Arraignment in D.C. Superior Court

The arraignment is usually the first court appearance for a criminal defendant in Washington, D.C. and, as such, tends to cause particular anxiety for clients. Do I need a lawyer at the arraignment? What do I say? Should… Read More

The “No Papering” of a Criminal Offense in Washington, DC

If you have had the misfortune of being arrested in Washington, D.C, the words “no paper” should be about the most welcome thing you can hear. The two words could mean that the prosecution has decided that you… Read More