Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense
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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“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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“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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Mental Health And Crimes

When criminal charges are filed against a family member who suffers from mental illness, you need immediate and aggressive representation. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are experienced with the unique and complex issues that arise for a family following an arrest. With care and compassion, we provide the personal touch necessary to protect the rights of their loved one.

Mental Health Challenges And Criminal Activity

Unique issues arise when criminal activity is suspected by someone suffering manic depression, schizophrenia, Asperger’s syndrome or a bipolar disorder. Criminal cases involving the mentally ill require an attorney who knows how to strategize with mental health professionals to structure a treatment plan that not only satisfies our client’s needs but also satisfies the court that all involved are safe.

Because mental illness — not criminal intent — resulted in legal trouble, the law recognizes that a mentally ill person, under certain circumstances, cannot be held criminally responsible for a crime they have committed. Legal issues related to competency and criminal responsibility are a highly specialized area of the law.

The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have a proven track record of success in managing a mentally ill client and their criminal case. Attorneys Jill Polster, a former prosecutor, and Andy Cohen, a career defense attorney, have experience in Georgia’s criminal defense system that few peer attorneys can match.

Ms. Polster has litigated felony and misdemeanor criminal cases on both sides of the courtroom, including very serious cases involving mentally ill defendants. Her insight is invaluable for families looking to keep their mentally ill loved ones out of jail.

A Commitment To Protecting Your Freedom And Future

If a loved one who suffers from a mental illness is facing serious criminal charges, the attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch can help. Schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney from our firm by contacting our law office at 404-919-7096.

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
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, A Plus Rating
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