DC Court of Appeals

On receiving stolen property in Lucas

Jamison KoehlerOpinions/Cases, Other Criminal Offenses, Theft/Fraud

Antonio Lucas robbed a man in Maryland.  He then traveled to D.C. where he was arrested. Mr. Lucas could not be charged in D.C. with the felony offense of robbery.  Because that crime had occurred in a different jurisdiction.  Instead, he was charged with — and ultimately convicted of – Receiving Stolen Property in violation of D.C. Code § 22-3232.  …

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

Jamison KoehlerOpinions/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.”