Some people don’t take municipal courts seriously and, therefore, often try to “go it alone.” When facing serious charges, including driving while intoxicated (DWI), assault or harassment charges, or local law violations such as barking dogs or disturbing the peace, many people show up in court without legal representation. Unfortunately, they soon find out they’ve made a costly mistake. You could be facing six months in jail, as well as high fines.
Have you been charged with any of the following:
Serious charges heard in municipal court have severe consequences. Rest assured, you will have a much easier time negotiating with a local prosecutor or appearing before a judge with a knowledgeable, experienced defense lawyer by your side. Camden County defense lawyer Jill R. Cohen, Esq., will represent you in any municipal court throughout New Jersey. She knows how to speak with prosecutors, having been a former Camden County assistant prosecutor herself. She is your best chance at beating your charges or at least having them downgraded to charges with lesser penalties. Ms. Cohen will explain the options available to you so you can avoid a criminal conviction.
While there is no way to prove local police departments set out to issue tickets to generate more income for municipalities, it often seems like cops are being especially attentive while on patrol. There seem to be speed traps everywhere and seeing flashing lights on roadways throughout South Jersey is not uncommon these days.
If you were pulled over and ticketed, you need an aggressive defense lawyer in court with you fighting your charges. Jill R. Cohen has had considerable success negotiating with prosecutors to get traffic tickets dismissed entirely or downgraded to no-point tickets. She knows the people who work in the local courts, and, often, on the municipal level, relationships are critically important when fighting serious traffic violations and criminal charges. Ms. Cohen’s experience in trying serious criminal charges makes her especially suited to help you.
Additionally, she is fiercely protective of her clients’ rights. For example, if your traffic stop occurred without provocation or justification, Ms. Cohen will determine whether your right to freedom from unlawful search and seizure was violated. If so, she may be able to get your case thrown out.
Being convicted of any New Jersey crime is serious business and should be handled as such. When you are facing any municipal charges or a ticket for a serious traffic violation, including drunk driving or texting while driving, contact a knowledgeable and experienced Camden County defense lawyer to arrange a free initial consultation. Protect your freedom through aggressive defense of your constitutional rights after you have been accused of any municipal crime.
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.