The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen - Blog
14 Jan 2019
A New Jersey police officer who had been on administrative leave following an on-duty shooting has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a grand jury investigation. The officer was Sgt. Kevin Clements, a 19-year veteran of the Deptford Police Force. He shot and killed a 36-year-old woman named LaShonda Anderson following a shoplifting incident at [..]
20 Dec 2018
Izaia Bullock, a junior linebacker at Rutgers University, was arrested and charged in late October 2018 for his alleged connection to a murder plot. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Bullock was engaged in a plan to kill “the family members of an acquaintance.” The targets of this alleged murder conspiracy have no [..]
18 Dec 2018
On October 27, 2018, Stephanie Carafa, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Lodi, NJ, was arrested following an investigation conducted by the Lodi police department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office of inappropriate activity occurring at a local high school. Police initiated this investigation after allegations were made that sexually explicit photographs of [..]
29 Nov 2018
Hoboken Man Accused of Falsely Reporting Robbery of His Employer’s Messenger Bike Anyone who is thinking about stealing their boss’ messenger bike might want to think again. The Hoboken Police Department recently arrested a purported victim of a robbery just eight days after receiving a report of an assault and robbery of an expensive messenger [..]
27 Nov 2018
4 Men Charged in Death of Dad at Youth Football Practice in Millville, NJ Authorities have charged four people with Homicide, Conspiracy to Commit Homicide, Hindering Apprehension, Obstruction, and False Reporting in connection with an August 9th shooting death of a parent at a youth football practice in Millville, New Jersey. Criminal Defense Attorney Jill [..]
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.