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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Representation At Warrant Application Hearings

Have you received notice that someone has taken out an application for your arrest in the metro-Atlanta area or DeKalb County?

It is far too easy to get someone arrested in Georgia! Often, all it takes is even the most general claim of wrongdoing, whether there is any evidence to support the claim or not. We most often see warrant applications in incidents of alleged theft, battery and domestic violence where law enforcement already refused to make an arrest due to lack of evidence. When the police won’t or aren’t able to secure a warrant, an application for a warrant hearing is completed by the accuser. In many cases, however, a warrant does not issue upon the first outcry of alleged wrongdoing. Instead, the Court sets a hearing to determine if there is any evidence – any evidence at all – that a crime has taken place.

How Warrant Application Hearings Work

The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have experience and a track record of success in defending warrant application hearings in the metro-Atlanta area and DeKalb County. If someone has taken out a warrant application seeking your arrest in Atlanta or DeKalb County, you need to take action quickly in order to protect your rights. You have the right to bring an attorney to the hearing. You must act quickly because most often the court will not grant you a continuance in order to obtain representation. Additionally, the burden of proof is very, very low at a warrant application hearing. If the court finds there is any evidence to support that you probably committed a crime alleged, then the court will issue a warrant and you will be arrested on the spot or a date will be set for you to turn yourself in at the jail.

A warrant application hearing is not an opportunity to raise defenses once the court determines there is cause for a warrant to issue. You can raise defenses as you go through the process of defending your case. You cannot tell the court at a warrant hearing, “Yes, I did it, but here is why.” As soon as you say “yes, but…” the court has evidence at all to support an arrest and the hearing will stop. Sometimes, if it is in your best interest, we are able to negotiate an outcome in exchange for a dismissal of the warrant, thereby avoiding your arrest. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are skilled, experienced negotiators who know how to protect your rights.

Warrant application hearings are also recorded, which means that anything you say will become part of a record that can be used against you later. We can counter the accusations for you without exposing you to the risk of testifying and being cross examined by the accuser or his/her attorney.

Do Not Take Chances With Your Freedom — Contact Us Today

If you have received notice that someone has taken out a warrant for your arrest in DeKalb County, contact us as soon as possible. We can minimize the chances that a warrant will issue,and can protect you from self-incrimination in the event that it does issue. Call us for a free initial consultation at 404-919-7096. You can also use our email contact form.

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