Drug Trafficking

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Diligent Annapolis Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney Defends Your Case in Federal and State Court

Defending you against criminal drug charge accusations in Maryland

Most people are familiar with laws against drug dealing, but drug trafficking charges tend to leave many defendants confused. Contrary to popular belief, trafficking cases rarely involve huge inventories of drugs. The laws pertaining to drug trafficking are broad and encompass a variety of activities, so even smaller possession amounts can trigger the charge.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I take the time to ensure that each of my clients fully understand the state’s allegations and the potential penalties of a conviction. If you were charged with drug trafficking in state or federal court, turn to an experienced Annapolis drug trafficking defense attorney at Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law for skilled and effective representation.

Tough representation in the Maryland courts

Unlike simple distribution, which generally relates to the possession and sale of controlled substances, drug trafficking extends to sales, intent to sell, transporting, and importing. These charges are classified as felonies under Maryland law, and they apply to illegal substances, as well as prescription drugs. The potential penalties for a conviction vary, depending on the type and quantity of drug involved. For example, trafficking up to 45 kg of marijuana carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

It’s important to note that the state may also accuse you of conspiracy in relation to the drug trafficking charges. This can result in a drug kingpin charge, which is particularly troublesome because the minimum possible penalty for a conviction is 20 years in prison. With the possibility of such severe punishments, it is essential that you secure the services of an aggressive Annapolis drug trafficking defense attorney.

Experienced defense against federal drug trafficking charges

Federal drug trafficking charges generally apply to the transport of drugs across state line or importing drugs into the country. The consequences of federal conviction depend on a few factors, including the type of drug involved, the circumstances surrounding the incident, and your criminal history. Possible federal penalties include:

  • More than a year in prison, even for a first-time offender
  • A life sentence in prison for repeat offenders with large amounts of drugs
  • Extremely large fines, sometimes in the millions of dollars

A knowledgeable Annapolis drug trafficking defense lawyer knows that mandatory minimums are also an issue in federal court. These regulations require that you serve a minimum amount of time on your sentence, regardless of good behavior or early probation options. The stakes are high with a federal drug trafficking charge.

Contact an experienced Annapolis drug trafficking defense attorney today

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I put the needs of my clients first. I diligently fight for the best possible outcome in each case. I am proud to provide clients in Annapolis and Maryland with comprehensive representation they can trust. If you are facing drug trafficking charges in the Maryland or federal courts, call me today at 410-777-8103 or complete my contact form to learn more about how I can help.

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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2016-10-17T12:53:57+00:00

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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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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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2016-10-17T12:54:27+00:00

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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

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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Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
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. 

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.

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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

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
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
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