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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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Did authorities accuse you of shoplifting?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2019 | Uncategorized |

The path that life takes any Georgia resident differs from person to person. In some cases, people may wonder how their lives ended up just where they did. This feeling may be particularly prevalent for individuals who have had criminal charges brought against them.

If authorities have accused you of some type of theft, your mind may already be reeling in regard to how you ended up in this situation. Unfortunately, the worry and anxiety you feel may not be helping you determine how to best address the criminal charges you face. Fortunately, you can help yourself by becoming more knowledgeable about the allegations and your legal options.

Are you accused of shoplifting?

Like all other states, Georgia has laws against shoplifting. If you found yourself in an encounter with police officers because someone accused you of this crime, you may have initially felt that it was all a misunderstanding. Of course, it may have become all too real when officers put you in handcuffs.

If you face a charge for shoplifting, you do not have to feel as if you are out of luck. You have the right to defend against any criminal charge brought against you. In order to create a meaningful defense, you may want to understand the exact action that authorities believe you carried out, which could include any of the following:

  • Altering the price tag of an item
  • Changing the price tag from one item to another
  • Moving items from one container to another
  • Concealing items
  • Taking possession of items without paying
  • Wrongfully causing the amount paid to be less than the indicated price

The intent of shoplifting involves taking merchandise without paying or otherwise depriving the owner of possession of the merchandise.

How can you defend against charges?

Even if formal charges have come against you, you could still argue that the situation was a misunderstanding. For example, you may have draped a coat over an item without thinking while walking through a store, and a store employee may have thought that you intentionally concealed it. Because the most minor detail could have a major effect on your case, it is wise to thoroughly review the situation.

Additionally, it is a smart move to enlist help when dealing with criminal charges. A criminal defense attorney could help you understand the charges brought against you and your available legal options for addressing them.

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