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Do I Need An Attorney If This Is My First Time Getting Arrested?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’ve recently been arrested and it is your first time getting arrested, you might wonder whether hiring a criminal defense attorney is necessary. Getting the answer to the question, “Do I need an attorney if this is my first time getting arrested?” from a criminal defense attorney might seem like you are getting… Read More »

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What Makes A Competent Witness In A Criminal Case?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

When an individual is facing criminal charges, the court cannot consider just any evidence. The court can only consider competent evidence in a criminal trial. Competent evidence is that which is legally admissible, relevant, and material. Competent evidence is evidence that a reasonable individual might acknowledge as adequate to support a conclusion. Even the… Read More »

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Can My Criminal Defense Attorney Tell On Me?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are facing criminal charges and working with a criminal defense attorney, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is whether your attorney can reveal the information you share with them to another person. In other words, you are likely asking yourself, “Can my criminal defense attorney tell on me?โ€ So,… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For December 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On January 5, 2023, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of December 2022. Once again, New York City saw a decrease in overall crime. To be precise, December 2022 saw an 11.6% decrease in crime compared with December 2021. In December 2021, the NYPD recorded a total of… Read More »

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6 Reasons It Is Best To Avoid Being Your Own Criminal Defense Attorney

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you are facing criminal charges, you can represent yourself or hire a criminal defense attorney. There are many reasons a criminal defendant may wish to represent themselves and avoid hiring an attorney. For example, you may want to represent yourself because you think you cannot afford an attorney or it is not worth… Read More »

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Defending Against Conspiracy Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Sometimes, people are arrested and charged even if the illegal act never happened. In other words, sometimes, people are arrested and charged with conspiring to commit a crime. For example, a person can be arrested for conspiring to commit robbery even if the actual robbery never occurred. If the robbery happened, a person could… Read More »

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CrimJustice

How To Fight A Felony Charge

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Of all the criminal charges you can face, a felony charge is the most serious type. Being convicted of a felony can result in harsh consequences that could change your life. So if you are facing a felony charge, you must take the situation seriously. You should take the necessary steps to fight your… Read More »

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Things You Should Not Say In A Criminal Court

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

As a criminal defendant, you can choose to testify or not to testify in your trial. Allowing criminal defendants to testify in court during their trial is crucial as it ensures just and accurate verdicts. However, most criminal defendants choose not to testify in court. If you choose to testify in your criminal trial,… Read More »

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New York Police Department Announces Citywide Crime Statistics For November 2022

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On December 5, 2022, the New York Police Department released the crime statistics for the month of November 2022. For the month of November 2022, the overall index crime in New York City decreased compared with the same month last year. In November 2022, the overall index crime decreased by 1.2%, with 10,196 major… Read More »

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4 Things You MUST Do If You Are Arrested

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Nobody enjoys encountering the police. Even if you know you have done nothing wrong, an encounter with the police can be scary. When you are arrested, a lot of things run through your mind. What will people say or think? Will I go to jail? Will I have to pay huge fines? How will… 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." โ€“ 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." โ€“ As provided in the New York Times City Room Blog.

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