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New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney

Sex Offense Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Defends Clients Facing Criminal Charges for Sex Crimes in Camden County, Burington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey

Facing allegations of sexual offenses in South Jersey can be an incredibly distressing experience. As a seasoned criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, I have overseen hundreds of these cases. Each one is unique and necessitates individual attention. Even those who have never had any brushes with the law can suddenly find themselves or their minor children accused of heinous crimes. For instance, I recently represented a Cherry Hill doctor accused of molesting a patient. Leveraging my comprehensive understanding of NJ criminal law, I managed to have the charge dismissed before it could tarnish my client’s professional reputation and practice. I also address numerous false rape accusations made by partners or ex-partners. This underscores the importance of engaging an experienced lawyer. As a prominent New Jersey sex crime defense attorney, I can help you or a loved one if facing accusations of rape, sexual assault, or other sex crimes.

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Protect Your Rights with a New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney

Sex crime charges can have far-reaching and severe consequences, both legally and personally. From incarceration to the requirement to register as a sex offender, the implications of such charges can dramatically impact your life. This is why it’s crucial to engage a seasoned New Jersey sex crime attorney who can defend you zealously.

I bring over 30 years of criminal law experience to your defense. With a background as a former assistant prosecutor, I leverage my unique understanding of the criminal justice system to fight aggressively for your rights.

Broad Range of Sex Crime Defense

New Jersey law enforcement and prosecutors are sometimes known to lodge sexual offense charges with little or no concrete evidence. These serious charges can inflict profound damage to the accused’s reputation and personal relationships. Moreover, unfounded accusations can lead to lengthy imprisonment. It is, therefore, vital to defend vigorously against these sexual offense charges. The sooner I get involved, the more likely it is to achieve a favorable outcome.

I provide defense against a broad spectrum of sex crime charges in New Jersey, including:

One of my primary objectives is to prevent clients from going to jail, even when facing grave charges such as sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, or aggravated criminal sexual contact. My extensive network of seasoned private investigators and robust relationships with county prosecutors in Camden County, Gloucester County, and Atlantic County can often secure a dismissal of charges or a significantly reduced sentence. Contact me as soon as possible to jointly build a winning defense strategy against your sex crime charges.

Sexual Assaults and Aggravated Sexual Assaults

There are varying degrees of sexual assault crimes in New Jersey. When deciding how to file charges, criminal prosecutors consider a variety of factors that will determine the severity of the charge including the age and mental capacity of the victim, if force was used, the type of force used and the sexual contact or act. Different types of sexual assault charges include:

I represented a doctor in Cherry Hill who was accused of molesting one of his patients. With my quick and thorough knowledge of New Jersey criminal law, I was able to get the charge dismissed before the client’s practice and reputation were ruined.

I also handle many false claims of “rape.” Many girlfriends, mistresses, or wives have been known to bring false and baseless claims, which is another reason why it is so important for anyone accused of rape, sexual assault, or any other sex crime in New Jersey to talk to me, criminal defense attorney Jill R. Cohen, as soon as possible.

Solicitation, Prostitution, and Promoting Prostitution Crimes In New Jersey

In New Jersey, crimes of prostitution and solicitation require that there be an exchange of sexual conduct for money or something else of economic value. Additionally, a person can be convicted of promoting prostitution by owning a property where prostitution takes place or encourages someone to engage in prostitution.

Sex Crimes Involving Children

There are several types of sex crimes in New Jersey that involve children as victims. The age of the victim, the severity of the crime and other factors can all impact how the specific sex crime is charged. Crimes involving children include:

Accusations of sexual assaults where minors are the perpetrators are also common in family and juvenile court. For instance, young children may be accused of sexually assaulting friends and relatives when these allegations are frequently false. There can also be accusations of statutory rape or consensual assaults with children under the age of 16. My goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome for my clients in these New Jersey juvenile sex crime cases. With my years of experience, I can often get these charges either downgraded or dismissed.

Sexual Crime Charges and Sex Offender Registration Requirements In New Jersey

Any conviction of sexual assault crimes requires registration as a sex offender in the state of New Jersey under Megan’s Law and often requires parole supervision for life. Parole supervision for life is a very difficult hurdle to overcome. If you are faced with the possibility of a sentence that carries parole supervision for life, an experienced criminal defense attorney is critically important. Any violations of Megan’s law or parole supervision for life will subject you to additional prison time – even for minor violations. It is important to defend yourself vigorously against this type of sentencing factor and its potential outcome.

In many cases, I have prevented the accused from Megan’s law sex offender registration or parole supervision for life. I have also gotten first-degree charges – even accusations of sexual assault against a 5-year-old – downgraded to minor crimes that do not require parole supervision for life.

Minimizing or Dismissing Sex Offense Charges

Allegations such as date rape, sexual assaults on minors, or spousal sexual assaults can severely disrupt your life if not immediately countered. I have managed numerous sexual assault cases, often resulting in dismissals or plea bargains that yield favorable outcomes for my clients. Defending against sexual assault allegations, in both juvenile and adult court, necessitates vast experience. Effective defense strategies frequently involve expert investigation, which is why I engage only the best private investigators. I also know how to procure psychological, DCP&P, medical, and school records that might provide crucial defense information against a felony sex crime charge. Contacting me early can sometimes prevent charges from ever being filed.

I am committed to providing aggressive defense against sex crime charges, whether lodged in Municipal Court or Superior Court. I have been able to get serious charges dismissed, allowing clients to face only probation.

Your Sex Offense Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ

When you choose me as your sex offense lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ, you choose a dedicated legal advocate who will stand by your side every step of the way. From pre-trial motions to courtroom litigation, I and my team provide comprehensive defense services aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.

My approach to defense is meticulous and comprehensive. I conduct thorough investigations, collaborate with experts when necessary, and meticulously prepare each case to challenge the prosecution’s evidence and create reasonable doubt.

I Offer Free Case Evaluations to Consult With You About The Charges You Are Facing. Call Me at 856-830-6433 or Reach Out Through My Online Form to Schedule Your Consultation Today.

Get a Free Consultation with an Experienced New Jersey Sex Crime Attorney Today

Facing sex crime charges can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go through it alone. As a dedicated New Jersey sex crime attorney, I am here to provide you with the robust defense that you need.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, reach out to the Law Office of Jill R. Cohen today. Let an experienced sex offense lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ guide you through the legal process and fight tirelessly for your rights. Contact me today for a free consultation.

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When looking for an attorney to handle my situation I wouldn’t settle for anyone less than the best (And I do my homework) – the best is Jill. She was very attentive to my situation, prompt with answering all of my questions and calls, and most importantly, she valued me as her client – treated me like family when I was feeling like a ball of nerves. She worked tirelessly on my case and provided me with the best-anticipated outcome and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Take it from me – Jill is a wonderful attorney you won’t be disappointed.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sex Offenses in New Jersey

What is the New Jersey sex offender law?

New Jersey’s sex offender law, also known as Megan’s Law, requires individuals convicted of certain sex crimes to register as sex offenders. This law, enacted in 1994, applies to those convicted of crimes including sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct, and promoting prostitution of a child, among others. It allows law enforcement agencies to notify communities about the presence of a sex offender, with the extent of the notification depending on the offender’s tier level.

What is Megan's Law NJ?

Megan’s Law in New Jersey, enacted in 1994, is a state law requiring individuals convicted of certain sex crimes to register as sex offenders. This law was named after Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old girl from New Jersey who was sexually assaulted and killed by a convicted sex offender. The law was established to help protect communities by providing relevant information about registered sex offenders, including their address and details about their convictions. The law also classifies sex offenders into three tiers (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3) based on their risk of re-offense, and this classification determines who will be notified about the offender’s presence in the community.

What are sex offenders not allowed to do in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, restrictions on sex offenders can vary depending on the severity of the crime and the offender’s tier level. Generally, sex offenders are required to register their addresses with local law enforcement and update them regularly or whenever they move. They may also be subject to parole supervision for life, which can include various restrictions such as limitations on internet use, prohibitions on being near schools or playgrounds, and requirements to attend treatment. It’s important to note that each case can differ and the restrictions depend on the specifics of each situation.

What is a Tier 1 sex offender in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a Tier 1 sex offender is considered to be a low risk for re-offense. The law requires that only law enforcement agencies be notified about Tier 1 sex offenders. Despite being considered a lower risk, Tier 1 sex offenders are still required to register their addresses and comply with any other conditions placed upon them.

What is a Level 2 sex offender in NJ?

A Level 2, or Tier 2, sex offender in New Jersey is considered moderate risk for re-offense. In addition to law enforcement agencies, schools, licensed day care centers, summer camps, and registered community organizations are notified about Tier 2 sex offenders. As with all tiers, Level 2 sex offenders must register their addresses and adhere to any additional conditions placed upon them.

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