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Washington, DC DUI Lawyer Gets DUI Charges Dismissed At Trial

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
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#InCourt @DC Superior Court: (It must be) the government see me coming in this tie. (I can’t tell the number of cases I’ve had dismissed wearing it.) Game face ready! Client is arrested and charged a couple months ago for Driving under the Influence. The police reports that ‘Officer X’ was on his way home when  … Read more

#InCourt Today

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
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DUI (Refusal) trial. “Show me the video*.” Defense request for continuance granted. Today’s DC DUI Lawyer Tip: REFUSE all field sobriety tests – HGN/pen or flashlight test, Walk & Turn and One-Legged Stand. These are designed to gather evidence to use against you in a DUI prosecution. There is ZERO negative consequence to your driving  … Read more

US Supreme Court To Revise DUI Law; Considers Criminalizing Refusal Of Taking Tests

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
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My advice today, notwithstanding this ruling, would still be to REFUSE the breath, urine or blood tests at the station. This especially so if one has, as is your right, refused the standard field sobriety tests at the traffic stop in the street. [It would beg the question, what would have been the legal basis  … Read more

DC Lawyer Question of the Day: What Should I Do If The Police Wants to Talk to Me about a Hit and Run (Leaving after Colliding in DC) Allegation?

A: Call your lawyer for guidance! Do not make a statement, or go in for an interview, to the police before consulting with an attorney. In Washington, DC, if you are involved in an accident, fender-bender or a collision of ANY sort – even if you are NOT at fault – DC law requires that  … Read more

Washington DC DUI Lawyer #InCourt Today: Deferred Sentencing Agreement (DSA) Result for Second DUI Charges

I’m a #DCLawyer, not a magician.? I often get some magical results, though. Second DUI arrest – at 8:57 AM, officer? – “failed SFST’s”, the officer reported; client REFUSED* breath tests at the station…. Fast forward to jury trial today and the government WITHDRAWS repeat offender paperwork – no mandatory jail time if convicted –  … Read more

Question of the Day: How Should I Conduct Myself In a Washington, DC DUI Stop?

In a DUI stop with the police #doLESS, #sayLESS. #LESSisMORE! Provide the officer with your basic information – name, address and credentials such as driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance – and do not answer* any questions regarding drinking and/or perform field sobriety tests. Politely decline. It’s what police officers tell their family and friends  … Read more