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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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.

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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