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Medical Conditions That Can Be Mistaken For Intoxication

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’re facing DUI charges, it is crucial that you retain a skilled attorney who can defend you. There are many ways a DUI attorney can help defend your DUI charges, with one of the possible defenses being your medical condition. Some medical conditions cause symptoms that mimic those caused by intoxication, such as… Read More »

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Suppression Of Evidence In A Criminal Case

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’re facing criminal charges, the good news is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And, for the prosecution to prove your guilt, they must prove all the elements of the crime in question beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the prosecution needs a lot of evidence to prove your guilt. While… Read More »

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New York Police Department Provides Citywide Crime Statistics For April 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On May 3, 2022, the New York police department provided a citywide crime report for April 2022. According to the report, overall index crime increased by 34.2% in April 2022 compared to April 2021. This increase resulted from an increase in grand larceny, robbery, burglaries, felonious assault, and grand larceny auto. For the month… Read More »

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Debunking Common Myths About DUI Cases

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Driving under the influence is a serious crime in New York. If you are convicted of DUI in New York, you could end up in jail even if it is the first time you are getting convicted. A DUI conviction can also affect your life in other ways that go beyond jail time. For… Read More »

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What Happens When A Witness Is Not Available To Testify In A Criminal Trial?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the United States of America, for a defendant to be convicted of a crime, the prosecutor is required to prove that they (the defendant) are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Often, in criminal cases, the strongest evidence of guilt that the prosecution can use is the direct testimony of a witness. Usually, the… Read More »

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Some Basics On Probable Cause

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the U.S., law enforcement officers are required to uphold certain standards when doing their job. For example, a police officer cannot just walk up to you and arrest you without a valid reason. An officer also cannot conduct a search without a valid reason. In other words, in the United States of America,… Read More »

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What Is Voir Dire And What Is Its Purpose?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In a criminal case, voir dire constitutes a crucial part of a jury trial for the defense and prosecution. Generally, voir dire is essential to the selection of a fair and impartial jury. Indeed, the desired outcome in a jury trial is different for the defense and prosecution. However, both the prosecution and defense… Read More »

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Hate Crimes In NYC Are Up 76% Between January And April 2022 Compared To The First Quarter Of Last Year

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to CNN, the report from the Hate Crimes Task Force of the New York Police Department shows an increase in hate crimes in New York City by 76% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the first quarter of last year. The report shows that in the first quarter of 2021, there… Read More »

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Can A Victim Drop Your Criminal Charges In New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Several things can happen after you are charged with a criminal offense in New York. For example, if you do not hire a skilled criminal defense attorney, you might end up convicted even if you are innocent of the crime in question. On the other hand, if you hire a qualified attorney, you may… Read More »

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Tips For Teenage Drivers When It Comes To Dealing With The Police During A Stop

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Regardless of your age, it is scary to get pulled over by the police. No driver wants to see the red and blue lights in their rearview mirror. But the reality is that, as a driver, you cannot escape having an interaction with the police. If you are a teenage driver who just started… 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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