Attempted Battery Assault in D.C. is a “Specific Intent” Offense

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In law school and in preparing for the Bar Exam, we were taught the distinction between general intent and specific intent crimes. If it is a general intent offense, the government must prove only that the defendant intended… Read More

On Challenging a Prostitution/Sexual Solicitation Case in D.C.

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A couple of years ago, I was representing a client on a prostitution solicitation charge in Philadelphia. I had worked out a deferred prosecution agreement with the government according to which the assistant district attorney would postpone prosecution… Read More