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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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Dozens of Georgia correction officers face criminal charges

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2016 | Criminal Defense |

Cell phones are the center of years-long federal investigation into possible illegal behavior in some of Georgia’s state prisons. Approximately 50 prison correction officers were arrested on criminal charges of accepting bribes and participating in drug trafficking activities. Most recently, a number of corrections officers and inmates were indicted on these allegations.

The investigation was launched two years ago by the FBI due to rising suspicions that inmates were somehow organizing criminal activities while still incarcerated. Although the investigation apparently uncovered tobacco and alcohol smuggling by some of the correction officers and other prison staff, one of the Bureau’s main focuses was on contraband cell phones. Investigators suspected that cell phone access was what enabled some of the incarcerated individuals to contact other people outside of the facility.

Charges for drug trafficking pertained primarily to the most recent round of arrests, in which the 50 former and current correction officers were accused of protecting large drug shipments in exchange for bribes. The officers were not employed at a single facility; instead, the arrests were spread across nine different prisons. Although it was a somewhat extensive investigation, investigators cautioned the public to remember that the majority of employees in Georgia state prisons are dedicated to their job.

Each and every defendant has the legal right to be considered innocent even in the face of otherwise severe criminal charges. While early information regarding investigations or previous arrests or convictions might exist, none of this should have any influence on the criminal court process of current charges. Because of this, it is also well advised for defendants who are facing charges to prepare separate defense strategies than they might have utilized in the past.

Source:, “FBI probe unearths drug trafficking scams in Georgia prisons“, Feb. 12, 2016

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