Knowledgeable Defense from an Annapolis Assault Charges Lawyer

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Are you facing assault charges? A conviction could result in fines, probation, or jail time. As if that weren’t stressful enough, an assault conviction on your record could keep you from getting a job or even renting an apartment. You need an Annapolis assault defense attorney who works hard to protect your rights and minimize these potential consequences. My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I provide aggressive representation against allegations of assault. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, my clients benefit from my 18 years of experience to receive a tough defense against assault charges.

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Understanding the different degrees of assault

Under Maryland law, there are multiple types of assault charges. When you are charged with a first-degree assault charge, the state is accusing you of causing, or attempting to cause, serious bodily harm to another person. An assault with a firearm also falls into this category. First-degree assault is a felony offense and a conviction could result in a 25-year prison sentence.

The consequences for a second-degree assault conviction aren’t as harsh – but with a potential penalty of 10 years in prison, it’s still a serious offense. Most assault allegations that don’t fit into the first-degree category are classified as second degree.

As a knowledgeable attorney, I can further explain your charges and help you understand what possible consequences you could be facing.

Types of assault cases

There are two sides to every story, and this is especially true in assaults. Once I know the exact charges and the nature of the evidence, I can challenge the allegations or try to limit the penalties for assault 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)
  • Communicating threats
  • Robbery or armed robbery
  • Murder or attempted murder

Protecting your rights in Maryland courts

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, the facts of your case will determine the best course of action. I examine the police records and take the initiative to conduct my own investigation. Are there witnesses? I will interview them. Is there physical evidence? I will examine it. You can rest assured that I am asking all of the tough questions, using thoughtfulness and preparation to strategize a defense in your case.

Put 18 years of experience to work in your Annapolis assault case

When you need an experienced Annapolis assault defense lawyer, contact Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law. With extensive experience and knowledge, I provide my clients with representation they can rely on in their time of need. If you are facing assault charges, call me at 410-777-8103 or fill out my contact form. My staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

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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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.

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

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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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

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

~ 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

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.
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