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A Knowledgeable Annapolis Assault Defense Attorney Protecting Your Rights

Aggressively defending against serious first-degree assault charges

First-degree assault charges should not be taken lightly. A conviction could result in a sentence of 25 years in prison and a lifetime of dealing with the stigma of a criminal conviction. That is why you need an experienced attorney on your side with the skill to advocate for your best interests.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I have a proven record of successfully defending first-degree assault charges in the Maryland courts. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I diligently work to provide clients with reliable representation from an experienced Annapolis first-degree assault defense attorney.

Comprehensive representation for a variety of assault cases

Assault is intentionally attempting to touch someone without his or her consent. The state also charges this crime for placing someone in reasonable fear of bodily harm. Battery is the unlawful touching of someone without consent. Unlike many other states, Maryland combines these two crimes into one general assault statute. Whether you are accused of threatening to harm someone or actually causing injury, you may be charged with some classification of assault.

First-degree assault is the most serious type of assault charge. It alleges that the defendant caused serious bodily harm to a person. Unlike simple assault, the injury for a first-degree assault charge must be serious. This includes injuries that cause:

  • Substantial risk of death
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Impaired bodily function

The potential penalty for a first-degree assault conviction is 25 years in prison, which is why this serious crime requires representation from a knowledgeable Annapolis first-degree assault attorney. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I have experience defending clients in numerous assault cases. I persistently advocate for you during every step of the case, from pretrial negotiations to arraignments and hearings.

Developing an effective strategy for your first-degree assault case

There are numerous possible strategies when defending against a first-degree assault charge. A skilled Annapolis first-degree assault lawyer knows that each case differs, so it is best to let the specific details guide the defense strategy. The state generally uses victim and witness testimony to secure an assault conviction. Skilled examination of these witnesses can diminish their credibility and even reveal facts that support your case. Self-defense is another possible tactic, especially when the charges result from a mutual fight.

Though I will go to trial and fight, I also recognize that a reduction of the charges is the best possible outcome in some cases. In these situations, I advocate on your behalf when taking to the state and negotiating for less severe charges.

Providing clients in Annapolis with a skillful defense against first-degree assault charges

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I understand the serious nature of a first-degree assault charge, and I offer my clients a tenacious defense. I strive to make my services affordable for everyone. If you are facing allegations of first-degree assault, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my contact form.

And remember: Keep Calm — and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

Client

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.

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:53:19+00:00

~ Client

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.

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 Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-02T18:41:06+00:00

~ 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

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, Attorney at Law
2017-03-24T14:01:06+00:00

Client

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

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

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:54:27+00:00

~ 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

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.

~ Client

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
2016-10-17T12:53:57+00:00

~ Client

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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