September 20, 2021
Although a court may take “judicial notice” of commonly known facts, the government must still prove every element of a criminal offense beyond a reasonable doubt.
August 30, 2021
The Criminal Division of D.C. Superior Court will expand in-person operations beginning on Tuesday, September 7.
August 11, 2021
The Zulu greeting “Sawubona” translated literally means “I see you.” Because it is important to be seen.
July 23, 2021
One man’s address book is another person’s ledger.
July 11, 2021
Reaching out to clients during the pandemic: Sometimes what I need to do is just listen.
June 4, 2021
Property seized by police during an arrest is often subject to civil forfeiture proceedings whether or not the person is ever convicted of a crime.
May 31, 2021
The Intrafamily Offenses and Anti-Stalking Orders Amendment Act of 2020 created a new process — an Anti-Stalking Order (ASO) — to deal with allegations of stalking in Washington, D.C. in which the parties are not related or in a domestic relationship. Violation of an ASO is punishable as criminal contempt.
May 28, 2021
Representing the bad guys: Criminal defense lawyers sometimes make tradeoffs when we take on domestic violence cases
May 20, 2021
Trying a case — in this case, a CPO hearing — against an unrepresented party is always an experience.
May 18, 2021
Although we may take the most pride in our skills in the courtroom, clients tend to care far more about how well we communicate with them over the life of the case.