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How Do Police Get An Arrest Warrant for Assault in DC?

How Do Police Get An Arrest Warrant for Assault in DC?

For police to make an arrest, they must have probable cause that a criminal offense occurred.  For most misdemeanors, like DUI, the officers usually witness the crime occur in person.  Because they witness the offense, they can make a warrantless arrest.  However, not...
Understanding Assault in the District of Columbia

Understanding Assault in the District of Columbia

When most people think of “assault”, they imagine a fistfight or some other similar very violent behavior, often with weapons. However, that is not always the case. In the District of Columbia, you can be charged with assault without actually striking or even touching...

Simple Assault: More Complicated Than You Think

The word “assault” usually conjures images of punches, kicks, and slaps. In other words, violence. But if you’ve been charged with assault in the District of Columbia, the definition of assault is much broader and often surprising to defendants. Because you can be...