Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Lawyer Camden, NJ

Attorney Jill Cohen Provides Defense of Domestic Violence Cases in Camden County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County, and Throughout Southern New Jersey

My New Jersey legal practice consists of different kinds of domestic violence cases: some that involve criminal charges, and others that involve restraining orders. Very frequently, I represent defendants accused of domestic violence in Municipal Court and Criminal or Superior Court. Although the charges are serious, knowing how to defend against charges for aggravated assault and simple assault helps my clients navigate the system and often results in complete dismissals. I have even been successful defending clients against false claims of rape and other types of sexual assaults.

New Jersey Bail Reform Laws

Under the new bail reform statutes in New Jersey, the initial charge sometimes results in incarceration. That is why it is so important to obtain a criminal defense attorney who has experience with the new bail reform procedures in NJ. I can save you long periods of incarceration in jail while you wait for the resolution of your domestic violence assault case. Recently, I was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to have my client, who was charged with several first-degree crimes, released from jail after just one night.

If someone you know has been charged with a crime – even if it will eventually be heard in Municipal Court – it is important to arrange a telephone conversation with me right away. I can make a visit to the jail and immediately start negotiating with the prosecutor. A recent case of mine involved a client facing allegations of aggravated sexual assault. I was able to get those very serious charges dismissed. Many times, the goal is to get felony-level charges reduced to a disorderly persons offense so that they can be taken out of the criminal system and heard in local Municipal Courts. Once the case is in municipal court, because of my familiarity with the Municipal Prosecutors and the system, I am often successful in getting these matters dismissed entirely.

Restraining Orders in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County and Other Counties in Southern NJ

A big part of my practice is defending individuals who are served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) to be heard by a judge in the family part of the Superior Courts. It is essential to have a strong defense against these temporary restraining orders. If a final restraining order (FRO) is entered because you didn’t seek counsel, you could be affected for the rest of your life. A restraining order may prevent you from obtaining many different kinds of jobs. Moreover, permanent restraining orders can stay on your record forever. Knowing how to beat a final restraining order can change the rest of your life. Because I have tried numerous jury and non-jury trials in New Jersey, I know how to defend against the entry of a final restraining order. I am not afraid to tackle any case or to vigorously cross-examine the plaintiffs who frequently bring baseless claims in domestic violence cases.

Contact NJ Criminal Defense Attorney Jill Cohen Today to Discuss Your Cherry Hill, Camden, and Municipal and Superior Court Domestic Violence Cases

In our legal system in New Jersey, law enforcement often files charges based on no evidence at all. They bring very serious charges without one shred of evidence. However, even a baseless charge can result in incarceration for long periods of time. These charges have to be defended vigorously. The sooner I get involved, the better the outcome will be for you. My goal is to keep my clients out of jail, even if they face serious charges.

My relationship with the county prosecutors, as well as my extensive experience as a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, allows me to get the best results possible for my clients in domestic violence cases. For example, I just represented someone who, in a drunk state, bit a piece of his wife’s ear. With the help of very experienced private investigators, I was able to get the charges dismissed and help the client avoid jail and a permanent criminal record. Be sure to contact me as soon as possible so that we, together, can beat your NJ domestic violence charges.


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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.

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