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Penalties For Violating An Order Of Protection In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are being accused of violating an order of protection in New York, it is vital that you contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You could face up to seven years in prison if convicted of violating an order of protection, so it is imperative that you don’t hesitate to… Read More »

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Tips To Help You Avoid A DUI Charge

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Getting a DUI in New York can be a scary thing. A DUI conviction comes with serious penalties. Even a first-time DUI conviction can have harsh consequences. If convicted of DUI for the first time in New York, you could spend up to one year in jail. On top of that, being convicted of… Read More »

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Petit And Grand Larceny In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, “larcenies” are theft-related crimes. So, that means, if you are facing a larceny charge, you are being accused of stealing property. There are two types of larcenies in New York; petit larceny and grand larceny. Petit larceny is generally less serious than grand larceny. However, even a petit larceny charge should… Read More »

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The Crime Of Issuing A Bad Check

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you write a bad check in New York, you are guilty of committing a crime. Writing a check that ends up bouncing or cannot be honored can result in criminal penalties, and, sometimes, even civil penalties. In New York, being convicted of issuing a bad check can result in you facing consequences that… Read More »

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Inciting To Riot

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the United States, the First Amendment protects individuals’ right to assemble and express their views through protest. The First Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. However, government officials are allowed to place restrictions on the exercise of this right. For example, there are laws against… Read More »

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The Police Did Not Read Me My Miranda Rights Before My DUI Arrest. Does That Mean My Charges Will Be Dropped?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being arrested and charged with DUI in New York, it is not only natural but also expected that you will begin looking for ways to get your charges dropped or at least the evidence against you thrown out of court. If the police did not read you the Miranda warnings before your DUI… Read More »

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Ways To Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Not every person who is charged with a crime goes to trial. According to Pew Research Center, only 2% of the people who were defendants in federal criminal cases in 2018 went to trial. All the other defendants avoided trial because of two main reasons; 90% of them pleaded guilty, while the remaining 8%… Read More »

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Who Is Prohibited From Possessing A Firearm?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Under both state and federal law, you have the individual right to possess a firearm. However, it is crucial to note that this right is not absolute and is subject to reasonable restrictions. Both state and federal laws make it unlawful for certain categories of people to possess firearms. Usually, state firearm laws are… Read More »

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Intellectual Property Theft

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Intellectual property refers to people’s or companies’ ideas, inventions, and creative expressions and include, among many others, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade secrets, movies, software, and music. Therefore, intellectual property theft involves robbing individuals or companies of their inventions, ideas, and creative expressions. There are many variations of intellectual property theft since there are… Read More »

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New York Crime Statistics For November 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On December 8, 2021, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced crime statistics for November 2021. According to the NYPD’s report, murder cases reduced by 17.2.% for the month of November 2021, compared with November 2020. In November 2020, 29 murder cases were recorded, whereas in November 2021, 24 murder cases were recorded. This… 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.

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"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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"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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