Washington, DC DUI Attorney #InCourt: DC DUI Charges (Refusal) Dismissed At Trial

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
  •   DC DUI Attorney
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‪#‎DUI‬ (*Refusal) charges dismissed… Client is pulled over on K Street, NW for making an ‘illegal’ left turn. A DUI investigation ensues and he is arrested on suspicion of DUI and OWI. At the station he refuses to submit to chemical breath testing and is charged with a DUI Refusal. At trial time the government offers  … Read more

DUI Question of the Day: I was sitting in my car vomiting when I was approached by the police and subsequently arrested for a DC DUI. Is That Legal?

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
  •   DC DUI Attorney
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Yes; unfortunately, though it would depend on where you were in the car. In DC you cannot be behind the wheels of a car if you had previously consumed alcohol. The DUI laws in the District of Columbia states a person is “impaired, or influenced, if his/her ability to operate or be inPHYSICAL control of a  … Read more

Washington, DC DUI Lawyer In Court: Police Body Cameras And The Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s)

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
  •   DC DUI Attorney
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#‎InCourt‬: DUI trial call except the government has – after two (2) requests and three months elapsed time – not provided me with the ‘body cam’ footage: captured at the arrest scene. It supposedly shows video footage of the interaction and subsequent performance of my client on the field sobriety tests: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk-and-Turn and  … Read more

DC DUI Lawyer In Court: DUI Charges Dismissed At Trial

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
  •   DC DUI Attorney, Washington
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#InCourt Today: #Hedge! This was a second trial date. At the first, I requested and was granted a continuance – government provided ‘radio run’ communication (discoverable material) on the morning of trial. Judge agrees that this was not sufficient time for counsel to investigate and properly prepare for defense and trial matters. Four (4) officers  … Read more

Top 5 Tips How to Perform the DC DUI Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s): DON’T!

1. Don’t! You are under immense pressure and the average citizen under those circumstances will ‘fail’ to perform to optimum ability. Nervousness will wreak havoc with your coordination. Moreover, all too often, the officer is going to invariably find some “clue of impairment” to satisfy his suspicions resulting in a DUI arrest. It is a  … Read more

DC DUI Attorney #InCourt: DUI and Negligent (Reckless) Driving Charges Dismissed At Trial

After TWO (2) years – client was arrested on February 15, 2015. After three (3) trial dates in District Court – Hyattsville (Maryland). On the third (3rd) jury trial date in Circuit Court – Upper Marlboro, (Maryland): all ‪#‎DUI‬, Negligent Driving & other charges are ‪#‎dismissed‬! ‪ Ambesa thanks for engaging us – referring your  … Read more

I Was Arrested for Prostitution in DC, but I Think I Was Entrapped. What Can I Do?

According to DC law, (Inviting for the Purposes of) Prostitution is to unlawfully invite, entice, persuade, or address for the purpose of inviting, enticing or persuading—individual X; likely an undercover officer—for the purposes of prostitution and immoral or lewd purposes. Loosely translated, and what a government prosecution will try to prove at a trial, one  … Read more

I Was Arrested for DUI in DC. What am I Supposed to do with the “Official Notice of Proposed Suspension”?

The arresting officer would have generally given you a *pink slip of paper called: Official Notice of Proposed Suspension. You are to report to DC Department of Motor Vehicles and request a DUI Show Cause hearing (in essence DC’s DMV is asking you to show cause why your driving privileges should not be suspended as  … Read more