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

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