June 12, 2022
According to the “Rule of Lenity,” a court should construe any ambiguity in the language of a criminal statute in favor of the defendant.
May 13, 2022
Five tips for representing indigent criminal defendants: (1) never push a plea, (2) don’t defend the system, (3) never contradict your client, (4) a light touch often works best, and (5) a thick skin will prevent burnout.
April 3, 2022
Find out more here about online DUI programs and courses that have been approved by the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C.
March 14, 2022
Although “claim of right” is a valid defense to robbery and other theft offenses, the defense fails when the defendant takes more than the property whose ownership is in question.
March 11, 2022
Here is the information you will need to log in by Webex video or phone to D.C. Superior Court Criminal Division courtrooms.
Here are the 2022 Judicial Assignments for the D.C. Superior Court Criminal Division
December 13, 2021
Under the ‘forfeiture-by-wrongdoing doctrine, a defendant forfeits his Sixth Amendment right to be confronted by a witness against him, as well as his objection to the introduction of hearsay, if he wrongfully procured the unavailability of that witness with the purpose of preventing the witness from testifying.
December 6, 2021
Bias can be “a favorable or friendly feeling toward a party.” It can also be hostility toward someone, a motive to lie out of self-interest, and/or corruption.
December 3, 2021
Now that DFS has lost its accreditation, the government is looking for creative ways to prosecute drug possession cases, including amending the charges to attempted possession. There are equally creative ways to counter this strategy.