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How An Attorney Can Help If You Are Facing Gun Crime Charges

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Gun crimes are very serious offenses in New York. If you are convicted of a gun crime in New York, you could end up paying substantial monetary fines and spending quite some time in prison. If you have been charged with a gun crime in New York, it’s best for you to retain a… Read More »

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Gun Applicants In New York Will Need To Provide A List Of Their Social Media Accounts

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

New York has rolled out a new strategy to screen individuals who apply for gun permits in the state. Starting from September 2022, people who want to carry concealed handguns in New York will be required to provide a list of their social media accounts. Once the list is provided, the social media accounts… Read More »

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An FDNY Firefighter Faces Felony Charges For Bringing Ghost Gun Parts Into New York City

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

A firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) was on February 13, 2022, arrested after allegedly purchasing large-capacity ammunition, “ghost gun” parts, and an assault weapon at a gun show in Philadelphia and bringing them into New York City. According to news sources, the 49-year-old firefighter who is posted… Read More »

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Who Is Prohibited From Possessing A Firearm?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

Under both state and federal law, you have the individual right to possess a firearm. However, it is crucial to note that this right is not absolute and is subject to reasonable restrictions. Both state and federal laws make it unlawful for certain categories of people to possess firearms. Usually, state firearm laws are… 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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