NYC Insurance Fraud Attorney
Mark I. Cohen is an experienced NYC insurance fraud attorney who represents defendants charged with insurance fraud in the New York State Court system. Mr. Cohen first prosecuted insurance fraud crimes as a prosecutor between 1985-1988. Since then, Mr. Cohen has handled countless insurance fraud cases throughout New York City and the surrounding counties.
New York State Penal Law 176.05 defines a fraudulent insurance act. Generally, insurance fraud is committed by a person or entity who knowingly and with the intent to defraud presents materially false information to an insurance company in the underwriting and/ or claim phase. The material (important) information can be submitted in writing or orally in order to obtain or attempt to obtain property. An insurance fraud crime can be committed with respect to the issuance of any type of insurance policy, including, but not limited to an automobile; homeowners/ renters and liability insurance.
Depending on the degree of the offense charged, a person convicted of insurance fraud faces between one year in jail and twenty-five years in prison. Generally, the punishment associated with a New York State insurance fraud crime is dependent upon the value of the property obtained or intended to be obtained. Insurance fraud crimes can be charged as mere misdemeanors and as much as first-degree Insurance Fraud (PL 176.30) for a claim with an alleged loss of more than $1,000,000. Insurance fraud claims are frequently charged along with New York State larceny charges when the property is actually obtained.
During his 28 years of New York criminal defense practice, Mr. Cohen has mastered the procedural and substantive law pertaining to insurance fraud.
By retaining Mark I. Cohen, a defendant maximizes the chances that:
- He or she will be released from custody on the lowest possible amount of bail or on his or her own recognizance;
- He or she may be able to prevail on a motion to dismiss the indictment (if the indictment is defective);
- He or she will be able to suppress any evidence illegally seized by investigators (if the evidence was obtained in violation of the defendant’s rights);
- He or she will be able to prevail at trial;
- He or she will be able to obtain the best plea bargain possible should there be compelling evidence of the defendant’s guilt; and
- He or she will be able to receive a non-prison sentence, or which results in the lowest amount of prison possible.
Contact An Experienced NYC Insurance Fraud Attorney
If you have been charged with an insurance fraud offense in New York State, you should contact Mark I. Cohen, an experienced NYC insurance fraud attorney with more than three decades of experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, to maximize your chances of preserving your freedom, reputation, and assets.