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.
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:
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.
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.
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.