The definition of “stuporous” and other dumb police-isms.

September 12, 2019
D.C. criminal defense attorney

Imagine my delight upon seeing the term “stuporous” used in the police report. Sometimes officers try to do too much. They should stay in their lane.

Eavesdropping on Michael Jackson

D.C. criminal defense lawyer

Jackson spoke with three separate women, and he was a different person depending on which of the women he was on the phone with. He had phone sex with one woman.

Not guilty in unlawful entry case

September 9, 2019
D.C. criminal defense lawyer

According to the police report, our client was hanging out by one of the gas pumps when police pulled in. The body worn cameras proved otherwise. Not guilty!

Client acquitted of destruction of property

September 8, 2019
D.C. Criminal Defense lawyer

The evidence suggested that our client intended to exit the store, not damage property. There was also a question as to who actually broke the door.

“The person giving you free legal advice is an idiot”

September 6, 2019
D.C. criminal defense attorney

I have four questions for the person who is giving free legal advice. Are you a lawyer? Do you do criminal defense? Do you do criminal defense in D.C.? If so, are you an idiot?

“You do not know how to read a Google Map?”

D.C. criminal defense attorney

Q:        So you followed him back to his house? A:         I didn’t follow him.  I was on my way to my mother’s house.  She lives in that area.   Q:        You told police that your mother lives on B Street, right? THE COURT:    Is that… Read More

Unlawful entry: Barring notice must be valid

September 5, 2019

In unlawful entry cases in which the defendant is charged with violating a DCHA barring order, the underlying order must be authorized by D.C. statute.

“Present Sense Impression” in Sims v. United States

August 25, 2019
D.C. criminal defense lawyer

In addition to contemporaneity and spontaneity, the proponent of a “present sense impression” hearsay exception must prove that the declarant personally perceived the event described.

Mike knew we loved him

August 23, 2019

Mike O’Neill of “Mike and Heather” has died. We drive up to the wake in Lansford, Pennsylvania. It is reassuring to see Heather and their four adult children.

Police officers are not neutral and disinterested witnesses

August 20, 2019
D.C. criminal defense attorney

It is true that police officers have no stake in the outcome of the case. But they are hardly neutral and disinterested witnesses.