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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 police officer avoids criminal charges for fatal incident

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2015 | Criminal Defense |

Simply being arrested on the suspicion of having committing a crime does not necessarily mean that a person will end up facing criminal charges. Although an individual may be accused of committing a crime, unless he or she is actually indicted on those charges there will be no legal action. A Georgia police officer was recently cleared following a grand jury’s decision to not indict him on criminal charges.

In Sept. 2014, police officers apprehended a man who was suspected of stealing a vehicle and being involved in other criminal acts. According to authorities, the man struggled against officers during his arrest and pat down. Finally, he was placed in the rear seat of a patrol vehicle. 

While left alone in the car, the man allegedly managed to move his handcuffed arms from behind his back to the front of his person. Police say he then kicked out a window and exited the vehicle. Producing a weapon that had not been discovered during the pat down, the suspect is said to have raised the weapon as though ready to shoot approaching officers. One officer fired in response to the threat, fatally injuring the man. 

The officer’s decision to take action was not without controversy in Georgia, and, after the incident, he faced the possibility of being charged in the suspect’s death. Ultimately, the grand jury reviewed all related evidence and came to the conclusion that the officer should not be charged. However, it is possible that the officer was already preparing to face criminal charges as he awaited the grand jury’s final decision. Even if an individual has not been formally indicted on charges, it may be appropriate to review related evidence alongside his or her counsel to ensure a legal foundation that is as secure and prepared as possible should a jury decide that an indictment is appropriate.

Source: Yahoo News, “No charges for Georgia officer who shot handcuffed man”, Russ Bynum, Feb. 25, 2015

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