Protecting You And Your Reputation In Sex Crime Cases
Sexual offense allegations in South Jersey are among the most painful accusations a person may face. As both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney in Camden County, I have handled hundreds of sexual offense cases – they are all different and require individual attention. People who have never been in trouble at any time in their lives can suddenly find themselves or their juvenile children accused of horrendous crimes. I founded The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen after serving as a prosecutor because I am passionate about defending those wrongly accused of crimes and protecting the rights of defendants facing unwarranted allegations in New Jersey.
Fighting Back Against False Allegations
New Jersey law enforcement and prosecutors often file sexual offense charges based on no evidence at all. In fact, they may bring these very serious charges without one shred of evidence, causing significant damage to the accused’s reputation and personal relationships. Moreover, a baseless charge can also result in incarceration for a very long period of time.
Types Of Sexual Assault And Sex Crime Cases In New Jersey
Any sexual offense charges have to be vigorously fought and defended against. The sooner I get involved, the better the outcome is likely to be. My goal is to keep you out of jail whenever possible. I defend clients against all types of sex crime charges in New Jersey, including:
- Luring and enticing
- Lewdness and indecent exposure
- Failure to register as a sex offender and violations of Megan’s law
- Internet sex crimes
- Child pornography possession and distribution
In addition, there are several different types of sexual assault crimes, prostitution crimes and sexual crimes against children that can be charged in the state of New Jersey.
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:
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
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:
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Juvenile sex crimes
- Child sexual abuse
- Statutory rape
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.
Accused Of A Sex Crime? Schedule Your Free Consultation.
If you are facing criminal charges for sexual misconduct or sexual assault, the sooner you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney the better chance you have of getting everything resolved as soon as possible. Reach out today by calling my Haddonfield office at 856-754-5501 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.