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.
August 25, 2019
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.
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.
August 20, 2019
It is true that police officers have no stake in the outcome of the case. But they are hardly neutral and disinterested witnesses.
August 19, 2019
Although it is no fun to be fired by an unhappy client, there is no excuse for contradicting the client or for betraying client confidences.
July 30, 2019
If the government introduces new evidence during re-direct examination, the defense has a constitutional right to question the witness about that new evidence.
July 29, 2019
The court found in Rahman v. U.S. that remaining in a restaurant for 10 minutes after being asked to leave was sufficient to be found guilty of unlawful entry.
July 20, 2019
As part of my effort to improve the look of this website, I am replacing stock legal photos with two types of images: D.C. landmarks and graffiti.
July 19, 2019
“Intent-to-frighten” assault is defined as threatening or menacing conduct that is intended to cause the victim to fear immediate bodily injury.
July 15, 2019
People who are arrested for shoplifting in Washington, D.C. are often surprised to find themselves charged with “theft II” when they show up for court.