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5 Questions To Ask During Your Interactions With The Police

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Being stopped by a police officer is one of the scariest and most intimidating experiences. Even if you have not done anything wrong, it is natural to get frightened and intimidated when a police officer stops you. While it is understandable why you would want to answer questions after being stopped by the police,… Read More »

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Things A Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do For You That You Probably Cannot Do For Yourself

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Millions of criminal defendants and plaintiffs in civil cases try to navigate US courts without a lawyer each year. According to research, in some states, up to 90% of litigants are “pro se litigants,” meaning they do not have a lawyer. There are many reasons why people handle their criminal and civil cases pro… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For August 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On September 6, 2022, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of August. Since the beginning of the year, crime in New York City has been increasing, and the month of August was not any different. According to the NYPD, reported cases in almost all crime categories increased in… Read More »

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Best Practices For Working With A Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When facing criminal charges, it is best to avoid handling your case alone. You have a higher chance of seeing a positive outcome if you retain a skilled criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges can take away your freedom, so it is best that you don’t risk going at it alone without legal representation. You… Read More »

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How To Handle Your Situation If You Were Arrested Yet You Are Innocent

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A lot of innocent people are arrested every day. Fortunately, in the United States of America, a suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty, and not the other way round. However, the reality is that, after an innocent person gets arrested, they can end up convicted and sent to prison or made to face… Read More »

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Facing Federal Criminal Charges? Here Is How To Choose The Right Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Both state level and federal level criminal charges are serious. A state crime is generally a crime that violates state laws. Therefore, any crime that violates New York’s Penal Law Code is considered a state crime. On the other hand, a federal crime is any crime that violates the United States Code, specifically, Title… Read More »

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Can You Negotiate A Plea Deal?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Most criminal cases in the U.S. are resolved through a plea agreement. According to Pew Research Center, in 2018, nearly 80,000 individuals were defendants in federal criminal cases, but only two percent of them went to trial. If you are facing criminal charges, you can choose to take your criminal case to trial or… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For July 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On August 5th, 2022, the NYPD announced citywide crime statistics for July 2022. According to the report, shootings, murders, and other crimes increased significantly in New York City in July 2022 compared to July 2021. Also, according to the report, overall index crime in New York City increased in July 2022 compared to the… Read More »

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Should A Defendant Testify In Their Criminal Trial?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’re facing criminal charges and your case is going to trial, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is whether you should testify in court. The law allows you to testify or choose not to testify in your criminal trial. If you are innocent, you might feel compelled to take the… Read More »

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5 Signs You Hired The Wrong Criminal Defense Attorney And Need A New One

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person is facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to an attorney. This right is guaranteed to criminal defendants in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is crucial for criminal defendants to exercise this right and avoid tackling their criminal cases alone. You did the right thing if you… 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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