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.
The DC Court of Appeals in Powell v. United States, No. 19-CM-48 (D.C. Oct. 1, 2020) held that a policer officer was not assaulted when an individual refused to “back up” and was angry at the police officers.
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,
A 4-day delay between seizing and searching a car containing a child’s backpack, wife’s purse, and cell phone was unreasonable where police offered no legitimate reason for the delay
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.
You can expunge or seal most misdemeanor criminal records in the District of Columbia. There is a difference between sealing and expunging criminal records in the District of Columbia.
Which are my options for Sealing my Criminal Case in DC.
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 …
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