Any time law enforcement officials believe you took something of value from another person, you could find yourself facing serious theft-related charges in New Jersey. However, these crimes often involve a considerable amount of hearsay and, to be convicted of any theft, you must be proven guilty of all elements of the offense. This means the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Experienced Camden County criminal defense lawyer Jill R. Cohen knows that theft charges, including shoplifting, often arise out of a mistake or a misunderstanding. For more than 30 years, Ms. Cohen has defended people charged with theft crimes, including robbery, burglary and embezzlement. She is a former assistant Camden County prosecutor and assistant Philadelphia district attorney, so she knows how the other side builds theft cases and will put her knowledge and experience to work defending you against your theft charges.
The circumstances of how and why you have been accused, charged or arrested for theft are less important at this time than taking immediate action to protect your rights. An experienced criminal defense attorney with a zeal for protecting the accused is your best ally. Mr. Cohen knows how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case, working tirelessly to obtain the best outcome possible for you. Many theft cases can ultimately be dismissed.
You can rely on Ms. Cohen to negotiate for the following on your behalf:
Whether your charges arose out of a misunderstanding or more deliberate actions, the circumstances of how and why you or a loved one were charged with alleged theft should not be your focus now. Ms. Cohen will focus on taking immediate action on your behalf to protect your rights.
“Theft” itself is a broad concept that may include any of the following alleged offenses:
After you’ve been charged with any crime in New Jersey, the sooner you contact the Haddonfield-based criminal defense Law Firm of Jill R. Cohen, the more options there will be for a successful resolution. Protect your rights, your freedom and your future by contacting our office now to request your free consultation with an accomplished Camden County criminal lawyer.
Ms. Cohen will answer all of your questions, respond to your concerns and outline possible defense strategies to clear you of your charges. She is on your side.
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.