Elan B. Rafael, Esq.

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Everyone deserves the best possible defense when charged with a crime. Aside from having this right, in practice it is critical, because there is no question that legal authorities often overstretch and abuse their power. I am one of many that are there to protect the rights of those accused.

I advocate aggressively for individuals and their loved ones who are faced with the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, and a lesser charge, driving while intoxicated, or DWI.

I began my law career working for the Office of the Public Defender and was trained by some of the most outstanding trial attorneys. As a public defender, I successfully represented thousands of people in all types of criminal cases from DUI to First Degree Murder.

If you are faced with a drinking and driving charge, I will provide aggressive defense because if you are convicted, you can face jail time, large fines, loss of your driver’s license and even the loss of you job.

Each of my clients receives personalized, caring and responsive service. I provide cost-effective, experienced and aggressive representation from initial consultation to final resolution of your case.


  • 2004 – State of Maryland
  • 2010 – Washington, D.C.
  • 2011 – U.S. District Court, District of Maryland


  • NFLPA (NFL) Certified Contract Advisor

Law School:

  • California Western School of Law, 2003
  • Studied law at the University of Maria Christina in El Escorial, Spain


  • Florida State University, B.A., 2001


  • Criminal Law Association

Prior Employment:

  • Law Offices of Roland Walker & Marc L. Zayon, PA.
  • Law Offices of Margolis, Pritzker, Epstein, and Blatt, P.A.
  • The Office of The Public Defender for the State of Maryland (Assistant Public Defender)

“Elan was so knowledgeable it down right scared me. I later realized it was due to his professionalism and experience. This was my first offense at the age of 55, initiated by an abusive spouse. I came out a winner on both proceedings.”

A Satisfied Client

“Elan was very helpful in a criminal trial for my love one. He worked with me on payments and kept the family informed as much as he possibly could. I don’t know what the outcome of my love one would have been if he didn’t have legal representation from Mr. Rafael.”

A Satisfied Client


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