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Reliable representation for fourth degree sexual offense defendants in Maryland courts

Accusations of sexual misconduct are particularly troubling. And while I’ll never condone rape or an act of sexual violence, there are judges in this country – in Maryland – who are putting people’s civil rights at risk in their attempt to revise the laws. That means even a whiff of impropriety might be enough to convict you in the court of public opinion, before the truth comes out. If you’ve been charged with unlawful sexual contact, you need a lawyer: now.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I take every sexual offense case seriously. If you are facing allegations of unlawful sexual contact, call Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, for serious representation from a skilled Annapolis sexual offense attorney. You have a right to a fair trial in this country, and I will fight to ensure that your rights are upheld, and your reputation is restored.

What is a fourth degree sexual offense?

The state of Maryland classifies sexual offenses according to the severity of the actions involved. Unlawful sexual contact falls under the fourth-degree category. Specifically, this statute prohibits:

  • Sexual contact without the person’s consent (unlawful sexual contact)
  • Sexual act between a 14/15 year old and a defendant at least four years older
  • Sexual act or conduct between a school official and a student under the age of 18 years old

Unlawful sexual contact is one of the most commonly charged sex crimes in Maryland. There are two basic elements to this crime — sexual contact and lack of consent. Under Maryland law, sexual contact includes touching the genitals or some other intimate area, which is often interpreted to include the buttocks and the female breasts. If an individual’s hand, body part or extension of a hand touches a person in any of these areas, that may be classified as sexual contact.

Consent is determined by whether or not the touched individual gave permission for the contact. Though it may seem easy to determine, a knowledgeable Maryland unlawful sexual contact attorney understands that it is highly subjective in some situations.

Providing an aggressive defense to unlawful sexual contact charges

Fourth-degree sexual offenses are classified as misdemeanors. The potential penalty for a conviction is up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000. For individuals with previous sex crime convictions, the potential penalty increases to three years. An experienced Annapolis criminal defense lawyer knows that these penalties are just part of the negative consequences that accompany a conviction on this charge. Your reputation and the well-being of your family are also at stake. That is why you should trust Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law to relentlessly pursue the best possible outcome in your case.

Proudly serving clients throughout Maryland in unlawful sexual contact cases

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, you’re not just a nameless face: you’re a person whose future might be on the line. As an Annapolis sex crimes defense attorneys, I help people facing serious charges of unlawful sexual contact. I strive to keep my services financially accessible. If you are facing unlawful sexual contact accusations, call my office today at 410-271-1892 or complete my convenient contact form.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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