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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Shoplifting Charges

Together, there is not a criminal case our attorneys can’t handle.

Attorney Andy Cohen has committed his career to criminal defense. As a former prosecutor, Jill Polster knows how prosecutors think, and the evidence and arguments necessary to defeat criminal charges. This pairing of inside knowledge plus 25 years of criminal defense experience provides clients with the edge they need to defeat their criminal charges.

At Cohen & Hirsch, our attorneys are aggressive litigators. We stand up for our clients’ rights in court and do everything in our power to defeat our clients’ criminal shoplifting charges.

Located in Atlanta, our attorneys have successfully helped individuals throughout the state defend against misdemeanor and felony shoplifting charges.

Georgia Laws Regarding Shoplifting

Georgia courts take shoplifting seriously. The crime can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the stolen property and the number of prior offenses. If the value of the stolen property is more than $500, you will be charged with felony shoplifting.

In Georgia, you can be charged with shoplifting for any of the following acts:

  • Taking goods from any store or retailer
  • Altering the price tag
  • Transferring store goods from one container to another
  • Interchanging the price tags between goods
  • Wrongfully paying less than the store’s stated price for an item

Shoplifting is not a “minor” crime, and the effects of a conviction should not be discounted. The penalties for a misdemeanor charge include fines and possible jail time. If you are convicted of felony shoplifting, you face up to 10 years in prison.

In addition to the fines and jail time, a misdemeanor or felony conviction will leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. A criminal record can make it difficult to find a job or housing, and felony convictions will cause you to lose your right to vote and your right to possess firearms.

Protect Your Rights. Contact Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense.

At Cohen & Hirsch, we aggressively defend our clients against their shoplifting charges. We do everything in our power to help you defeat your charge, avoid jail time and keep your record clean.

Contact Cohen & Hirsch at 404-919-7096 to speak with an experienced defense lawyer in a free consultation.

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