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About Drew Cochran

Drew Cochran has practiced criminal defense law in Annapolis for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar, Anne Arundel County Bar, and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association. Named a “Leading Attorney” by What’s Up Magazine: Annapolis in 2011, he handles criminal defense, DUI defense, juvenile law, and all felony and misdemeanor defense throughout Maryland. Read Full Bio
May 10, 2024

10 Common Mistakes People Make When Facing Criminal Charges

By |May 10th, 2024|Criminal Defense|

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening and stressful experience. Whether you're innocent or guilty, working your way through the legal system requires careful consideration and strategic decision-making. Unfortunately, many individuals make critical mistakes that can jeopardize their defense and lead to unfavorable outcomes. In today’s blog, we'll explore the common mistakes to avoid when [...]

Apr 8, 2024

Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I’m Convicted of DUI?

By |April 8th, 2024|DUI|

In some situations, you could lose your security clearance if you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). If you do not lose your clearance outright, you may find it pretty difficult to renew it later. The truth is, good people sometimes do dopey things, and everyone – even folks with security clearances – [...]

Mar 25, 2024

How Fast Do They Take Your License After a DUI in Maryland?

By |March 25th, 2024|DUI|

When you are pulled over for driving under the influence, tested, and found to be intoxicated beyond the legal limit, you typically face an immediate suspension of your driver’s license. That means that going to work the next day could pose a risk if the police informed you that you are not allowed to drive [...]

Feb 5, 2024

What Is a Plea Bargain?

By |February 5th, 2024|Criminal Defense|

In the world of criminal justice and defense, there's a term that often comes up: “plea bargain.” But what exactly is a plea bargain, and why does it matter? In simple terms, a plea bargain is a deal made between a person accused of a crime (the defendant) and the prosecution. This agreement allows the [...]

Jan 29, 2024

Do I Have to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Annapolis?

By |January 29th, 2024|DUI|

Maryland, like many other states, has strict laws in place to combat driving under the influence (DUI) offenses. One important aspect of DUI enforcement is administering breathalyzer tests to measure blood alcohol concentration (BAC). However, you may wonder whether you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test and what consequences may follow such a [...]

Jan 22, 2024

Facing Burglary Charges in Annapolis?

By |January 22nd, 2024|Criminal Defense|

Burglary charges in Maryland are serious legal matters that involve entering a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime, typically theft or another felony. The state's laws define burglary and establish the penalties for those convicted. Burglary is addressed under Title 6, Subtitle 2. Section 6-202 of the Maryland Code, which defines [...]

Jan 15, 2024

Search and Seizure Laws in Maryland

By |January 15th, 2024|Criminal Defense|

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens like you from unreasonable searches and seizures. This fundamental right extends to Maryland, but its application can be murky and complicated. To protect your rights and properly navigate any potential interactions with law enforcement, it’s important to understand the legal framework governing searches and seizures. [...]

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Thank you for guiding me through this process. You were efficient and results oriented but also understanding of my bigger picture. I appreciate your patience in listening to my concerns. However, at the end of the day, results matter and you provided the best results for a very serious matter. I would recommend you to anyone facing a district court matter.

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We wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did to help [our child] through this difficult phase of his life. The additional time that you spent and your effort to take a personal interest in his welfare and progress was certainly far beyond what one would expect. We are most grateful and pleased with your professional services but let's hope we don't have to rely on them in the future.

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This is a lawyer that cares about who you are and helping you through the situation. Dealing with such life impacting challenge can be overwhelming, yet Mr. Cochran treats you like family and takes his time to understand your case as well as how it is impacting you. He provides exceptional law support based upon his years of experience and knowledge. Mr. Cochran is someone that you want on your side.

~ Client


Drew Cochran is an outstanding defense attorney. Seasoned, savvy, and smart, he knows the law and understands how to apply it to get the maximum benefit for his client. He keeps his eye on the big picture—getting the best results possible—while attending to the smallest details to ensure success. He is accessible, responsive, and user-friendly, while communicating clearly with the client. And with a fair, single-fee, cost structure for his services, he is also cost-effective and economical, and doesn’t “keep the hourly-rate meter running” for the time he invests in the case. If you’re looking for a super-effective attorney who can get results even against the odds, Drew Cochran should be your choice. Sign me VHC for Very Happy Client

~ Client


I want to thank you for your representation of [our] case. You did a wonderful job in bringing the truth to the jury. You were magnificent in the court room. You gave us our day in court. Thank You.

~ Client


The best lawyer I ever had or dealt with. Very easy to communicate and always able to speak to you without having you wait for days for an answer. Every time he has said something he will take care of that day he actually has done it and took care of it. 

~ Client

Drew has helped me out several times over the years. He has a high standard of professionalism, and is also highly personable. He has given me some of the best guidance and also referrals. I also refer Mr. Cochran to anyone ever in need. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [Google Review]