There are wide variety of fraud schemes out there that result in criminal charges. Credit card fraud, voter fraud, mortgage fraud and, certainly, various types of insurance fraud can be a powerful lure for someone who is down on their luck or just looking to make a buck the easy way. It all sounds great — until you get caught. Then, rest assured, there is nothing easy about facing fraud charges in New Jersey.
At the very first sign that you are being investigated for any white collar crime in New Jersey, including fraud, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will immediately get to work protecting your freedom and reputation. New Jersey residents and out-of-state visitors charged with fraud have turned to the Cherry Hill criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen for experienced legal counsel. Contact Ms. Cohen today for a confidential consultation about your charges.
When it comes to providing top-quality, aggressive criminal defense representation, experience matters. Ms. Cohen is 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 has been successfully representing clients facing various white collar crimes for over 30 years. She knows that facing fraud charges can impact a person in many ways. Your job may be on the line. Your professional and personal reputation may be called into question. In many cases, your freedom may be at stake.
When you are charged with forgery, casino fraud, mail fraud or any type of serious business crime such as embezzlement, money laundering or racketeering, you need to retain a serious criminal defense lawyer like Jill Cohen as soon as possible. The truth is, by the time someone becomes aware that they are about to be charged with a fraud crime, there has likely already been an ongoing investigation for some time.
In Camden County, for example, the prosecutor may be advised about some insurance fraud allegations and begin an investigation against you long before you become aware of possible charges. If an employer suspects an employee of embezzlement, they are unlikely to approach the employee. Instead, they will likely advise law enforcement and an investigation will begin.
It’s not unusual when the suspect is one of the last people to know they are being investigated. If you believe you may be a target of an investigation, call right away.
Whatever your circumstances are, as soon as you receive notice that you are under investigation — or suspect that you will be investigated — it is critical that you talk to a Cherry Hill criminal lawyer right away. The opportunity to resolve your embezzlement or fraud case is much, much greater before criminal charges have been filed. Jill Cohen is a former Camden County assistant prosecutor and Camden City municipal prosecutor. She knows how her former colleagues build white collar cases and she will put that experience and knowledge to work defending you against your fraud charges.
Police may ask to speak with you about a fraud case. Your company’s human resources department may send you a letter asking you to submit to questioning about financial transactions that you were involved in. A detective may contact you directly and request a meeting. These are examples of early indicators that you could soon be charged with a white collar crime such as fraud, forgery or embezzlement.
Exercise your right to remain silent until you have the chance to speak with seasoned criminal defense lawyer Jill R. Cohen. When necessary, she will come to the police station or jail to meet with you. You can rely on her experience every step of the way; she will fight your charges tirelessly in an effort to protect your freedom and reputation.
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.