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Don’t Ruin Your Holidays with a D.C. DUI

‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  The period between Thanksgiving and New Years is the busiest party time of the year, with family and friend get-togethers, as well as office and business holiday functions.  And with celebrations usually come alcoholic drinks.  According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40% of traffic-related […]

Drinking and Driving this Holiday Season

Every November and December, we look forward to attending family gatherings, office parties and business affairs, and many other holiday celebrations with friends and neighbors.  But, with the holidays comes drinking, and law enforcement is out in force and hyper-vigilant when it comes to drunk driving stops and sobriety check points in the District of […]

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 […]

What Happens If You Have Been Drinking and Get Stopped by a Cop Part II

Our previous blog posting covered what typically happens in the District of Columbia when you get pulled over by police and have been drinking.  This post is the second part of the two-part series that discusses what usually happens when you get to the police station after the police arrest you for DUI.  Remember, no […]

What Happens When You Have Been Drinking and Get Stopped by a Cop

Police in the District of Columbia take a tough approach to DUI enforcement. While each individual case is different, there are certain patterns police officers follow when making a DUI stop in DC. A typical DUI stop involves pulling someone over for a traffic violation. It could be something serious like speeding or driving recklessly […]

Get the Facts About DUI Laws in the District of Columbia

Drunk driving offenses are aggressively prosecuted in the District of Columbia. Even a first-time offense can result in harsh financial penalties, possible jail time, and loss of driving privileges, as well as several other negative consequences. If you have made a bad decision which resulted in a DUI arrest, don’t compound your error by neglecting […]

Will My License Be Suspended? An Incredibly Complicated Answer to a Very Simple Question

My Washington, D.C. DUI clients’ second biggest concern, right behind jail, is whether their driver’s license will be suspended as a result of their DUI arrest. When they ask me that question, I give them the same answer I give my kids when they ask me how babies are made: It’s complicated, who wants ice […]

Hindsight is 20/20: Advice I’d Give Washington, D.C. and Virginia DUI Clients if I Had a Time Machine

Yes, I’m aware that you aren’t reading this because you’re thinking about doing some drinking and driving this weekend, and you’d like some advice on how to avoid getting pulled over and arrested for DUI or DWI. Or maybe you’re a planner. But it’s more likely that you’ve already been arrested, and are trying to figure out […]

Washington D.C. DUI Diversion: The Cost of a Clean Slate

If  you’ve been arrested for DUI in Washington, D.C., you probably started worrying about the consequences as soon as the handcuffs went on. Will I go to jail? Will I lose my driver’s license? Will this be on my record? If you are a Legal Permanent Resident, or have some other non-citizen immigration status, you […]

Video Killed the Radio Star: Court Tells Prosecutors They Must Preserve Video in Washington, D.C. DUI Cases

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision for Washington, D.C. DUI lawyers and their clients. In the case of Koonce v. District of Columbia, the Court put the D.C. Attorney General’s Office on notice that failing to preserve station house video of a DUI defendant will constitute a discovery violation […]

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