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Experienced Annapolis Grand Theft Defense Attorney for the Representation Your Case Deserves

Diligently fighting grand theft charges in Maryland

Every theft charge is serious, but a grand theft accusation is particularly troublesome. A conviction not only results in prison time, but it can also affect your ability to secure future employment and adequately provide for your family.

I am Gill Andrew Cochran, and I know you have much to lose. That is why I work hard to defend your innocence. If you are facing grand theft charges, contact a skilled Annapolis grand theft defense attorney at Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law as soon as possible to discuss your case.

What turns a simple theft into grand theft

The state of Maryland views theft as one general crime category. However, the value of the item stolen determines whether the crime is classified as a petit theft or grand theft. Grand theft applies for items valued at $1000 or more. It is a felony charge and the potential penalties are as follows:

  • A value between $1,000 and $10,000 can result in 10 years’ prison time, with a $10,000 fine.
  • A value between $10,000 and $100,000 can result in 15 years’ prison time, with a $15,000 fine.
  • A value of $100,000 or more can result in a 25-year jail sentence and a $25,000 fine.

The consequences of a theft conviction extend further than the jail or prison sentence, or the fine. A theft conviction on your record may also negatively impact your career and professional aspirations.

A knowledgeable Annapolis grand theft defense attorney works diligently to achieve a positive outcome. Whether you want to plea bargain down to a lesser charge or fight for an acquittal in court, Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law fights for you.

Seasoned defense to serious motor vehicle theft allegations

Motor vehicle theft is a common form of grand theft within Maryland. Sometimes referred to as “grand theft auto,” this offense has become so popular that it inspired a series of video games. But there is nothing fun about the potential penalties of a motor vehicle theft conviction. The maximum possible punishment is five years in prison and a $5000 fine. The state defines this crime as the knowing and willing taking of a motor vehicle out of the lawful owner’s possession and control. This applies even when the accused takes the car joyriding with the intention to return it when finished.

An experienced Annapolis grand theft lawyer knows how to effectively defend against motor vehicle theft charges. Consent is one possible defense. If the owner gave you permission to use the car, then a willful taking did not occur. Ownership also effectively counters this charge, which is commonly the issue in cases involving estranged or divorced spouses.

Trust your case to an experienced Annapolis grand theft defense attorney

Facing these serious grand theft charges is a daunting experience for anyone. Allow Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law to put years of experience to work in your case. If you are facing grand theft charges, contact me today at 410-777-8103 or complete my contact form to schedule a confidential consultation.

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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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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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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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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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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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