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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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CrimLegal

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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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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Understand the Passport and Visa Fraud Crimes as Described Under Title 18 of the United States Code

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to the U.S. Department of state, in 2019, 20,690,491 U.S. passports were issued. With a U.S. passport, you can prove your citizenship or identity. Because of the value of a passport, the United States’ government takes passport crimes seriously. Even though most people who seek U.S. passports do so with honest intentions, many… Read More »

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Some Basics on Expungement And Criminal Record Sealing

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Expungement and criminal record sealing are procedures that offer individuals with prior arrest or conviction records a form of relief from some of the consequences of such records. An example of a consequence that affects formerly arrested or convicted individuals are employers’ denying them work because of the records. These two procedures not only… Read More »

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Man Who Stole a Bike Worth $11,400 From a Forest Hills Bike Shop Risks Spending Up to 7 Years in Prison

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to a post on the New York Daily News website, a man stole a bike from a bicycle shop in Forest Hills, Queens, on October 26, 2020, around 6:30 p.m. According to the police, the suspect posed as a customer and told workers at the bicycle shop that he wanted to take the… Read More »

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Understand Some Basics on New York Orders of Protection

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, Orders of Protection are sometimes referred to as restraining orders. These are legal orders that dictate how someone should or should not conduct themselves. Once a judge issues an order, the respondent/defendant needs to adhere to it, and failure to do so warrants an arrest. Apart from being arrested, an individual… Read More »

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Filing False Police Reports in New York: Proposed Law Could Make Doing So, in Specific Situations, a Hate Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On May 25, 2020, Amy Cooper, a white woman, made a false report to the police when she called 911 on Christian Cooper, a black man. Christian, a birdwatcher, asked Amy to leash her dog because she was in the Ramble. Individuals walking with dogs in the Ramble are always expected to leash their… 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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