Juvenile Defense

Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney in Camden

Aggressive, Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Juveniles Facing Charges in Camden County and Throughout South Jersey

Everyone makes mistakes, but as we all know, young people are particularly vulnerable to the concept of testing rules. When “rules” are actually New Jersey “laws,” the potential consequences are far more severe than getting grounded. Depending on the situation, the penalties associated with juvenile crimes can be extremely serious — including real jail time.

If your child is facing any type of criminal charges in New Jersey, it’s incredibly important that you contact an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will get to work immediately protecting your child’s rights and freedom. Jill R. Cohen, Esq., is a former Camden County assistant prosecutor and is one of the few lawyers in New Jersey who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney. She has an excellent understanding of how her former colleagues build cases involving juvenile crimes. Contact her today to find out how she can put her knowledge and experience to work for your family.

Juvenile Charges Lawyer Jill Cohen Successfully Defends Clients in South Jersey

As a parent, you certainly want to do anything possible to ensure your child escapes the most serious of penalties associated with criminal charges. Teens charged with crimes are understandably frightened and overwhelmed, as are their parents. You’ve come to the right place. The very first thing you need to do when you find out the prosecutor is charging your child with a crime is to speak to a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who has significant experience defending juveniles charged with serious crimes in Atlantic, Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.

Contact Jill Cohen today if your child is facing these or any other criminal charges:

  • Underage drinking/underage DWI
  • Possessing a fake ID
  • Juvenile drug crimes, such as marijuana possession
  • Destruction of property and other property crimes (arson, defacing property)
  • Harassment or making terroristic threats
  • Cybercrime (including using Facebook or other social media to make threats)
  • Sexting
  • Date rape
  • Theft/shoplifting
  • Juvenile assault

Whatever events led to the legal issue at hand, you can rely on Ms. Cohen to provide sound, aggressive legal advice. For more than 30 years, she has been committed to protecting young people in New Jersey from a system that, she believes, too often harms more than it helps. She understands juvenile delinquency proceedings and how they differ from typical cases involving adults.

Talk to an Experienced Lawyer about Protecting Your Child from Serious Criminal Charges in South Jersey

The very first thing Jill Cohen will do after getting a full understanding of the charges and answering all of your questions is to do what’s necessary to make sure your child’s case is heard in juvenile court — not adult criminal court. This is imperative because juveniles tried in criminal court can face hard time in prison with hardened criminals, as well as a permanent criminal record.

Ms. Cohen will put her considerable knowledge of the New jersey Juvenile Justice System and her experience as a criminal defense lawyer to work for your family, doing what’s necessary to protect your child in every way possible. Her focus is where it should be: on rehabilitation. A young person may be better off going through anger management counseling or drug treatment than being locked in a detention center, for example. Ms. Cohen knows how to work within the system to obtain a result that helps more than it hurts.

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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.

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