Mental Health And Crimes

When criminal charges are filed against a family member who suffers from mental illness, you need immediate and aggressive representation. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are experienced with the unique and complex issues that arise for a family following an arrest. With care and compassion, we provide the personal touch necessary to protect the rights of their loved one.

Mental Health Challenges And Criminal Activity

Unique issues arise when criminal activity is suspected by someone suffering manic depression, schizophrenia, Asperger's syndrome or a bipolar disorder. Criminal cases involving the mentally ill require an attorney who knows how to strategize with mental health professionals to structure a treatment plan that not only satisfies our client's needs but also satisfies the court that all involved are safe.

Because mental illness — not criminal intent — resulted in legal trouble, the law recognizes that a mentally ill person, under certain circumstances, cannot be held criminally responsible for a crime they have committed. Legal issues related to competency and criminal responsibility are a highly specialized area of the law.

The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have a proven track record of success in managing a mentally ill client and their criminal case. Attorneys Jill Polster, a former prosecutor, and Andy Cohen, a career defense attorney, have experience in Georgia's criminal defense system that few peer attorneys can match.

Ms. Polster has litigated felony and misdemeanor criminal cases on both sides of the courtroom, including very serious cases involving mentally ill defendants. Her insight is invaluable for families looking to keep their mentally ill loved ones out of jail.

A Commitment To Protecting Your Freedom And Future

If a loved one who suffers from a mental illness is facing serious criminal charges, the attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch can help. Schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney from our firm by contacting our law office at 404-919-7096.