In Washington, D.C., as in many other jurisdictions in the United States, the right to carry and conceal a weapon is governed by a combination of federal and local laws and regulations. When an individual obtains a carry and concealed weapon permit in Washington, D.C., they typically have the...View More
The procedures for dealing with concealed carry permits can vary significantly from state to state and even within different jurisdictions within a state. Generally, the issuance and regulation of concealed carry permits fall under state law, and the specific procedures are outlined in those laws....View More
In the United States, if law enforcement officers have a valid search warrant, they generally have the right to search the property specified in the warrant. However, you do have the right to leave the property during a house search, as long as you are not being detained or arrested.
Under D.C. law anyone acting together to commit a felony may be charged as principles or accessories, DC ST § 22-1805 and DC ST § 22-1806. Most charged admit that they were there to “stop the steal” which was to disrupt congress while in session. It is a felony to intimidate or impede a... View More
No, they cannot be charged with murder. For a murder charge, there must be a showing of intent to commit murder. There is no intent. They may be charged with manslaughter if it could be proved that they knew there was a likelihood someone could get killed.
I'm a DC criminal defense attorney. I offer low-bono services, which means I offer significant discounts for certain cases. This would be one of those cases. If you would like to discuss your case with me, you can call me at 202-262-5843 or email me at email@example.com....View More
In California and many other jurisdictions, it is illegal to use a person's name or likeness for profit without their permission. You should check with a local attorney to determine whether that prohibition applies where you are.
The definition of false imprisonment is very strict. It is a term under criminal and tort (civil) law. Under tort law it is classified as an intentional tort. A person commits false imprisonment when he or she commits an act of restraint on another person, confining that person in a bounded area....View More
zoom court hearing recording was sent to someone who wasn’t the party involved. The recording was sent to me by someone who wasn’t involved and was sent to them by the person who was involved in the case.
It seems to me, the appropriate party to complain to is the court itself, since the offense, if any, was a violation of court rules established to protect the court process. You (or your lawyer) should provide the evidence of the improper party's involvement in the hearing and recording of it...View More
It might be many things, depending on the facts. First, DC and Virginia are "one-party" audio recording jurisdictions, where only one person (the recorder) needs to consent to it, unlike in Maryland where it is illegal to make an audio recording of someone else without their actual...View More
The police can always ask. The question is, do you have a legally protected interest in keeping your flight records private from the police? The answer is no. If you would like a deep dive into all the data and information regularly collected from airline passengers and analyzed by the...View More
There is no crime defined in the District Of Columbia as "wanton endangerment." There are crimes of assault, mayhem, etc., that must involve another person as the victim of the offense. there may be other crimes depending on the specific acts involved. Your question is rather vague....View More
You have a claim against both the WMATA employee for assault, as well as WMATA itself based on vicarious liability for their employee’s actions, common carrier liability, and negligent hiring and supervision, among other possible theories. Those causes of action are the basis on which you...View More
Y's window is a pull-up window. The window is in bad quality, and wasn't used frequently. The remaining body of the person X dropped from the sky, fell on a baby and the baby was killed. Can the baby's mother sue person Y? Is person Y at all responsible for this incident? Can person... View More
You never have to answer questions, and you are free to leave at any time until and unless you are under arrest, for which they require probable cause to believe you have committed a crime in their presence, or a recent crime nearby, or if they have an arrest warrant.
A capias warrant is usually issued for failure to appear in court at a scheduled appearance. You could file a motion to recall the warrant and reschedule the court date, providing good reasons why you failed to appear, or alternatively try and arrange turning yourself in before the same judge who...View More
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