Will I go to Jail for a DUI in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

Going to Jail for DUI in DC? This is a question we routinely hear when someone calls the office.    First and foremost, no attorney can answer this without knowing all the factors involved in your case.   Furthermore, the Judge makes the final decision on whether you will go to jail.  However, most first-time offenders do not go to jail …

Hiring the Best DUI Lawyer in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

How do you know you are hiring the best DUI lawyer in DC? So you were arrested for driving under the influence in the District of Columbia.    Now you have to seek out a DUI lawyer who fits your case best.    You will not receive mailers from lawyers because there is no central database for lawyers to solicit.  …

360 DC Bar A day for Lawyers and Law Firms

Mark Rollins Criminal Law

On May 18, 2018, the Rollins and Chan law firm will be presenters at the DC Bar 360, a day for lawyer and Lawyers.   This is the 3rd year Rollins and Chan Law firm has been selected to give this presentation.   The firm regularly does the presentation “a day in the life of a criminal lawyer.” This presentation will focus …

Binding Plea Agreements

Mark Rollins Criminal Law

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIn55mbUmnA[/embedyt] What is a binding plea agreement Maryland refers to binding plea agreement as ABA plea agreement and in DC it is referred to as Criminal Rule 11(c)(1).  Essentially, it’s a way for the Defendant to know exactly what sentence he will receive.   Normally, after a plea, the defendant and the prosecutor gets to allocute (request to the Judge) to …

Sealing my DUI arrest in DC after Diversion

Mark Rollins DUI, Expungement

Can I expunge or seal my DC DUI after I completed diversion? Rollins and Chan Law Firm LET US HELP YOU GET IT EXPUNGED Help Me CONTACT US TODAY Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. Can I expunge or seal my DC DUI after I completed diversion As you may recall from an earlier …

Body Worn Camera and DUI in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhpvtJP40wk[/embedyt] Metropolitan Police Department in DC and Body Worn Camera So the District of Columbia is deploying more body worn camera than any other jurisdiction in the Country.  In fact, in December 2016, the MPD completed deployment of approximately 2,800 body-worn cameras (BWCs) across the District of Columbia.     The legislation regarding the BWC can be found here.  Some of the …

DC Domestic Violence Lawyer

Boyfriend Arrested for Domestic Violence Charge

Mark Rollins Criminal Law

Boyfriend arrested for domestic violence, now what? 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. So on any given day, we get a call like this “My boyfriend was arrested last night because we were arguing but there was no violence, just …

John Oliver is funny -to a Reasonable degree of scientific certainty

Mark Rollins Criminal Law

You got to love John Oliver.    Good criminal lawyers have to deal with forensic scientist and listen to the statement from forensic scientist say “to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty.”   As the comedian, John Oliver has said, some of it is just “BULLSHIT!”   Check out the bite mark expert where the expert testified 5 times for the prosecutor.  …

Model Bail System – Washington, DC

Mark Rollins Criminal Law

Washington, DC the best bail system in America So when someone gets arrested in this Country the person will generally appear before a Commissioner or Judge who will set the person’s bail before release.   Bail is defined as a  sum of money or collateral that will guarantee their appearance in court.  So if you are poor and arrested you …