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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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Georgia senator faces criminal charges, possible suspension

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2013 | Felonies |

Republican Senator Don Balfour of Snellville, Georgia, is facing numerous criminal charges, including creating a false certificate, illegally claiming legislative costs, double-billing and theft. A panel has also recommended that the lawmaker be suspended from his duties.

Last September, a grand jury charged Balfour with the felony charges. Although the embattled senator admitted to committing mistakes, his attorney asserted that no crime was committed by the lawmaker.

The senator had been under the microscope for payments he received during his tenure in the General Assembly. Previously, he agreed to pay a penalty of $5,000 from the Senate Ethics Committee for accepting in-state work pay.

In addition, a panel led by the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice and two Republican lawmakers have recommended that the senator be suspended. According to the state’s Constitution, the Senator will be suspended until the expiration of his term or until an outcome of his criminal case is reached. The Senate’s Republican leaders also removed him from several Senate committees, where he held various titles including Chairman and Vice-chairman.

Criminal charges are often magnified when the accused person is in the public eye. However, whether the accused holds a high position or is an ordinary DeKalb County resident, a felony charge should never be taken lightly. Mere allegations can do damage to a person’s reputation, and a conviction can lead to a hefty fine and possibly a prison sentence.

A DeKalb County resident facing serious charges needs to consider all of their options. One option is to prepare an aggressive defense to challenge the veracity of witness accounts, evidence and errors during the investigation process.

Source: Online Athens, “Panel Recommends Suspension of Georgia Lawmaker,” Nov. 13, 2013

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