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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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What you need to know about plea deals

On Behalf of | May 26, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

In the United States, plea deals are very common. According to a study from the Pew Research Center, only 2 percent of federal criminal cases go to trial. This means the rest of the cases reach a decision through a plea bargain outside of a trial.

Despite the prevalence of plea deals, there are a few things you should understand before deciding if taking a plea bargain is the right move for your case.

What is a plea deal?

A plea deal is a way to reach a resolution in your case without going to trial. The prosecution usually attempts to negotiate a lighter sentence in exchange for your admission of guilt.

Why should I not take a deal?

There are a few reasons a defendant may accept a plea bargain. One is that trial costs and court fees are expensive, and taking a plea deal would avoid a costly and lengthy jury trial. You may also have concerns about receiving a harsher sentence through a trial. Prosecutors who offer plea deals can prey on these fears and push you to falsely admit guilt.

You do not have to accept a plea bargain in your case, no matter the charge. By accepting a deal, you give up the right to plead not guilty and the constitutional right to a trial by a jury. There are other ways to avoid a conviction that do not require giving up your rights.

Understanding how a plea bargain works and what it means for your case is crucial to protect your rights if you are facing a criminal charge.

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