“This is great. We’ll take it.”

July 2, 2019
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My wife and I have gone full circle. We started off our lives together in a small rental apartment in D.C. Three kids, four cities, six houses and a lifetime later, we are now back in a small rental apartment in D.C.

What should I do after receiving a hit-and-run letter from D.C. police?

June 25, 2019
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The letter from the Metropolitan Police Department sounds ominous. Your car has been involved in a hit-and-run accident in D.C. You should come in for an interview at a specific time and place.

PDS offers help with criminal appeals

June 22, 2019
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I am sitting with Jimmy Klein and Alice Wang in Klein’s office on the third floor of 633 Indiana Avenue, NW. Samia Fam and Jackie Frankfurter stopped in earlier. This is the dream team of appellate lawyers in D.C. and they are all offering input on an appellate brief I have been struggling with.

Prostitution arrests rise in D.C.

June 12, 2019
D.C. criminal defense lawyer

There is good news for D.C. criminal defense lawyers: Prostitution-related arrests can be expected to rise in the coming months.

Trial transcript: impeaching lying witness

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Q: Ms. Jones. You realize that when the police interviewed you, they were wearing body worn cameras? A: Actually I didn’t know that. That’s not something I was aware of.

Expunging a drug conviction in D.C.

May 28, 2019
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D.C. Code § 48-904.01(e) provides for the expungement of a drug case in Washington, D.C. upon the successful completion of pre-sentence probation.

Should my CPO hearing “trail” my criminal case?

May 21, 2019
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Although the usual practice is for the CPO hearing to “trail” the criminal case, the defendant/respondent might want the CPO hearing to go first.

Should I file a cross-petition in a CPO case in D.C.?

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If you have been served with a civil protection order (CPO) petition in D.C. and you yourself are the victim of abuse, you can file for a CPO of your own.

Do I need a lawyer for a CPO hearing in D.C.?

May 19, 2019
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Although many people proceed without legal representation, a good lawyer can serve as your advisor and advocate, particularly if you decide to litigate the CPO.

Will expunged record show up in an FBI background check?

May 10, 2019
D.C. criminal defense lawyer

In most cases, the FBI will – as a courtesy – comply with a state court’s order to remove a criminal record from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).