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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?

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A: Call your lawyer FIRST for legal advise and guidance! Definitely do NOT make a statement on the telephone or go in for an interview at the police station, before consulting with, and hiring, a good, experienced DC attorney. Simply put, any and everything you say to the police “can and will be used against  … Read more

What Happens for your first DUI offense?

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
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The 5 Reasons To Enroll in a Traffic Alcohol Program After a First DUI Offense in Washington, DC I invariably advise every client arrested for suspicion of DUI to consider enrolling in a Traffic Alcohol Program (TAP). In response, people exhibit skepticism and I regularly hear, “Doesn’t that make me look guilty?” and, whereas I  … Read more

#DCLawyer In Court Today: Client Found Not Guilty of DUI Charges!

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“Probably does not carry the day. The evidence is not compelling enough!” — Judge M. L___. #NotGuilty! (Get your damn hands off me! #HOV #ReasonableDoubt). Client acquitted of #DUI charges after trial. #ImDoneHere! • We #defend! • Attorneys in Washington, #DC & Maryland • ‘Tell a friend to tell a friend’✌🏿 When the prosecutor’s first  … Read more

#InCourt Today: Client Found Not Guilty of DUI Charges at Trial

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When the United States Secret Service pulls you over for a traffic infraction – “traveling at a high rate of speed” – and issues you a ticket for said infraction, is sendig you on your way, but then decides, “No; wait a second here, this is a DUI.” #DCLawyer, “Nah; it’s not. #YoureDoingTooMuch!” You just  … Read more

Heard #InCourt Today: Johnny (B. ‘Good’): But, I wasn’t looking for trouble (or sex)

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Heard #InCourt Today: Johnny (B. ‘Good’): But, I wasn’t looking for trouble (or sex). #DCLawyer: Yea; but sometimes trouble comes looking for you, though… And you end up with a Soliciting Prostitution or Sexual Solicitation arrest and charges against you*. #PublicServiceAnnouncement: There’s an ongoing DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) undercover prostitution sting operation in and  … Read more

DC DUI Lawyer In Court Today: Client Found Not Guilty of DUI Charges after Trial!

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  When the client is adamant (fairly so, but not overly) that he is NOT guilty and the judge agrees after trial. Client is arrested for DUI in Washington, DC and maintains (it is captured on police Body Worn Camera/BWC)* that he only had a couple of drinks and was of the opinion that he  … Read more

Washington, DC DUI Lawyer Gets DUI Charges Dismissed At Trial

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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

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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

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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