Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Westmont
Aggressively Defending against All Types of Sex Offenses
Sex crime charges are among the most serious that you can face. Unfortunately, these charges are sometimes filed on baseless and false claims that can significantly damage your reputation, relationships, freedom, and future. They may result in lengthy incarceration and other severe penalties. Retaining an aggressive criminal defense lawyer as early as possible in the investigation process can increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, our Westmont sex crime defense attorney has handled hundreds of sex offense cases. This experience includes defending adults and juveniles accused of crimes who have never been in trouble in their lives before. Such cases are often the result of prosecutors and law enforcement officials filing charges based on little – if any – evidence. In these situations, you can count on the professionalism and experience of our Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who has conducted more than 200 jury trials in Camden County and throughout New Jersey.
New Jersey Sex Crimes
The term sex crime refers to any criminal activity that is sexual in nature.
The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen handles all types of sex offense cases, which can include:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Megan’s Law violations
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Internet sex crimes
- Child pornography possession and distribution
- Child sexual abuse
- Promoting prostitution
- Juvenile sex crimes
Penalties for Sex Crime Convictions
Depending on the circumstances of the offense and other mitigating or aggravating factors, sex crime penalties can range from six months in jail up to 20 years in prison. You could also be facing fines, probation, restitution, and other penalties. Many New Jersey sex crime convictions also carry mandatory sex offender registration. When you register as a sex offender, your identity and other personal information are shared with and accessible to the public. Failing to register as a sex offender is a criminal offense. You’ll also have to inform law enforcement officials every time you move so that they can update the registry.
Getting Sex Offense Charges Dismissed or Downgraded
Any sex crime accusation can damage your life if the matter is not handled properly. With early intervention, our Westmont sex crime defense attorney is often able to get cases dismissed or plea-bargained to a very favorable outcome.
The defenses against sex crime allegations in juvenile and adult court are based on very particular standards, requiring expert investigation and the skills of an attorney with experience in the field. Our firm has the resources needed to investigate, research, and challenge the state’s evidence.
We gather all available evidence and resources that may provide vital information in building your defense, including:
- Experienced private investigators
- Psychological records
- Records from the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P)
- Medical records
- School records
Choose The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
At our firm, we are committed to delivering exceptional representation and achieving favorable results for every client. Our Westmont sex crime defense lawyer is a fierce advocate for her clients and is fearless both in and out of the courtroom. With former prosecution experience under her belt, Attorney Jill Cohen knows how to craft a defense capable of withstanding the opposition. No matter what type of sex crime charge you are facing, rest assured that we have handled cases like yours and know how to help you move forward.
Aggravated Assault Not Guilty
Aggravated Manslaughter Appeal Granted
Aggravated Sexual Assault Dismissed
First Degree Aggravated Sexual Not Guilty
Restraining Orders Dismissed
Sexual Assault Dismissed