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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“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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Georgia Offers New Avenues For Criminal Record Restrictions

You were arrested for a crime but were never convicted, nor did you ever enter a guilty plea in court. Now you can’t find a job, or get into college, or get an apartment because the arrest is still on your criminal history. As of 2013, Georgia has made it easier for people with criminal records to move forward with their lives by providing more opportunities for record restriction (previously called expungement).

Many people who were not formerly eligible, or who have been denied in the past, are now eligible to have their criminal history restricted. While it is not possible to completely delete or clear a criminal record in Georgia, record restriction means only law enforcement and officials in the criminal justice system can see your record — not employers, schools or landlords.

The experienced attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have been monitoring changes in the law and are poised to provide skilled legal representation for individuals in the Atlanta area who are seeking to have their Georgia criminal histories expunged.

Who Is Eligible For Record Restrictions?

You may be eligible to apply for record restriction of an arrest on your criminal history if:

  • You were acquitted after a jury trial.
  • Your case was dismissed (nolle prossed) after indictment or accusation.
  • You successfully completed a diversion program, conditional discharge probation or first offender probation.
  • You successfully completed a drug court or mental health court program.

You may be able to appeal decisions related to your Georgia criminal history if:

  • You were denied correction of an error to your criminal history.
  • You were denied expungement of your criminal history.
  • Your request for record restriction was approved, but your case information still appears on the Clerk Of Court’s website.

The new law expands the types of crimes that may be restricted from your record. Give us a call to learn whether your criminal history may be eligible for record restrictions.

Contact The Experienced Attorneys At Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense

Call an experienced attorney at Cohen & Hirsch to find out if you are eligible to have all or part of your criminal record restricted.

We are knowledgeable in navigating the difficult process of obtaining record restrictions or correcting errors on your Georgia criminal history. For a free initial consultation with a lawyer, contact Cohen & Hirsch online or by calling our Atlanta office at 404-919-7096.

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