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Robbery: The Differing Degrees Of The Crime

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Simply put, robbery involves taking another person’s property by force or threat of force. Suppose an individual physically assaults another individual and takes their money. In such a case, actual force has been used. Now, suppose an individual threatens to physically assault another individual unless they turn over the money they have, and the… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Robbery And Burglary?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Many times, people use the words “burglary” and “robbery” interchangeably. However, in New York, the two terms are completely different when looked at from a legal perspective. Robbery and burglary are two separate crimes in New York. So, that means some people use the word burglary when a robbery has occurred and vice versa…. 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.


"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.


"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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