Drew Cochran

Drew Cochran is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has spent his entire career fighting for justice for his clients. He specializes in defending people who have been charged with drunk driving, traffic violations and criminal offenses throughout Maryland.

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Police looking for clues in bizarre Pasadena bank heist

Police looking for clues in bizarre Pasadena bank heist

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

On February 10, 2015, at approximately 9:11 a.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to the Susquehanna Bank located in the unit block of Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena for a report of a robbery of the business. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect entered the bank carrying a shoebox, approached the teller counter […]

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4 tips to having a safe, DUI-free Halloween from Naptown Pint

4 tips to having a safe, DUI-free Halloween from Naptown Pint

| October 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

This post is brought to you by local beer columnist, Naptown Pint. She’s sharing some tips on how to have a good time out on the town responsibly, while staying out of trouble.  Here’s the thing, you guys. I like beer. A lot. That’s why I write about it and why I drink it. In fact, I’m […]

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Maryland Toughens It’s Stance On Synthetic Drug Use

Maryland Toughens It’s Stance On Synthetic Drug Use

| December 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

America’s so-called “War on Drugs” has, over the past decade, expanded to a new battlefield:  Synthetic drugs.  What are synthetic drugs?  Simply put, they are popular alternatives to traditional street drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine) which have only recently been added to the federal Controlled Substances Act. Until recently, simple possession of or possession with the […]

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Annapolis Seat Belt Stings: What You Need to Know

Annapolis Seat Belt Stings: What You Need to Know

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seat belt stings are becoming ever more frequent in the City of Annapolis. One area that has recently seen a great deal of the city’s seat belt enforcement activity (we’ll call it the “Annapolis Seat belt Sting”) is inbound Forest Drive just before Spa Road. Several drivers have reported a bright light that impairs the vision of […]

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The New Maryland Gun Laws: What They Mean For Gun Buyers

The New Maryland Gun Laws: What They Mean For Gun Buyers

| October 21, 2013 | 22 Comments

Maryland’s strict new gun control law is already here. The firearm bill passed in the last legislative session took effect on October 1, 2013. Considered as one of the nation’s toughest firearm regulations, many—especially gun sellers, gun owners, and gun buyers—are scrambling to understand the bill. So what is it about? How will it affect […]

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How to Legally Talk and Text on Your Cell Phone While Driving

How to Legally Talk and Text on Your Cell Phone While Driving

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The State of Maryland recently passed news laws that make talking or texting on your cell phone without the use of a hands-free device a primary offense. These new Maryland cell phone driving laws took effect on October 1, meaning that now you can be pulled over if a police officer sees you texting or holding your […]

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Understanding Annapolis’ Open Container Laws

Understanding Annapolis’ Open Container Laws

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ocean City, MD has changed its open container laws one way or another over the years in an effort to balance its desire to remain tourist friendly while also preserving a peaceful, quiet atmosphere. Annapolis has plenty of visitors, too, but the Annapolis open container laws have always aligned more closely with Maryland state law. With our […]

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Understanding The New Distracted Driving Laws That Took Effect On October 1

Understanding The New Distracted Driving Laws That Took Effect On October 1

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Distracted driving is a problem for anyone on the road. In Maryland alone, between 2007 and 2011, 152,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents and about 1,100 were killed. Nearly two-thirds of drivers say they talked on a handheld cell phone while driving in the last month, and one in three do it on a […]

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How To Fight An Annapolis Parking Ticket

How To Fight An Annapolis Parking Ticket

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The City of Annapolis recently installed digital parking meters offering the option of credit card or coin payments. This seems like a great idea, right?  Well, a lot of citizens are less than thrilled with the city’s newest hi-tech upgrade. Why? First, the ease-of-payment comes with a “convenience fee” in the form of skyrocketing rates, […]

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Will Del. Dwyer’s Second DUI Arrest Result In Jail Time? One Attorney’s Prediction

Will Del. Dwyer’s Second DUI Arrest Result In Jail Time? One Attorney’s Prediction

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, it seems like you can’t turn on your television without seeing news reports about politicians or public figures behaving badly. From Anthony Wiener’s obsession with sexting (Carlos Danger, anyone?), to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s alleged repeated instances of sexual harassment, to Jesse Jackson Jr.’s embezzlement of campaign funds, the behavior runs the gamut […]

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