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Lee Eidelberg

Lee Eidelberg

Levin & Gann, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, New York
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Lee J. Eidelberg is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore County with extensive experience in criminal and traffic court, having prosecuted many hundreds of cases during his tenure in public service, including serious felonies and misdemeanor violations. Since entering private practice more than 20 years ago, Lee has brought a unique combination of extensive trial skills, passion, and commitment to protecting his clients' rights, whether defending CDL holders charged with federal regulation violations, common motorists charged with DUI, or appearing on behalf of both Maryland and out-of-state drivers charged with non-incarcerable moving violations. Lee also assertively pursues financial compensation from insurance companies for accident victims who have suffered serious bodily injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, work-related accidents, and medical negligence. Rated AV- Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and Rated "Superb" and "Clients Choice" by the AVVO legal directory, Lee is also annually recognized by Baltimore Magazine as a Maryland "Super Lawyer" in the field of Plaintiff's personal injury law.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute phone consultation. In person consultations by appointment only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury and medical malpractice cases only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New York
Professional Experience
Levin & Gann, P.A.
- Current
Senior Associate
Venable LLP
Senior Associate responsible for defense of toxic tort claims and white collar criminal defense investigations and charges.
State's Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland
Prosecutor of misdemeanor and felony charges in the District and Circuit Courts, including narcotics possession, domestic violence, homicide, arson, DUI and related serious traffic violations. Chief, Felony Review and Repeated Offender Units.
National College of District Attorneys
Certificate of Completion (1986) | Trial Skills - Prosecution of Criminal Offenses
Attendee of National College of District Attorneys. Participated in diverse curriculum regarding the development of trial skills and the evaluation and prosecution of criminal offenses
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1983)
Honors: Moot Court Board Honor Court Prosecutor
University of Maryland - College Park
B.S. (1979) | Marketing Management
Top 5% plaintiffs personal injury
Super Lawyers
AV Rated Preimminent
Martindale - Hubbell
10/10 "Superb"
Avvo Legal Directory
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Professional Associations
Maryland Association for Justice
- Current
Activities: Automobile and Medical Negligence Sections
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
Maryland Bar Association
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, Baltimore, MD
Featured speaker to paralegals concerning the preparation of trial notebooks
Websites & Blogs
Protective Orders v. Peace Orders - What's the Difference
Alcohol Beverage Violations
Maryland Shoplifting - Civil Liabilities of the Criminal Defendant
New Procedures for Payable Traffic Tickets - Maryland Offenders
Out of State Driving Convictions - Do Points Transfer to My Maryland Driving Record
Maryland's Misuse of Electronic Mail Statute
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. Should i go to court for my registration, i was not able to show to cop on demand. It was in my car the whole time?
A: This is not a moving violation, so paying the fine will not result in any points to your driving record. That being said, if you go to court and explain the situation to the Judge - provided you have a good driving record - the judge might grant you a probation before judgment - which avoids the technical conviction on your record, and reduce the fine specified on your citation. Oftentimes, in these situations, one must weigh the time and possible inconvenience that could result by going to court for that kind of result, versus just paying the violation, knowing that it results in no points and is not considered a moving violation more likely to affect your insurance rates.
Q. I received a following too close offense, can a lawyer negotiate to an offense with no points??
A: You have two situations at hand. The first is requesting that the court recall your "failure to comply" suspension, which occurred when you failed to appear for your court date. This can be accomplished by informal written request, formal motion and/or the necessity of you having to submit the fine listed on the citation, in advance, as "collateral" for your court date. Much could depend on the particular jurisdiction in which the case lies. The second concerns retaining an attorney to represent you in court. If you have a decent driving record, you may be entitled to "probation before judgment," a disposition where the court withholds a guilty finding on your record and you avoid the point(s) associated with your violation. I wonder, however, since I see you posted your inquiry whether you have a Maryland license or a D.C. license, which could make a difference in terms of your concern about a point assessment for the offense.
Q. What is the fine for tailgating in Maryland and are there any points on your drivers license
A: Following too closely, which is the statutory offense i believe youre describing, is a 1 pt. offense unless you contributed to an accident, which is a 3 point offense. The maximum fine is $500.00, although the recommended fine is significantly less.
Q. Is it OK to cross double yellow line to pass a slow car in Maryland, like you can for a horse carriage or farm tractor?
A: No. There has to be a broken line in your direction. The double yellow line is there because of the risk of encountering oncoming traffic.
Q. Expungement
A: You can personally obtain expungement forms from the clerk of the court or hire an attorney to assist you.
Q. I received a speeding ticket out of state Section 3361 Driving At Safe Speed. Should I file guilty or not guilty? Thanks
A: Points did not transfer from Pennsylvania to Maryland for a speeding violation, although a conviction in Pennsylvania can appear on your Maryland driving record. You'd be best to confer with a Pennsylvania attorney to determine whether the expense and effort are worth fighting a ticket, depending on the specific facts and circumstances concerning your citation.
Q. if pedestrian is already in unmarked crosswalk, does driver have to yield right of way (maryland)
A: Whether or not the crosswalk is "marked," a pedestrian crossing the street at a crosswalk has the right of way. The preference the pedestrian enjoys, however, is not unlimited and does not relieve the pedestrian of the duty to use reasonable care to avoid injury. The analysis concerns whether the pedestrian described in your scenario (rather than merely the question you posed) is actually in what the law defines as a crosswalk. An unmarked crosswalk is defined as "that part of a roadway that is within the prolongation or connection of the lateral lines of "sidewalks" at any place where two or more roadways meet or join, measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the roadway." Section 21-101(f) of the Transportation Article.
Q. I got a ticket for driving without insurance. never asked me about insurance during our conversation.
A: A vehicle must be insured to be driven. If the vehicle was insured, you should have a policy listing the vehicle, its VIN number and the effective date of coverage. That evidence, if presented in court, should absolve you of the offense. Otherwise, you need to obtain and FR-19 Form from your insurance carrier to prove the vehicle was insured at the time of the offense. If you had a TN temporary Tag from a dealer in TN, you'll need to contact the dealer to obtain the necessary information concerning insurance - unless there was or is some dispute between you and the dealer concerning who was insuring the car at the time of its sale.... but why would a dealer provide that coverage once you purchased and took title to the car? That's the question a Judge might ask if you raised that type of defense in court. I encourage you to seek qualified counsel to assist you in this matter. Driving without insurance is a serious offense!
Q. Is it legal or is there a fine for entering or driving in a road work zone, if you are not one of the workers?
A: While your post is a bit vague, it is possible an Officer could cite you for failing to obey a lawful traffic control device (yes, posted signed are deemed devices) or a comparable violation if you had no legitimate basis for driving in a "work zone." However, a response to your post could be more specific if you indicated whether you were actually cited for a violation - and what the violation or Transportation Article Code section was noted.
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