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The Crime Of Escape: The Differing Degrees Of The Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, the crime of escape can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specifics of the case. It is important to note that any incidences of escape are taken quite seriously, and the crime of escape is aggressively prosecuted in the State of New York. Therefore, if you… Read More »

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Understanding Why Eyewitnesses Are Often Wrong

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Eyewitnesses play a crucial role in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. But, when you look at cases overturned because of DNA evidence, you will find that inaccurate eyewitness testimonies are often to blame. This shows that just because eyewitnesses tend to get a lot of support from the court and jury does not… Read More »

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Manhattan Prosecutors Charge Pair With Selling Fake Coronavirus Vaccination Cards

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A New Jersey woman was recently charged in a conspiracy to sell hundreds of fake coronavirus vaccination cards over Instagram. Jasmine Clifford, 31, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, was charged alongside Nadayza Barkley, 27, who works at a medical clinic in Patchogue, New York. According to prosecutors, Ms. Clifford sold approximately 250 forged cards over… Read More »

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2 Strong Defenses That Can Help Individuals Charged With Assault

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

An accusation of a violent crime such as an assault crime can lead to harsh penalties. For instance, in New York, assault in the third degree carries a prison sentence of up to one year. On the other hand, assault in the second degree carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 2 years and… Read More »

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A Man From Rochester Sentenced To Three Years For Computer Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to the United States Department of Justice, in August 2021, a 25-year-old man from Rochester, Monroe County, New York, was sentenced to thirty-six months in federal prison after stealing nude photos of dozens of female victims. The man was sentenced for aggravated identity theft and computer fraud in connection with his hacking of… Read More »

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Are You An NYC Employee, Freelancer, Or Independent Contractor With A Criminal History? Here’s Some Crucial Information For You

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In case you, as a New York City employee, freelancer, or independent contractor with a criminal history, still don’t know, the city’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) now protects employees, freelancers, and independent contractors with criminal records. The Fair Chance Act is an Act that prohibits employers from ruling out a job applicant based on… Read More »

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3 Potential Ways Of Challenging The Reliability Of Breathalyzer Test Results

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, the implied consent law states that any individual who operates any motorized automobile or machine in the state consents to a chemical test. So, when stopped by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of drunk driving, you are expected by law to submit to saliva, urine, blood, or breath test for… Read More »

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Parole Vs. Probation: Understanding The Difference Between The Two

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person gets into legal trouble, they can face several consequences depending on the specifics of their case. Two possible legal penalties that you may face if convicted of a crime are parole and probation. The terms “parole” and “probation” are often used interchangeably in conversations, but there is a huge difference between… Read More »

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Two Men Who Spent More Than Three Decades In Prison For Separate Crimes Finally Freed

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to The New York Times, two men were recently set free after it was determined in separate cases that they were unjustly convicted on different counts. The two men had been wrongly convicted for murder more than thirty years ago. One murder occurred in 1989 in Queens and the other in 1990 on… Read More »

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Understanding The Grand Jury System: 6 FAQs

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the U.S., both federal and state courts use grand juries during a criminal prosecution. But not many people understand the role of grand juries in the criminal justice system. Grand juries play a very critical role in the criminal justice system. So, you need to understand precisely how grand juries work and where… 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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