Disorderly Conduct in the District of Columbia

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Disorderly conduct in District of Columbia You can be found guilty of disorderly conduct in the District of Columbia for a number of reasons.   If you are found guilty it is a misdemeanor offense which carries a fine and/or 90 days in jail.  Most disorderly conduct offenses are divertable. In any place open to the general public: Causing someone …

Iron Man Acquitted… Superman Belt Buckle is Back

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So I rarely talk about my trials in blogs but I can’t resist because my colleagues teased me about losing my case in United States v. Iron Man(client’s actual name withheld).  I wore my superman belt buckle which has not lost a trial.  I don’t always wear the superman belt buckle but when I do I have never lost.  The …

Order to Seal in the District of Columbia

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What does it mean to seal your criminal record in DC The typical order generally states: “Upon consideration of the defendant’s Motion to Seal Criminal Records On Grounds of Actual Innocence, in this case, filed pursuant to D.C. Code 16-802, and the government’s concession thereto, the Court hereby enters the following findings pursuant to DC Code 16-802(h). Order to law …

Can the police order me out of vehicle for a traffic stop in DC

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Can the police order you out of the vehicle for a traffic violation? You are driving along without your seatbelt and you are pulled over by a police officer.   Can the police order you from your vehicle without probable cause? The fourth amendment to the constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizures.  When it comes to a traffic …

Do I Need a Lawyer For Student Conduct Violation

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As criminal attorneys in the District of Columbia, we get calls from parents regarding whether their son or daughter needs a lawyer for a violation of student conduct in the District of Columbia.  There are over 8 great Universities in the District of Columbia.  Each of those institutions has a student conduct manuals and if the student violates the conduct …

DC Civil Protection Order – Am I violating Federal law If I possess a firearm in Maryland

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  So you signed a no admission civil protection order (CPO)in the District of Columbia for a woman you dated for a few months.  The Judge told you that it may be a federal crime to possess a firearm.    The question now arises whether you can still possess your guns in Maryland because you live in Maryland.    Will …

Charged with Simple Assault in DC

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Are you charged with simple assault in the District of Columbia?  So what happens next? First – What is Simple Assault? Simple Assault in the District of Columbia statute states that whoever “assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 180 …

Refused to submit to chemical test Now What?

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  If you were arrested for driving under in influence of drug and/or alcohol in the District of Columbia, you probably signed what is referred to as a DC implied consent form.  Essentially refusal to submit to chemical testing will suspend your license for 12 months. REQUEST A DMV HEARING ANYWAY! You are still entitled to due process at the …