Arrested After Acting In Self-Defense

If you are being attacked, or are in fear for your life, you have the right to use force — even deadly force — to protect yourself.

Killing someone in self-defense is not a crime. If you have been charged with murder, manslaughter or assault while defending your life, you are innocent. At Cohen & Hirsch, we will help you prove it. Located in Atlanta, our attorneys have been providing strong, aggressive criminal defense representation to Georgia citizens for more than 20 combined years.

Stand Your Ground Laws In Georgia And How They Work

Under Georgia's "stand your ground" laws, there is no duty to retreat. Individuals cannot be held guilty for killing an individual in self-defense. If you believe you or another is in imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death, you can use deadly force for protection.

At Cohen & Hirsch, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged criminal event. Our lawyers work hard to uncover evidence of earlier threats or disputes, cross-examine witnesses to reveal inconsistencies and biases in their stories, and build strong criminal defense campaigns that prove our clients acted in self-defense.

You have the right to protect your home. If someone forcibly enters your home, putting you, your family and your property at risk, you have the right to use deadly force to protect yourself, your family and your property.

Discover How Our Firm Will Fight For You

At Cohen & Hirsch, we stand up for our clients' rights and we don't back down from a fight. Our attorneys are experienced and aggressive litigators who do what is necessary to protect our clients in court. If you have been arrested after acting in self-defense, you need experienced lawyers working on your defense. Contact Cohen & Hirsch at 404-919-7096 for a free consultation. Together, we will protect your freedom, your future and your life.