Grand Jury in DC

What is a grand Jury Subpoena

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In the District of Columbia, the grand jury is citizens serving on a jury to conduct legal proceedings, investigate potential criminal conduct, and determine whether criminal charges should be brought.    In DC, the grand jury may consist of sixteen to twenty-three members.  Twelve or more jurors must concur to return an indictment.    An indictment may be returned by less than twelve of the original grand jurors so long as the replacement jurors voting for the indictment are sufficiently informed of the evidence presented before their service began.    

law enforcement officials effectuating an arrest warrant

Police stay Outside

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When police officers are effectuating an arrest warrant  they are not permitted to remain inside the residence to prevent the destruction of evidence while awaiting a search warrant once the arrestee and all other persons have been removed from the house,

can the police pat me down

can police pat me down

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In light of the black lives movement – the Court of appeals recently addressed a case specifically addressing young black males in DC contact with the police.  As the Court stated in this opinion,  police in the District of Columbia will sometimes go to far and violate the rights of individuals in the hopes of recovering weapons on drugs from the individual.  

What happens after you are arrested in DC

What to expect after Arrested in DC

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What happens after you are arrested in DC? What happens after you are arrested in DC?  The process of what occurs after a misdemeanor arrest can give you some anxiety.   We have broken down the process in a youtube video.   Remember that the process can be different for some traffic cases.    After you arrested and given a citation to …

What does it Mean to Plead Guilty in DC

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What does it mean to plead guilty in DC Superior Court? Rollins and Chan Law Firm You have Questions We have Answers Help Me CONTACT US TODAY Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. What does pleading Guilty Mean? What it mean to plead guilty?  Pleading Guilty means that you are admitting that you committed …

Charged with Criminal Domestic Violence in DC?

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Charged with Criminal Domestic Violence in DC? Rollins and Chan Law Firm LET US HELP YOU  Help Me CONTACT US TODAY Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. Charged with Domestic Violence in DC? Some things you should know. Charged with Domestic Violence in DC?  We are a criminal law firm in Washington, DC that …