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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for February 2024

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On March 6, 2024, the New York Police Department posted the crime statistics for the month of February 2024 on its website. For the month of February 2024, overall crime went down in New York City and shootings continued to decline. Overall index crime decreased by 1.1% in February 2024 compared to the same… Read More »

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Mistakes To Avoid if You Are Facing Gun Charges in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Gun charges are taken very seriously in New York. Being charged with a gun crime in New York can be a scary experience. In New York, there are different types of gun crimes that people can be charged with, including illegal possession of a firearm, criminal sale of a firearm, and gun trafficking. If… Read More »

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Things To Do if You Are Facing Federal Criminal Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the United States of America, federal crimes involve violations of federal laws. Federal crimes include cybercrimes, terrorism, drug trafficking, RICO cases, mail fraud, wire fraud, kidnapping across state lines, and many others. Federal crimes are investigated and prosecuted by the federal government. The federal government takes federal crimes very seriously. If convicted of… Read More »

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What Should You Expect (and Not Expect) From a Criminal Defense Attorney?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When faced with criminal charges, it is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. While you are allowed to represent yourself, it is best to avoid handling your criminal case without an attorney. A criminal defense lawyer can help you in several ways. However, you must have reasonable expectations… Read More »

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How To Get Drug Possession Charges Dropped in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York has strict regulations aimed at curbing drug-related crimes. If charged with a drug possession crime in New York, you risk facing harsh consequences. The severity of a drug possession crime in New York depends on several factors, including the type and quantity of drugs and your criminal history. That said, possible consequences… Read More »

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Understanding the Right to a Fair Trial

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you should know you have several rights. One of your rights as a criminal defendant is the right to a fair trial. In New York, as in the rest of the U.S., the right to a fair trial is a vital legal protection. As… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics for January 2024

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On February 6, 2024, the New York Police Department posted the crime statistics for the month of January 2024 on its website. For the month of January 2024, overall crime went down in New York City, and shootings continued to decline. Overall index crime decreased by 2.9% in January 2024 compared to the same… Read More »

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Tips for Hiring a New York DUI Attorney in 2024

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if you are suspected of operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or more. Facing a DUI charge can be a scary experience. If convicted of DUI in New York, you risk facing harsh penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and the… Read More »

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New York Hit-And-Run Laws

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being involved in a car accident, some drivers flee the accident scene. People flee the scene of a car accident for various reasons. For example, a driver may take off because of panic and fear. Other drivers flee to avoid being arrested for DUI, and others because they don’t have insurance. In New… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in New York in 2024?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Criminal defendants have several Constitutional rights. One of the most crucial rights criminal defendants have in the United States is the right to legal counsel. The right to a criminal defense attorney is protected by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. If you are facing criminal charges in New York and are… 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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