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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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Are you a suspect in a smash and grab burglary?

| May 15, 2020 | Uncategorized |

Grainy security footage, mistaken identity, being in the wrong place at the wrong time and other factors could result in a person facing criminal charges for something he or she had no involvement in. You may have recently found yourself under arrest after authorities responded to reports of a burglary and, for whatever reason, considered you the prime suspect.

You may have tried to explain that you had no involvement, but likely, the police did not take you at your word. A smash and grab burglary took place, and police may believe that you show up on surveillance video or may have found you in the area where the burglary took place around the time it occurred. Though you want to vehemently maintain your innocence, you must now do so in court.

What is a smash and grab?

Georgia law covers various types of property crimes, and a smash and grab burglary occurs when someone essentially smashes his or her way into a retail business (such as by breaking a window or door), grabbing property and taking off. Usually, a smash and grab burglary is one that takes place relatively quickly and without attempts to coerce other individuals into handing over property. Burglary in general differs from robbery because burglaries typically do not involve any type of threats or force toward another person.

It is important to keep in mind, however, that the burglary does not necessarily have to involve the actual taking of property. The suspect only had to have had the intention to commit theft. In fact, the three elements the prosecution would need to prove that you committed a smash and grab burglary include the following:

  • You intentionally entered a retail establishment.
  • You intended to commit theft.
  • You caused damages that exceeded $500.

Unfortunately, the state has harsh punishments for those convicted of burglary, as first degree, second degree and smash and grab burglary all fall into the felony category.

What could you face if convicted?

If the court convicts you of committing a smash and grab burglary, you could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. Undoubtedly, you want to avoid any type of conviction, and understanding your defense options will certainly come in handy. Because navigating such legal matters is complicated, you may want to obtain the help of an experienced attorney.

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