ISP Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Fights for Clients to Obtain Entry into Intensive Supervised Probation in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey
If you or a loved one have been sentenced to serve time in prison, you may feel as though you have no options for relief—after all, you have been through the New Jersey criminal process and exhausted all options for fighting your charges. At the Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, I am dedicated and determined to explore all available options, both for clients who continue to fight their charges and for those who have already been convicted and sentenced. The New Jersey intensive supervised probation program provides can provide a ray of hope for clients who are already serving time in jail.
New Jersey’s intensive supervised probation program essentially allows certain people who have already begun serving time in prison to qualify for supervised release much sooner than would be possible under the typical parole eligibility rules. The intensive supervised probation program is perhaps more aptly characterized as a type of parole program for those who have been convicted of certain types of crimes and are serving their sentences but are not yet eligible for parole under the traditionally applicable rules. If you have questions about whether you may be eligible to participate in the ISP program, schedule a consultation with my office today.
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Requirements for the New Jersey Intensive Supervised Probation Program
New Jersey’s intensive supervised probation program is only available to individuals who have been convicted of certain non-violent crimes and allows an eligible individual to leave prison and instead satisfy a term of supervised release. Before applying to participate, you will be required to complete at least 60 days of your jail sentence. After release from prison via the ISP program, a 90-day “trial period” will begin. Throughout the entire term of intensive supervision, you will be required to:
- First, obtain employment within 30 days of release, and maintain employment throughout the supervisory period,
- Abide by a strict 6pm curfew before you gain employment,
- Provide financial support for any dependents,
- Participate in mandatory treatment and/or counseling programs,
- Obtain permission before leaving the state of New Jersey at any time,
- Refrain from carrying a firearm,
- Submit to home visits by an ISP officer, and allow the officer to search the premises without a warrant,
- Inform your employer that you are a participant in the ISP program,
- Submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and
- Satisfy all financial conditions ordered under the ISP program.
If your original prison sentence was at least five years, you will be required to remain under intensive supervision for at least 16 months following release, and potentially for the remainder of your original prison sentence. Even once you have been admitted into the program, you will be required to complete all conditions and continue to satisfy the judges that you should be allowed to continue to participate.
"Jill Cohen is top-notch! I hired Jill for a serious matter facing 6 charges and years of prison time. She worked extremely hard from the pretrial release to my final court date. She was able to get my pretrial release reduced after some time had passed, which improved my ability to work. She wasted no time hiring a private investigator to get the statements that were missed/exaggerated during the initial investigation by the police. Jill was able to present our case facts to the prosecutor who initially agreed to PTI but later objected. She then appealed to the courts for the PTI program and we won the appeal. I went from facing 6 serious charges with years of prison and having a criminal record to having 5 of the 6 charges dismissed and was able to enter into the PTI program. I have to pay minimal fines, some classes and some community service. Once I complete the program everything disappears and I am able to continue life with a clean record. Jill’s value cannot be beaten. Unlike other attorneys, Jill devotes her time and attention to you. Jill will fight for you as much as the law will allow her."Matthew G. View All Client Reviews
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At the Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, I am dedicated to helping eligible clients gain entry into the intensive supervised probation program. In order to obtain entry into the intensive supervised probation program, you must first submit an application, although the application process cannot begin until after you have already been sentenced to prison.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I can provide guidance and assistance in completing the required application, which will be reviewed by a three-judge panel known as the screening board. If the screening board determines that you are a viable candidate for the program, it will then conduct an interview to obtain additional information, including information about how you plan to earn a living and where you intend to live upon release. A majority vote by the screening board will determine whether you are admitted into the ISP program.
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Gaining access to the intensive supervision probation program can allow you to complete your punishment with your family and in your home, and your chances of admission can be greatly increased with the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney to help prepare your application and guide you through the process. Call my offices at (856) 242-7177 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss whether the intensive supervision probation program may be right for you or a loved one. I am available to visit you in prison, or a loved one can visit my offices, which are conveniently located at 210 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ 08108.