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Mark I. Cohen, ESQ. NYC Criminal Attorney

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Attorney Mark I. Cohen Featured in Bloomberg News on August 7, 2020 – Chaos in Courts: ‘Keep Everyone in Jail and We’ll Sort It Out’

Attorney Mark I. Cohen presented on July 23, 2020 on Federal Pretrial Dispositions- Cooperation as part of the NYCBA’s brand new offering, a 10-Part CLE Series co-sponsored by Marino Legal entitled “Introduction to Federal Criminal Defense for the State Court Practitioner”.

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Mark I. Cohen, as seen in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Bloomberg Law, television and radio news outlets, offers his insight into a variety of criminal law topics:


From Bloomberg Law

Safety Concerns

While defense attorneys have concerns, some aren’t opposed to grand juries restarting in other socially distant formats.

New York City criminal defense lawyer Mark I. Cohen said he opposes the use of video in the presentations but sees a path forward for socially distant grand juries that use larger rooms in courthouses like ceremonial courtrooms.

“They could actually open the federal courthouse for a week or two to allow the grand juries to sit in these big rooms. As long as there aren’t audibility issues, I don’t see a problem,” Cohen said.

U.S. Courts Try Out Social Distancing, Video for Grand Juries
U.S. Courts Try Out Social Distancing, Video for Grand Juries


From the New York Times Article:

Mark I. Cohen, a lawyer who met Justice Camacho in the early 1990s, said the judge never fell prey to prosecutorial zealotry and was “not a guy with single-minded blinders on, over the top, trying to send someone away for 20 years.”

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Judge in Gunfire Case Is an Unlikely Vendetta Target
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From the New York Times Article:

“It certainly has all of the bells and whistles of ‘Hmm,’ ” said Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer who regularly handles cases in Manhattan. “I would think that the typical client who is not attending to, quote-unquote, state business does not get the courtesy to put his sink in or perhaps go to a trade show.”

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Trial Is Elusive in an Assemblyman
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From the New York Times City Room Blog:

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In Court, Lost in Translation
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From the New York Times Article:

Indeed, Ms. Jordan’s press strategy left many experienced defense lawyers in Manhattan’s Criminal Courts Building shaking their heads. “It seems to be like the caboose is driving the train,” said Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer. “What do you accomplish by aggravating the judge?”

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Gigi Jordan, Charged in Her Son’s Death, Wages Publicity Blitz as She Awaits Verdict
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From the New York Times Article:

Mr. Caceres’s lawyer, Mark I. Cohen, said that he had seen a promising maturation in his client since last year, when he represented Mr. Caceres in his third arrest.

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At Sentencing Youth Bares Soul
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From the New York Times Article:

His family hired a lawyer, Mark I. Cohen.
Justice Farber kept Mr. Caceres at Rikers Island for six months while he deliberated on his decision. Prosecutors were asking for prison time, while Mr. Cohen sent the judge letters from people who knew Mr. Caceres personally, asking for mercy.

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A ‘Good Kid’ Gets a Day in Court, Again and Again
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In the New York Daily News

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