Trial transcript: impeaching lying witness

June 12, 2019
Unlawful Entry D.C. graffiti on building

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
expunging drug case in dc - graffiti

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
CPO lawyer graffiti

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.?

CPO DC Graffiti

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
DC courts graffiti

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).

Finding reasonable doubt in a domestic violence case

May 7, 2019

There is always a defense in domestic violence cases in Washington, D.C.

Difference between domestic violence and simple assault in D.C.

domestic violence graffiti

A specific crime (e.g., simple assault) should not be confused with a general category of crimes (e.g., domestic violence).

A Farewell to Tolo

April 25, 2019

We were not the first tourists to visit the village of Tolo. But we were the first foreign family to spend a significant amount of time there — almost a year in 1972 followed by multiple summers. And… Read More

Can I expunge a criminal record for simple assault?

April 12, 2019

A criminal record for simple assault in D.C. can be sealed either immediately on the grounds of actual innocence or after two years in the interests of justice.  A conviction for simple assault can be sealed after eight years…. Read More