Convicted of a Felony at Age 24 or under – New Relief

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

  Convicted of a Felony at Age 24 or under?  There is new relief.  The District of Columbia legislature recently passed a New Youth Rehabilitation Act law that now allows an individual to set aside the conviction as long as the individual was 24 or younger. Essentially that means you will not have a conviction if the Court grants your …

It’s Just a Misdemeanor – it Can Still Hurt

Mark RollinsCriminal Law, Expungement

In the District of Columbia a misdemeanor is defined as crime punishable by less than 12 months in jail.  Maryland has statutes governing each misdemeanor. Regardless, of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia or in the State of Maryland, you should take it seriously. Misdemeanors make up 80 percent of U.S. criminal dockets.  …