The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen - Blog
19 Mar 2018
Two years ago, Senator Elizabeth Warren took the U.S. Senate floor and boldly proclaimed the existence of two legal systems: “one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else.” Statistics strongly confirm Senator Warren’s notions. Those who can’t post bail on non-felony charges will be held in pretrial detention or jail for months. [..]
2 Mar 2018
A high school hockey coach in Bayonne was arrested and charged with several weapons offenses after he allegedly took a handgun belonging to another coach and pointed it at two people in the ice rink during practice, according to a recent article at NJ.com. The coach, who also teaches social studies at the high school, [..]
26 Feb 2018
The process that ex-offenders must go through to get their crimes expunged from their records has always been a complicated and long one in New Jersey, but after new legislation signed by former Governor Chris Christie goes into effect later in the year, the path for ex-offenders to get their lives back on the right [..]
7 Feb 2018
New Jersey State Police claim that a 16 year old stole an unmarked police vehicle from a state trooper’s North Brunswick driveway and used the vehicle to commit robberies, impersonate police, and possibly commit other crimes, according to a recent article at NJ.com. Police claimed that the vehicle, an unmarked police SUV, disappeared from right [..]
24 Jan 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow a person with a concealed pistol license in one state to concealed-carry their weapon in other states. The “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” passed with 231 representatives voting for it and 198 voting against. Six Democrats voted for the measure, while 14 Republicans voted against. [..]
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.