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What Is a Desk Appearance Ticket?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, not every arrested individual remains in custody until their arraignment. Those who receive Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs) after being arrested avoid the detention process. A Desk Appearance ticket allows an arrested individual to go home after an arrest. In New York, people receive DATs for misdemeanors and most E felonies charges…. 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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"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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