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Knowledgeable Annapolis Kidnapping Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights

Fighting for the futures of Maryland defendants facing serious charges

The state of Maryland issues kidnapping charges in a wide range of circumstances, from parental abductions to elaborate ransom plots. A conviction is serious and the penalties can prove severe, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Conviction of first-degree kidnapping can result in up to 30 years in prison, creating unthinkable hardship for you and your family.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I am an experienced Annapolis kidnapping defense attorney. I know how much you have to lose. That’s why my team at Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law aggressively fights for your rights in your kidnapping case.

Aggressive representation in the Maryland courts

When facing kidnapping charges, it’s important to understand the state’s accusations against you. Under the Maryland law, a conviction for the crime of kidnapping requires three things:

  • Restraining an individual’s freedom. The state must prove that you took away the victim’s freedom to leave. For example, law enforcement may allege that you tied a person up or concealed an individual within the trunk of a car.
  • Holding a person against their will. The state must also prove that the accused completed the action without the consent of the victim. For this reason, kidnapping generally involves some form of force, threat of force, or fraud.
  • Carrying the victim to another place. Lastly, the state must prove that you moved or carried the victim from one location to another location within or outside of the state of Maryland.

Maryland also has a child kidnapping law, which makes it illegal to take a child under 12 years old away from the custody of his or her legal guardian by force, fraud, or enticement. The statute also prohibits a person from harboring an abducted child.

Defending your innocence against kidnapping allegations can prove challenging. A knowledgeable Annapolis abduction attorney knows how to counter the state’s evidence against you and present a viable defense. Mistake, consent, and duress are all possible defenses to a kidnapping charge. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I examine the details of your specific case to determine the best possible outcome. I then work diligently to pursue that outcome, whether that involves negotiations with the state or a full trial.

Experienced representation for federal kidnapping charges

At the federal level, kidnapping charges generally apply to the taking of a person across state lines. Federal law enforcement may also get involved if the alleged victim is a federal official or the US mail system was used in the commission of the crime. Federal kidnapping is classified as a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Such a serious punishment requires a serious defense. Trust your case to a skilled Annapolis kidnapping defense lawyer with the experience you need.

Contact a seasoned Annapolis kidnapping defense attorney today

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I have years of experience defending individuals in state and federal court. I pride myself on providing each and every client with an honest and effective defense to the charges against his or her. If you are facing allegations of kidnapping within the Maryland or federal courts, call me at 410-777-8103 or complete my contact form to schedule a confidential consultation.

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Our Testimonials

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

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

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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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

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

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

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.
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