Diversions options for Misdemeanor cases in DC Superior Court that are prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office – If you are charged with a criminal offense in the District of Columbia and the prosecuting entity is the U.S. Attorney’s Office, what diversion options are available to me?
This article discusses what a plea agreement is and what happens if you accept it. A plea agreement is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor.
There are drug courts throughout the Country. Generally, drug courts are special courts designed to treat people who have an addiction issues and are in the criminal justice system. There are currently more than 2,450 Drug Courts operating throughout the United States with all 50 states having a drug court program. This article gives a brief overview of the Drug Court program in the District of Columbia.
So you have been charged with a Felony in D.C. Superior Court. What happens next?
The first question you must ask yourself is whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanor is any criminal offense where you are facing less than 1 year in jail. A felony is a criminal offense where you are facing more than a year in jail.
The First question you must ask yourself is whether the warrant is a probation bench warrant or a Pretrial bench warrant. A Probation bench warrant means the Judge has sentenced you and you were on probation to the court and then failed to show for your show cause hearing. A show cause hearing is a hearing that was set because the probation officer alleges that you violated a condition of probation.