Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Attorney in Camden, NJ

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

Anyone facing criminal sex 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 knowledge criminal defense attorney who will safeguard your reputation while doing everything possible to successfully fight your charges. Jill R. Cohen, Esq. 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 South Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Jill Cohen to Beat Your Sexual Assault Charges in Pennsauken, NJ?

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 Winslow Township 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 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.

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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.

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