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“If you want someone who is going to get stuff done, I highly recommend Cohen and Hirsch. Not only did I beat my case, I even got my record cleaned.”
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“Hired Matt Hirsch at a distance to take on a traffic case with a missed mandatory court appearance (or two). Even as the case dragged on longer than anticipated (not the fault in any way of the lawyer), and indeed went a couple rounds, Mr. Hirsch remained engaged, positive, and proactive. I firmly believe he and his firm resolved my case with the best outcome for me. Would recommend Cohen & Hirsch for cases of my type without reservation, and his working for me at a fairly great distance, without my ever appearing back in state, deserves particular note”
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“I found Andy Cohen via a google search and after our initial phone conversation I was happy to hire him. The circumstances that drove me to solicit an attorney were sensitive to say the least. He was kind, sympathetic and detailed which I appreciated very much. He kept me well informed throughout the hearing process and Andy always made sure to be available if I had any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Andy and his team to help you through what is likely a difficult process.”
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“Seamless experience dealing with Andy and Jill. They are both very knowledgeable and will go to bat for you. I was referred to Cohen and Hirsch by a friend and will refer them to others myself. Truly great people who care and love what they do. One thing that stood out to me is that they will update you consistently without you having to reach out. I will continue to use them in the future and so should you.”
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“Matt was great. The day I called him he jumped right in and a week later charges were dropped! He’s my guy here on out. Not to mention he saved me 3k from the first firm I called.”
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“If I could rate this law firm with more stars, I would. If you desire an excellent attorney that cares, has a great relationship with court system, communicates quickly, stays on top of your case and strives for the best outcome possible, then look no further than this law firm. Jill and Andy handled an extremely complicated case for my son with special needs and we received the outcome we desired. His case was dismissed and he can move now on with his life. I am very pleased and grateful to them for their efforts.”
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“Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value”
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“Matt was a great treasure! Always kept calm and let me be the same. Looking at his fb feed, I was convinced he’s the right person for me. Helped get through a difficult situation. His fees were also comparable to the others given the amount of personal attention he paid to the case. Never had the trouble of dealing with the paralegals(as we all know what happens). He was always available on text. Great experience!!”
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“Wow, what an unexpected experience. We have all heard the horror stories and the jokes about lawyers. Well, I've been fortunate not to have had reason to use a lawyer... until now. Or at least that is what I thought. I don't want to get into the details, but I had sent an inquiry into the firm through their website and Andy reached out to me. He was patient, professional and funny. He spent a good 15 to 20 minutes on the phone with me. Explained to me in detail what I could expect. And recommended that I don't actually need a lawyer for what I have to do. I can't express my sincere gratitude enough. In the event I ever do need a lawyer, I know exactly who I'm calling.”
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“Andy is a GEM! Such a lovely man. Jill is a pretty pitbull. Under the circumstances they were very helpful and SUCCESSFUL. I could not have asked for a smarter pair.”
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“I write to recommend Matt A. Hirsch, Esq. for those in need of legal representation and guidance. He is highly competent and experienced, conscientious, organized and responsive. Attorney Hirsch is someone you want in your corner if you need help.”
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Dekalb County criminal conviction reinstated against driver

| Nov 19, 2012 | Felonies |

When people drive, accidents are going to happen. Whether it is hitting another car, some other form of property or even another person, sometimes it is simply unavoidable. For one woman in Dekalb County, unfortunately this is exactly what she says occurred, and now she is facing 12 months in prison because of it.

The accident occurred when the woman was driving in the street and a seven-year-old boy ran out in front of her car. She claims she tried to swerve to avoid him but was unable to do so. The boy was killed in the collision.

During her trial, her attorney asked that the judge instruct the jurors that they could consider the collision an accident instead of a homicide The trial judge, however, denied that request. A Georgia appellate court then agreed with the defendant’s attorney’ however, Georgia’s highest court agreed with the trial judge, which resulted in the defendant’s conviction on her criminal charges being reinstated, along with her 12 month prison sentence.

In this case and cases like it, a strong criminal defense is required not just because of the serious charges, but also because a child was involved. Because of this, a defendant must be very careful in planning his or her case. The first strategy is simply to explain the defendant’s story, specifically what led up to the accident. The defendant may want to express her sincere sympathy to the victim’s family while at the same time explaining how the child’s death is not her fault, but a tragic accident.

Once the jury understands why the accident was caused, they may be less likely to convict or at least be willing to find the defendant not guilty on the most serious charges.

If a defendant is willing, a plea bargain may be a viable option in a case with strong emotional overtones. This may mean some jail time in a case like this, but there may be a greater risk of jail following a trial.

Being charged with a serious offense is not something that should be taken lightly. However, with a proper defense strategy, even the most serious charges can be defended against .

Source: Examiner, “Top court reinstates woman’s conviction for running over boy, 7, in crosswalk,” Kimathi Lewis, Nov. 6, 2012

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