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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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Federal drug defendants often take plea deals

| Dec 12, 2013 | Drug Charges |

If you are facing federal drug charges, you may be worried about taking your case to trial as it could result in a lengthy prison sentence if you are convicted. Federal drug charges should be taken very seriously as they can cause serious consequences in your life. 

If you have been charged with a federal drug crime, a new study on the number of drug defendants pleading guilty may interest you. A new report found that in 2012, many defendants charged with federal drug crimes pleaded guilty instead of taking their chances at trial, according to the Human Rights Watch. 

The study found that three percent of drug defendants in federal cases went to trial in 2012. Why are so few federal drug cases going to trial? It could be due to the fact that many defendants that go trial are found guilty. 

The study reported that 89 percent of defendants that went to trial were found guilty. This is a very high percentage and most of them are sent to prison due to judges following mandatory-minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. 

One reason more defendants decide to plead guilty and take a deal from the prosecutor is because of the high likelihood of being found guilty and being sentenced to a long time in prison. 

The finding that many defendants in federal drug cases are not taking their case to trial is troubling because everyone deserves the right to have their case heard and to plead their innocence. If drug defendants don’t feel comfortable taking their case to trial, their only other choice is to plead guilty to try and get less time in prison. 

Individuals facing federal drug charges should be aware of the risk of taking their case to court but also make sure their rights are not being violated. 

Source: The Huffington Post, “Drug Defendants Are Being ‘Forced’ To Plead Guilty, Report Claims,” Saki Knafo, Dec. 5, 2013

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