Can the police stop and search me

Mark RollinsResources - 4th Amendment

Stopped by the police, can they search me and my bag? As we discussed in another blog, when you are dealing with the police there are three levels to police intrusion – Contacts, Stops, and Arrest.   Understanding what level the person is at will make the decision of whether the police can search you or your bag.   Please …

Sentenced to Probation in DC, Now what?

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

Probation in a Criminal Case If a defendant is found guilty in DC Superior Court, the defendant may be afforded the opportunity to be placed on probation.   Probation basically gives you a second chance before incarceration.   Probation is an available sentencing option for any offense not requiring a mandatory prison term.    In order to be placed on probation you …