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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Minor In Possession Of Alcohol Or Drugs

The consequences of a criminal conviction go beyond jail time, community service, fines, fees and probation. The long-term effects of a permanent criminal record impact future employment opportunities. For minors arrested for possession of alcohol or drugs, suspensions and expulsions from area schools and colleges are possible.

The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch understand the stakes involved when a minor is facing conviction of a serious crime involving alcohol or drugs. Attorney Jill Polster is a former prosecutor who possesses insight into the opposing side. Andy Cohen is a career defense attorney possessing a track record of success defending Georgia residents charged with serious crimes.

Minor In Possession Charges: Facts And Impact

A minor in possession (MIP) charge can occur even if you were not found in possession of alcohol and without submitting to a breath test. You may also lose your driver’s license, even if you weren’t driving at the time of the arrest. Although considered a misdemeanor for a first-time offense, the consequences can still be severe.

An MIP conviction may also violate the Student Code of Conduct at the school you attend. Prosecution by your school could result in a wide range of consequences, from probation to suspension. Whether you are appearing in criminal court or a student disciplinary hearing, you need an attorney knowledgeable about both criminal and your school’s disciplinary process.

First-time offenders may have the option to participate in a diversion program to minimize the consequences of an MIP. Expungement following successful completion of a diversion program is also possible. While not happening automatically, our lawyers can guide you through the process to ensure the best results.

Hire Our Legal Team To Give Your Case A Strong Start

Our attorneys have represented students attending Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and other universities and colleges throughout Georgia. Contact us for a free initial consultation 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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