Frederick, MD DUI Lawyer

Facing a DUI charge in Frederick, MD, can be a daunting experience. Our experienced lawyers at Jezic & Moyse are committed to providing decisive and aggressive representation to individuals grappling with these charges.

As a premier DUI law firm in Frederick, MD, we understand the nuances of Maryland's DUI laws and leverage this knowledge to build a robust defense strategy for our clients. Look no further if you're searching for a DUI Lawyer in Frederick, MD.

We're dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of your case with a clear understanding of your rights under Maryland State Law. Let us help you keep the stakes low and protect your rights.

What DUI Charges Are and How They Work in Maryland

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  In Maryland, a person is considered to be driving under the influence if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, or if the person’s coordination is substantially impaired by alcohol or drugs

DUI charges in Maryland fall into two categories: DUI per se and DUI based on impairment. Under the DUI per se law, a driver is automatically considered to be driving under the influence if their BAC is above the legal limit. On the other hand, DUI based on impairment charges rely on evidence of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs use, such as bad driving, indications of consumption and failed field sobriety tests.

In addition to DUI, Maryland has a lesser charge of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol (DWI), which does not require a certain BAC level but rather evidence that a person’s normal coordination is impaired to some extent by alcohol.

The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, commonly referred to as 'Noah's Law,' mandates individuals convicted of specific alcohol-related driving offenses to take part in the ignition interlock system program. This measure aims to enhance road safety and prevent further incidents caused by impaired driving.

If a driver is convicted of drunk driving, they may be required to use an ignition interlock device to prove sobriety before starting the vehicle.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

The impact of a DUI conviction can be severe and far-reaching, affecting various aspects of your life. The following are some potential consequences you may face if convicted of a DUI in Maryland:

  • Operating or attempting to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, whether it be alcohol per se or any other form of alcohol, can result in penalties, including a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to one year, or both, for a first offense.
  • For a second offense of DUI or DUI per se, the penalties may include a fine of up to $2,000, imprisonment for a maximum of two years, or both. In the case of a third or subsequent offense, the penalties may increase ever more.
  • For a first offense, individuals who drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol (DWI) can face a maximum fine of $500, imprisonment for up to two months.

These are just some of the consequences that may result from a DUI conviction in Maryland. Our experienced lawyers at Jezic & Moyse understand the gravity of such charges and will work tirelessly to mitigate potential penalties.

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The Advantages of Having a Skilled DUI Lawyer in Frederick, MD, on Your Side

Retaining the services of a proficient Lawyer can provide numerous advantages to those facing DUI charges. Navigating the legal complexities becomes less stressful with a seasoned attorney representing you:

  • Expertise in DUI Laws: Our law firm comprehensively understands Maryland's DUI laws. This expertise allows us to develop a robust defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your case.
  • Negotiation Skills: We can negotiate with the prosecution to reduce your charge to a lesser offense or even dismiss it, reducing potential penalties. Our attorneys have a track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients.
  • Assistance with License Restoration: We can guide you through the reinstatement process if your driver's license has been suspended due to a DUI. We understand the requirements and can help you navigate the complex process successfully.
  • Support throughout Legal Proceedings: From MVA administrative proceedings to your trial date in court, we'll stand by your side, providing the legal support you need while protecting your rights. We'll ensure that your voice is heard and fight for the best possible outcome.
  • Confidentiality: As legal professionals, we adhere to a strict code of ethics, ensuring that all information about your case is confidential. You can trust us to handle your case carefully and professionally.

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Andrew V. Jezic

In 2022, 2023, and 2024, Superlawyers magazine voted Mr. Jezic as one of the Top 10 Best Lawyers in all of Maryland (among 40,000 lawyers).

From 2016-2021, Superlawyers voted Mr. Jezic to the exclusive group of the very best 100 lawyers in Maryland. From 2011 to 2022, Mr. Andrew Jezic was selected for the very exclusive list of best criminal lawyers by Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Jezic’s wins in high-profile criminal cases have been featured in many news articles and on national TV shows, including Dateline NBC, Dr. Oz, and the Tucker Carlson show. Mr. Jezic has received nearly 100 percent of very positive reviews from scores of clients.

Maryland criminal defense lawyer Andrew V. Jezic served as a Maryland prosecutor for nearly eight years, prosecuting some of the most serious felony cases in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. Mr. Jezic is a past president of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association. In 2017 Mr. Jezic was honored as one of the "Most Influential Marylanders" by the Daily Record, Maryland's preeminent legal and business newspaper.

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Since forming Jezic & Moyse as a founding partner in 2008, Rockville Criminal defense lawyer David H. Moyse has received several notable recognitions, including being named to SuperLawyers since 2013, and the Washingtonian magazine's Top Lawyers list from 2017 to 2023. Mr. Moyse currently serves as co-chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association's Criminal Law Section. He has received nearly 100 percent of glowing reviews from clients.

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Rand W. Lucey

Rand W. Lucey, a partner, primarily handles criminal cases in the state of Maryland. He represents clients facing a variety of criminal and serious traffic charges everyday in both Circuit and District Courts in Maryland.

As a criminal defense lawyer Mr. Lucey has tried two first degree murder cases before a jury. In 2010, Mr. Lucey convinced the highest court of Maryland to hear the appeal of an MVA case in which his client was denied the right to counsel. He went on to argue that case along with Mr. Jezic before the State's highest court.

Rand Lucey has successfully defended clients accused of child abuse and child sexual abuse in administrative appeals and Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases.  With their lives and careers upended by false allegations and the ensuing investigations, Mr. Lucey’s victories have allowed his clients to reunite with family, reclaim education careers, and restore their reputations.

Benefits of Hiring Jezic & Moyse for Your DUI/DWI Case

Choosing the right law firm in Frederick, MD, is a critical decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case. At Jezic & Moyse, we stand out as the preferred choice for individuals facing DUI charges in the region. Our commitment to providing decisive and aggressive representation sets us apart as the go-to Frederick, MD DUI lawyers.

When you choose us as your DUI law firm, you benefit from the expertise of attorneys who have an in-depth understanding of Maryland's DUI laws. This knowledge forms the foundation for our ability to craft a strong defense strategy tailored to the unique aspects of your case.

Our firm's experienced team, led by lawyers like Andrew V. Jezic, has a strong track record of successfully handling high-profile criminal cases. Our expertise has been recognized through features in news articles and national TV shows, showcasing our ability to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.

Moreover, David H. Moyse, a SuperLawyers awardee since 2013 and a respected name on the Washingtonian magazine's Top Lawyers list, exemplifies the level of excellence you can expect from our firm. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional legal services to our clients and have a reputation for delivering results.

Client testimonials further underscore our commitment to providing exceptional legal representation. Our clients consistently express satisfaction with the personalized and professional service they receive, attesting to our positive impact on their DUI cases.

Beyond our legal expertise, we offer valuable support throughout the legal proceedings, from arraignment to trial. Our attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.


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