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Annapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Provides Strong Counsel for College Students Charged with Committing a Crime

Helping Maryland college students stay in school and out of jail

Students at the University of Maryland, Towson University, Coppin State University, or any other college in Maryland face serious consequences if they commit a crime. In addition to the possibility of prison time and the fines and expenses of a conviction, students can lose their financial aid and may be expelled from the school they are attending. A conviction can make it hard to transfer to another school and difficult to obtain a job.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I am an Annapolis college crime defense attorney that helps students, working adults, and juveniles get justice by assisting them to defeat criminal charges or obtain a plea bargain. I fight to hold the prosecutors to the highest legal standard, including the duty to prove the commission of a crime by a reasonable doubt. I also work with college campus officials to reduce or withdraw any college sanctions. Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law has the resources to represent clients in both state and federal court, as well as before college tribunals.

Common college crimes

Some of the crimes that college students tend to get charged with are:

Sometimes college students are just charged with violation of school policy and not state crimes. These violations can still result in expulsion, suspension, or disciplinary action. Some common college crimes are dorm room violations, noise violations, cheating, or plagiarism.

How an experienced criminal defense attorney can help

Unless the student is under 18, any college student charged with a crime will be tried as an adult. I have nearly two decades of experience defending criminal charges, so you can trust me if your daughter or son is charged with a college crime, Your child has a right to know the charges, the right to a preliminary hearing, and the right to a jury trial. All defendants are presumed innocent. Many times, the campus police fail to follow proper legal procedures and ignore your child’s constitutional rights.

Where possible, I work to obtain a solution that does not leave a criminal record but that does address the misconduct. Examples include community service and making the student attend improvement courses, such as anger management or courses that focus on drinking and driving.

When a college student is a defendant, it is necessary to defend the statutory criminal charge and also defend against suspension, expulsion, or disciplinary actions by the school. I understand this dual role and work to defeat or reduce both types of charges.

Students are entitled to speak with an experienced Annapolis college crimes attorney

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I negotiate and try cases on behalf of college students. I know that students make mistakes of youth, and I work to convince the prosecution, school officials, judges, and juries that sons and daughters should be given second chances. Many times, I can have the charges dismissed or reduced because the case is not as strong as the prosecution asserts, because civil rights were violated or for other reasons. For help with a college crime case, please contact me at 410-777-8103 or fill out my contact form to make an appointment.

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

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.

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. 
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