Camden County Criminal Attorney Jill Cohen Helps Clients Appeal Convictions
If you have been convicted of a crime in New Jersey, you have the right to appeal the court’s decision. Camden County criminal defense lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, has 30 years of experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases in New Jersey. Her experience as a former assistant prosecutor and former Camden City prosecutor, combined with her current role as a criminal defense attorney, gives you a distinct advantage in the appeal process.
An appeal does not involve a retrial. The appeal process allows you and your attorney to present evidence to the court that proves you did not receive a fair trial, or that there were errors made in your trial proceedings that warrant a reversal of your conviction. An appeal can be based on several arguments. Perhaps a judge allowed evidence to be presented in your trial that should have been inadmissible, or did not allow evidence that should have been presented that could have affected your conviction. In some cases, a judge has improperly denied or allowed a pretrial motion that could be grounds for a reversal of your sentence. You can even appeal on the basis that your criminal trial lawyer did not properly defend you during your trial.
Whatever the basis is for your appeal, your criminal defense attorney must prove to the judge that you were denied due process, or that errors were made in your case that call for a reversal of your sentence. Camden County criminal defense lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, fully understands how the prosecution thinks and how the court operates. Her past and present experience in prosecuting and defending criminal cases gives her a unique perspective on what you need for a successful appeal.
The courts have strict deadlines for filing an appeal. The municipal courts allow you 20 days from the date of your sentence to file an appeal, while the Superior Court grants you 45 days from the date of your sentence to file a motion to appeal. These deadlines are firm and only in extreme circumstances will the court allow you an extension of 30 days at the municipal level. In addition to the deadlines, your attorney must gather all records and documentation from your trial that will help you reach a successful outcome. Jill R. Cohen can ensure that you meet all deadlines and have everything you need to prove your case.
Though you may be overwhelmed with stress from the trial and doubt that your sentence can be reversed, consulting with a reputable and experienced criminal defense attorney is worth your effort. A large number of cases are won at the appellate level that reduce or eliminate prison sentences and lifelong consequences that a conviction can bring. Camden County criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen are dedicated to protecting your Constitutional rights and providing strong, legal representation that leads to a successful appeal.
Camden County Criminal Lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, Defends Those Charged with Crimes in New Jersey
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in New Jersey, or has been convicted of a crime and is considering an appeal, contact the experienced and well-respected Camden County criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation today. Our offices are conveniently located in Westmont, New Jersey allowing us to serve clients in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Atlantic County, including the towns of Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Camden, Gloucester City, Pennsauken, Collingswood, Bellmawr, Woodbury, Lindenwold, Marlton, Pine Hill, Barrington, Mount Ephraim, Pleasantville and Hammonton.