risky to handle your criminal case alone. Indeed, there are defendants… Read More »

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5 Questions To Ask During Your Interactions With The Police

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being stopped by a police officer is one of the scariest and most intimidating experiences. Even if you have not done anything wrong, it is natural to get frightened and intimidated when a police officer stops you. While it is understandable why you would want to answer questions after being stopped by the police,… Read More »

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Common Reasons Why Police Stop Drivers For DUI

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

DUI arrests happen all the time. It is estimated that more than one million people in the United States of America are arrested in a given year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Usually, a DUI arrest begins in one of two ways. Either a driver was involved in an accident… 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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