Any drug charges present major legal challenges in the State of New Jersey. This is because drug addiction and drug-related deaths have reached epic proportions here and, as such, law enforcement officials have become hyper-focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals suspected of drug-related crimes. Further, local police are cracking down on any type of drug crime, from heroin possession to simple possession of marijuana.
If you or a loved one is facing any drug crime, whether possession, possession with the intent to distribute, drug manufacturing or something else, it’s imperative that you retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. Consequences of a drug crime conviction may include fines, a criminal record, problems retaining or getting a job, problems with admission to colleges or universities, difficulties obtaining school loans and possible jail or prison time. Jill R. Cohen, Esq., knows New Jersey drug laws and will aggressively defend your reputation and freedom as she fights your drug charges in Camden, Burlington, Salem, Gloucester and Atlantic counties.
Long before former First Lady Nancy Reagan declared war on drugs, marijuana, cocaine and numerous other controlled dangerous substances were the impetus for many serious drug charges. The term “drug crimes” is broad because drug-related charges can stem from anything from possession of an empty plastic bag that did, at some point, contain pot all the way to trafficking hundreds of pounds of cocaine or heroin.
Jill Cohen knows how to fight for your constitutional rights and, many times, she has secured outright dismissals in drug crime cases. Your rights need to be scrupulously protected and Ms. Cohen is not afraid to fight.
The Camden County criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen have represented countless individuals in Camden County and across New Jersey who faced drug crime charges, including:
Ms. Cohen is particularly qualified to represent you against your drug-related charges because she is a former assistant prosecutor in Camden and understands how her former colleagues build their cases against suspected drug criminals. You can rely on her to put that knowledge and experience to work in your case. Additionally, Ms. Cohen has been recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. This is an honor awarded to very few lawyers in New Jersey.
Finally, Ms. Cohen should be your first call after you are charged with a drug offense because she has been extremely successful getting cases moved to Drug Court, an alternative program that enables defendants to avoid the harshest of consequences and ultimately get their drug charges dismissed.
Don’t delay taking action if you have been charged with a drug crime in New Jersey. Serious drug crimes require serious criminal defense strategies. Contact certified Camden County criminal defense lawyer Jill R. Cohen today. Ms. Cohen will travel for you throughout the State. In a free initial consultation, Ms. Cohen will answer your questions, explain your rights and your options and begin right away guiding you through the process.
As an assistant prosecutor Ms. Cohen litigated complex motions for the State, was an acting Camden City Municipal Prosecutor, and indicted over 800 cases before the Camden County Grand Jury. Ms. Cohen handled hundreds of indictable/felony and juvenile cases and tried numerous jury trials, in areas such as drug possession and distribution, school zone violations, domestic violence, aggravated assault, fraud, burglary, robbery, child sexual assault, child physical abuse, homicides, attempted murder and other crimes of magnitude.
With over 30 years in the criminal justice system, Ms. Cohen has developed a great working relationship with members of the local justice system. Ms. Cohen uses her vast experience to get her clients the best possible results.
Ms. Cohen leaves no stones unturned when she builds aggressive defense strategies designed to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Certification Program is designed to help the public make sound and informed choices when deciding to hire an attorney. While there are over 60,000 practicing attorneys in the state of New Jersey, fewer than 250 New Jersey lawyers have been recognized by the NJ Supreme Court as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. Camden County criminal lawyer Jill Cohen has been recognized as an NJ Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney every year since 2008. To become a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Ms. Cohen received recommendations from her peers and judges throughout South Jersey.
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.