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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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Man charged for alleged gun threats in school in DeKalb County

| Sep 5, 2013 | Criminal Defense |

Most people who have mental illnesses are treated with medication or placed under the care of someone who can monitor their behavior and attempt to help them with their mental health problems. But when treatment and monitoring doesn’t work, sometimes mental illness can cause people to act out in a way they wouldn’t otherwise. One Georgia man who apparently has a history of mental illness now faces significant criminal charges for an alleged incident in a local school.

The 20-year-old man is charged with various offenses, including aggravated assault against a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also charged with making terroristic threats. These charges stem from allegations that he recently walked into a school, fired at least six shots in a school office, and possessed a high-powered rifle with hundreds of rounds of ammo.

A school bookkeeper called 911 during the incident and began repeating what the man was allegedly saying, including statements that he should have gone to the mental hospital instead and that he wasn’t on his medication. As repeated by the school bookkeeper, the man’s statements seemed to indicate that he was mentally unstable. Luckily, no one was injured from the attack, included the man who was arrested.

Whenever someone is facing assault charges or any other serious allegations that occurred at a school or other public area, there is a greater likelihood for significant long-term consequences and serious penalties. In those situations, the best possible criminal defense must be put forth as quickly as possible. Various tests and evidence can be used to show that the defendant was mentally unstable at the time of the alleged incident. If accepted, a court may determine that the defendant is too mentally unstable to stand at a criminal trial and the defendant may be placed in a mental institution to receive much needed assistance. Another way to apply a mental infirmity is if the defendant was temporarily insane, which may act as a defense to even some of the most serious criminal charges.

Whatever the case, a defendant should always seek out help immediately when facing criminal charges. Acting quickly can help establish the best defense to minimize any penalties or jail time.

Source: U.S. News, “‘He said he don’t care if he dies’: 911 call from Georgia school shooting released,” M. Alex Johnson, August 22, 2013

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