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DC DUI Lawyer

Driving under the influence (or “DUI”) is a serious criminal offense in Washington, DC, so it also has some of the worst consequences for those convicted. It is the only misdemeanor in the District of Columbia that under certain factual scenarios, can carry mandatory minimum jail time.

In DC, the crime of DUI carries a maximum penalty of 180 days and/or $1,000.00 fine. However, many judges will give DUI offenders probation even if convicted—except when the law imposes mandatory minimum jail time.

If you’ve been accused of DUI in DC, let our experience DUI lawyer give you the aggressive defense you need.

Other criminal matters? We can defend you in a variety of criminal case types.

DUI

In the Washington, DC area, there are three types of “Drunk Driving” offenses. Each type requires different elements and carries a different sentence if convicted. I have included some general information below, but every situation is unique. You should contact a DC drunk driving lawyer…

Traffic Violations

In Washington, DC, traffic violations may be civil infractions that could result in fines and points on your driver’s license, or they may be considered crimes depending on what a motorist is accused of doing. Here is a closer look at some motor vehicle crimes and infractions. There is more…

Fake ID Charges

If you have been caught using a fake ID at a Washington, DC bar, night club, or liquor store, and charged with misrepresentation of age, you are probably worried about what this means to your future. You are probably asking yourself some following questions: Will I go to jail…

Assault

In the District of Columbia, “assault” generally refers to the use of force (hitting, punching, kicking, stabbing, etc), or threatening to use force on another person. This includes what is commonly referred to as “assault and battery” on TV and in other states. In Washington…

Drug Charges

In the District of Columbia, drug charges can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the amount and type of controlled substances involved. The D.C. Controlled Substances Act determines what drugs are classified or “scheduled” into various…

Underage Drinking

If you are under the age of 21 and arrested for underage drinking in Washington, DC, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Underage drinking charges in Washington, DC carry a maximum sentence of a $300 fine and a 90 day suspension of your…

School Discipline

Whether you are the parent of an elementary through high school student, or attending a Washington, DC college or university, suspension, expulsion, or academic termination can have serious consequences on future success. Having a lawyer representing you during any school…

White Collar Crime

n DC, white collar crimes such as Fraud and Embezzlement usually involve theft of money that was already placed in the defendant’s control. This could involve stealing money from clients or your company accounts. It could be as elaborate as a pyramid scheme or as simple as a contractor…

Theft

A Washington, DC Theft charge involves wrongfully obtaining or using the property of another with intent to deprive the other of a right to the property or to take the property for his or her own use. “Wrongfully obtains” simply means that you did not have permission to take…

Robbery

Robbery is a serious DC felony charge. If you have been arrested on suspicion of robbery or armed robbery, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You should not answer any questions that the police may ask. You have a right to remain silent, but it is up to…

Burglary

First Degree Burglary – This DC felony burglary charge involves breaking and entering, or entering without breaking, any dwelling (home), apartment, or other room where someone sleeps, with intent to enter and steal any property or commit any other crime, if anyone…

Guns and Weapon Charges

Washington, DC has what many criminal defense lawyers believe to be the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Until the Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, you were not even allowed to have a loaded gun in your home for protection. The DC law required…

Expungement

Washington, DC expungement lawyers are commonly asked for assistance with sealing or expunging a criminal record. There are many reasons that a client may wish to have his or her record or “rap sheet” expunged. The primary reason is that it can be very difficult to get a job…

Sex Crimes

The DC Code uses the term “sexual abuse” to define what is commonly referred to as “rape” and related sexually based offenses. There are different degrees of sexual abuse crimes in Washington, DC for which one could be charged. First Degree Sexual Abuse – This DC sex crime involves…

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