Why Hire a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, you have probably realized that there is no shortage of options. There are thousands of lawyers in New Jersey, and most of them do very good work. For you, the important question is simply, “Why should I choose this lawyer over that lawyer? What makes one different from the other?
Years of experience, past case results and reputation are all important factors for you to consider. Certification as a criminal trial attorney is another thing you should look for. Camden County criminal lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, has earned this certification after many years of excellent work on behalf of her clients.
Certified criminal trial attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in criminal practice. Certified criminal trial attorneys have been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work and passed a written exam in the fields of criminal law and procedure.
As of 2013, there are roughly 250 attorneys who are certified criminal trial attorneys according to the New Jersey Supreme Court website. The Supreme Court also certifies lawyers in the areas of civil trial law, matrimonial law and Workers’ Compensation.
No attorney, whether certified or not, can promise a favorable result. However, the fact that an attorney is certified does indicate that he or she has done very good work and is recognized by the legal community as someone who is very capable of succeeding in a given case. The certification also encourages the lawyer to continue educating him or herself to maintain that high level of achievement.
South Jersey criminal lawyer, Ms. Cohen, brings more than 30 years of criminal law experience to the table. She has worked as a prosecutor in both Philadelphia and New Jersey, and now maintains her own criminal defense practice. She is a certified criminal trial attorney, and is committed to upholding everything that title stands for. Whether you are accused of homicide, a sex crime, a drug offense or any other type of criminal activity, you can rely on her to work tirelessly on your behalf and to always keep you informed about what is happening in your case.
You reach Ms. Cohen directly by calling or by contacting her online. Her office is conveniently located in Westmont, and she can meet you anywhere that is convenient for you. She makes jail visits as well.
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.