Prior to entering private practice in 2003, Maryland criminal attorney Andrew V. Jezic served as a Maryland prosecutor for nearly eight years. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Jezic prosecuted some of the most serious felony cases in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. Now as a Maryland criminal defense attorney, Mr. Jezic aggressively represents defendants around the state and in Washington, D.C. facing such serious charges as murder, rape and armed robbery. He has handled approximatly 100 jury trials in his career and over 25 homicide cases.
Mr. Jezic has been selected to three of the most prestigious organizations for any trial lawyer, reflecting his reputation as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Maryland. First, Mr. Jezic is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group of the leading one percent of trial lawyers in each state. Second, he is a member of the Trial Court Nominating Commission for Montgomery County, which is the final vetting organization for judicial candidates, passing the streamlined list of candidates on to the Governor. Third, Mr. Jezic is a member of the Maryland State Bar’s Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, which drafts the final language of the official jury instructions given to juries at the end of a criminal trial.
In 2011 and 2015 Mr Jezic was selected to the very exclusive list of best criminal lawyers by Washingtonian magazine. In 2016 Super Lawyers magazine recognized Mr. Jezic as one of the best 100 lawyers in all of Maryland. Mr Jezic maintains a perfect 10/10 rating on AVVO.
He is a co-author of the widely respected book, Maryland Law of Confessions , first published in 2003 by Thompson/West and now in its twelfth edition. Mr. Jezic's book has been cited or quoted in nine reported opinions by Maryland's highest and intermediate appellate courts.
Mr. Jezic has won many acquittals and dismissals in high-profile cases. For a small sample of these success stories , please see the link to recent news. In 2010, Mr. Jezic argued two significant criminal cases before Maryland’s highest court. In 2011, the State's highest Court, on the same day, reversed two other complex cases handled by Mr. Jezic at the trial level, thereby giving Mr. Jezic's clients a new chance at freedom. The State's highest Court reversed yet another of Jezic's cases in 2011, giving his client a new trial in a murder case. Mr. Jezic argued another case before Maryland's top Court in June, 2012.
In 2010, prosecutors in two separate jurisdictions dismissed the cases against Mr. Jezic's clients, after the jury in each case had heard Mr. Jezic's winning cross-examination of the complaining witnesses. Remarkably, yet again in 2012, prosecutors dismissed all murder charges on the third day of a jury trial in Prince Georges County, after the Jezic team's vigorous investigation and opening defense.
In 2010 and 2011, Maryland criminal attorney Andrew V. Jezic convinced judges in two separate cases to vacate his clients' guilty pleas entered with another lawyer, whereby both clients would have been deported after serving lengthy prison sentences. In both cases, Mr. Jezic's clients were eventually exonerated after jury trials and are now free of any threat of jail or deportation. In one of those cases in 2011, State v. Cuque, the jury acquitted Mr. Jezic's client of all charges despite having viewed a videotaped confession by the client.
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David Moyse of the Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC, explains his criminal defense practice and his passion for seeking the best outcomes possible for his clients. Contact him at 240-292-7200 or at www.jezicfirm.com to schedule an appointment.
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Last Updated: 12/22/2016