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Ellicott City Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting for You

Standing by your side after criminal charges in Maryland

When your freedom hangs in the balance, you need a criminal defense attorney who gets results. A criminal conviction can have a devastating effect on your life – including your job, your relationships and your future. You may face fines, jail time, probation or community service.

Here at Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, our decades of experience in criminal defense give us the know-how to get results. We go to work for you immediately, guiding you through the complex legal process and defending your rights. Talk to us about any aspect of your Ellicott City criminal defense issue, including: bail detention hearings, pretrial motions and hearings, trials, adjudicatory hearings, new trial motions, sentencing, as well as violations of probation, sentencing modifications and reconsiderations.

Timing is critical when you’re dealing with criminal charges. Whether you’ve recently been arrested or just learned you’re under investigation, you don’t have to go through this alone. We’ll step in early and get to work to ensure the best chance of success for your case.

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, our clients receive serious defense from serious Ellicott City criminal defense attorneys.

Representation for a variety of criminal charges

Our attorneys handle a number of matters within the criminal justice system, from misdemeanors and felonies to complex criminal charges. These include:

It’s important to work with a criminal defense attorney who has deep knowledge of the charges you’re facing, as well as the jurisdiction where your case will be heard.

Court and jail information in Ellicott City and Howard County

For your convenience, we’ve gathered together local information about courts, juvenile justice, and criminal departments. Ellicott City operates under the Howard County court system. Don’t hesitate to contact our office for a consultation, and we can guide you to the proper departments.

  • State Division of Parole and Probation, Howard County: 410.480.7920

Hiring an attorney who spends personal time with you developing a strategy to address your specific situation gives you a head start on a successful defense.

Benefits of hiring an Ellicott City criminal defense attorney

If you’ve been accused of a crime, never underestimate the severity of the situation. Even when the truth is on your side, the outcome of your case could change your entire future. Working with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer can give you the best chance for success. We’re ready to help.

Having one of our attorneys on your side means not leaving your future to chance. Our criminal defense lawyers:

  • Understand the law. The law is much more complex than it appears on TV crime shows. We understand all the details of criminal law, building a strong defense for your case.
  • Know what to expect. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what’s coming next. But our lawyers work within that system every day. We know what’s coming and can help ease the stress of the experience.
  • Can negotiate to your advantage. Negotiations are crucial in criminal cases. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who will work with you in considering plea bargains or other options. We handle the negotiations with prosecutors for you, always working in your complete best interests.
  • Know the local court system. We give our clients the advantage of our familiarity with the local Howard County court system. We have experience with local prosecutors, judges and court staff. That gives us the edge in creating an effective, personalized defense.
  • Are on your side. Being accused of a crime means the prosecution is working against you. Their job is to prove that you’re guilty and that you’re punished. Don’t go up against this on your own. Our attorneys are always on your side and our goal is for you get the best possible outcome in your case, whether having the charges dropped or lessened.

Hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney is one of the most important things you can do to protect your future and your freedom. Whether you’re charged with a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, having an experienced lawyer on your side can mean all the difference in your case.

Talk to our tenacious criminal defense attorneys in Ellicott City

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. Our track record of success speaks for itself – let us put our experience to work for you. If you’re facing criminal charges, our defense lawyers are ready to help. Call our office today at 410-777-8103 or fill our contact form to schedule a consultation.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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Our Testimonials

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
5.0
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
5.0
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
5.0
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

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

Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
5.0
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

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
5.0
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
5.0
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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