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Under New Criminal Justice Reforms, Some Convicted of Federal Crimes Argue for Compassionate Release

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Since the First Step Act was passed, individuals sentenced to serve hundreds of years in prison for crimes such as money laundering have hoped that this national bipartisan movement towards criminal justice reform will allow them to apply for a program known as compassionate release due to their age and health issues. Who Qualifies?… Read More »

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New York Decriminalizes Marijuana

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On July 29, the state of New York decriminalized recreational marijuana. As a result, those found possessing small amounts of marijuana will now be fined instead of serving jail time. According to Governor Cuomo, the measure also allows for records to be expunged for those who have previously been criminally convicted of possessing small… Read More »

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Drug3

Narcotics Charges & Consequences under Federal Law

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Narcotics possession and/or distribution charges are extremely serious and can carry heavy penalties with extensive jail time. Furthermore, the fines associated with such offenses can be crippling for many. Having legal counsel to guide you through this process is necessary and imperative. Both federal and state laws play a part in criminal charges related… Read More »

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“Blame My Brain”: The Increasing Effectiveness of Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Defense Arguments

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

The argument that genetic abnormalities are linked to behavior and should therefore serve to provide leniency in terms of criminal defense and punishment is gaining traction in US courts. Now, one case in front of the New Mexico Supreme Court could set a powerful precedent for the rest of the country with respect to… Read More »

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Federal & State Officials Increasingly Cracking Down On Drug Busts In New York

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

On May 8, federal drug agents from Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Enforcement Agency, as well as the New York Police Department, made what was announced as the largest cocaine seizure in New York City in recent years. The arrest involved a reported 19 defendants (two of which have been accused as operating… Read More »

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Recognized.

"... 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.

Reviewed.

"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, on May 9, 2014.

Respected.

"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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