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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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“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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“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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“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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Sex crime allegations can cost Georgia suspects their jobs

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2013 | Sex Crimes |

No matter how bad a crime sounds, a defendant is entitled to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. While peers and coworkers may rush to judgment when a suspect is charges with serious sex crimes, a defendant may well be found not guilty of some or all of the charges, or at least have them significantly reduced by the end of a trial.

One defendant in a recent DeKalb County case appears to be suffering the consequences of simply being accused of a crime, even though he is presumed innocent. The detention officer in DeKalb County is being accused of sexual assault and other related crimes by a prison inmate. The inmate alleges that another inmate performed sexual acts with the officer, who would then sneak him food and other items.

The defendant had worked at the prison for almost two years, but that tenure was not enough to stop the prison from terminating his employment at the mere accusation of the crimes. He is currently being held in jail on $1,000 bond.

Being accused of any type of sex crime, no matter the nature, can have far-reaching effects on a defendant’s personal and professional life. Defendants may find themselves fired from a job and potentially have a permanent mark on their criminal record, no matter what the outcome at trial. Therefore, the moment the allegations are made, a defendant should seek out legal assistance in order to confront the charges head-on and handle the defense accordingly. Depending on the allegations, that could include negotiating with prosecutors and managing media coverage, in addition to a proper legal defense if the case goes to trial.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “DeKalb jailer fired, arrested on sexual assault charges,” March 21, 2013

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