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New York Governor Proposes That Entities and Individuals Should Lose Their Licenses and Face Criminal Penalties for Selling or Administering COVID-19 Vaccine To People Trying To Skip the Line

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York has already begun administering the COVID-19 vaccines. According to a January 4th, 2021 news article, New York had received over 774,000 vaccine doses by the beginning of January 2021. New York governor Andrew Cuomo wants hospitals to administer these vaccine doses faster. The governor stated that if hospitals do not move the… Read More »

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Illegal Reentry: What Should You Do if You Are Facing Illegal Reentry Charges?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Illegal reentry is a federal felony crime in the United States of America. If found guilty of illegal reentry, you risk facing severe consequences. Guilty individuals risk spending up to 20 years in prison and paying monetary fines for unlawful reentry. Some face jail sentences of two years, while others face jail sentences of… Read More »

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White Collar Crimes: Some Basics on Forgery

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, white-collar crimes are common, with many New Yorkers being charged with different white-collar crimes daily. One prevalent white-collar crime in New York is the crime of forgery. In New York, forgery crimes fall under either misdemeanors or felony crimes, with felony crimes carrying more severe penalties than misdemeanors. As is with… Read More »

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New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 30.30: A Defendant Has the Right to a Speedy Trial

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Discussing the different rights that defendants have in New York is crucial because defendants need to know their rights to protect them. One of your rights as a defendant in New York is the right to a speedy trial. The New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 30.30 outlines what constitutes a speedy trial in… Read More »

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Criminal Diversion of Prescriptions: The Different Degrees of the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York has, for many years, battled the prescription drug epidemic. The epidemic was brought about by people who diverted opioids into the illegal market. However, New York remains strict at implementing laws that govern prescription diversion (NY Penal Law Article 178), hoping that this epidemic will end one day. Law enforcement officers usually… Read More »

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Commercial Bribery: Some Basics on the Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Commercial bribery is the act of bribing; employees, agents, or the fiduciary to secure a competitive advantage over business competitors. Commercial bribery is a common crime throughout America and the world in general. In New York, it is unlawful for any party to accept or give a commercial bribe. There is no federal statute… Read More »

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New York DUI/DWI: Some Basics on the Zero Tolerance Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York State embraces several laws and programs aimed at reducing drunk driving, especially among young people. One of the laws aimed at reducing underage drunk driving in New York State is the Zero Tolerance law. Some Basics on The New York Zero Tolerance Law The Zero Tolerance law in New York applies to… Read More »

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Avoid Making These 3 Mistakes if You Are Facing a Domestic Abuse Charge in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York State takes domestic violence cases seriously, and any person found guilty of the crime faces harsh penalties. The harsh consequences are aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence. For example, when a person charged with assault in the first degree spends five years in jail and pays a fine of around $5,000,… Read More »

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Avoid Making These 3 Mistakes If You Are Facing a Drug Charge in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to an article published in the New York Times, the war on drugs is far from over, with over 75,000 people facing drug charges in a single year for drug felonies and misdemeanors in New York alone. A conviction for a drug charge in New York can negatively affect your life. For example,… Read More »

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New York Court Rules That Planning and Trying To Hire Someone To Commit a Crime Is Not an Attempted Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On November 24, 2020, the New York court of appeals found that an individual’s act of planning and trying to hire somebody to kill their wife and mother-in-law did not equal attempted murder. The court’s decision shows a need to discuss what exactly constitutes “attempt” in attempted crimes. This article discusses the specifics of… 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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