You weren’t looking for a fight, but you found one. Next thing you know, you are being arrested and charged with assault. You may not have even been the one who threw the first punch. However, when police officers are called to break up a fight — whether it’s a bar brawl, a domestic situation or a road rage incident — it’s not unusual when multiple people are led away in handcuffs. Whatever happened to cause your charges, you need to act fast to protect your freedom.
When you or someone you love is facing assault charges in Cherry Hill or anywhere in Camden County, Atlantic County or throughout South Jersey, hiring an aggressive criminal defense lawyer is an important first step to protecting your rights. Atlantic and Camden County criminal lawyer Jill R. Cohen is prepared to examine all aspects of your case to determine the most effective defense strategy. Contact her office today to request an initial consultation with Ms. Cohen. She will answer your questions, explain your options and immediately begin preparing your defense strategy. Ms. Cohen frequently gets these charges completely dismissed.
There are several defenses to charges of assault. Did you act in self-defense? Was it a mutual combat situation where both parties agreed to fight? Was it an accidental injury or an intentional act? Were you intoxicated? In many cases, pleading self-defense is a credible defense strategy. To claim self-defense, however, you need a lawyer who is prepared to do what it takes to convince a jury that you were protecting yourself. Ms. Cohen is a former Camden County assistant prosecutor. She is also 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 knows how prosecutors build their cases and she will put her 30 years of experience as a criminal lawyer to work for you while she fights your charges.
Whether you are facing charges of simple assault, aggravated assault or even aggravated sexual assault, you can rely on Ms. Cohen to protect your rights throughout the legal process. If you are convicted of an assault charge, depending on the specifics of your case, you may be looking at a lifetime behind bars. Don’t take chances with your future.
Jill R. Cohen can defend you against virtually any type of assault charge or anything related to assault, including:
Regardless of the circumstances, and contrary to popular belief, no assault case is clear cut. Even with evidence that you harmed another person, a knowledgeable lawyer like Jill Cohen has methods of mitigating the severity of an assault charge and minimizing the penalties in many cases. Detailed legal analysis, review of the details of the case and compelling argument may bring a second degree assault charge down to a third degree assault charge, resulting in probation instead of jail time.
You’ve heard this before, perhaps on TV or in the movies: You have the right to remain silent. Use it! Before answering any questions posed by police, invoke your right to have your lawyer by your side. Then, contact Jill R. Cohen, Esq., to speak on your behalf. When you contact her for a free initial consultation on your charges, you will immediately understand why she has a reputation of being a criminal defense lawyer who will fight until the end to protect her clients’ rights and freedom.
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.