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New York City Crime Statistics For September 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On October 6, 2021, the NYPD released its crime statistics for September 2021. According to the NYPD, as compared with September 2020, the number of shootings and murders went down in September 2021. In September 2020, there were 59 murder incidents in New York City, whereas, in September 2021, there were 46 murder incidents…. Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For July And August 2021

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In August, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced citywide crime statistics for July 2021, and, in September, the police department provided the crime statistics for August 2021. Statistics for July 2021 According to the NYPD, for the month of July 2021, the number of murders and shooting cases in New York City went… Read More »

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Is Fleeing From An Accident Scene A Crime In New York?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being involved in a car accident in the state of New York, as a driver, the law obliges you to take certain steps. If you fail to do as required by law, you could end up facing serious consequences. Unfortunately, because of the confusion and stress that comes after a car accident and… Read More »

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Understanding Some Basics About Hearsay Evidence

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being arrested and formally charged with a crime in New York, you need to work with a criminal defense attorney who can help you gather evidence that can help your case. When gathering evidence, your attorney will ensure they only collect evidence that can be used in court. There are various types of… Read More »

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A Man In New York Pleaded Guilty To Attempted Murder As A Hate Crime After Stabbing A Teenage Girl During Her Family Visit

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A man from New York recently admitted that he attempted to murder a 17-year-old black girl he did not know. On September 14, 2021, 36-year-old Robert McCallion from Westchester County pleaded guilty to fourteen felony charges, including attempted murder as a hate crime. Robert was indicted in August last year over the violent, race-based… Read More »

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The Crime Of Escape: The Differing Degrees Of The Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, the crime of escape can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specifics of the case. It is important to note that any incidences of escape are taken quite seriously, and the crime of escape is aggressively prosecuted in the State of New York. Therefore, if you… Read More »

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Understanding Why Eyewitnesses Are Often Wrong

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Eyewitnesses play a crucial role in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. But, when you look at cases overturned because of DNA evidence, you will find that inaccurate eyewitness testimonies are often to blame. This shows that just because eyewitnesses tend to get a lot of support from the court and jury does not… Read More »

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A Man From Rochester Sentenced To Three Years For Computer Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to the United States Department of Justice, in August 2021, a 25-year-old man from Rochester, Monroe County, New York, was sentenced to thirty-six months in federal prison after stealing nude photos of dozens of female victims. The man was sentenced for aggravated identity theft and computer fraud in connection with his hacking of… Read More »

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Are You An NYC Employee, Freelancer, Or Independent Contractor With A Criminal History? Here’s Some Crucial Information For You

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In case you, as a New York City employee, freelancer, or independent contractor with a criminal history, still don’t know, the city’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) now protects employees, freelancers, and independent contractors with criminal records. The Fair Chance Act is an Act that prohibits employers from ruling out a job applicant based on… Read More »

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Parole Vs. Probation: Understanding The Difference Between The Two

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When a person gets into legal trouble, they can face several consequences depending on the specifics of their case. Two possible legal penalties that you may face if convicted of a crime are parole and probation. The terms “parole” and “probation” are often used interchangeably in conversations, but there is a huge difference between… 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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