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3 Most Common DUI Defenses

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

If you’ve been arrested and charged with DUI, you must talk to a DUI attorney as soon as you can. You need to understand that you are facing serious charges and that a conviction could lead to, among other things, jail time. You might be thinking there’s no way for you to defend yourself,… Read More »

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Tips To Help You Avoid A DUI Charge

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Getting a DUI in New York can be a scary thing. A DUI conviction comes with serious penalties. Even a first-time DUI conviction can have harsh consequences. If convicted of DUI for the first time in New York, you could spend up to one year in jail. On top of that, being convicted of… Read More »

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The Police Did Not Read Me My Miranda Rights Before My DUI Arrest. Does That Mean My Charges Will Be Dropped?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

After being arrested and charged with DUI in New York, it is not only natural but also expected that you will begin looking for ways to get your charges dropped or at least the evidence against you thrown out of court. If the police did not read you the Miranda warnings before your DUI… Read More »

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Can A New York Driver Refuse To Take A Field Sobriety Test?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In the state of New York, there is a law known as an “implied consent law.” According to this law, once you get a driver’s license and begin driving on New York roads, you automatically consent to take a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content when requested to take one. Refusing to… Read More »

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Some Crucial Information About Ignition Interlock Devices In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Among the many strategies that the government is using to keep drunk drivers off the road is requiring drivers found guilty of DUI to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in any vehicle they own or use. In simple words, an IID is a breathalyzer that connects to your vehicle’s ignition system and will… Read More »

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Some Crucial Information On The Implied Consent Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

According to the CDC, approximately 29 people die in the United States every day in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This means that one person dies every fifty minutes. With such many drunk-driving-related deaths happening daily, it is no wonder DUI is a very serious charge in the nation. If convicted of… Read More »

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3 Potential Ways Of Challenging The Reliability Of Breathalyzer Test Results

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In New York, the implied consent law states that any individual who operates any motorized automobile or machine in the state consents to a chemical test. So, when stopped by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of drunk driving, you are expected by law to submit to saliva, urine, blood, or breath test for… Read More »

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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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"... 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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