The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen - Blog
9 Jul 2019
New Jersey Couple Sentenced A resident of Orange Township was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the killing and robbery of a man they were meant to purchase marijuana from. Joseph Villani and his girlfriend Raquel Garajau made a plan to rip off dealer Trupal Patel on February 6, 2017, when Patel came to [..]
1 Jul 2019
Sexual Assault With a Minor in New Jersey A Riverdale resident faces charges of sexual assault after police discovered sexually explicit text messages sent to a 12-year-old. The charges are the result of a tip to police from the mother of the girl, who found the messages on her daughter’s phone. The Passaic County Sheriff’s [..]
12 Jun 2019
Restraining Orders in New Jersey The deterioration of a marriage or family relationship can sometimes be the result of domestic violence or at least the accusation of domestic violence. But misunderstandings abound, and restraining orders can ruin a reputation and a life. That’s why if you have been served with a restraining order, you need [..]
5 Jun 2019
Carrying a Concealed Weapon in New Jersey If you’ve been charged with carrying a concealed weapon in New Jersey, you should know that the penalties for this violation are often steep and may involve years in prison. A concealed weapon can also be something other than a gun. You can also be charged with carrying [..]
14 May 2019
Controlled Dangerous Substances in New Jersey A controlled dangerous substance is defined as a drug that is classified as having potential for abuse. This can be something as legal as a prescribed high strength painkiller like oxycodone or anxiety medication like Xanax to something as serious and completely illegal like heroin or cocaine. Possession of [..]
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.