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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Coping With A Violent Crime Arrest And Charge

When the unthinkable happens and you or someone you love is accused of a serious violent crime, you need aggressive, skilled legal representation. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have the experience to analyze the case against you and prepare an effective strategy that will result in a favorable outcome for you.

With more than 20 years of combined experience and a track record that includes numerous dismissals, reductions in charges and acquittal jury verdicts, the Atlanta attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have what it takes to represent you or your loved one on even the most serious of charges.

Types Of Violent Crimes And Their Consequences


In Georgia, a conviction for murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Under certain circumstances, a murder conviction may carry a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Manslaughter can carry up to a 20-year prison sentence. When the stakes are high, you need skilled fearless legal representation. We are experienced Atlanta trial attorneys who know how to hold the state to its burden of having to prove a case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

Simple Assault/Aggravated Assault

Assault statutes in Georgia encompass a wide range of behaviors and can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. You can be charged with assault for everything from a fist fight to shooting someone and everything in between. Assault crimes can carry up to a 20-year prison sentence if convicted. When your freedom is on the line, you need skilled lawyers who not only know how to defend against assault charges but, if the situation warrants it, also are able to negotiate a resolution that assures you are not overcharged and that the punishment, if any, fits the crime.

Simple battery/aggravated battery

In Georgia, you can be charged with battery for causing an injury to another person. Many bar fights result in battery charges. Battery cases can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending upon the circumstances of the case. A conviction for battery can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. If charged with battery, you need attorneys who know how to defend against this type of accusation. The Atlanta attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have the experience to defend against battery charges to work toward achieving a favorable outcome for you.

Domestic Violence

Let’s face it. In Georgia, domestic violence laws favor the alleged victim. When a domestic dispute occurs in your home and the police are called, someone is leaving in handcuffs. You have defenses against a domestic violence charge. When facing a domestic violence prosecution, with your family and your freedom on the line, you need skilled representation. The Atlanta attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are experienced in this highly specialized area of the law.

Armed robbery/robbery

If you, or someone you love, has been charged with armed robbery or robbery, you need attorneys with experience in tackling the issues that accompany this type of case. If convicted, armed robbery carries a sentence range of a mandatory minimum of 10 years to serve with no chance of parole and a maximum of up to 20 years to life in prison. A robbery conviction carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. When facing the prospect of a mandatory minimum with no parole, you need to hire attorneys experienced in dealing with issues present in armed robbery and robbery cases. The Atlanta attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have handled hundreds of robbery cases and have the experience and knowledge to fight the allegations against you.

Do Not Panic. Call Our Firm Today.

We know it can be frightening and overwhelming if you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with a serious violent felony. You need aggressive, skilled criminal defense attorneys. Do not panic. Contact us at Cohen & Hirsch for a free initial consultation at 404-919-7096.

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