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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Understanding Drug Possession Crimes

At Cohen & Hirsch law firm of Atlanta, our attorneys represent people who have been charged with drug crimes, including drug possession. Our clients are people who are accused of possessing drugs such as marijuana, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine (meth) and prescription drugs.

Actual Possession And Constructive Possession

There are two types of possession: actual and constructive. Actual possession occurs when the drugs allegedly involved were found on your person, usually in a pocket, purse or concealed elsewhere on the body.

Constructive possession isn’t as clear. In a constructive possession situation, the drugs are found in a shared location such as a car. Because nobody claims them, each person in the car is said to “constructively” possess the drugs.

Many people face drug possession charges for reasons that were beyond their control. Some borrowed a friend’s car, only to have the police discover marijuana under the seat during a traffic stop. Others gave a ride to a bunch of friends, not knowing that the friends had pills on them. When the pills were discovered, the driver was said to have constructive possession because he should have known that the pills were in the vehicle.

Many of the people we represent are college students who risk losing their financial aid if convicted of drug possession. We take these cases seriously. While it is impossible to predict the results of your case, we often are able to obtain favorable results for students charged with marijuana possession in DeKalb County state court. Our clients often come out of the situation with no conviction, no loss of driver’s license and no loss of student loans.

Strengthen Your Drug Possession Defense Today

Accused of possession or possession with intent to distribute? To schedule your free initial consultation with an Atlanta drug possession attorney at the Cohen & Hirsch, contact our Atlanta, Georgia, law office at 404-919-7096. Our lawyers don’t look down on people accused of crimes, and consultations are confidential.

Lead Counsel Rated
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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