Tough Annapolis Violent Crime Accusations Attorney Defending Your Case

Providing aggressive defense and practical advice in Maryland criminal cases

While any conviction is a serious problem, Maryland judges tend to treat violent crimes more harshly. You’re often fighting an uphill battle in these situations, with a prosecution that is especially determined to secure a conviction and a lengthy sentence. A violent crime conviction can land you in jail for the rest of your life. If you are able to walk free again, you could be forever labeled as a violent offender. The stakes are high, and you need a tough Annapolis violent crime defense attorney on your side. I am Gill Andrew Cochran, and I have been providing the residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with aggressive representation for more than 18 years. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I attempt to place my clients on an even playing field so that every case is handled fairly.


What is a violent crime?

A violent crime is any crime committed with the threat or intent to harm. I have represented clients against numerous violent crime charges, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Simple assault
  • Bar fights
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Assault and battery
  • Assault on a female
  • Aggravated assault (serious bodily harm or use of a weapon)
  • Sexual assaults
  • Communicating threats
  • Robbery or armed robbery
  • Murder or attempted murder

I work with you to determine the best strategy for your case. Once I learn the exact details, I challenge the allegations or try to limit the potential penalties. With me, you get the benefit of an Annapolis criminal defense attorney who knows how law enforcement works. I use this knowledge to fight for your rights and work toward positive results in your case. I aggressively pursue your interests, whether I’m working on case preparation, negotiating with the state attorney, or representing you in a hearing. My clients always get my full commitment.

What to do when arrested for a violent crime

As a seasoned Annapolis violent crimes defense lawyer, I work hard for you in the courtroom, but I am seldom there when the arrest occurs. That’s why it’s so important for you to stay quiet when arrested for a violent crime. It only takes a moment to put your entire case in a coffin and nail it shut. Many people mistakenly think that asking for a lawyer makes them look guilty. In reality, asking for an attorney makes you look like someone who knows his or her rights and wants to put forth the best possible defense. The police can use coercive and forceful tactics to make you talk, but anything you say can be used against you at trial. Remember, it is not your job to make things easy for law enforcement. It is your job to protect your rights and keep quiet until your attorney is present.

Contact an experienced Annapolis violent crimes defense attorney

With more than 18 years of legal experience, I proudly serve the people of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. I strongly believe that every defendant deserves a tough defense, so I work to keep my services accessible for everyone. If you are facing violent crime charges, contact Drew Cochran, Attorney Law at 410-271-1892 or use my contact form. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

Annapolis Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer