The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen - Blog
15 Aug 2017
Authorities are putting up billboards in New Jersey and surrounding states in the hopes of getting more information on a cold case from 2007 by offering a substantial reward of $100,000 if the information leads to a conviction in this case. A New Jersey college student had been killed in a mugging on the Glassboro [..]
8 Aug 2017
Governor Christie had made a promise back in March that he would create legislation that would make it easier for individuals that have been convicted of a crime to have an easier time in getting a job. He wants to accomplish this by making it easier for certain convictions to be expunged from the record [..]
26 Jul 2017
Over 40 U.S. states use a system that sets a cash bail amount for people charged with crimes. Supporters of these systems say that bail helps protect the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, by allowing people accused of crimes to return to their usual lives rather than languish in jail. The right [..]
19 Jul 2017
In a recent memorandum to federal prosecutors, Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised prosecutors to charge people suspected of federal crimes with the most serious offense they can prove, arguing that “the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence.” The memo pushes federal prosecutors to reverse course after eight years of [..]
12 Jul 2017
The U.S. Constitution states that citizens accused of crimes have the right to a “speedy trial.” The New Jersey State Constitution secures a similar right. But neither document defines what, exactly, it means by a “speedy” trial—and in some cases, the process may take months or years. Some U.S. states have experimented with setting specific [..]
As an assistant prosecutor Ms. Cohen litigated complex motions for the State, was an acting Camden City Municipal Prosecutor, and indicted over 800 cases before the Camden County Grand Jury. Ms. Cohen handled hundreds of indictable/felony and juvenile cases and tried numerous jury trials, in areas such as drug possession and distribution, school zone violations, domestic violence, aggravated assault, fraud, burglary, robbery, child sexual assault, child physical abuse, homicides, attempted murder and other crimes of magnitude.
With over 30 years in the criminal justice system, Ms. Cohen has developed a great working relationship with members of the local justice system. Ms. Cohen uses her vast experience to get her clients the best possible results.
Ms. Cohen leaves no stones unturned when she builds aggressive defense strategies designed to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Certification Program is designed to help the public make sound and informed choices when deciding to hire an attorney. While there are over 60,000 practicing attorneys in the state of New Jersey, fewer than 250 New Jersey lawyers have been recognized by the NJ Supreme Court as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. Camden County criminal lawyer Jill Cohen has been recognized as an NJ Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney every year since 2008. To become a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Ms. Cohen received recommendations from her peers and judges throughout South Jersey.
Regardless of the incidents that led up to your arrest, every resident of New Jersey has the constitutional right to a fair trial. If you have been arrested or are being investigated, you need sound legal advice. Contact me today.