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CRIMINAL & DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Maryland Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense attorney

law offices of richard kodzis - a criminal & drunk driving defense firm

The Pasadena, Maryland based Law Offices of Attorney Richard (Dick) Kodzis is a criminal defense law firm that provides unparalleled legal counsel, representation and customer service to people who have been arrested for felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses, or drunk driving (see drunk driving defense law firm) throughout Maryland. Attorney Kodzis most frequently appears in the Courts and at the MVA hearings of the Motor Vehicle Administration offices located in Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George's, Calvert, Howard, Montgomery, Hartford, Carroll and Baltimore County.

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Attorney Richard F. Kodzis (often called Dick Kodzis by his clients) represents people in both the administrative (MVA hearings) and judicial processes involved in drunk driving defense.

All drunk driving charges in the state of Maryland are criminal offenses. As such, a conviction will result in a criminal record that can and often will prevent a person from obtaining particular jobs. Many times, people are terminated from jobs as a result of a criminal record.

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Attorney Richard F. Kodzis represents people who have been arrested for driving while intoxicated - often referred to as a DUI or DWI in Maryland - and are facing suspension or revocation of their driving privileges, as well as those people who are facing prosecution for other serious traffic violations that will result in their driver's license being suspended or revoked.

In a hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Attorney Kodzis challenges the MVA's attempt to suspend or revoke the client's license.

While the term MVA hearing implies that the matter is similar to a trial in a Court of law of Maryland, that is not the case. An MVA hearing is before an administrative judge who cannot sentence a person to jail; a hearing in a Maryland Court is before a criminal justice judge who can impose penalties including fines and jail time.

The outcome of the MVA hearing has no bearing upon the Maryland Court trial or its outcome.

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Attorney Richard Kodzis represents people who have been arrested for a criminal offense in the State of Maryland. He most frequently appears in the Courts in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Towson, Westminster, Ellicott City, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Wisconsin.  

Attorney Kodzis defends people against every type of criminal charge; he most frequently is called upon by people who have been accused of very serious felony or misdemeanor charges such as theft, assault, burglary, white-collar crime, drug possession, sex crimes, juvenile offenses and handgun charges.

a unique philosophy

At the Law Offices of Richard Kodzis, YOU are the reason we practice law, and you will receive the individual case and professional effort that you deserve. He will take the time to listen to you, he will hear your concerns, and he will explain your options. He will also meet with you, or the significant person for whom you are hiring an attorney, in your home, hospital room or at a jail.

Contact Attorney Kodzis today for a free initial consultation.

attorney richard f. kodzis

Attorney Richard F. Kodzis is a compassionately caring criminal defense lawyer whose reputation for preparing criminal cases to win in the courts (or at the MVA hearing) is perhaps proceeded only by his years of experience as a prosecuting attorney - experiences that have afforded him the ability to construct clear and convincing trial strategies - and membership in organizations comprised of the top criminal trial lawyers - such as the National College for DUI Defense - in which he exchanges knowledge and procedural information that can only be acquired through experience.

Attorney Richard Kodzis is a member of the Maryland State and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. In addition to being a member of the National College for DUI Defense, he is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association and the James C. Cawood Jr. Inn of Court.

Attorney Kodzis commits himself and his law firm to providing the best defense possible to achieve the best outcome possible given all of the circumstances.

Attorney Richard Kodzis is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland. He represents people in every court in Maryland, and most frequently appears in the courts in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Prince George County, Montgomery County, and Calvert County, Howard County, Hartford County, Carroll County and Baltimore County, Maryland. His office is located in Pasadena, and he often travels to Annapolis, Ellicott City, Westminister, Towson and Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Fort Meade and the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

free initial consultation

Attorney Kodzis offers anyone who has been arrested (and those who are seeking an attorney to represent another who has been arrested) a free initial meeting. He is also willing to make in-home, hospital and prison visits if clients cannot meet him at his office in Pasadena, Maryland.

Law Office of Richard Kodzis
Phone: 410-729-1080
Toll Free: 866-743-6853
Fax: 443-926-9612
Physical Address: 8611 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 502 Millersville, MD 21108

Dismissals & Wins

Attorney Kodzis's client was stopped for speeding on a rural road early in the morning.
Our Client allegedly had a “moderate” odor of alcohol. Officer had the Client step out of vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests
(SFSTs) which he said the Client did not do to his satisfaction.

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When the officer attempted to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystgmus
(HGN/”eye check”), the client explains to the officer (truthfully) that he has a glass eye. The officer does the HGN anyway,


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Client had been up all night and had two glasses of wine five hours earlier.
Police say he drove erratically, moderate odor of alcohol and appeared
unable to comply with simple questions.

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