Assault Defense Attorney in Westmont
Former Prosecutor Fighting for the Accused in Camden County
Assault accusations are common situations that can lead to criminal charges. Whatever led to your charges – whether it was a bar brawl, a domestic situation, road rage, or another type of incident – you need to act fast to protect your rights and your freedom. Assault charges can have serious consequences, leaving you with a permanent criminal record that can affect your ability to get a job, a house, or a professional license.
If you or someone you love is facing assault charges in Camden County, hiring an aggressive criminal defense lawyer is a vital first step to protecting your rights. At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we are prepared to examine all aspects of your case to determine the most effective defense. Our Westmont assault defense lawyer can answer your questions, explain your options, and immediately begin preparing your defense strategy. Attorney Jill Cohen is frequently able to get these charges completely dismissed before trial in New Jersey courts.
Assault Cases We Handle
Assault involves knowingly or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury to someone or menacing them in such a way as to make them believe they are in danger of imminent bodily injury. Simple assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Aggravated assault is a more serious charge, often involving the use of a deadly weapon, which may be charged as a fourth-degree, third-degree, or second-degree felony. Penalties for aggravated assault range from 18 months up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of $10,000 up to $150,000 depending on the severity of the incident.
The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen can defend you against virtually any type of assault charge, including:
- Terrorist threats
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Armed robbery
- Sexual assault
- Statutory or date rape
- Violation of a restraining order
- Reckless endangerment
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic assault
Regardless of the circumstances, no assault case is clear cut. Even with evidence that you harmed another person, we have methods of mitigating the severity of an assault charge and minimizing the penalties in many cases. A detailed legal analysis, review of the arrest, and compelling argument may bring a second-degree charge down to a third-degree charge, resulting in probation instead of jail time.
How Our Firm Can Help
Whether you are facing charges of simple assault, aggravated assault, or even aggravated sexual assault, you can rely on Attorney Jill Cohen to protect your rights throughout the legal process. A former Camden County assistant prosecutor, she is also one of the few lawyers in New Jersey who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney. She knows how local prosecutors build their cases and she can put her 30+ years of experience to work for you while she fights your charges.
Aggravated Assault Not Guilty
Aggravated Manslaughter Appeal Granted
Aggravated Sexual Assault Dismissed
First Degree Aggravated Sexual Not Guilty
Restraining Orders Dismissed
Sexual Assault Dismissed