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 firstname.lastname@example.org....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
You missed a court date, and the judge issued a warrant for your arrest "from the bench" in open court for your failure to appear. You need a lawyer to arrange to turn yourself in an have the court date rescheduled, and to represent you on the charges.
My son was found guilty and sent to jail because of his accuser testimony. After he was sent to jail the woman kept scheduling visit to come see him just to block others from coming. She kept sending letters and messages to different family member of his. She has even tried to have all of my mail... View More
Consult a criminal law attorney about the letter claiming she lied to get him convicted. There may be something that can be done regarding his case. There is also basis to file a protective order or maybe even criminal charges for harassment, and in your case, criminal forgery and interference...View More
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