5.0 stars 64 totalReview Richard Lurye
Posted by Frank
I talked with many lawyers before hiring Mr. Lurye and based on his knowledge of the area, the local court system, and most importantly his interest in me as a person along with my case; it was an easy decision to have him represent me. I could not be happier I made that choice. Mr. Lurye set realistic expectations, and gave me a multitude of resources that I could take advantage of before I entered court. Every referral he gave was intended to put me in me the best light in front of a judge, and I never felt he was trying to waste my time or my money. When we entered court I was fully prepared, and Mr. Lurye represented me like I was a member of his family. Following his pre-trial plan, the results spoke for themselves. Although I received a PBJ on an earlier DUI/DWI, the judge gave me a suspended sentence (no jail or work release program) and was open to another PBJ so that I would not have a drinking driving conviction on my record. I cannot recommend Mr. Lurye enough, and I am truly grateful I had him as my lawyer.
Posted by Greg
After my initial consultation with Rick, I came away feeling confident in his ability to handle my son's case. He offered more advice than I would or could have expected, and when it came time to seek representation I already had trust in his expertise and a feeling that we had already established a solid relationship. My son's case was resolved before we got to the courtroom. Rick's knowledge of the Maryland legal system and professional relationships that he developed throughout his years of representing clients certainly had a lot to do with such an expedited and positive outcome.
Posted by a client
We were extremely fortunate that we found Richard Lurye when our son received a citation for driving violations including DWI.
Before we even hired him, Rick spent an hour on the phone explaining the charges, the potential outcomes, and the details of the Montgomery County court process. At our first meeting, he thoroughly explained everything to our son and answered all of his questions. While not minimizing the seriousness of the situation, Rick made our son confident that he would have in his corner not just an experienced advocate but someone who really cared about him and wanted the best for him.
Rick also gave our son a list of tasks to complete before going to court (alcohol education, community service, etc.), which were designed to increase the likelihood of a favorable result in the case. Although these tasks required time and effort, they directly contributed to the very good result that Rick was able to achieve.
Throughout the entire process of the case, Rick was knowledgeable, patient, courteous, and understanding. His advice was consistently sound. In court, it was clear that he was well respected both by the judge and by other lawyers. We highly recommend Rick to anyone else who is faced with a similar legal problem.
Posted by a client
When I was arrested and charged for a DWI, I came to Mr. Lurye because of great reviews I saw on this website. I knew he was supposed to be one of the best, but my experience with him even surpassed my expectations. Because of his excellent legal advice and his recommended course of action for me, I was able to put my best foot forward before I even reached the court date. And, because he had helped me put myself in such a favorable position, my DWI charge was eventually dropped and replaced with a much less serious negligent driving charge instead. He helped me through a very difficult time in my life and because of his caring, diligent work I have come out of it in the best possible way. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by a client
Richard Lurye assisted me with a 1st time DUI offense.He explained the details of my case and the possible outcomes with patience and care. I was able to get PBJ and fines lowered by doing the things I was asked to do. He is very detailed I am very happy with the results of this case and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for representation for DUI/DWI cases.
Posted by a client
In April, I was arrested for a DUI after I hit a car in a parking lot and attempted to leave the scene. So not only was I being arrested for drinking and driving, but also a hit and run charge. I had never been in trouble with the law before so to say that I was terrified and did not know what to do next was an understatement.
The day after my arrest I called Mr. Lurye. He immediately calmed my nerves and walked me through everything that was happening and would happen to me. He sent me a "checklist" of things I should do before my court date so that I would receive the most favorable outcome. Even though there was 4 months between my arrest an my court date, he always checked in on me to not only make sure I was working on my checklist, but also to make sure I was doing okay.
Some of these items included attending an alcohol education program, reading a book and writing a reflection paper, and completing community service. By the time my court date arrived he had spoken to the state prosecutor and they agreed to charge me only with the DUI charge and not the hit and run charge. However, because the hit and run was the reason I was pulled over, this piece of evidence was still presented to the judge.
I received the most favorable outcome we could have imagined. Mr. Lurye presented to the judge all of the steps I had taken since my arrest to learn from my mistakes. He showed that I had attended an alcohol program, an aggressive driver program, I had completed 50 hours of community service, and written a reflection paper. He mentioned how I was a recent college graduate pursuing a master's degree and starting at a brand new job. He really painted me in the best light to the judge and I believe this is why I received such a favorable outcome. I received 18 months of unsupervised probation and PBJ (so I would not have the arrest on my record), no more community service hours, and a small fine of $270.
I am so incredibly thankful for Mr.Lurye's counseling. Not only did I receive the outcome I wanted, but the conversations I had with Mr.Lurye truly taught me so much about myself and really allowed me to learn from my mistakes.
I would recommend Mr.Lurye to everyone! He is a compassionate and caring person that is truly on your side.
Posted by Sean
Rick Lurye helped me through the biggest mistake of my life. His guidance and expertise guided me through a very rough time that could have had more severe consequences had I not consulted with him.
He will do right by you. His recommendations and hours spent helping you pay off in the end. Everyone I was referred to by Rick wanted to and did help me get through the months leading up to the court case.
I very much recommend him for anyone in need of a DUI lawyer. Do what he asks, and show up where you are expected, and he will get you the best judgement.
Learn from my mistake and don't drink and drive. It will cost you time and money!
Posted by RG
LOOKING BACK I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT IN THE SPAN OF SEVERAL DAYS I WENT FROM DOING ONE OF THE MOST IDIOTIC THINGS IN MY LIFE TO ONE OF THE WISEST. WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI I WENT FROM BEING VERY MAD AT MYSELF TO GOING INTO A PANIC WHEN THE LETTERS STARTED POURING IN FROM LAWYERS WITH IN TWO DAYS DESCRIBING THE " HORROR" THAT AWAITED ME NOW THAT I HAD BECOME A CRIMINAL. JAIL TIME, HUGE FINES, LOSS OF LICENCE WERE ALL PROBABLE IF I DID NOT RETAIN THEIR SERVICES IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THEY MIGHT SAVE ME LOOMING DISASTER. I MAY DO STUPID THINGS ON OCCASION BUT I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF STUPID. I DECIDED TO DO MY OWN RESEARCH TO HOPEFULLY FIND SOMEONE THAT COULD HELP ME. TO BE HONEST I AM NOT SURE WHAT MADE ME DECIDE TO GIVE MR. LURYE A CALL. OF COURSE I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS WEBSITE , HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING BOTH AS A PROSECUTOR AND A DEFENSE ATTORNEY. IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS I HAD A GOOD FEELING THAT HE FOCUSED STRICTLY ON DUI CASES. I LIKE SPECIALISTS. ALSO LIKE ME HE WAS A NEW YORK GUY SO WHILE THAT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER IT STRUCK A CHORD WITH ME. WHEN I SPOKE WITH MR. LURYE ON THE PHONE FOR THE FIRST TIME; FOR OVER AN HOUR I REALLY FELT I HAD MADE THE RIGHT CALL. HE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND YET APPEARED VERY SENSITIVE TO MY PREDICAMENT. HE WAS UP FRONT ABOUT THE COST, HE WAS VERY POLITE YET VERY CLEAR ABOUT INTRODUCING ME TO THE WORK THE WOULD NEED TO BE DONE TO " MINIMIZE" THE WRONG I HAD DONE. IN SHORT MR. LURYE MADE ME FEEL AT EASE. MR. LURYE, I LEARNED, LIMITS HIS CASELOAD IN ORDER TO GIVE TOP PRIORITY TO HIS CLIENTS. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I LEARNED THAT MR. LURYE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE LAW AND HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. EVERYONE WE CAME IN CONTACT DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS HELD HIM IN HIGH REGARD FROM THE TREATMENT COUNSELOR, TO THE PROSECUTOR, TO THE JUDGE THAT HEARD MY CASE, TO THE MVA JUDGE THAT RULED ON MY DRIVER LICENCE STATUS.BELIEVE ME, MR. LURYE IS EXTREMELY WELL RESPECTED IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM . I FOUND FIRST HAND THAT THIS A VERY GOOD QUALITY FOR A LAWYER TO HAVE. I WILL NOT DENY THAT IT WASN'T A STROLL ON THE BEACH. I HAD TO DO A LOT OF WORK AND THE ENTIRE PROCESS COST CONSIDERABLE MONIES BUT IT WAS ME WHO MADE THE MISTAKE AND IT WAS ME THAT WOULD NEED TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY MISTAKE. MR. LURYE WAS WITH ME THE ENTIRE TIME TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS. I HONESTLY BELIEVE THE OUTCOME WAS THE BEST POSSIBLE ONE I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR. OF COURSE EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT BUT IF YOU NEED A GOOD LAWYER TO GET YOU THROUGH, MR. LURYE IS YOUR MAN. MAYBE JUST AS IMPORTANT HE IS A GOOD PERSON TOO. IF YOU ARE READING THIS MOST LIKELY YOU NEED HELP. DO THE RIGHT THING. CALL MR. LURYE.
Posted by a client
Mr. Lurye calmly asesses the situation, provides expert guidance, and quietly and confidently guides the individual through the legal process. His courtroom style shows respect for the legal process, yet the client feels confident that Mr. Luyre will obtain the best outcome possible, and is continually working on their behalf.
Posted by Adam
Richard was very helpful during the months it took to go to court. He helped me develop a plan that made me comfortable with what lied ahead. When I went to court I felt I was more prepared than others. He is well respected and when he spoke people listened. We recieved the best case scenario. Richard went above and beyond for me and he will do the same dor you.