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The Facts About Drug Possession and Distribution Charges in Washington, D.C.

Drug crimes are one of the most frequently prosecuted crimes in the District of Columbia. It is critically important that an individual charged with any drug offense in D.C., hire a skilled and experienced Washington, D.C. drug offense defense attorney.  There are three kinds of drug offenses charged in the District of Columbia: Simple possession Distribution […]

Can You Smoke Marijuana in Public in DC?

  The short answer is no. It remains illegal to smoke marijuana in the District of Columbia under both local and federal law. The District has seen a sea change in marijuana laws over the last few years but smoking in public remains illegal. It started in 2014 when the City Council passed a bill […]

The Straight Dope: What You Need To Know About Washington, DC Drug Laws

In the District of Columbia, there are three types of drug offenses: possession, possession with intent to distribute, and distribution. Your Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyer should be familiar with all three. Possession of a controlled substance is charged if a person is accused of simply having drugs.  There are two types of possession under […]

Up in Smoke? Marijuana Decriminalization and DUI

As of Thursday, July 17, 2014, it is no longer a criminal offense to possess an ounce or less of marijuana in the District of Columbia. Perhaps more importantly, police can no longer claim that they have reasonable suspicion to stop and search a person based on the smell of burnt or unburnt marijuana. Prior […]