Gill Andrew Cochran, Esq. "Drew" Opens Annapolis Criminal Defense Law Firm
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gill Andrew Cochran "Drew," Esq., an aggressive Annapolis defense attorney, announced today he has opened a criminal law practice. Drew Cochran Law is an Annapolis criminal law firm devoted to the passionate legal representation of individuals accused of wrongdoing. The firm is proud to represent a diverse client base ranging from blue-collar workers, to business professionals, to students and young adults.
"I know how the police and State's attorneys put cases together," said Mr. Cochran. "I use this knowledge and my experience living and working in Annapolis to my clients' advantage in fighting their criminal charges and providing aggressive representation. I am in court almost every day and I know how the system works. I use that knowledge to help my clients."
Some defense lawyers take a wait-and-see approach, Mr. Cochran said. They stall until the first court date, or until they receive the police reports, before investigating and working up a case.
By contrast, Mr. Cochran believes if you've been charged with a crime there's no time to waste. The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often Mr. Cochran can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a "head start" towards defeating the charges.
"Make no mistake. Police officers concern themselves with aiding the prosecution and building a case against you," said Mr. Cochran. "The police can't be relied upon to gather evidence that helps clear their suspect. They are not on your side."
Facing criminal charges traumatizes people. Nothing compounds the stress more than the inability to reach their attorney.
Attorney Gill "Drew" Cochran puts a premium on the accessibility and provides emotional support as well as legal representation. Mr. Cochran observes two policies:
- Every client phone call, email or text is returned the same day; and
- Every client is provided with a 24 hour contact number for his/her attorney
Not only does this provide clients with the assurance of knowing they can reach their lawyer at critical times. It also helps the attorneys do their job more effectively.
"I find that close client interaction is pivotal to my work. My clients are the best resource for understanding what happened and who the key players are in the case," Mr. Cochran said. "I want to hear from you, and you'll definitely be hearing from me as together we map out the story and put together the best defense possible."
Mr. Cochran added that it's sometimes it's possible to stop criminal charges from ever being filed. After making an arrest or investigating a suspected crime, the police often take their evidence to the district attorney. The State's Attorney evaluates the potential case and decides what criminal charges (if any) to file. Usually, the prosecutor makes this decision based solely on what the police present. But often there's much more to the story.
"Knowing your side of the story may affect the prosecutions calculations. When the prosecutors see the whole picture, not just what the cops or the alleged "victim" have to say, they may decide to file lesser charges, a misdemeanor rather than a felony, for example or not to file criminal charges at all," Mr. Cochran said.
Drew Cochran Law is an aggressive criminal defense law firm, based on years of experience working on the front lines of the criminal system. The firm's success hinges on an extraordinarily thorough review of evidence and skill in trial litigation.
Clients know that Drew Cochran fights hard, a reputation that surrounds each case and affects perceptions of all involved, even opposing counsel, and often creates outstanding resolution opportunities. For more information, please visit www.annapolisattorneymd.com.
SOURCE Drew Cochran Law
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