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Causes of False Confessions

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Thousands of people across the U.S. are in prison due to wrongful convictions. In fact, it is believed that there are more innocent individuals in American jails today than ever before. Wrongful convictions happen for a variety of reasons. For example, flawed facial recognition software can lead to a wrongful conviction. Cases of law… Read More »

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Tips for Choosing the Right New York Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The New York criminal defense attorney you hire to help you with your criminal case can make or break your case. An attorney may not guarantee you freedom or less severe penalties, but the right attorney will do everything possible to help your case. Therefore, you must hire the right criminal defense attorney if… Read More »

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How Much Will It Cost Me To Hire a New York Criminal Defense Attorney?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When charged with a criminal offense in New York, you should hire a criminal defense attorney without hesitation. Before hiring an attorney, defendants usually ask many questions. One of the questions defendants ask is how much it costs to hire a criminal defense attorney. That is a valid question, and you have every reason… Read More »

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What Happens When You Resist Arrest in New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

No matter the situation, it is never in a person’s best interests to resist arrest. Resisting arrest complicates cases for individuals guilty of the accused crimes and leads to additional charges. Even when you are 100% sure you did not commit a crime, cooperate with the police officer making the arrest, and let your… Read More »

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Have You Been Accused of Stalking? Here’s Some Vital Information About This Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York, like all the other 49 states, considers stalking a crime. If you stand accused of stalking, you should not take such an accusation lightly. Stalking is a serious offense that bears serious consequences. As an accused person, you might be feeling confused. When it comes to stalking, feelings of confusion on the… Read More »

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Admissible and Inadmissible Evidence: Some Crucial Information About the Two

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Evidence is crucial in any criminal case because it can prove a person’s innocence or guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A judge can never consider a person guilty or innocent until the evidence admitted in court proves them to be either guilty or innocent without a reasonable doubt. Courts may accept different types of… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Investigations: The Way You Conduct Yourself Before an Arrest Can Affect Your Case

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Criminal investigations occur in two phases; before an arrest (pre-arrest) and after an arrest (post-arrest). Pre-arrest investigations can last for a short time or for a considerably long time, depending on the situation. For instance, a pre-arrest investigation after a traffic stop may take a short time, whereas a pre-arrest investigation in a high-profile… Read More »

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Flawed Facial Recognition Software Could Land You in Jail and Have You Paying Monetary Fines for a Crime You Did Not Commit

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

To law enforcers and citizens in general, facial recognition technology bears several benefits. However, facial recognition technology is prone to flaws, just like most types of technology. Cases of innocent people paying the price for crimes they did not commit after being falsely identified by a flawed facial recognition software are not uncommon. An… Read More »

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Here’s How You Can Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Your Case

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When charged with a crime, regardless of whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, people always worry about the consequences of the crime. Whether you spend one year or twenty-five years in jail, whether you pay a fine of $100 or $10,000, being convicted of a crime can have lasting negative impacts on… Read More »

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Members of the Jawahir Enterprise Fraud Ring Risk Spending up To Twenty-Five Years in State Prison for Car Insurance Fraud

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

At least twelve people were indicted for allegedly being part of a New York auto insurance fraud ring at the beginning of December. For two years, law enforcers conducted an investigation, which they dubbed “Operation Sledgehammer.” According to prosecutors, the defendants committed insurance fraud by damaging cars and intentionally making car damages worse. The… 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.


"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.


"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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