The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen - Blog
12 Mar 2019
The police in New Jersey are investigating a tragic crime after they discovered two homicide victims in an idling vehicle on February 27th. Read on to learn the details of this crime, the penalties of murder in the state of New Jersey and the potential criminal defenses available to murder suspects. Double Homicide in Camden [..]
5 Mar 2019
Murder, self-defense, and manslaughter are often closely tied together. The differentiation between the three is sometimes hard to discern because of the principles that separate self-defense from an unlawful criminal assault or killing. So when is a killing justified, and when is it criminal? Here’s a brief run-down of how each is defined in New [..]
21 Feb 2019
On November 5, 2018, police officers of the Wildwood Police Department Uniform Patrol Division arrested a 31-year-old nurse named Jessica Mattera from Middle Township, New Jersey after she attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription at a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Wildwood, New Jersey. After arresting her on that date, the Wildwood Police Department released Mattera [..]
7 Feb 2019
On November 29, 2018, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Department Chief William Mastriana announced, in a joint press release, that 57-year-old Joseph T. Schroeder of Bristol, Pennsylvania had been arrested the previous day in connection to a stabbing that occurred in North Cape May, NJ. As a result of [..]
21 Jan 2019
Newly-released data from the FBI showed that the number of reported hate crimes across the United States rose 17 percent in 2017. In New Jersey, the number of hate crimes reported in jumped 76 percent to 500 total incidents. Being charged with a hate crime in New Jersey is a serious event, and requires legal [..]
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.