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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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When does criminal defense begin?

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2017 | Criminal Defense |

Suppose a person is relaxing at home in Georgia when there’s a sudden, loud knock on the door. The homeowner glances through a nearby window to see several uniformed police officers standing on the threshold. The officers are showing their badges and identification cards and motioning for the homeowner to open the door. In some scenarios, these circumstances may give rise to the need for a criminal defense.

With a chain lock still fastened, the homeowner opens the door a crack, at which point an officer asks a question to confirm the person’s identity. The officer then asks if it’s okay for them to come inside and take a look around as part of an investigation they are conducting in the area. Does the homeowner have to allow the police officers entry?

The short answer is no. In fact, if a valid search warrant has not been produced, the homeowner may step outside and lock the door behind. The request to enter can be refused unless a valid search warrant is shown.

In situations like this, it’s not uncommon for police officers to say they only want to ask a few questions, which can make matters even more stressful. A person being questioned may request legal representation. Building a strong criminal defense can begin as soon as one becomes aware that he or she has been named subject in a police investigation; in fact, it can start as soon as a need is perceived. Any forced entry or other actions outside the prescribed regulations for searching a Georgia resident’s home may be in violation of personal rights.  Such matters can be appropriately addressed alongside skilled defense representation.

Source: flexyourrights.org, “Police at my door: what should I do?“, Accessed on Jan. 25, 2017

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