Is it legal to smoke marijuana in public in DC?
Because of the efforts to legalize pot we are often asked if it is legal to smoke marijuana in public in Washington, DC? The answer is that it is still not legal to smoke pot in public in DC. Learn more about the subject of marijuana laws in DC here. Also be aware that driving a […]
Drunk Driver Crashes Car into TV-Renovated Home
Housing renovations can be an exciting process, especially when they are aired on a national TV show like “Fixer Upper,” based in Waco, Texas. Unfortunately for one family whose home was the star of an episode in “Fixer Upper’s” twelfth season, a rude awakening early Saturday morning brought them downstairs to see a sizeable dent […]
Sealing Your Arrest for Misrepresentation of Age in Washington, D.C.
After completing finals or returning from summer break, many underage Washington, D.C. students head out to the local pub or nearby beer store to purchase alcohol with a fake ID. If you are a parent, think back to or imagine one of your first nights in Washington, D.C. (or any other major U.S. city) when […]
Arrested for Misrepresentation of Age in Washington, D.C.
As the academic year comes to a close and finals are successfully completed, many students will go out and celebrate the end of the year. Some students may celebrate with a movie but others may celebrate by going out with a group of friends. Most of those students will face no problems, but some students […]
Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana
Even though Marijuana is currently legal in Washington, DC, there can still be consequences for using marijuana and then operating a motor vehicle. Imagine this scenario, you’re driving in DC, all of sudden, you see red and blue lights and you are getting pulled over. The police officer approaches your car, asks you to roll […]
Man Drives Car Off White Ferry in DC – Charged with DUI
According to a recent news feature from NBC News, a man in Washington, DC has been arrested for drunk driving after he allegedly drove his car through a locked metal gate on White Ferry and ended up in the Potomac River. Authorities say the accident occurred around 1:30 in the morning. They were called after […]
Mom, I got arrested: Fake ID’s and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor – Common Underage Drinking Offenses in Washington D.C.
The District of Columbia, like all 50 states and territories in the United States, set the legal drinking age of 21. Before the age of 21, you can drive, vote, buy a lottery ticket, and even join the military but you cannot legally drink alcohol. However, that does not stop college students and other minors […]
The Waiting Game: Leaving After Colliding In DC
In the constant hustle and bustle of traffic within the District of Columbia, fender benders are commonplace. Accidents happen because people are prone to basic human error. Nevertheless, these accidents can be stressful and often scary for some people. As a result, people may panic and leave the scene of an accident before exchanging information […]
DC Police Captain Arrested for DUI
Drunk driving in Washington, DC is a crime and there is no denying that. However, even judges will say that unlike other DC criminal offenses, people seem to think it is okay to drive drunk since everyone does, even though that is not a valid excuse. While it may not be a valid excuse, it […]
I Know I Passed the Field Sobriety Tests in Washington, DC
Many people come in for a DUI defense consult and tell me that they know they passed the field sobriety tests, yet the cops arrested them anyway. Before we get to what it means to pass the tests, it is important to understand what these tests are and why they matter. There are only three […]