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  • I highly recommend Mr. Lurye!

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    Posted by a client

    I was in need of a DUI lawyer after breathing a level of .20, which is considered extremely high. After reading all his reviews, Mr. Lurye appeared to be very professional and genuine. I hired him right after our consultation, because he made me feel calm and walked me through all of the steps. He made sure to explain everything in detail so that I fully understood what I was getting into.

    Though the DUI was my first offense, the breath alcohol content of a .20 was the issue. Mr. Lurye gave me a long list of things to do to help my case and teach me a lesson.

    He advised me to:
    Enroll in a substance abuse program (which I had 26 weeks to complete in order to pass the class)

    Read a book and write a 3-page essay about the dangers of driving intoxicated

    Get an interlock installed in my car

    Attend a PADDD class

    Complete hours of community service (I completed 60 hours)

    Attended some AA meetings (I attended about 4)

    The list is long and can be time consuming, but it is important to do everything Mr. Lurye suggests if you want the best possible outcome for your case. He gave me advice like he would if I was his daughter, which made me feel he was genuinely helping me.

    A BAC level of .20 was a concern for the judge, but after seeing everything I completed prior to going to court made all the difference. He said, "There is nothing that I can have you complete that Mr. Lurye already hasn't." I got a PBJ (Probation before judgement) and one day of probation unsupervised. It felt so good to put everything behind me and I surely learned my lesson.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “I am so grateful for your review for two reasons. First, I deeply appreciate that you took all my advice to heart and we had the best outcome possible. You truly earned it, as anyone who reads about the steps you took can see. You were always thoughtful, kind and had a positive attitude. Second, thank you for posting all of those steps -- people need to see that after they are charged with a DUI there are things that they can do to lift themselves up and transform their error into a positive life changing event. You are a blessing to all who are fortunate enough to know you.”
  • Great representation, extremely well respected!

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    Posted by a client

    Mr. Lurye helped me through one of the most difficult situations of my life. I was 21 years old, interning and living out of state (I'm a licensed NY driver), and was arrested with a BAC of .16. Having had absolutely zero experience with the law previously, I did not know what to do. From our first conversation, Mr. Lurye took the time to get to know me and my situation. Too make matters even more stressful, from the time of my arrest to my court hearing, I moved 6 times between 4 different states. Mr. Lurye understood all of this and always helped keep me calm and informed. He was extremely reachable, and responded to my emails, calls or texts almost immediately, even on some holidays! As part of our preparation for court, he gave me a list of tasks to accomplish to present myself as best as possible in court. This list included such items as attending AA meetings, a state certified alcohol education program, reading a book on alcoholism and writing a reflection, completing community service, along with several other items. Although it was a lot to do, it proved extremely beneficial in the long run. As court approached, Mr. Lurye made sure that I was aware of everything that I would experience on the day of court. When we walked into the courthouse, it was immediately clear how respected Mr. Lurye is in his field. Everyone from security, to other defense attorneys, to the judges, all knew Mr. Lurye and spoke very highly of him. When it was all said and done, I was granted a very favorable judgement of Probation Before Judgement, 4 months of probation (with some criteria waved), and a fraction of the possible fine. I am, and always will be extremely thankful for the help and guidance that Mr. Lurye has given me over the past year as I have been overcoming one of the most difficult situations of my life.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “Thank you for your generous review. You did everything I asked you to do and you did it with an open mind and heart. While you were following my advice and successfully undertaking and completing all the actions I put on your to-do list, you were pursuing your education, your professional job requirements and community service that you had already committed to performing due to your generous spirit and the extraordinary values that your family modeled and that you fully embraced. In addition, these demands required a great deal of travel on your part. You truly earned the court's respect and that respect was reflected in the outcome of your case. It is my honor to have represented you and my good fortune to have met you.”
  • Personal and always looking out for his clients

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    Posted by a client

    I had a second DUI charge and hired Rick to be my lawyer. I can't say enough great things about my experience. I agreed to do a lot of work and in the end it paid off. Rick was able to get me the best possible outcome and saved me $$ and possible time in jail. He was very calm and took the time to make sure I was comfortable with the process while still being honest. I would definitely recommend him to someone who needs an honest and good lawyer.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “Thank you for your very kind review. Your result in court was the direct result of our very effective partnership. You gave serious consideration to each of my recommendations and did your best to follow each of them in a timely manner. You owned the behavior that resulted in your DUI charge, we worked on a plan to manage your potential consequences and you followed the plan. Thank you for giving me your trust. It was my great pleasure to help you.”
  • Thank you

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    Posted by a client

    My son received a DUI in May of 2015. It was the first and hopefully the last. Mr. Lurye answered our prayers. We had court last week. My son was not convicted. The Judge, the police officers all showed great respect toward Mr. Lurye. This said a lot.
    Most importantly, the whole process of working with Mr. Lurye had a large impact on our son. It wasn't a case of hiring a lawyer to pay my son's way out of trouble. He learned so much about why you shouldn't drink and drive- through councelling, the PADD program and community service. My son is an out of state college student. Mr. Lurye accommodated every need in order for my son to stay at college while completing his tasks.
    I remember the feeling of panic the morning after the DUI. We are so glad we found Richard Lurye.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “Your kindness and gratitude means so much to me. But, I also thank you. You and your wife fully supported what I was asking of your son. Your confidence in me showed him that he could have such confidence -- and that made it more certain that he would follow the course I was laying out for him. He fully deserved the outcome he earned in court, and your support made that possible. It was my privilege to help him, and it has been a gift to come to know all of you.”
  • Exceeded All Expectations on DUI/DWI

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    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.

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  • Knowledge and Experience

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    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.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “I am always grateful and personally touched when a family member of a client reaches out to thank me and recommend my services to others. It's a poignant reminder that we are all connected to each other and that, ultimately, we can only raise ourselves up by helping to raise each other. Thank you for this act of kindness. From my first discussion with your son it was clear to me that kindness I saw inside of him was a reflection of how he was raised. I believe that factored significantly in the judge's, and the State's, compassionate and generous responses to his very isolated error in judgment. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here.”
  • Excellent, caring attorney - highly recommended

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    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.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “I deeply appreciate your generous review. Your support for him clearly contributed to the outcome. It was my good fortune that you gave me the opportunity to help. Thank you for taking the time to contribute this review.”
  • Better than I could have hoped for

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    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!

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “You truly earned the very good result we achieved. You took all appropriate responsibility and did everything I asked of you. I know that you will play forward the lessons learned from this experience. Thank you for this very kind review.”
  • Great lawyer

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    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.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “Thank you for taking the time to submit this kind review. You were a pleasure to help and get to know. Best wishes for the future.”
  • A lawyer who truly cares about his clients

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    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.

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    Richard Stefan Lurye’s response: “I am touched by your gratitude and wonderfully kind description of my service. Your words truly reflect your own humility and kindness, which I am sure that the judge saw by your actions leading up to our court date. I want you to know that when I am on the receiving end of kindness, such as your kindness with this review, it carries me forward and helps me meet life's expected and unexpected challenges. Thank you.”