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Sexual Assault

New Jersey Sexual Assault Attorney

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Camden & Gloucester County Helps Clients Fight Sexual Assault Charges Across NJ

Anyone facing sex crime charges in New Jersey may be understandably embarrassed and overwhelmed. Sex crime convictions are life-changing and include serious prison time, lifelong registration as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and a permanent criminal record that will make getting a job, a loan or an apartment extremely difficult in the future. Therefore, it’s important to take any sex crime charge in NJ very seriously.

If you or someone you love has been charged with sexual assault, including prostitution, aggravated sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, or lewdness, it is imperative that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will safeguard your reputation while doing everything possible to successfully fight your charges. Jill R. Cohen is one of the few lawyers in NJ who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney. She has a proven track record of protecting her clients from publicity while also strategizing the best defense available. Contact her Haddonfield, NJ office today to request a free initial, confidential consultation about your case.

Why Choose New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Jill Cohen to Beat Your Sexual Assault Charges?

Sexual assault is a crime of the second degree in New Jersey and includes inappropriate penetration, touching, attempted rape, molestation, and more. If you are convicted of a sexual assault charge, you will face five to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and you will be forced to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Further, the penalty for this second degree crime falls under the No Early Release Act (NERA). This law mandates that the violator serve at least 85 percent of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Also, there is a period of parole for three years even after you complete any prison term.

With penalties that will affect your life for years or even decades to come, assistance from a Camden, NJ sexual assault lawyer is in your best interest. Jill Cohen has had considerable success fighting sexual assault charges for clients throughout South Jersey because she knows the burden of proof in these cases is often difficult for the State to meet. In fact, as a former Camden County assistant prosecutor, Ms. Cohen knows how her former colleagues think and act when they build cases against people facing sex crimes. She will use that experience to your advantage.

A sexual assault charge applies to the following scenarios:

  • The actor makes sexual contact (not sexual intercourse) with a victim less than 13 years old while the actor is at least four years older than the victim.
  • The actor, who is at least four years older than the victim, commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim older than 13 but less than 16 years old.
  • The actor sexually penetrates a victim who is at least 16 but less than 18 years of age, and the actor is related, a guardian or a supervisor to the victim.
  • The actor commits an act of sexual penetration under any of these conditions:
    • The actor uses physical force or coercion without sustaining injury to victim.
    • The victim is physically helpless, mentally defective or mentally incapacitated (such as unconscious).
    • The actor had a supervisory role over the victim, such as a parole officer, hospital worker, or prison guard.

Be aware that there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault in New Jersey. A victim can allege sexual assault at any time and report it to the police — even 30 years or more after the alleged crime took place. However, these cases can be beat.

Request a Free Consultation with an Aggressive Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer Today

Don’t delay if you are charged with sexual assault in Camden, Voorhees, Gloucester City, Washington Township, Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or anywhere else in New Jersey. Do not talk to the police. Instead, “lawyer up”! Police cannot talk to you without an attorney present once you ask for legal representation. After speaking with you and informing you of your rights and legal options, Cherry Hill criminal attorney Jill Cohen will be by your side throughout the police investigation. Contact Ms. Cohen’s Haddonfield, NJ law office to speak with a seasoned Camden County sex crime defense lawyer.

“Jill Cohen clearly knows the law very well. She is confident enough to take a matter to trial, if need be, along with negotiation skills needed to represent you along the way. Ms. Cohen has helped me with a few matters throughout the years, and always made me feel assured that my rights would not be violated and I would have a fair position.”

Elijah W.

“We used Jill Cohen for the first time this October. Great attorney, she helped my boyfriend immensely with his case. We will be calling her again without hesitation for anything we may need in the future. Very affordable as well.”

Marni E.

“I did not expect my case to go so well but Jill found a way to really help me, I’m very grateful I chose her as my attorney and definitely would again in the future if needed.”

Paige M.

“I made the the right choice in hiring Jill Cohen Esq. to represent me. Not only is Jill Cohen a consummate attorney, she’s very professional, returns calls in a timely manner, but most importantly, gets the job done! Thanks to her my case was settled with a great outcome. I highly recommend her! I’m a happy and satisfied client!”

Jodi L.