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An Aggressive Annapolis First-Degree Murder Defense Attorney

Vigorous representation for Maryland clients facing life behind bars

Murder is a defined as a willful and deliberate killing. A first-degree murder charge is the most serious accusation you can face under Maryland law. The potential punishment for a first-degree murder conviction is life in prison with or without the possibility of parole. This means barring an overturned conviction or a pardon, you could live out the rest of your days behind bars.

I’m Gill Andrew Cochran, and I promise you this: I will fight to keep that from happening to you.

I’m an aggressive, proactive Annapolis first-degree murder defense attorney, the lawyer you want on your side because I don’t give up. When your future is on the line, you want to work with my firm – Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law – from the beginning.

Explaining the seriousness of a first-degree murder charge

One of the essential elements of murder is premeditation. This means the defendant thought about the killing beforehand and planned out the act. Lying in wait, where the defendant waits for the victim in order to commit the killing, is often used as an indication of premeditation. For example, a wife learns of her husband’s affair and plans to kill his mistress. She goes to the woman’s house and waits for her arrival. She then follows the woman into the house and carries out her plan. This is a premeditated killing that may result in a first-degree murder charge.

But here’s the thing: the truth is usually a lot murkier than that. That’s where I come in. My job is to build a case that negates any evidence the prosecutor claims to have that shows the wife planned on killing that other woman. I have the skills, resources and experience to defend clients who are facing first-degree murder charges related to:

My experience as an Annapolis murder defense lawyer gives me the ability to defend you against any first-degree murder charges.

How an experienced attorney can help your case

If law enforcement is questioning you about a potential first-degree murder charge, don’t speak with them before contacting your attorney. Anything you say can be used against you in trial, so it is important not to speak with anyone concerning a potential case without legal representation.

When prosecuting a first-degree murder charge, the state typically assigns very experienced law enforcement officers and prosecutors to handle the case. The advanced technology, science, and methods they use require defense from an aggressive Annapolis homicide lawyer who understands these tactics and knows how to counter them in your defense. I defend clients at every stage of the trial process to ensure that every legal action I take is to towards the best possible outcome in your case.

Retain the assistance of a tenacious Annapolis first-degree murder defense attorney

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I advocate for clients facing serious charges. I work to make my services available for everyone who needs them. If you are facing a first-degree murder charge, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my contact form to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about how I can help you.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

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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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.

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.

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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

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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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

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

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. 

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2016-10-02T18:41:06+00:00

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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. 
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