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.
An Assistant U.S. Attorney has been referred for disciplinary action after being caught misrepresenting facts before a U.S. District Court.
July 12, 2019
Jail time that is “suspended” will only be served if the defendant fails to comply with the terms of the sentence.
July 11, 2019
Spitting on someone would satisfy the definition of an “offensive touching” provided that the government could prove that the defendant’s actions were intentional and not by mistake or accident.
July 10, 2019
Although a civil protection order (CPO) is a civil matter, not a criminal one, being the subject of a CPO can lead to criminal charges if you are accused of violating the order.
July 9, 2019
The standard for asserting self-defense in an assault case involving a police officer is still whether or not the police officer used excessive force during the arrest.