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Trustworthy Representation from an Experienced Annapolis Arson Defense Attorney

Fighting for the rights of arson defendants in Maryland courts

Maryland courts take arson charges very seriously, routinely handing down severe punishments for convictions. Yet, the broad definition of this charge often lands innocent people in trouble with the law.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I understand the complexities of Maryland’s arson law. As an Annapolis criminal defense lawyer, I’m equipped to uphold your rights when you’re facing serious felony charges. If you are facing accusations of arson, turn to Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law for the serious defense your case deserves.

Providing tough representation against arson charges

Arson is a broad offense, encompassing a variety of actions. Maryland law generally classifies arson offenses into four categories:

  • First-degree arson. This is defined as willfully and maliciously setting fire to a dwelling or structure where a person is present. It is the most serious classification of arson charges, with a potential punishment of 30 years in prison and a fine up to $50,000.
  • Second-degree arson. This is defined as willfully and maliciously setting fire to a structure that belongs to someone else, such as a neighbor’s unoccupied garage. A conviction could result in 20 years in prison and a fine up to $30,000.
  • First-degree malicious burning. Malicious burning applies to personal property, instead of a building or structure. It is defined as willfully and maliciously setting fire to the personal property of another person. For example, setting fire to a person’s mailbox may result in a malicious burning charge. The amount of damage must be greater than $1,000 for the first-degree classification, and the potential punishment is up to five years in jail, along with a fine of $5000.
  • Second-degree malicious burning. If the value of the personal property burned is $1,000 or less, the malicious burning charge is classified as second degree. The potential penalty for this misdemeanor offense is up to 18 months in jail and a $500 fine.

Arson with the intent to defraud and threats of arson can also result in criminal charges. Whether you are facing a malicious burning charge or a first-degree arson accusation, it’s important that you secure the services of a knowledgeable Annapolis arson defense attorney with the chops to take on tough cases in the Maryland courts.

An Annapolis criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of success

Experience counts when mounting a defense against arson charges. Arson investigators are highly skilled, using the latest technologies to establish a strong case against you. They may also try to incriminate you during your initial interview by asking confusing or leading questions. This is why it’s so important to secure the legal representation early in the investigative process. An experienced attorney knows how to effectively counter the investigator’s tactics and aggressively fight for your best possible outcome. Trust your case to a skilled Annapolis arson lawyer with a proven track record of success.

Contact an experience Annapolis arson defense attorney today

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I put the needs of my clients first and diligently fight for the best possible outcome in each and every case. When you secure my services, you can rest assured that you are receiving comprehensive representation you can trust. If you are facing arson charges in the Maryland, contact me at 410-777-8103 or complete my contact form to schedule a consultation.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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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.

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Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
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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

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

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Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
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2017-11-16T15:00:24+00:00

~ 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

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
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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

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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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
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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.

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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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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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