Not all cases of domestic violence are “he said, she said.” Certainly, there are situations where a wife, girlfriend, husband, mother, father, sister or brother may feel genuinely in danger because of attacks or threats by a significant other. In the great majority of cases, however, what starts out as a domestic matter becomes a complex legal issue involving police, prosecutors, judges and sometimes juries.
If you are facing domestic violence charges or a final restraining order hearing, your future quality of life is at stake. If a judge issues a Final Restraining Order (FRO), you may be banned from ever returning to your own home or seeing your children. If you are convicted of domestic violence, your freedom is on the line. Contact knowledgeable domestic violence defense lawyer Jill R. Cohen to protect your rights and reputation. There are many defenses to a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and most deserve a fight.
Often, someone charged with domestic violence or abuse will be bound by a temporary restraining order obtained quickly by the victim. It’s imperative that you contact a savvy, experienced criminal defense lawyer who will immediately get to work building a case against the final restraining order. Time is of the essence because FRO hearings are often scheduled within 10 days of the issuance of the temporary restraining order. Call Ms. Cohen right away; you don’t want an FRO against you.
There may not be much you can do to prevent a judge from issuing a TRO. This is because the plaintiff can request a restraining order and, assuming some credible evidence is presented, a judge will usually take a “better safe than sorry” viewpoint and issue the TRO. Further, the defendant isn’t able to defend themselves in a TRO hearing. The sooner you contact Ms. Cohen, the better chance she will have in building a case that convinces a judge that a final restraining order is not warranted. Rest assured, getting help early on will strengthen your case. Ms. Cohen will fight for your life and your freedom.
Sometimes, the accuser becomes the accused in New Jersey domestic violence cases. Ms. Cohen knows that there are times when a defendant will attempt to point the finger at the plaintiff. Next thing you know, you quickly go from victim to possibly facing restraining order or assault charges yourself.
In addition to being one of the few lawyers in New Jersey who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney, Ms. Cohen is a former Camden County assistant prosecutor. She knows that communication with the prosecutor’s office helps ward off frivolous complaints by defendants who attempt to turn domestic violence charges back on their accuser.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in New Jersey, you will be facing an uphill battle. Don’t go to war without someone by your side who will fight to help you take back control of your life. Ms. Cohen will defend your right to live in your own home, preserve access to your children and enjoy the constitutional right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. All too often, police seem to take the opposite view in an effort to protect victims of domestic violence.
When Camden County criminal lawyer Jill R. Cohen represents you, you can count on a knowledgeable, zealous defense. She has been fighting for her clients’ rights and freedom for more than 30 years.
If you are facing domestic violence or abuse charges, or if you have been served with a domestic violence restraining order, do not delay in contacting Ms. Cohen. She will answer your questions, explain your options and advise you about the best way to proceed in defending you against your domestic violence charges.
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.