A Criminal Defense Attorney In South Jersey With Comprehensive Strategies For Robbery And Theft Charges

Theft and other financial crime charges often arise out of a mistake or a misunderstanding. However, it can be difficult to explain the situation from your perspective. Working with a compassionate advocate can help you make your voice heard. As a criminal defense lawyer in Camden County with decades of experience, I will take on a mission to set the record straight on your behalf. I founded The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen to protect the rights of the accused and I defend against theft and fraud crimes in New Jersey.

High Stakes Consequences For Financial Crimes, Embezzlement And Theft

Any time New Jersey law enforcement officials believe you took something of value from another person, you could find yourself facing serious theft-related charges in New Jersey.

Theft, fraud and financial crimes may include:

To be convicted of any theft, you must be proven guilty of all elements of the offense for that crime. In addition, the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The circumstances of how and why accusations of financial crimes arose are less important at this time than taking immediate action to protect your rights. An experienced criminal defense attorney who is passionate about protecting you is your best ally. I understand how to respond on your behalf and prepare your defense during an investigation or after an arrest.

Robbery Charges In New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, a person can be convicted of a robbery if they commit a theft and an additional act or threat of violence at the same time. For example, threatening harm to someone or inflicting injury on another person while committing theft. Once this additional threat or injury takes place, the theft becomes a robbery. There can be different types of robbery. For example, a carjacking is a robbery in which force is used to take possession of a vehicle from another and armed robbery is when a firearm is involved or used in the theft.

Writing Bad Checks And Forgery

In New Jersey, it is a crime to write a check when you know that you don’t have the funds in your account to cover the amount of that check. This is also referred to as check fraud. Similarly, the crime of forgery is when a document is altered or changed without permission or authorization, with the intent to defraud another.

Defending Shoplifting Charges In New Jersey

Shoplifting is when someone takes something from a store without permission and without paying for it. The severity of shoplifting charges can depend on the dollar value of the items taken. A conviction for a shoplifting charge can result in fines, community service, or even jail time. But even more important, a conviction for shoplifting can end up on your permanent record as criminal activity that can haunt you for the rest of your life whenever there is a background check for housing or employment.

Dedicated To Finding The Best Path Forward

You can rely on me to negotiate for the following on your behalf:

  • Dismissal of the case
  • Reducing the charges
  • Probation instead of jail time
  • No prison time or reduced jail time
  • Restitution in lieu of conviction

Whether your charges arose out of a misunderstanding or more deliberate actions, the circumstances of how and why you or a loved one were charged with alleged theft should not be your focus now. Many theft cases can ultimately be dismissed. For now, I will focus on taking immediate action on your behalf to protect your rights.

As a former assistant prosecutor and assistant district attorney, I understand how law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys build their theft cases. I know how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case and I will work tirelessly on your behalf in your defense. 

Free Case Evaluations And Consultations

I offer my clients a free, initial consultation and case evaluation. Call me at 856-754-5501 or use my online contact form to schedule your free appointment. I will answer any questions that you have and talk to you more about my ideas to prepare a defense for your case.