Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense
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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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Domestic Violence Charges And Convictions

Are you experiencing turbulent times in your marriage or family? Were the police called to your home as a result of a domestic dispute? Are you the subject of a temporary protective order which limits your access to your children and home? Have you been charged with family violence battery or aggravated assault? The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch represent individuals accused of both misdemeanor and felony charges of domestic violence.

Domestic violence cases are based on relationships. The basis for enhanced punishment is the relationship between the defendant and the alleged victim. Because the law includes people who have lived together for any reason and at any time, domestic violence charges are not limited to arguments and fights between couples or siblings. Throughout Dekalb county, an argument with your roommate can result in a charge of domestic violence!

How Domestic Violence Charges Are Different

Many charges of domestic violence originate with a neighbor calling the police because he or she can hear a loud argument. This means that if your neighbor hears you arguing with your roommate, you can be charged with simple assault, and face fines, court-ordered counseling, probation and the loss of your gun rights for the rest of your life. You also may have a restraining order taken out against you. We’ve helped people overcome these charges in DeKalb, Fulton, Cherokee and Gwinnett counties.

The language of domestic violence laws is very general, and the application of the law is very broad. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are not the same as any other misdemeanor conviction!

The Georgia Family Violence Act authorizes the state to punish defendants more harshly for misdemeanors classified as domestic violence. State and federal laws ban anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from ever owning a firearm again. A single conviction for any crime of domestic violence under state law results in any subsequent offense being automatically charged as a felony! If you are charged with a felony family violence battery, you face up to five years in prison. If you are charged with aggravated assault – family violence, you face up to 20 years in prison.

The stakes are much higher when ordinary charges such as battery or simple assault are accused as crimes of domestic violence under the Georgia Family Violence Act. Your case is unique. The way the law applies to the facts is different in every case. The experienced attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch take a unique approach to your defense. We tailor our legal strategy to meet your needs and your goals for the outcome of the case. We work with you throughout the process of reaching the best possible outcome, whether the case can be resolved through negotiation or we ultimately pick a jury and take your case to trial.

If You Are Facing DV Charges, Access Aggressive Representation With Us

If you have been accused of a crime involving domestic violence in Atlanta, throughout DeKalb County, or anywhere in Georgia, the experienced lawyers at Cohen & Hirsch can help you. We are aggressive attorneys who know how to protect your rights. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact our law office in Atlanta at 404-919-7096.

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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2014
DeKalb Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Avvo Ten Point Oh Rating, Top Attorney Criminal Defense
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