We live in an age of “do-it-yourself.” You have a question about how to fix something, cook something, make something? Chances are, you can probably find the instructions for it online. While we may have become accustomed to finding answers to our common questions online, your criminal case is not going to fall under the same category. You’re going to have questions about the charges against you and what’s involved in the criminal process. Your criminal defense attorney will be able to answer all these questions for you and give you your best shot in defending the charges against you.
How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?
The criminal justice system is incredibly complex. As such, there are a multitude of variables that you can encounter in your case. Most importantly, defense attorneys are knowledgeable about local court procedures, arguments that are most likely to appeal to certain prosecutors, laws and statutes and more. Defense attorney, Jill R. Cohen benefits from her experience as a former prosecutor. Prior to protecting defendants, Attorney Cohen spent 15 years of her career as a prosecutor, meaning she knows how they think and the strategies they will use.
They Can Provide Emotional Support
Additionally and perhaps sometimes overlooked is how emotional the process can be for those who are awaiting criminal proceedings. A skilled criminal defense attorney does not overlook this and understands how anxious, scared and embarrassed someone may feel and will take the time to help them navigate the criminal justice system.
They Can Investigate Your Case and Make Plea Deals
Most importantly, an experienced criminal defense attorney can also negotiate a deal with the prosecutors and try to get their client’s charges lessened or even dismissed. Your defense lawyer may also be able to get you to attend a rehabilitation program to help you avoid the criminal justice system in the future. Your attorney will also gather information from the prosecution’s witnesses and investigate the case and charges against you.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Cost is always an important factor in making a decision and understandably so. That’s why the Law Office of Jill R. Cohen offers free consultations. And in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, our firm is offering discounted rates and payment plans.
Contact An Experienced Westmont Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Criminal Charges In New Jersey
Have you been charged with a crime in New Jersey? A criminal conviction could leave you with a permanent record, and it could result in your driver’s license being suspended for a very long time. That is why it is imperative that you speak with a qualified criminal defense lawyer about your case. Criminal defense attorney, Jill R. Cohen represents clients charged with assault, drug crimes, theft and related offenses in Westmont, Camden, Cherry Hill, and throughout New Jersey. Call 856-242-7177 or fill out our confidential online form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office located at 210 Haddon Avenue Westmont, NJ 08108.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.