Navigating D.C. Superior Court

March 27, 2021
Jefferson Memorial

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.

Meet Bob

March 21, 2021
criminal defense attorney

Meet my new investigator Bob. I think you will like him. Because every defendant deserves a good defense.

I don’t want to be that guy

March 4, 2021
art work

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.

On the right to testify in Graves v. U.S.

March 1, 2021
DC Superior Court front

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.

Withdrawing consent for a search

February 28, 2021
D.C. Court of Appeals foyer

Although a person can always revoke consent to a warrantless search, such a withdrawal of permission must be clearly and unequivocally communicated. So held the D.C. Court of Appeals in Ford v. United States.

On the “buyer’s agent” defense in Simms v. United States

February 11, 2021
DC Court of Appeals

There is a “buyer’s agent” defense in D.C. after all – at least with respect to drug distribution charges involving marijuana.

There, there

February 8, 2021
D.C. criminal defense lawyer

Because the grandmother is deaf, she does not hear the police officers assembling on the front porch of her rowhouse.

Judicial emergency in D.C. is extended

January 15, 2021
DC Superior Court front

Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring has issued an order extending the pandemic-related judicial emergency in D.C. Superior Court through March 31, 2021.

Kevin McCarthy should start with an apology

January 10, 2021
Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy wants unity? The ball is in his court. He should start by acknowledging that he was wrong to propogate the lie of a rigged election. He should start with an apology.

On character and grace

January 4, 2021
Trump at Resolute Desk

Donald Trump’s problems go beyond a lack of manners or character. He is also a sociopath. He does not learn. He has no shame. He is driven only by immediate self-interest.