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22-Year-Old Man Who Was Drunk Driving, Charged In A Maspeth, Queens Crash That Killed A 47-Year-Old Lyft Driver

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On June 13, 2021, a driver, registered on Lyft, was fatally hit by an unlicensed motorist at a busy intersection in Maspeth, Queens, moments after informing his wife that he was headed home. The married father of three died after being hit by a drunk driver. The Lyft driver had his last client when… Read More »

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Two Aggravating DWI Factors In New York All Motorists Need To Know About

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, motorists can be charged with different types of DUI-related offenses. Often, law enforcers charge people with DUI, DWI, or DWAI. DUI (Driving under the Influence) means that a driver is impaired by alcohol or another substance such as heroin, marijuana, or even prescription drugs. DWI (Driving while intoxicated) is often incorporated… Read More »

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Can A DUI/DWUI Conviction Result In Deportation?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A DUI/DWUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences. Such a conviction can leave a person with a suspended or revoked driver’s license. If a person is found guilty of DUI or DWUI, they risk spending years in jail and/or paying hefty fines. Apart from these well-known potential consequences of DUI, there are other lesser-known consequences… Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea for a DUI Defendant To Represent Themselves in Their New York DUI Case?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York law does not require DUI defendants to have lawyers represent them, although most defendants choose to hire lawyers. Therefore, a DUI defendant has the right to and can represent themselves in their New York DUI case. However, the vital question here is not whether a defendant can represent themselves in their New… Read More »

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Avoid Making These 5 Mistakes if You Are Facing a DUI/DWUI/DWAI Charge in New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After a DUI/DWUI/DWAI arrest, a person could end up making several mistakes because of fear or confusion. When arrested for DUI/DWUI/DWAI in New York, you must avoid making a mistake that can hurt your case. It would be best to handle your case with caution to increase your chances of seeing positive outcomes. If… Read More »

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New York DUI/DWI: Some Basics on the Zero Tolerance Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York State embraces several laws and programs aimed at reducing drunk driving, especially among young people. One of the laws aimed at reducing underage drunk driving in New York State is the Zero Tolerance law. Some Basics on The New York Zero Tolerance Law The Zero Tolerance law in New York applies to… Read More »

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New York DUI/DWUI/DWAI: What Are The Consequences for Refusing To Take a Breath, Blood, Urine, or Saliva Test?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

One of the most frustrating things for New York drivers is being pulled over for suspicion of DUI/DWI/DWAI. Due to the frustration and confusion that comes with being stopped by a police officer, you might feel tempted to refuse to take a breath, blood, saliva, or urine test, depending on what the officer will… Read More »

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Learn About Leandra’s Law and Why You Need To Install and Maintain an IID When Charged Under the Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After an 11-year-old girl, Leandra Rosado, died in an accident caused by a drunk driver, Leandra’s Law took effect. Leandra’s Law is also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act. For a driver to be charged under this Law, they must be drunk and have with them in the vehicle a passenger younger than… 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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