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Unlawful Entry in D.C.: Odumn v. United States

Jamison Koehler Opinions/Cases, Other Criminal Offenses

According to D.C. Court of Appeals decision in Odumn v. United States, “a landlord may not prohibit a tenant from inviting a third party onto leased premises for a lawful purpose, nor may the landlord prohibit such third party from entering or exiting the property through the property’s common space.”

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Unlawful entry charge dismissed

Jamison Koehler Opinions/Cases

According to recent D.C. Court of Appeals opinion, Foster v. United States, D.C. Housing Authority residents cannot be barred from accessing areas covered by their leases.

High v. U.S.: Cross Words and Police Officers

Jamison Koehler Assault, Opinions/Cases

I tried to argue a while back that, when it comes to D.C.’s statute on Threats to do Bodily Harm, parking enforcement officers should be considered to be particularly immune to threats. After all, they are used to dealing with angry people who have just found a ticket on their windshield. Such officers, I would assume, are also trained both …