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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. Matt Hirsch at Hirsch Criminal Defense has the experience necessary to analyze the case against you and prepare an effective strategy pursuing a favorable outcome for you.

With more than 20 years of legal experience and a track record that includes many dismissals, reductions in charges and acquittal jury verdicts, he has 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. Attorney Hirsch is an experienced Atlanta trial attorney who knows 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 fistfight 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 a skilled lawyer who not only knows how to defend against assault charges but, if the situation warrants it, is also 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. Matt Hirsch has the experience needed to defend against battery charges and 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. Attorney Hirsch has experience in this highly complex area of the law.

Armed robbery/robbery

If you, or someone you love, has been charged with armed robbery or robbery, you need an attorney 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 an attorney who is experienced in the issues present in armed robbery and robbery cases. Matt Hirsch has handled numerous robbery cases and has the experience and knowledge to fight the allegations against you.

Do Not Panic. Call The Firm Today.

It can be frightening and overwhelming if you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with a serious violent felony. You need an aggressive, skilled criminal defense attorney. Do not panic. Use the contact form to reach out or call the firm for a consultation at 404-919-7096.