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
Nov 28, 2022

Domestic Violence Isn’t Always Physical

By |November 28th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Is it possible to get arrested for domestic violence, or have a protective order put out on you, if you never even put your hands on someone? Yes, it is – and it’s important to understand why. The terms “domestic violence” and “domestic abuse” can conjure up disturbing images of bruises, cuts, or even broken [...]

Nov 14, 2022

Murder or a Mistake? Mother Charged with Felony Murder After Son Eats THC Gummies

By |November 14th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

A Virginia mother was recently charged with felony murder and child neglect after her four-year-old son died after he ingested gummy candies infused with marijuana. The mother, who claimed the boy ate only half a gummy, said that she called poison control and was assured the child would be fine. Detectives investigating the case found [...]

Oct 24, 2022

Can You Get a DUI After the Fact in Maryland?

By |October 24th, 2022|DUI|

True immunity in the eyes of the law is not really a thing that exists, despite popular belief. While you can’t be convicted of a crime willy-nilly, law enforcement has a way of finding something, some reason to make charges stick or new ones emerge. That’s why you should always make sure you have a [...]

Oct 17, 2022

Yup, Cops Can See Your Medical Records

By |October 17th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

We typically like to think we have some modicum of genuine privacy when it comes to something as intimate as medical records. I know, that’s a terrifying way to start anything. I wish I could reassure you and say none of this is truly scary, but… Anyways. While doctor/patient confidentiality is indeed a thing, the [...]

Oct 3, 2022

Automatic Crime Reporting Algorithms Can Hurt Innocent People — And Do

By |October 3rd, 2022|Criminal Defense|

It’s no secret the internet at large has its dark sides. Crime is rampant and often unchecked, in all levels of severity, because people can be relatively unsupervised and anonymous.  What better to combat this technological problem than with more technology? One especially heinous crime with an unfortunate internet popularity is child pornography and abuse. [...]