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.
May 17, 2021
Telling someone that you will “slap” his/her “bitch ass” is threatening on its face. But criminal threats require the ability to follow through.
May 4, 2021
D.C.’s new law on civil protection orders (CPOs) redefines the category of people eligible for protection. It also extends coverage to animals, minors and victims of sex trafficking.
April 28, 2021
Parties who prevail in a CPO hearing can file a motion asking the court to assess legal fees against the other party. Respondents must prove “bad faith.”
March 31, 2021
D.C. Superior Court has again extended the judicial emergency, this time through May 10, 2021. The Court will expand some operations.
March 27, 2021
Everything you need to know (webpages, emails and phone numbers) to navigate your way around D.C. Superior Court’s Criminal Division during the pandemic.
March 21, 2021
Meet my new investigator Bob. I think you will like him. Because every defendant deserves a good defense.
March 4, 2021
I have to be careful — as I grow more experienced and continue to age –that I don’t turn into the stereotype of the cranky old criminal defense lawyer.
March 1, 2021
It is reversible error for the trial judge to prohibit the defendant from testifying that he was acting in self-defense when the court had already concluded that the arresting officer had not used excessive force.